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TRD Pro Grille for $140?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SDTaco89, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Dec 7, 2017 at 2:14 AM
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    tekoma

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    Got this response from them regarding my shotty painted gray grill with broken tab (I rejected their offer and clarified that they are not the same quality, nor am I ok with the grill being made from any other color plastic than black.)

    Hello Customer,
    Sorry to know that you are not satisfied with the grill. All the grills we provide are with the same color as the one you received. The quality of the grill with removable grill and unremovable grill is the same. The broken tab should be caused during shipping. We will improve the packing from today. Would you try to use zip ties to hold the grill in place or would you please use hot glue to hold the grill in place where the tabs had broken? How about we offter 15USD for each broken tab and you could keep the grill for use?

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  2. Dec 7, 2017 at 2:46 AM
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    tekoma

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    Disagreed...it arrived broken and others have received much higher quality grills from the same seller. Not only that, but as soon as any road debris or big bugs hit the painted plastic, it will flake and chip. The ad (while likely not of the actual product) was shown as all black plastic. Their add needs to reflect what they are selling. And they should not randomly ship one or the other (one piece/two piece) interchangeably...they should specify or offer different auctions.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2017 at 3:42 AM
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    We are all taking chances by ordering the grilles from China, I included. Not received mine yet, ordered on 11/22. I agree with you and you still have the expectation of getting what they stated.
     
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  4. Dec 7, 2017 at 4:11 AM
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    This thread is long and nobody will ever see my comment. However, I love how people think that Toyota OE means some Japanese guy in a lab coat sat there engineering this hunk of plastic shit using top quality OEM Japanese plastic thus justifying the dealer cost of $500.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2017 at 4:47 AM
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    I don't understand why some people are complaining about the quality of some of the grilles, specially when compared to the amount of money paid. Quality control with this grilles wont be great because you are not paying for it. The reason why OEM parts are more expensive over copies is because they have high quality control. Yes, Chinese manufacturers can build the parts cheaper but most of them don't care for really great quality. Yes some grilles will be perfect but it wouldn't surprise me if more than half of the cheaper grilles are not.

    Good example of this are cheap aftermarket body kits. Have you ever seen a cheap body kit that fits perfect in any vehicle right out of the box? Most of them (if not all) require some work to make them fit.
     
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  6. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:53 AM
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    Nothing yet....im a poor bastard.
    I saw it. :)
     
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  7. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:58 AM
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    Mine arrived from Bruceshark-1 yesterday. Ordered it on 11/29 around 6am. 8 days is fast shipping from China. Priority Air Mail.

    I haven't installed it yet, but I did check it out and it is EXCELLENT quality. Injection molded black plastic, no broken tabs. It is a 2 piece and the insert with 'Toyota' is also injection molded black plastic.

    Really happy with the purchase, so far, and will be putting it on today during lunch. Photos to come.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:41 AM
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    because when you're selling an item as "OEM" - even though everyone knows it is a chinese knockoff - then it is reasonable to expect and demand OEM quality.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2017 at 7:41 AM
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    Anyone can write OEM after the description of the item they selling. Welcome to the internet world and more specificly on ebay.

    They look like OEM, quality is an other thing with replica.
     
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    All I can say about all this is tyhat the one I purchased on ebay for $150 with Free Shipping is EXCELLENT. Looks like OEM and is ONE piece, so no need rto attach the TOYOTA letting. All tabs perfect condition and fit like NEW OEM!
     
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  12. Dec 7, 2017 at 9:04 AM
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  13. Dec 7, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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    I live in Canada and the shipping my be less to the US. When Search on ebay and filter by price + shipping this comes out as the lowest for the 2 piece grille. Also I put in 2018 in the search so I'm not sure if the grille is any different for the 2016-17. That's why I was wondering if these grilles with work with the TSS in the 18's.
     
  14. Dec 7, 2017 at 9:35 AM
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    I don't even own a third gen so take what I say with a grain of salt, but if I did I would order this grille. Even if I had an 18, I doubt there are any changes. For the price, it's worth the risk. Worst case scenario sell it on the forum.
     
  15. Dec 7, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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    I'm not sure the 2 piece matters. People here who have ordered from the same seller have received both versions. There's a link at the bottom of this page for the $108 one. It does show a one piece grille though. Lots of people have installed the one piece with no issues, so to me the one or two piece is irrelevant.

    I can't see how they wouldn't be tss compatible, but that's just my thought. Good luck either way.
     
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  16. Dec 7, 2017 at 9:52 AM
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    Also to anyone who thinks broken tabs makes a difference it really doesn’t. Mine came perfect but I screwed a few tabs on install and takin the original apart. The grille is on there tighter than a virgin, it’s the 8 bolts that are really holding the grille together.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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    8 bolts? i only have 2 screws used plus the tabs holding it.
     
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  18. Dec 7, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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    Looking for a 2016 TRD Pro Grill in Chrome or a black chrome like the color of the 2016 TRD sport grill. Does anybody know a place where I might find one.
     
  19. Dec 7, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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    Taco Caliente

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    Which ebay vendor did you use? Looks good!
     
  20. Dec 7, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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    You didn’t take the 18 screws out? 8 of them go back in haha
     

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