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Installed 2011 Color Matched Grill

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nubes, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Mar 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    Nubes

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    I found a decent deal on fleabay for a Silver Streak grill and bought it up. After I removed the 2 screws and 2 plastic grommets I was a little apprehensive of just pulling up with some force to get the grill loose like I saw most everyone else posted. I looked behind the grill to see where it was still attached and saw two little tabs(One on each side). I pushed the tab in with my finger and lifted one side of the grill and it came up with little effort. Excited about my small discovery I did the same thing on the other side and the grill was free! lol anyway pics below...

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    Final Result:
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  2. Mar 12, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    Fiolo

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    looks way better man, really brings up the front end
     
  3. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    rbeezy

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    The colors seem to be a little off?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    Nubes

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    Yea i noticed it was slightly off but i kinda figured it might be. Just the nature of the beast i guess, from what ive read metal and plastic color matching wont be 100% anyway and being used it might be a different shade due to any number of factors. if it bugs me too much ill just swap it back, lol.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Nah don't swap it back man, it looks way better and yeah plastic and metal don't leave the same finishes
     
  6. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    Lazylegs

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    Looks good.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    SpeedWagon

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    I have the same color truck and have been watching for a chrome grille. To bad we didn't hook up eariler and work a trade. Would you want to sell the chrome grille?
     
  8. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    1E7 can be tricky sometimes... Looks MUCH better color matched! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Mar 13, 2012 at 3:56 AM
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