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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. Mar 5, 2018 at 4:43 PM
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    Mikek095

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    Any tips for installing the bj70 style grille insert? Seems like a little drilling or grinding is in order lol.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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    watkins303

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    There's a couple of ways to do it.

    One way is to first center the emblem on the blank spot of the grill. Then while the emblem is centered, mark where the pegs location is on the grille and drill holes through the grille insert where the pegs will then be pushed through. Next, push the emblems pegs through the holes in the grille and apply some epoxy or silicon to the pegs on the backside of the grille insert.

    Another way to mount the emblem is to cut off the emblems pegs then apply some double sided 3M VHB tape and mount it centered in the blank area.
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2018 at 12:41 PM
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  4. Mar 8, 2018 at 1:44 PM
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    Just got a 2018 this week, I had a Pro Grill in my basket waiting on me to pull the trigger and some weird reason, came back to TW and found this post. This is EXACTLY how a quality grill should look. I'm just worried about the TSS mounting....I saw the post on the wire mesh, that's ok....but have you had any other design ideas?? I'm in for this, just would like a more concrete option. This may change your production, considering every truck from here on will have the sensor, and the 16s and 17s can still use it that don't have one.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2018 at 2:33 PM
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    I discussed the TSS with Travis when I picked mine up. I don't have a 2018 but we spent some time discussing alternatives to the mesh.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2018 at 2:41 PM
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    And then......
     
  7. Mar 8, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    Just a quick convo about it. I think if there was a way to add some mounting points to the back side of the thing then have a small piece of plexiglass glass cut that will fasten to those points and have some other spots on it to mount the sensor it would come out relatively clean.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    @watkins303 I’m interested in a 2018 version. Or come up with a clean way to add to your current version. Thanks in advance.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2018 at 2:01 PM
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    Thanks for the interest, I'm pretty confident that I have some sort of simple mounting bracket that will work. However, need a Tacoma to test it out on before it's ready to roll, @chadabear and I are working something up. I'll keep everyone updated
     
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  10. Mar 12, 2018 at 7:47 PM
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    Bump, I'm interested in one for my 2018. Thanks!
     
  11. Mar 12, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    22505AFE-2540-4221-9D31-39F6CA0FE753.jpg Hey Travis. Here is a shot of mine. Still working on the emblem though. Sprayed it with black rattle can and it come out brown! :facepalm:
     
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  12. Mar 12, 2018 at 9:07 PM
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    I'll have inlay decals for the emblem in various colors soon, in case you are interested.
     
  13. Mar 12, 2018 at 9:13 PM
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    I may be. I was planning on hitting the raised part with some SSM touch up then going over that with some clear reflective.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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    Haha even though you had the wrong color with the spray paint, I think it still looks pretty badass! Nice wheel set up too post some pics when you get a chance
     
  15. Mar 13, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    Here's another one. 20180225_125052.jpg
     
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  16. Mar 15, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    Xtec installed today. Thank you Travis. I love it.
     
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  17. Mar 15, 2018 at 5:57 PM
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    Nothing worthy
    There's no way you could design this so we can toss the bezel hey?
    Not sure why not.. :spending:
     
  18. Mar 15, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    Probably in the way the insert is made. I don't think the way it is formed allows for placing screw holes and clips easily.
     
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  19. Mar 15, 2018 at 6:13 PM
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    if this came with the black surround and would work on the 2018 model I would definitely buy one ASAP. nice job!
     
  20. Mar 15, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    Pictures or it never happened :worthless:
     
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