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looking for billet grille

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dabighi, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Oct 27, 2008 at 11:58 PM
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    dabighi

    dabighi [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey guys i need some help finding an aftermarket billet grille.trust me ive been looking everywhere and im wondering if its worth getting the ones that completely replace the stock grill or if i should just get one that covers it up.also let me know what brands you guys are running and what you like just so i can get a better picture of things. thanks guys
     
  2. Oct 28, 2008 at 7:19 AM
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    Brunes

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    Well...Everyone here that has them loves their grill craft parts from what I can remember.

    I have a knock off billet kit that I sanded down and painted insted of leaving chrome. I picked up the 5 piece kit off ebay for a lil under 150.

    Good luck finding something you like.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2008 at 8:26 AM
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    fasn8dave

    fasn8dave Hey guys watch THIS!

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    I bought mine off another user at CustomTacos.com and it worked out great - I had to cut out the center of my factory grille.

    I've seen the ones that go over the factory grille (I think you only have to remove them emblem?) but it looks - well - like you've just covered up the factory grille...

    I almost powder coated mine black, but since I already had the SR-5 trim and such, I desided to leave it the natural billet silver.

    This one came with the hood scopp billet insert as well, which I gave away.... here's a pic:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:09 AM
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    notbrigum

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    I just bought and installed one from grill4you I think. On ebay. 4 pcs. ~$120 delivered. VERY nice. This one hass the open center so the OEM logo shows. It is a clip on/bolt on, the orig gril is not removed. It attached over the OEM. VEry nice. Very secure.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:28 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    i bought a cheapy billet grille off ebay for like $65 for the 3 pcs but i had to do some persuasion to make it fit to my standards.
     
  6. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:31 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    here's a pic of her from last spring when it was really shiny still:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Oct 31, 2008 at 4:05 AM
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    bounrith

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    I ran out, after reading on here, and bought the same one on eBay from the same seller and I have to say...I love it. I believe the grille has practical function above just looking good. Anyhow I think I secured mine too tightly and probably morph the inside of the OEM plastic grill if I ever to remove the new billet grille.
     
  8. Oct 31, 2008 at 4:47 AM
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    If the time comes and you change to a type you cut out, it's a breeze.
    I used a plastic modelers saw (Tamiya), cuts a very fine line.
    And who ever reads this, if you want to use it, drop a line and will send it out.:)
     
  9. Oct 31, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    well now you tell me:rolleyes:
     
  10. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:01 PM
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    +1 Dremels are NOT fine line tools....I'm still thinkin about taking it out and re-cutting it.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2008 at 1:20 PM
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    Bought off ebay for 120, its a bolt over.
    [​IMG]
     
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    sorry bout that.....but it's here if you need to use it again on another grill
     
  13. Nov 1, 2008 at 12:45 PM
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    That is a nice looking grill, and I wondered how a bolt over would look. Is that high polish or the brushed?
     
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