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GRILLE option for the cheap if no TSS

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by killertaco16, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Aug 28, 2019 at 12:19 AM
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    killertaco16

    killertaco16 [OP] 2016 taco 4x4 trd sport short bed double cab.....

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    So the other day i looked online for a black grille that didn't cost $6,000. lol i really dont think they are even worth the $150 but if you want the TRD PRO look your going to spend $600+ for a real one and 100-200 for a copy. still plastic and still looks like a stock grille. I hated my sport grille and just all the plastic. But to my surprise i found a deal and its available in stainless and aluminum. cost 70-80 bucks and takes 20min to install.

    https://www.amazon.com/APS-2016-2018-Toyota-Stainless-T86358S/dp/B075XT9BQX/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=aps+2016+tacoma+grille&qid=1566976866&replacementKeywords=aps+grille&s=gateway&sr=8-3&vehicle=2016-76-1037------------&vehicleName=2016+Toyota+Tacoma&th=1

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  2. Aug 28, 2019 at 12:42 AM
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    92ehatch

    92ehatch Well-Known Member

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    Looks like weber grill grate in the uninstalled pic.

    Doesn't look too bad.

    For the record, i don't like the pro grill in person. I see so many of them
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2019 at 12:55 AM
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    killertaco16

    killertaco16 [OP] 2016 taco 4x4 trd sport short bed double cab.....

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    yeah i dont like the pro style but like the all black. my new one looks as if there isn't a grill one it at all at night, its a super hi-flow design. the stainless one looks thicker.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2019 at 4:03 AM
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    Take the grill off.
    Paint the condenser coil haze gray.
    Glue rows of shark teeth around the perimeter.
    Install smoke-black headlight lenses.
    Find a bigger shark fin antenna.
    Grind one wheel bearing race to make noise, duh-DUH-duh-DUH-duh-DUH...
     
  5. Aug 28, 2019 at 4:11 AM
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    MOC221_

    MOC221_ Humble subject of King Shit

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    If you want a GRILL, go get a Weber.

    Geez.

    I have a faux pro grille, so I guess I have nothing else to say.

    :)
     
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  6. Aug 28, 2019 at 4:12 AM
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    Ah, the 90's billet look. Wasn't good then either
     
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  7. Aug 28, 2019 at 5:53 AM
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    What .... is.... this.... nonsense
     
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  8. Aug 28, 2019 at 6:56 AM
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    Not alot of options for people with TSS
     
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  9. Aug 28, 2019 at 7:16 AM
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    [QUOTE="92ehatch, post: 21423597]
    Doesn't look too bad.
    For the record, i don't like the pro grill in person. I see so many of them[/QUOTE]


    The Pro grill is so played out it's not even funny.
     
  10. Aug 28, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    The Pro grill is so played out it's not even funny.
     
  11. Aug 28, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    That's the kind of simple no nonsense grill I'd like...but stinking TSS won't work with it.
     
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    I'm working on this one, $43.90.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BR0OEOE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It's flat but flexible and if you heat it, it can be reformed. It has a border but there's enough width/length for both upper and lower grill openings. Not ABS but more like the Tacoma bumper plactic which I believe is urethane. In any case, neither ABS glue nor epoxy sticks to it. I'm using leftover pieces as a mold fior casting filler hexes.
     
  13. Aug 28, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    I was looking at doing my own as well. I think im going to retain the stock emblem for the TSS. If it can be removed from the factory grill.

    Im also considering a full SR grill and surround. I really like the SR grill
     
  14. Aug 28, 2019 at 9:27 PM
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    For awhile I was considering how to get the “T-oval” attached but now I’m leaning towards a tech-T from just filled in hexes ala Transformers. I have the grill bent so it bulges forward similar to the stock grill.
     
  15. Aug 29, 2019 at 12:38 AM
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  16. Aug 29, 2019 at 12:39 AM
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    I'd like to see it when you are done
     
  17. Aug 29, 2019 at 12:43 AM
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  18. Aug 30, 2019 at 12:08 AM
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    killertaco16 [OP] 2016 taco 4x4 trd sport short bed double cab.....

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    i have a 16 so no tss. its a nice grill, bolts right up and lets you ditch the plastic and dumb cheap chrome.
     
  19. Aug 30, 2019 at 12:13 AM
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    killertaco16

    killertaco16 [OP] 2016 taco 4x4 trd sport short bed double cab.....

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    The Pro grill is so played out it's not even funny.[/QUOTE]


    i'm with you. its overrated and over priced. this grille isn't flat either it has bends and conforms like the stock grille.
     
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  20. Aug 30, 2019 at 12:14 AM
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    It folds out into a hibachi.
     

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