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I want a 2018 TRD Pro grill, but can’t get one. Any suggestions?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jeffruba702, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Mar 13, 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    jeffruba702

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    Google “PT228-35180”? Seems to be for sale in all the usual places...
     
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    Not as easy as it sounds. Toyota has told dealers not to sell it to customers without a VIN.

    OP - I placed an order on 2/18 with Route 22 Toyota (as well as other dealers) for the 2018 grill and garnish. I used a VIN from a used TRD Pro for sale (Check www.cargurus.com) and submitted it with my order. Without them asking any questions, I received it approximately 2 weeks later (shipping delay). I recommend placing the order with a TRD Pro VIN like I described at 3-4 dealers and hopefully one sends it to you. That's what I ended up doing and once one shipped I cancelled the other orders. It's a pain in the ass and frustrating but gotta play the system. Your results may vary as it has been a few weeks since then and they may have caught onto this and asks for photos/proof of damage like I've been reading on here.
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    Buy one from China, they are the same damn thing, you will still have to source the garnish piece from Toyota but those can be found on Ebay as well.
     
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    Thanks for the help, I ordered one from a dealer and the just emailed me and told me they are on back order and don’t know when they will get it.
     
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    What if for fun, you give them a VIN from their own lot? o_O
     
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    Yeah, really- and think of all the good foo-foo beer you could buy with the money you save!
     
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  8. Mar 13, 2018 at 1:55 PM
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    People say I can use the 2017 grille and just replace the sensor piece with the glass piece, I think I just want the 18 grille
     
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    What do you mean you can't get one?
     
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    You can use the 16/17 grill, but it just costs a lot more.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2018 at 2:04 PM
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    I'd rather not think of all the $ spent :(
    Wasn't there a vendor on here selling those?

    I'll give you a VIN if you need one.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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    It’s gotta be a 18 TRD pro vin # in order to get one. They said they ant a copy of the registration.
     
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    Aw, yeah I've heard this before. Thankfully that wasn't the case at my dealer (for my grill nor wheels). I just walked to the parts department and they sold them to me. They even matched lower prices I found on the internet. lol
     
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    I put an order in for one yesterday, I haven't gotten the call telling me it was cancelled yet, I assume I will. Wanted to order one just in case it slips through the cracks. He said there are 70 in stock fwiw.
     
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    I'd rather not think of all the $ spent :(
    Seems funny to turn down money, wonder why it matters to them so much
     
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    I assume they don't want every truck to look like a pro from the front. And the idea of messing with a sensor they advertise will brake for you, probably brings up liability issues.
     
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    Sounds like they’re on to you, do you think they read the TW posts? ;)
     
  18. Mar 13, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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    Yes the 17 Grille is the same thing, you just need to use the 2018 Garnish
     
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    All of the dealers I placed orders with asked for the VIN numbers. After I provided one I found online, they would respond requiring a picture of the damaged grill. So if you can find a picture of a damaged TRD Pro grill, it might work... I ended up ordering a Chinese one from eBay since there was a 20% discount this past Sunday
     
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    Once production catches up, policy will be lifted.
     
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