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Swapping grilles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Texas Taco, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Feb 7, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    Texas Taco

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    I'm looking to change out my 2011 TRD Offroad chrome grille with a black color matched one (IE a TRD Sport grille). I asked the dealership about ordering one and they said that they cannot say for sure that a Sport grille will fit my Offroad.

    It's the same exact thing right? Just one is chrome and the other is color matched? It seems pretty straightforward to me. Has anyone done this before or knows for sure that they can be swapped out?
     
  2. Feb 7, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Should be identical.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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    I would bet money that they are the same.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    Dark_Taco

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    I have a colormatched or "sport" on my Off Road. It will fit no worries.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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    Iceman1183

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    OP I'll have a black colormatched grill coming off my 2011 in about 3 weeks FS.... be on the look out in the B/S/T section. I'm in new orleans
     
  6. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    ^^^^ THIS^^^^

    :facepalm: Stealerships are so effing stupid! :rolleyes:
     
  7. Feb 10, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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    Cortland

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    Either one of you willing to sell me your 2011 grille?
     
  8. Feb 10, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    Went to go pick up my new grille today and the idiot parts dept rep ordered a 2012 grille instead. Good thing I checked it before I paid! They are reordering it on Monday. :facepalm:
     
  9. Feb 10, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    I would but I pretty much only sell my stuff local seeing as how I do not use PayPal. Sorry.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    They ordered a color-matched 2012 grille?! I didnt know those were available alone yet! I need to make some calls!!
     
  11. Feb 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    Yep, and the total was $252 if I recall correctly. It was a black grille for the TRD Sport.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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    I'm planning on selling mine once I get my satoshi from Craig. I'll keep you posted, not sure how much shipping will be from new orleans to Phoenix, but we'll see. I Paypal.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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    Wow. That's a lot of dealership fail. I hope they get it right this time!
     
  14. Feb 11, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    Sounds like a plan. Thanks man!
     
  15. Feb 13, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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    Texas Taco

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    Does anyone know where I can find a how-to page for swapping out grilles? I did a quick search but couldn't find anything. I'm sure I could figure it out myself, but instructions are never a bad idea.
     
  16. Feb 14, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    All you do is remove a few tabs on top, take out the 2 screws on top, and pull up.
     
  17. Feb 14, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    Texas Taco

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    Cool. Just picked up my new grille today. Should have it installed by tonight.
     
  18. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    i just changed my 2012 grille,as they said take those 2 screws out at top,then you take the platic clips out ou the side,if you look at bottom sides of grille there are 2 push clips all you have to do is push down on clip while pushing grille towards you and she is out.
     
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