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Where to purchase 2018 TRD Pro Grille?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 20north, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Jan 28, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    20north

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    I have a 2018 trd off-road and want to swap out the grille with a TRD Pro Grille. What are the best options for purchasing this grille? Would also need the tss sensor component...
     
  2. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    Jmac2408

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    I purchased a knock off grille from Amazon in the range of 100$ or so. Then I purchased the factory toyota tss garnish from eBay for around 50-60$
     
  3. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    Best option would be go OEM. I've been trying to hunt down a decent TRDFaux Grill. Some have fitment issues and some have the finish wearing off prematurely. Some are decent. I did grab an OEM TRDPro Grill Garnish from eBay for around $50. You could get a good Faux Grill for $140 from one of the member's here or spend a little more for an OEM PT228-35180 TRD for around $200.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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  6. Jan 28, 2019 at 9:29 PM
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    Picked mine up from eBay for around $75. Fit perfect and looks great.

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  8. Jan 28, 2019 at 10:17 PM
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    I wound up purchasing an OEM grill from Lowe Toyota because I did not want to get burned twice. It was $190+shipping, which kinda sucked but I didn’t want to deal with another bad grill again.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2019 at 10:20 PM
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    @guwotaco care to elaborate?
     
  10. Jan 28, 2019 at 10:22 PM
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    Sure, sorry - this is from my ig post:
    I bought a China grill from madhornets and not only was the plastic insanely cheap feeling and scratched up out of the box, but the ‘Y’ fell off almost instantly. Super glued it back on, and after one night of rain and 2 weeks of use, the paint started corroding.

    If you tap the link I posted above, there are more pictures of the shitty cheap plastic.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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    Ah, sorry about your bad luck. I went the eBay route (happened to buy grille from bruce-shark and OEM garnish from a Toyota dealer) and the final product fits and looks good. But the install certainly wasn't without its flaws. I ended up using JB Weld epoxy to hold the letter assembly onto the main grille because the holes for the screws weren't properly injection molded. Then, I had issues fitting the OEM garnish into the TSS slot and ended up breaking both bottom tabs of the OEM garnish. So, I used a Dremel tool and polished flat the broken tabs, applied double sided tape to hold the bottom (not really needed), then added self-threading wing nuts to the top pins of the OEM garnish to hold it onto the grille. I've been running my new grille for a few weeks now without issue.

    I'm sure the OEM setup is easier.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2019 at 10:32 PM
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    Ah, yes, I didn’t mention that none of the screws threaded either, so I had to get new hardware too. What a pain!

    Glad you found a fix.

    I also broke those tabs as well, but the gorilla tape I used didn’t touch connect to the OEM one for some reason - wound up picking up a new one. Expensive lesson no doubt.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2019 at 2:23 AM
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    I got the OEM grill and garnish for $250 local dealer here.
     
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  14. Jan 29, 2019 at 2:43 AM
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    why do people want others to do the work for them,, ever hear of GOOGLE

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2018-trd-pro-grille-w-tss-p-radar-info-diy.530769/

    https://www.ebay.com/p/OEM-Toyota-T...e-Black-Grille-Insert-Pt228-35170/24007706922


    https://www.amazon.com/Toyota-PT228-35170-TRD-Grille/dp/B01NGTBOKM

    https://parts.toyotaofnashua.com/oem-parts/toyota-2016-2018-tacoma-trd-pro-grille-pt22835170

    the list goes on and on
     
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  16. Jan 31, 2019 at 12:22 AM
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    Grossomotto

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    Anyone know how tall the letters are on these grills?
     
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  17. Jan 31, 2019 at 5:49 AM
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    Wondering the same! Also, anyone have just the letters they want to let go of?
     
  18. Jan 31, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    Taco_Coma

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    You guys with the letters falling off, are you putting the letters right on then putting the grill on the car. Or are you letting the letter's adhesive cure in your house for a day or two before putting the grill on the car
     

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