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TRD pro grill or not

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mds08, Oct 20, 2018.

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TRD pro grill or leave it alone

  1. TRD pro grill

    42 vote(s)
    70.0%
  2. Leave it alone

    18 vote(s)
    30.0%
  1. Oct 20, 2018 at 7:15 AM
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    mds08

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    Trd pro grill or leave it be. Opinions on it for my truck, the silver sky color and how would it look with the newely installed lift and TRD 4 runner pro wheels in the matte grey. One idea was to paint the pro grill matte grey or leave it black. Just an idea. So how would it look on my truck?IMG_20181009_175704107_HDR.jpg
     
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  2. Oct 20, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    jbroke2

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    You can get them for about $100 on eBay, easily one of the best “cheap” mods to do IMO. Also I would leave it black, I think the contrast of grey/black looks better
     
  3. Oct 20, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    TA2016

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    My Pro grille came with silver TOYOTA letters which would look great on your Sky Silver.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    bulldog

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    This.

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  5. Oct 20, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    SCJeffro

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    I like the TRD Pro grill but it is getting a little played out at this point.

    Then, I also like the option of painting or in some way resurfacing it (plastidip maybe?) If you do keep the stock grill get rid of the chrome. Personally the less chrome on a truck the better in my opinion.

    The other option is aftermarket grills. I have seen a couple that I like, but there are a lot of ugly ones out there too. I always liked to debadge vehicles, so personally I would stay away from grills that have huge toyota lettering or incorporate the T logo.

    Honestly if they had the 2018 cheese grater grill without a logo and chrome bezel in flat black or maybe gun metal grey I would consider swapping the pro grill on my Pro for something like that!

    I hope someone comes out with some sort of option for a pro grill replacement that I like because I am not in any way married to the pro grill even on my pro.
     
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  6. Oct 20, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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    Funkr

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    I’m still having a hard time making this decision. I thought about keeping the 2018 grill and doing the black bezel. Then with that new aluminum TRD pro style grill that somebody made I’m having an even harder time making the decision. I love the look. Think I’d do the aluminum one over the faux pro.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    securekey

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    When I bough the '16 Sport in black *profile pic* I put the pro grille on and it was a great update over the all chrome (braces) front end.

    However, I now have an '18 Off Road and it is a mostly black grille with just the chrome trim so I might leave it. Especially with the stock rims.

    I think a '16 or '17 is too much chrome for me... with an '18 I am on the fence.

    Then again... it is a nice grille for a couple hundred bucks. (could I flip / flop more in this post lol )

    edit: I need to update that profile pic...
     
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  8. Oct 20, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    SpeySquatch

    SpeySquatch Function over Form

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    Chrome does NOT belong on new trucks, especially these. And that’s coming from a designer
     
  9. Oct 20, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    TailHook

    TailHook NAFOD

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    SR surround with the '18 grille looks best, IMO...

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  10. Oct 20, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    securekey

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    Nice... I never thought of that... can you just order the SR surround?
     
  11. Oct 20, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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    TailHook

    TailHook NAFOD

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  12. Oct 20, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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  13. Oct 20, 2018 at 8:35 AM
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    mds08

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    I can get the 18 pro grill from Toyota with garnish for $207 plus tax right from Toyota dealership.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2018 at 8:38 AM
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    Garyji

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    PRO grill and get rid of that pastic thing on top of the hood.

    G.
     
  15. Oct 20, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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    mds08

    mds08 [OP] Senior member

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    I haven't seen any pro grills on Tacomas in my area except for a pro. I look all the time. I have seen the knock off one on my neighbors truck and it looks great. It doesn't look like the same color as the pro.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2018 at 11:38 AM
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    jsinnard

    jsinnard Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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  17. Oct 20, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    jsinnard

    jsinnard Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    :wave:

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    It's the OEM
     
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  18. Oct 20, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    mds08

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    Damn, Jason I forgot about yours,sorry. I just ordered it.
     
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  19. Oct 20, 2018 at 12:05 PM
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    phsycle

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    Neither. SR Grill.
     
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  20. Oct 20, 2018 at 2:40 PM
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    COS_TACO

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    My vote is yes... I’m also planning on this mod on my SSM Taco.
     

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