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replacing grill..

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Andrew H, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Aug 9, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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  2. Aug 9, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    gonna let you know now.......find a good used oem grille.......dont make my mistake. i bought one of these ebay grilles to replace my stocker...cause it was black.......and i had to make the damn thing fit. the tabs didnt line up at all....and the emblem wouldnt go back in cause of the way the tabs were cut on this grille. i had to epoxy it in.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    Dude, if you're gonna replace it, you might as well just do a satoshi. I don't know anything about those grilles, so i can't answer your question, but when i replace mine, it's gonna either get satoshi'd or grillecraft'ed. I would suggest you do the same. You'll be much happier with the nicer look.

    And you also don't have to be worried about if the product you're buying for 90 bucks is of cheap make. Might as well just go a little more and make it beautiful.:)
     
  4. Aug 9, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    Use Toyota parts.

    Any vehicle, use the manufacturers original parts. If you want to modify the OEM stuff, that's fine, but only drift to the aftermarket if there's no OEM solution for what you want.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    "Replacement Grille -- GRILLE, BLACK AND GRAY -- With emblem provision; A high quality, direct fit OE replacement grille."


    Notes Fits 4WD
    Brand New in the Box - Fit and Quality Guaranteed!

    according to that description fit shouldnt be a problem. I am wanting to do a satoshi. i just cant do it on the current one i have because when i put the black billet grill onto mine i completely butchered the surrounding grill. So id just like to order another stock grill and take my time doing the satoshi grill since id still have the clunker grill still on my truck.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    do what you gotta do man.....im just telling you from experience.........no matter what it says about that grill......they fit like shit.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    just cut out your old grill and put in a billet grill

    [​IMG] gri
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/23059-billet-grill-install-help.html

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  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    It will fit fine don't listen to them. Many people that I know have bought the non OEM grilles off of ebay and had no problems.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    hey dude........i was just telling him how the one i bought fit. dont listen to us.....yeah....good advice.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    hahaha. i knew his comment would stir the pot a bit.
     
  14. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    yeah...........true,do what you want. none of us that work on stuff apparently know what the fuck we are talking about.:D
     
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