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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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jan 9, 2021 at 2:55 PM
    #21
    Island Cruiser

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    I put on the Pro grille back in 2015 when it was considered rare. Now with all the knock-offs and 95% of 3rd Gens with’em, I wanna change it back to the OEM lol.
     
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  2. Jan 9, 2021 at 3:26 PM
    #22
    Xmplry808

    Xmplry808 Well-Known Member

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    That’s what I say, can never go wrong with keeping it stock cause people can’t talk (if it’s ugly, or copying others) it came with the truck lol, but hey at least you were one of the first ones to have it!

    To the op the trd pro grill does look good and nothing wrong with copying the masses it’s the way you want the truck to look and it’s YOU that’s gonna live with how you feel about the mod. Like you mention earlier the trd pro grill does match dark colors and is nice.

    That’s why I couldn’t vote it’s up to you lol
     
  3. Jan 10, 2021 at 7:07 AM
    #23
    Tacoma13_NC

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    Bilstein 5100's; OME 885's; Wheeler's 1.5" 3-Leaf AAL's w/ overload; OME CB drop; TRD Pro 4-Runner Wheels; BFG KO2's (265/70/17); Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport (Yellow) fogs; Go Rhino D2 step bars; CaliRaised 32" hidden light bar; New OEM headlight assemblies with upgraded HD harness; Unifilter mod; Rear-View mirror riser bracket; Truxedo Lo Pro tonneau cover; New OEM color-matched grille; Bumpershellz color-matched rear bumper cover; Pedal Commander; Ultra-Gauge MX 1.4 w/Spiker mount; Baja Designs S2 Sport Ditch Lights with SDHQ brackets; Fog Light Anytime Mod; 3rd Gen TRD Pro skid plate
    I'm still on the fence about the grille insert, but I definitely want to color match paint the grille surround. The one I have now is plastidip'd which doesn't look bad, but I prefer the gloss painted version instead. I tried to paint it myself before and f'd it up, hence the reason it is plastidip'd now.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2021 at 11:58 AM
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    gotoman1969

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    Which brand tricolor badge is that? The one you linked looks like white,grey, black. But yours looks like 3 colors of grey. Or is it just the picture.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2021 at 12:51 PM
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    Tacoma13_NC

    Tacoma13_NC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's more the picture. I'll admit it's a little washed out, I think the dark gray could be a little darker and the white could be a little whiter, but the picture makes it even worse than it is. It looks pretty cool in person.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2021 at 1:07 PM
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    gotoman1969

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    So it is the one you linked to Amazon?
     
  7. Jan 10, 2021 at 1:10 PM
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    Tacoma13_NC

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    Yes it is
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2021 at 1:14 PM
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    Tacoma13_NC

    Tacoma13_NC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a new replacement OEM grill with the black color matched painted grille surround. I'm going to sell the current plastidip'd (aftermarket) grill and the original OEM grille (chrome surround) to offset the cost. I don't need three grilles. I'll just pop in the black T logo into the new one for now. I still may buy the Pro version insert too.
     
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