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Prototype Mesh Grille LIKE OR DISLIKE

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tactical Tacoma, Mar 3, 2010.

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Do u like this Grille idea

Poll closed Apr 2, 2010.
  1. Yes

    36.5%
  2. NO!!

    10.8%
  3. Creative and original, but not for me

    52.7%
  1. Mar 3, 2010 at 2:06 AM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    Any1 ever used OEM/Stock grille but put mesh in all the inserts. I am thinking about doing this to mine. I like Satoshi's and I love the OEM grille so I came up with this. Just copied and pasted some mesh in microsoft paint (yeah I'm old school, no photoshop) on my truck.

    If any1 has done this please post pics.

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  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 2:14 AM
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    MY50cal

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    Yes.
    cool idea :thumbsup: I think it just looks a lot cleaner without the stock center but to each his own, make it yours :D
     
  3. Mar 3, 2010 at 2:25 AM
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    yotabeast505

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    mesh might attract lots of bug spots lol might make it look like a semi snow defector after its been on all summer with bug spots all over it lol but would bee coooool if it stayed clean!
     
  4. Mar 3, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Might want to try a silver or aluminum color on your test pic to see it you like it better with some contrast.

    But with the blacked out emblem and lower bumper, black might be better. Sounds like a good mod if you really want to be able to take it back to stock easily.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    BradleyScottETC

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    I like the satoshi for the fact that it is less air restriction from stock. If you just put mesh behind the regular grill, it's more restriction... It therefor becomes entirely just for looks, which is lame... just my opinion. It doesn't look bad at all though, but it's the same thing as a non-fuctional hood scoop in my opinion.


    HOWEVER, cutting out the holes next to the grill and meshing those, I can dig that.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Hey that actually looks pretty good honestly!;) Very original of you get it done!! I say go for it. Then if it doesnt look the way you want it to, then you can always go another route.:D
     
  7. Mar 3, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    Capita

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    I wouldn't do it to mine. Something just don't look right.
    Awesome truck by the way, I really love the silver.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    I would do it to mine either, but I think it'd look better if the top were satoshi'd or something similar...

    Thumbs up for being creative though...thats awesome!! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Mar 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    topgun155

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    I like it alot. I say go for it.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    I actually like how your truck looks without the mesh.
     
  11. Mar 3, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    I like it enough that I'd strongly consider doing mine.

    I'd like to compare what you have here with one where the mesh is silver and the grill is black and then the whole mesh/grill are silver. Gonna hafta go home and play around with MS paint myself. Something different... good idea!
     
  12. Mar 3, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    I was actually staring at the grill the other night thinking about mesh behind the grill that matched the mesh on the side pieces next to the grill. and behind the lower grill too. IMO, more protection for the fins on the radiator and evaporator core for the AC wouldn't be a bad thing either......
     
  13. Mar 3, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    Good Idea...never thought about doing that. Interested to see how it turns out.
     
  14. Mar 3, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    i like it. good job being creative! thats what we like to see.

    next step is make one and see how it looks ;)
     
  15. Mar 3, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    looks good, but i think the satoshi is a better way to do it. super creative, +1
    but it looks as if it is going to be more restrictive, and a bug catcher, as what the others have said. great idea though.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    i think its cool but i dont see how u would hold it into place
     
  17. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:33 PM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    Have to fab something up still contemplating if i'm going to do it or not. If I decide to proceed I'll worry about design aspects then
     
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