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Pro grille vs knockoff

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by EastVanTaco, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    wsutaco

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    Ok just curious what exactly that garnish does?
     
  2. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:25 PM
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    In my experience it's predominant function is to protect the sensor from lock on road missiles like gravel and small rocks, as well as to prevent it from being coated with road salt, snow, rain, and things like that.

    The slot on the grille itself has holes where this shroud covers the whole sensor up. Essentially it keeps it covered and working.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    I don’t care
     
  4. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:32 PM
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    Also Make sure it says made in the USA. I noticed on my OEM it said that as well in the molding
     
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  5. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:35 PM
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    My question is, how can I delete the TSS without having to stare at the light on the dash? At that point, grill options open up for me.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    I believe it is to relocate the TSS if equipped.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:44 PM
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  8. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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    Only the dealership could do it, if it is possible. And they won’t.
     
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  9. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:47 PM
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    ...damnit...
     
  11. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:51 PM
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    I like the TSS system, but mine does not like low sunlight, snow, and grime. Been to the dealership twice,” functioning as designed “.
     
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    Yes, exactly. And they don't need to either. It's a non problem to most people.

    Okay, so the grille itself will give you a slot to relocate the TSS sensor. Yes, that location is where you see the shroud to be placed. However, the shroud does not house the sensor, it simply covers it. That is it's purpose, to cover and protect the sensor. Because when water or snow or salt or dirt gets on the sensor, it begins to think that it's detecting things that are not there, and that can be a problem.
     
  13. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    That would look so good on my Red truck, think you should just send it to me lol.
     
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  14. Dec 30, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    TRD GRILL WET OKLOE SEAT COVERS RAPTOR GRILL LIGHTS NEW OFF ROAD BED DECALS
    Tacoman, where did you purchase your grill from.
     
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  15. Dec 30, 2018 at 2:11 PM
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    is mad hornets grill made in usa
     
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  17. Dec 30, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    where did you buy it
     
  18. Dec 30, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    Thanks for the info my friend.
     
  19. Dec 30, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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    can't find this seller....help please
     
  20. Dec 30, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    I don't know if it's the new year or what the cause is, but I've noticed that both the [bad] eBay seller I bought from and the [good] Amazon seller I bought from don't have their listings up anymore. Either way, if I was taking a risk, I'd rather take it from Amazon. eBay's policy makes you wait 3-4 days before you can talk to someone other than your seller for help. With amazon, you can call immediately and get some help. I have not purchased the item from this listing, but given those reasons if I was in your position I might give this one a shot:

    https://www.amazon.com/ORFORD-Bumpe...8-2-spons&keywords=tacoma+trd+pro+grill&psc=1

    Or even better, you might be able to wait around a couple weeks and see if the seller Seven Sparta has their ad back on, or if anyone gives this any positive reviews...

    Good Luck!
     

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