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Ordered Color Match Grille

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AeroCooper, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Jun 11, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    AeroCooper

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    This morning I ordered a color matched grille from toyotaparts123.com
    There was an option to enter my VIN when the order was placed, but I didn't want to run all the way out to check it, so I declined.
    There was also a place for comments, so I asked if what they are calling 'Bronze' was indeed the right one to match my Pyrite.

    Immediately (it seemed) I got an email response that said they would need my VIN to be sure....ok, whatever, so I went and got it and sent it back within 10 mins. or so.

    Since then, nothing. So finally I went back to the website and checked my order status, and it says "On Hold"...wtf??

    So I call them up, and they said, yes it's on hold because according to your VIN, your truck came with a chrome grille, not a color matched one!!! :D:D

    Ay yi yi!! So I confirm that yes, that is the reason I'm ordering a color matched one, and she says it will ship out early next week.

    That's all, just wanted to share/vent and it's pretty funny now that I typed it all out.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    StandingCow

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    Yea, if your VIN says you have a chrome grille, they will call if you order a color matched one, because it isn't chrome. I did the same thing... fits fine of course. :)
     
  3. Jun 11, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    AeroCooper

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    Great, thanks for that comment because since I posted, she has called me back and said she can't be sure it fits.
    I called the local Toyota parts dept. and he said they are indeed the same grille size and connections for the SR5 and the TRD models.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2010 at 5:56 AM
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    Update: Got the grille last night, put it on in less than 10 minutes. Fit like a color-matched glove!

    Pics later, my hose end crapped out and I need to wash the taco
    (hmm, did that sound dirty to anyone else??)
     
  5. Jun 19, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    very. :popcorn: for the pics.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    Greetings,

    I was wondering what the grill cost. I am thinking of doing a grilll mod. I also have a Pyrite Mica and would buy another to do the mod myself.

    cbreeze
     
  7. Jun 19, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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  8. Jun 19, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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  10. Jun 19, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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  11. Jun 19, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    From toyotaparts123.com -

    Items Ordered:
    Item: Grille, Grille and components, Grille, W/sr5 package, Bronze
    Price: $158.88
    Tax: $0.00
    Qty: 1
    Total: $158.88

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    Items Total: $158.88
    Shipping: $15.89
    Handling Fee: $0.00
    Order Total: $174.77

    I will be selling my chrome grille by the way, as soon as I get some pics of it off the truck.
     
  12. Jun 19, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    That looks great! :thumbsup:
     
  14. Jun 19, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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  15. Jun 19, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    1000x' times much nicer. nice and clean.
     
  16. Jun 19, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    Yea, I was way happier with color matched than chrome. Good choice.
     
  17. Jun 19, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    oMG! a color matched grille... ugh!
     
  18. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    Greetings,

    Are you gonna do the satoshi grill mod? I reallly think that would like awesome with the color. I have a 2010 Pyrite Mica and am thinking of doing that to mine.

    cbreeze
     
  19. Jun 20, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    How much did it cost. trying to color match my 07 radiant red.
     
  20. Jun 20, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    See post #11 for details.
     
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