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TRD Pro Grille for $140?

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

  1. Dec 6, 2017 at 6:38 PM
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    jptheriot

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    76.0000001% as soon as I decide what color I want.
     
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  2. Dec 6, 2017 at 8:12 PM
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    Lol. Same thing happened to me, took me 20min to realize that I had to move the chrome clips first, then take off the Chrome Bezel off before the plastic grill.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2017 at 8:20 PM
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    I am thinking once the bulk of TW people buy their Faux pro grilles, more sellers getting on the bandwagon and sales start to slow down, the various sellers will try to under cut the other. I say a few months or so. The problem now is even from the same seller, buyers are receiving different quality grills, (painted black or solid, 1 or 2 piece) and most of them are rolling the dice on what they get. I tried asking the seller and they couldn’t give me a straight answer. I will hold off a little longer and see. Or I may get the bug and just order one sooner.....who knows.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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  6. Dec 6, 2017 at 8:26 PM
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    I broke the fuck out of my grill. Anyone wanna buy it still?IMG_0970.jpg
     
  7. Dec 6, 2017 at 8:30 PM
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    How the eff are people still paying $280 for this at other vendors?? It's even in the same shipping and packaging as the other vendor. It's just baffling me this evening.
     
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  8. Dec 6, 2017 at 8:39 PM
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    It is a fake Pro Grille so not much room to complain
    At least you all saved $$$
     
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  9. Dec 6, 2017 at 8:52 PM
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    Must be a different batch of one-piece grilles from the vendor. Mine had plastic residue in the back but otherwise flawless and definitely black.

    20171130_181804.jpg
     
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  10. Dec 6, 2017 at 9:14 PM
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    nothing yet

    Is that an OEM grill kit?
     
  11. Dec 6, 2017 at 9:25 PM
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    It's the stock grill. I was getting frustrated taking the clips out and just ripped it off in a blind fury. Then the faux grill went on in like 45 seconds.IMG_1244.jpg
     
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  12. Dec 6, 2017 at 9:34 PM
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  13. Dec 6, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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    For those purchasing this for 18' models with TSS, can you guys show how you guys mounted the sensors in this new grill? Any transparent covering used on the grill to protect sensors like OEM pro grill has? If so, what covering material did you use? Thanks.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2017 at 10:53 PM
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    Im glad I wasnt the only one that said fuck this shit and started hacking at it.
     
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  15. Dec 7, 2017 at 2:14 AM
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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?

    Best Regards,
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  16. Dec 7, 2017 at 2:46 AM
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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.
     
  17. 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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  18. 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.
     
  19. 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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  20. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:53 AM
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    Nothing yet....im a poor bastard.
    I saw it. :)
     
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