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No more chrome grille!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sbeau1960, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Mar 28, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    sbeau1960

    sbeau1960 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Installed a painted grille today, like it way better than the chrome one. Never been much of a fan of plastic chrome anyway, think it always looks kind of cheesy.

    Super easy replacement, two screws, two clips, could probably do it in two minutes a second time.

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  2. Mar 28, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    JAG

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    WHERE DID YOU ORDER THAT THROUGH? It looks ten times better!
     
  3. Mar 28, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    311offroad

    311offroad Stock Taco For Now

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    I envy you

    Looks great
     
  4. Mar 28, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    sbeau1960

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    shoptrd.com, $193 + shipping.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    AK27

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    looks great!!!
     
  6. Mar 28, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    tacoma08MZ

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    looks way better! good choice!
     
  7. Mar 28, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Looks good. I can't find one in impulse red pearl though:(
     
  8. Mar 28, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    kasey200

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    wayyyyy better!!
     
  9. Mar 28, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah paint matched grills look way better I think! Looks a whole lot cleaner!;)
     
  10. Mar 28, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    plmber58

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    oldtacomaguy did you go to the site shoptrd.com? I just checked and waiting to hear from them as I got an 09 Pyrice Mica. Hope they can get it to me as the look is awesome.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    I'll check, thanks.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    09TRD

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    Not yet,
    I want one!!!
     
  13. Mar 28, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    BlackRig

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    Looks good sbeau1960. I am slowly going to start eliminating all the chrome also.

    I just recognized the name from WT! I thought I saw a post of a new tacoma owner over there. Nice!
     
  14. Mar 28, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    I want to do it also looks fantastic The more I see the more I want. Wife is now calling it my 60,000 dollar truck and if I keep going I may get near that amount the only mods I have done were the BLULogic , Ipod interface. bought Tacoma all weather mats and bought a Tuffy bed locking storage box. Looking to do more but remember I will be 60 next month so I will noy go crazy with the mods but I want my girl to shine.:0
     
  15. Mar 28, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    THXEY

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    ive seen white radient red black and swb ones on ebay for around $50-60$
     
  16. Mar 28, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    TEX357

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    wowww thats much better! thank god im getting rid of my chrome grille too, its just so ugly! all tacos should come with paint matched grilles!
     
  17. Mar 28, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    Raven65

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    Looks great!
     
  18. Mar 28, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    THXEY

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    dont the 1st gens all come with matching grilles
     
  19. Mar 29, 2009 at 6:07 AM
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    sbeau1960

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    Staring out the window this morning at my truck. Waxed it yesterday after I finished my mods, it's glistening in the driveway, rain is beading up on the paint. I gotta say I'm in love with the new grille, it's like having a whole new truck sitting out there waiting for me.

    Now I'm trying to decide what to do with the rear bumper. I don't really mind the chrome, at least it's real chrome and not plastic chrome. I would quickly swap it for a body colored bumper if I could find one, just don't know where to find one except for checking junkyards. Still considering having it powercoated black and then blacking out the emblems as an alternative.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    longbow

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    Nice looking, one of these days gonna change mine!!
     
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