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Those 2016 Grills

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by qnyla, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. Aug 22, 2015 at 9:53 AM
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    qnyla

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    I am looking a a 2016 TRD Off Road but would like something besides a chrome grill. I have heard the SR grill will be "charcoal". Are there any photos of the SR grill (I could not find any)?


    Alternatively, I guess a Limited grill could be swapped in.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2015 at 9:56 AM
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    From the pictures I have seen, the Limited/Sr5 have the same grill.

    The SR has a Limited/Sr5 grill without the Chrome surround.

    The TRD's have the ugly ass chrome grill.



    TRD
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    SR
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    Limited
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    Sr5

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  3. Aug 22, 2015 at 10:41 AM
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    Thanks. SR grill is what I need, now to get a part number.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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    Good eyes, Vantage.:thumbsup:
     
  5. Aug 22, 2015 at 11:13 AM
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    It's very hard to tell from the pictures, but the TRD grill only has chrome around the bezel and on the Toyota emblem. The rest is actually a shiny gunmetal grey. I've only seen a few close up pictures that show this better, but the PDF spec sheet states this as well.
     
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    Hate to say it but the SR has the best looking grille....... WTF Toyota :facepalm:
     
  7. Aug 22, 2015 at 11:50 AM
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    Agree, SR is the best looking. Transplanting one on a TRD is complicated by the colors available in SR trim. From this post:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...dated-information.387793/page-3#post-10661191

    Jeff has graciously provided the following SR part numbers:

    53100-04500-A0: White (040)
    53100-04500-B0: Silver (1D6)
    53100-04500-B1: Grey (1G3)
    53100-04500-C5: Black (202)
    53100-04500-D0: Red (3R3)

    No Quicksand. So perhaps kitbashing an SR grill insert and black surround into a Quicksand bezel may be the only option.
     
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  8. Aug 22, 2015 at 11:52 AM
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  9. Aug 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM
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    Thanks again Jeff. Very helpful information.
     
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    I'm sorry but the new 2016 front grill is super ugly.
     
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  12. Aug 22, 2015 at 12:17 PM
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    Welcome to 6 months ago.

    I'm hoping there's going to be a lot of magnetic grey metallic SR, SR5, and Limited owners out there willing to do the swap with TRD owners. There at least better be one.
     
  15. Aug 22, 2015 at 12:40 PM
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    Correct. The TRD has a smoked grill. I don't know that it would constitute "chrome".
     
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    I think the TRD grill would look good painted a flat black
     
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    Agreed. Worried that it would look like crap after being sandblasted by road grit. Might have to strip the chrome/gunmetal finish off of it to get paint to stick well.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2015 at 2:40 PM
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    Have you noticed the grills on other late model pick-ups? They are huge. By comparison, the new Tacoma grill looks ok to me. I admit, it took some getting used to but I'm ok with it.
     
  19. Aug 22, 2015 at 2:43 PM
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    Does anyone know if the TRD grill is a smoked chrome or smoke colored paint?
     
  20. Aug 22, 2015 at 2:50 PM
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    I think the TRD grill would look very good with a white or grey vehicle. With other colors it would probably look better if it were black.
     

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