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Is this pro grill legit?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by doannutglaze, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Oct 27, 2017 at 10:36 AM
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    doannutglaze

    doannutglaze [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Oct 27, 2017 at 10:38 AM
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    yea, its legit......no
     
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  3. Oct 27, 2017 at 10:39 AM
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    Unchained 5150

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    From China I doubt it is a Factory OEM Grill, they are known as the Worlds biggest counterfeit area in the world
     
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  4. Oct 27, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    eldedo

    eldedo voted most likely eaten by a bear

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    but is the quality the same? If so, why not?
     
  5. Oct 27, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    The Faux Pro don't have the safety sense panel under the Toyota letters.

    Seems legit.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    Only one way to find out
     
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  7. Oct 27, 2017 at 10:42 AM
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    It looks OEM, but as you said, the price doesn't. Also it ships from China, making it more questionable IMHO.

    --

    The (known) replicas ones don't have the same internal supports (see the filled in center areas on OEM) and the Toyota emblems are off:
    [​IMG]
     
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    MESO

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    It will probably ship to you with the letters in this order
    YOTOTA
     
  10. Oct 27, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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    The Chinese are famous for back-dooring OEM products made in china. I wouldn't buy it on principle.

    Having said that, I recently had to replace a backup sensor on my '16 Tacoma and all I needed was the retaining ring. Toyota wanted $239.00 (sensor and retainer together) and flea bay had them for $15...China was the lesser of the two evils in this case so I went that route.
     
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  11. Oct 27, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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    @mesojdm seems legit

    Yotota.jpg
     
  12. Oct 27, 2017 at 11:08 AM
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    Damn right its my Tota!
     
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  13. Oct 27, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    Haha yes! I'd rock that. Better yet, I'd take a "B O Y O T A."
    OP, if it claims to be OEM, buy it and then dispute it upon receipt of its a phony. At that price you can't lose especially with eBay's buyer protection.
     
  14. Oct 27, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    run it without the letters and slap a set of devil horns in the middle.
     
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  15. Oct 27, 2017 at 11:35 AM
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    Pro grill on anything other than a pro is a phony...just sayin. :)
     
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  16. Oct 27, 2017 at 11:38 AM
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    calling that build on the Taco "pro" if phony as well....now I'm just sayin'
     
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  17. Oct 27, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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    touche'
     
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  18. Oct 27, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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    LOL guess I'm good then. Still, BOYOTA or BROYOTA would be cool.
     
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  19. Oct 27, 2017 at 12:04 PM
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    Seriously? I mean I dig the PRO and all, but it isn't like it's some exotic limited production masterpiece.

    It's a mass produced vehicle from the same production line, it just has a few options added. Just like a TRD OR isn't anything more than an SR5 with a couple options. Or buying a TRD Sport hood to put on another model. Who cares? It's still just a Toyota pick-up truck.

    If Toyota never made the PRO, I would have bought an SR/SR5 grille. For most people I'm sure it has nothing to do with wanting others to think you own a PRO model, it's about ditching the chrome TRD grille.

    I suppose the rally wheels on my '66 Chevelle means I'm trying to fool people into thinking it's a '63 split window coupe Corvette.
     
  20. Oct 27, 2017 at 12:29 PM
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    Yep...you offended all the Chevelle purists...especially if it's an SS. Poor form. Or even worse...if it's not an SS and you put SS badges on it. Oh man!
     

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