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Pro Grill or Factory?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma13_NC, Jan 9, 2021.

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Which grill insert should I use?

  1. Keep what I have?

    50.0%
  2. TRD Pro Grill

    54.5%
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  1. Jan 9, 2021 at 1:04 PM
    #1
    Tacoma13_NC

    Tacoma13_NC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I told myself I wasn't going to follow the masses and put a Pro grill on my truck, but the more I see these in person as well as in pictures online, I'm liking it more and more. Should I keep my grill I have on now, or swap it for the Pro grill? With the little tri-color emblem of course too.

    PXL_20210109_205037333_2.jpg
    trd pro grill.jpg
     
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  2. Jan 9, 2021 at 1:06 PM
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    TacoManOnBillies2015

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    I like the grill on there now. Where did you get the tri color emblem?
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2021 at 1:06 PM
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    scottstrong89

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    I like your grille on the second gen way more than the second gen pro.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2021 at 1:07 PM
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    Tacoma13_NC

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  5. Jan 9, 2021 at 1:54 PM
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    gotoman1969

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    Like what you have currently
     
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  6. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:05 PM
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    gotoman1969

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    Is that the white, light grey, dark great badge?
     
  7. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:07 PM
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    Tacoma13_NC

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    :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:17 PM
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    Chief doc

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    The stock grill looks great
     
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  9. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:18 PM
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    Xmplry808

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    I too don’t like to follow the masses lol
     
  10. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:18 PM
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    What brakes did you use for the light bar
     
  11. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:19 PM
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    Matmo215

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    Stock grill was cool, but had to go. Love my “pro” grill. E247B86A-46B0-4FEC-95EA-2B779D3E6A36.jpg
     
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  12. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:20 PM
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    Caliraised. It's a solid light and very bright.
     
  13. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:21 PM
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    raguparm

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    I think the stock grill you have on there now looks better
     
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  14. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:22 PM
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    Tacoma13_NC

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    Looks good. Don't get me wrong, I like mine already, but I always find myself changing things up too.
     
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  15. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:22 PM
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    the pro grills look better imo
     
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  16. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:23 PM
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    I like the stock grill, I’ve just always liked the Toyota lettering more
     
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  17. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:24 PM
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    Tacoma13_NC

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    I think the Pro grills look better on dark colored trucks like yours and mine. That's just my opinion though.
     
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  18. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:24 PM
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    raguparm

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    Just to add, I think the stock grill has the black “pro” feel but is more unique

    @Tacoma13_NC
     
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  19. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:26 PM
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    You don’t say lol mr.lowered
     
  20. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:43 PM
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    Well i think here in Hawaii there are more Xrunners on this island then the rest of the states combined so to be different is hard to do.

    I personally like the shiny Toyota emblem, makes it more classy matches the headlights and my polished rims.

    To add some subtle but tasteful mod to the front, I cut the fins in the grill, mounted the required from plates on the side , yellow led fogs rather then just yellow lens. Also the more obvious added an oil cooler, and a tow hook to be unique. But later people will copy, as long as I was the first have it lol

    But like the op, I don’t like copying others. Maybe if there wasn’t as many trucks in my area with that same mod then maybe I’ll consider it.

    Another example is eyelids, black housing, retro fit headlights... ah I just keep mine stock lol7624107D-2FCF-452F-A9E7-195F92534D6C.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2021

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