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remove lower grill

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AsianAnts, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    AsianAnts

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    am i blind ? i cant find and threads on how to remove lower grille...any help would be much appreciated... thanks
     
  2. Feb 24, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    First month of ownership... This month I'm removing front air dam, and also Rhino lining the bed.
    Is this a thin grill insert in your front bumper?

    If so then there appear to be MANY tutorials on R&R on the Internet. Here is a good step-by-step one with color pictures here.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    no its not a thin grill insert... its not an x-runner

     
  4. Mar 4, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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    toothaker1219

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    On your front bumper? The plastic grille insert is molded with the bumper (or is heated to the bumper by melting tabs), only way to get the grille out is to cut of the center part or break the melted tabs.

    All 05-11 Tacoma Front bumpers are the same
     
  5. Mar 4, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    trying to remove the bumper soo its easy to dremel and do the satoshi mod..

     
  6. Mar 4, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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    Im not exactly understanding where your going with this.. If your taking about Satoshi'ing the lower grille "insert", you will have to take off your bumper, or leave it on the truck and be SUPER careful about cutting, fiberglass'ing, and bondo. Dont want to get that stuff allover your new truck
     
  7. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    soprry for the confusion..yes, im talkin about satoshing the lower grille... and i want to take off the bumber soo its easier to work on rather than leaving it on the truck and being super careful.. soo im trying to find a how to remove your bumper...haha

     
  8. Mar 5, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    Ohhhhh ok, its all good man.


    I would still mask everything off (obviously), But to take off the bumper "skin" you will have to remove your grille, headlights, and the lower trim piece underneath your headlights.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/60788-front-bumper-removal.html

    Post #2... once all the snaps are taken off, look closely at what you see that is holding on the bumper, and unscrew it or pop it off- Take your time.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Skillsaw is lazy way:cool:
     
  10. Mar 6, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    yup! got it yesterday... gutted the plastics in the middle... sanded it and filled the gap with epoxy... today im gonna but another layer of epoxy, sand it again, install the screws via epoxy to hold the mesh down ...primer and paint, install mesh and install the bumper back on!

     
  11. Mar 6, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    was thinking of putting the TOYOTA emblem spread apart on that lower grill.. any thoughts?
     
  12. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    i finished my lower grill and triangles... had a hard time putting the bumper back on... and missed one of the bottom clips because it got bent in D:
     
  13. Mar 6, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    this is what im doing too. what kind epoxy you using???
     
  14. Mar 7, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    2 part plastic epoxy... u can find it at any home store and possibly and auto store as well.


    epoxy.jpg
     
  15. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    hey so did you find a thread that shows how to remove the bumper cover? i'm trying to do the same thing you're doing but having trouble finding a thread with info
     
  16. Feb 4, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    follow the link in the second post, the first 12 steps apply to non x-runners as well

    there is 3 push clips on the top, 4 on the bottom, 4 screws on the bottom and a screw and pin in each wheel well
     
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