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X-Trek - Grille Insert Option (Back in Stock!)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by watkins303, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Sep 9, 2020 at 5:31 PM
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    Afilao

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    Depends on how I attach it... I want to avoid screwing into it in case I want to keep it emblem free later.
     
  2. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    @Afilao - any update on the TSS sensor issue?
     
  3. Sep 14, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    Awesome can't wait to see it with the emblem on it as well, whether it be a Tacoma or Toyota Emblem.

    I tested theses grilles out very thoroughly on the 2018's + I never had any issues at all, however every once in a blue moon when a customer relocates the sensor it can happen that it you may get errors at first, seems like some sensors are more sensitive than other. However, make sure to double check that you installed it correctly and that the sensor is even and level.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2020 at 2:19 PM
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    What some customers do is cut off the pegs form the emblem and use 3M double sided tape to hold on the emblem. Seems to work pretty well for them. Just make sure you get the strong tape.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2020 at 2:27 PM
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    You Suck I Suck More

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    Two weeks in and my grille still looks absolutely incredible

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  6. Sep 14, 2020 at 3:36 PM
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  7. Sep 14, 2020 at 5:19 PM
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    I honestly haven't had time to take a look and see if there's something wrong with the sensor (either not leveled or a bit loose) It's not all the time that I get the light on soI'm pretty sure once I look into it I'll figure it out.

    I'll definitely have to take a look. Love the look though!
     
  8. Sep 14, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    My orders been stuck for a couple weeks now in limbo apparently. Probably because of the fires or the whole USPS fiasco. But my truck is also stuck at the dealers :rolleyes: So thanx everyone for their feedback and pics! Getting pumped to tackle this mod soon!
     
  9. Sep 15, 2020 at 9:09 AM
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    Looks great, can multiple people confirm this wont throw tss codes? Unfortunately I feel that is not the case.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2020 at 9:43 AM
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    I have the same question.
     
  11. Sep 15, 2020 at 10:56 AM
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    I can confirm that I have done extensive testing on numerous different 2018+ Tacomas for long periods of time to ensure that this works. Also I have sold numerous grilles to 2018+ owners and have never had to return one due to the issue, unfortunately you don't hear from the one's it works on. If you do order a grille and are having issues with it just reach out and I'll make things right.

    I like my customers to be happy, if you look at a reviews from my customers you will find that.

    Also the way this grille works on the 2018+ is very similar to how it works on the pro grilles. Remember even the guys who swap their grilles out for the pros occasionally have issues as well.


    However, for the time being I do have one review handy. I will dig for some more confirmed cases it works.
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  12. Sep 15, 2020 at 11:01 AM
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    Here is another confirmed review it works on the 2018+
     
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    I had this grille for a long time with no issues with my TSS. I give my thumbs up for approval, I had the same concerns about TSS prior as well, but it worked out fine even thru the countless muddy and dirty trails. It will make your Taco stand out from the crowd; I had people “remember” the truck from the grille. Unfortunately since I have joined the millions of others who have the Pro grille <facepalm>. I still have my grille in my garage, I might even go back to it!

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  14. Sep 15, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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    Is the mesh required to install the TSS sensor?
     
  15. Sep 15, 2020 at 11:05 AM
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    Any folks with the 2020 and advanced technology package which has the front camera? This grille looks really good, and would rather go this route than the Pro.
     
  16. Sep 15, 2020 at 11:14 AM
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    Yep, still working all this time later. And still my favorite cosmetic modification. [used to be my overall favorite mod, until I got swaybars.] :)
     
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  17. Sep 15, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    I've updated the grille to where the mesh is not required to work on the 2018's+ now but some folks like it because it adds a nice look and also lets you add raptor lights, badges, front cameras etc. to your grille.

    Just make sure you get the 2018-2020 model:
    https://www.x-trek.com/products/2018-2020-Toyota-Tacoma-Grille-Insert-p220321310

    Thank you, while I have not personally installed the 2020 front camera on the grilles I'm fairly certain that you could mount the camera to the mesh or even possible the grille itself.

    Some customers have even mounted lights and other equipment straight into the grilles. I'm thinking you could do something similar to the post below or if you got the mesh you could just bolt the camera directly to the mesh.

     
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  18. Sep 15, 2020 at 2:44 PM
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    Looking at ordering, is the lettering include?
     
  19. Sep 15, 2020 at 9:38 PM
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    Lettering is not included.

    My suggestion is to get the Toyota Emblem.

    You can order it through the link below but there is probably places like eBay who might sell it for less.
    https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Toyo...ywords=Toyota+FJ+Emblem&qid=1600230990&sr=8-2

    Or if you want to go the economical route you can get the vinyl lettering:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Premium-Vinyl-Decals-2015-2020-Tacoma-TRD-PRO-Grille-/183578397152?var=
     
  20. Sep 19, 2020 at 1:10 PM
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