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how do you install a grille in 2009 tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by IdealError, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:22 PM
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    IdealError

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    I'm not what you call the most experienced with cars & trucks but I can work my way around the hood. I was looking around and couldnt find how the grill(s) latch onto the vehicle..

    I'm sure its the same for a 2008 as well, but does anyone have any installation guides? I will be getting the grille next week, was just trying to figure out how to install it before I get it so I can pop it in with ease.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    humanoid

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    What grille are we talking about? Billet grille or OEM grille?
     
  3. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:39 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    Really to take the grill out is just unbolting 2 bolts lef and right and lift it straight up but do not give it to much force you can damage the bottom point that goes in, me thinking im Hercules did just that lol.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:48 PM
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    It's a black billet grille.

    I'm hoping it will fit considering it says on the website "2005+", I don't think there are any body changes from 2005-2008 to the 2009 are there?
     
  5. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:50 PM
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    humanoid

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    No body changes from 2005.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    It will fit just fine...
    You just have to take out the top 2 bolts and there might be a couple little plastic clips (I don't remember) and then you're golden
     
  7. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    IdealError

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    Awesome! I can't wait to see how this looks when it's installed.

    I am purchasing this one:

    [​IMG]

    And my truck is silver, so this I am already seeing the outcome!
     
  8. Dec 14, 2008 at 9:04 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    If im not mistaken you would have to cut a little to get that grill in might be wrong
     
  9. Dec 14, 2008 at 9:10 PM
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    Blehh.. not a big fan of cutting. A small miss-cut and I could ruin a hundred or so dollar grille.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2008 at 9:18 PM
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    That looks Great!!!:) where'd you order it from?

     
  11. Dec 14, 2008 at 9:28 PM
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  12. Dec 14, 2008 at 9:34 PM
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    ive been looking at that same grill, let us know how well it works for ya
     
  14. Dec 29, 2008 at 3:44 AM
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    Hey, IdealError did you get your grill installed yet, I'd like to see some pics if you have.:)
     
  15. Dec 29, 2008 at 7:13 AM
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    I know I am late here on this, but besides the two bolts, the two push pins, I had to give it a good jerk upwards. It has that pointed piece at the bottom center, and it needs to clear the hole before removal.
     
  16. Dec 29, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    just a little issue.... that is just the insert you ordered not the entire grill assembly. You will HAVE to cut the black plastic (top section and bottom section) of the main grill assembly. if you dont feel comfortable doing it, i would findsomebody who can, or just resell the insert to somebody on the site here......

    ps. i didnt want to cut, but i figured what the hell..... if i mess up, itll just look no better than a ford
     
  17. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    I got the billet part of the grill installed. It's running a bit late tonight so i'll save the bumper and hoodscoop inserts for this weekend or tomorrow.

    Here's what I've got so far.

    I had to cut out the original grill and drill some holes to secure this puppy in. Wasnt hard at all, i made a nic in the side of the housing, but nothing visible, i'll probably cover it up with some black putty and sand it down to look good.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    Looks good!
    What part of the OC are you in?
    I'm by Knott's....
     
  19. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    I'm in north orange county, La Habra Heights to be exact :)
     
  20. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    that looks really good :thumbsup:
     
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