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Pro grille vs knockoff

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

  1. Jan 10, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    El Duderino

    El Duderino Who the hell cares about MPGs, its a truck

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    Stuff, things, this, an ADS
    Just kidding that shits faker then Gucci on canal street. Had you going for a second though.
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    Would a piece of plexiglass behind the panel that comes on the grill in place of the garnish work to protect the sensor? I have a sheet of thin plexiglass that I have had no use for and thought maybe this might protect the TSS sensor.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    I used J-B Weld epoxy to hold the OEM garnish in place after breaking the tabs and studs on the back of the garnish. It was my first time ever using epoxy. I think I got it right. Yet another frustration, the OEM screw to mount the top of radar to the grille didn’t work because the size of the hole is too big. In haste, I went without the screw. I’ll find a larger screw and replace it tomorrow.

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  4. Jan 12, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    Reasonable deduction but it ignores the possibility that the cost of the replacement is secondary to the joy of not looking at the hideous non-pro TRD grille. Almost every mod I’ve done had a functional component except the grille. The simple fact is the cheese grater is hideous.
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2019 at 8:46 PM
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    My grill attaches the same way however the screws weren't included. Did yours come with them if now what size that you us?
     
  6. Jan 13, 2019 at 5:55 AM
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    I used size #8, length 1/2 inch screws to hold the centerpiece in place.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2019 at 2:33 PM
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    I used a size #12 screw to secure the top of the sensor to the grille.

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  8. Jan 13, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    Got my faker as a birthday gift. It's from @FreshMexicanTaco Came assembled and intact. The "T" is a little loose, I hope it hangs on.

    I painted the letters black. I liked the look more and the T/A had the oversized appearance.

    TSS works fine, radar cruise works fine.
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    Mad hornets, solid letters not stickers 99$ shipped 20190108_205735.jpg
     
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  10. Jan 13, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    Same one I got

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  11. Jan 14, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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    Do you have a link?
     
  12. Jan 14, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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  13. Jan 14, 2019 at 4:38 PM
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    I'd be careful with Mad Hornets, their quality is inconsistent. I and some other members on here got bad quality grilles, and they're very hard to get a refund from. If you gonna go fake, go with Ebay or Amazon, IMO.
     
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  14. Jan 14, 2019 at 6:40 PM
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    I agree.. I bought mine on EBay.. & no problems whatsoever..
     
  15. Jan 14, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    Anyone on here have problems with the PCS not recalibrating and working properly after they installed the garnish?
    ive driven probably around 300 miles with the garnish in and my PCS and automatic cruise control still doesn't work. The light for the PCS comes on a few mins into driving so i know its plugged in. Thanks in advance.
     
  16. Feb 15, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    Hey man, have you had any problems with that Mad Hornets Grill you got? I just got one...Having trouble getting the tabs on sensor to fit
     
  17. Feb 15, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    I dont have the tss on my truck so I didn't need the garnish. But I did need to use my own longer screws to mount the Toyota emblem because the screws they sent weren't long enough.
     
  18. Feb 15, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    Yeah screws were worthless. I got the garnish but I'm gonna see how it goes without it first.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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    BookieBob

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    Ditto!
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  20. Feb 15, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    $74 eBay grille. 10/10 would buy again.

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