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Grillcraft grill?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kjsayers, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Feb 11, 2008 at 9:24 AM
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    Kjsayers

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    I just recieved my new Grillcraft grill from the ToyotaNation group buy. I was wondering for the ones that have installed the grill if you just installed over or cut out the center and mounted? Which would be suggested?
     
  2. Feb 11, 2008 at 9:28 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm planning on cutting out my grill. I've seen people that left their grill and it is pretty easy to see through the grill.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2008 at 5:02 PM
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    I cut my old one out, upper and lower. Cutting also makes it easier to drill the mounting holes and attach the screws. I admit it was a bit scary to take a saw to my new truck though.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    I cut mine out and the screws were still a little tough to get in, I can't imagine it with the old one still there. It also looks much better.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    Shiftin2Sixth

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    Cut it. the grill wont fit flush with the old one there
     
  6. Feb 11, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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  7. Feb 12, 2008 at 6:51 AM
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    you gotta cut it, that is the main thing that has kept me from getting a mesh grill.... i'm terrified of cutting up my truck
     
  8. Feb 12, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    That is why I got a second grill for the Satoshi Grill Mod. I can take as long as I need to build it, and if I screw it up my truck still looks great. Plus, I can go back to stock anytime I want. :cool:
     
  9. Feb 12, 2008 at 10:42 AM
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    That's why I bought the grill craft grill. I'm planning on attempting the deep dish grill, but if I can't get it to look good, then I'll just install the grillcraft. I figure I can sell the grillcraft for $130, so I won't be out anything if I decide not to install it.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2008 at 12:55 PM
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    Satoshi Grill Mod??? Please explain further or throw me a link. Is this the one that sits further back and more closely resembles the FJ grills?
     
  11. Feb 12, 2008 at 1:11 PM
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    lsocoee

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    Yeah, that's what I am planning. It is similar to the V8 Tacoma grill.

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=212429
     
  12. Feb 12, 2008 at 6:20 PM
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    ^ That looks good but a lot more work and definately more skill.
     
  13. Feb 13, 2008 at 5:34 AM
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    Check this out...

    http://4runners.org/writeups/satoshi/index.html

    I plan on doing this to my "second" grill, but I am going to try to put recessed lights in the grill (if I am so skilled). It will look similar to the new Mustang GT grill.
     
  14. Feb 13, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    That looks awsome.Be sure to post pictures when you get it done.
     
  15. Feb 13, 2008 at 7:57 AM
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    I think its so cute that your modding the hell out of your truck to compensate for not having a V6 or 4wheel drive. You just keep doing what your doing 007! Maybe one day you can have a big engine and a 4x4 and not have to overcompensate with a bunch of mods :)
     
  16. Feb 13, 2008 at 8:23 AM
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    I think it's so cute that you had to get a V6 4X4 to compensate for your small wee wee :) ha ha
     
  17. Feb 13, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    I think you are misinformed. i had to have the power from the V6 to haul it around :)
     
  18. Feb 13, 2008 at 11:21 AM
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    Maybe, but this is more fun.
     
  19. Feb 13, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    touché ;)
     
  20. Feb 14, 2008 at 2:39 PM
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    What is the best tool to cut the grill out with?
     
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