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X-Trek - Grille Insert Option

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

  1. Nov 22, 2017 at 1:32 PM
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    watkins303

    watkins303 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey Tacomaworld,

    For the past couple of month’s I’ve been working on a Grille Insert for the Third Gen Toyota Tacoma that I think some of you might want to see.

    So far I haven’t been too crazy about the grille options for Tacoma’s yet, as well as that everyone’s Tacoma has the same set up now. I wanted to build a grille to give Tacoma owners an additional option.


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    Specs:

    The grille insert is made out of ABS UV Resistant Plastic and comes in a smooth flat black texture. The grille does not include the Toyota Logo and is sold separately. However, the blank spot on the grille will fit both the Toyota Emblem as well as just a Toyota Sticker. The blank spot is (14.5' by 2.5' inches) so you are free to put whatever emblem or logo you desire.


    Installation

    The installation of the grille is as simple as removing the original grill insert and replacing it with the new one, then reinstalling the trim piece. So the grille is held in place by the surrounding trim piece.

    Pre Ordering / Ordering:

    I’ll be selling these grilles for $219.99 with free shipping to the mainland United States.

    You can order them through my website www.x-trek.com under the Products tab.

    If you live outside of the mainland United States just feel free to either PM me or email me watki127@mail.chapman.edu because currently I can only set up free shipping free shipping to the mainland United States on my website.

    Ordering the Logo:
    You can order the Emblem through:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F2ALULA

    If you want to just go with the Sticker you can get it here:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/182939242507?rmvSB=true


    :oldglory:These grilles were designed and are 100% manufactured in the U.S.A.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018
  2. Nov 22, 2017 at 1:35 PM
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    Horsethief

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    I don't own a Taco yet myself, but that looks great!
     
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  3. Nov 22, 2017 at 1:41 PM
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    kahanabob

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    like it, i just sent you a e-mail i live on maui.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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    eldedo

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    yea, that looks really good, now if you only had an option for the devil horns in the middle :)
     
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  5. Nov 22, 2017 at 2:21 PM
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    newbson9696

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    very cool. almost reminds me of a hybrid of the TRD Pro and SR Grille!
     
  6. Nov 22, 2017 at 2:21 PM
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    tacotroy17

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    That looks amazing
     
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  7. Nov 22, 2017 at 3:19 PM
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    JoeCOVA

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    I love it....except for the part about the trim piece. The TRD OR, has a chrome trim piece. Nothing a pit of rustoleum or plastidip cant fix but still
     
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  8. Nov 22, 2017 at 3:34 PM
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    Deathray

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    Makes you wonder why Toyota can’t produce something that looks that awesome, instead of the craptastic grilles they have put on the trd ORs and sports.
    Nice job!
     
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  9. Nov 22, 2017 at 4:26 PM
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    Tuh-coh-mah

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    This looks awesome - better than the PRO grill IMO. Nicely done :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Nov 23, 2017 at 11:05 AM
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    Thanks everyone means a lot!
     
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  11. Nov 23, 2017 at 1:38 PM
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    cseigh

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    Best looking third Gen grill I have seen yet, but too rich for my blood.
     
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  12. Nov 23, 2017 at 2:12 PM
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    I like this a lot but will be getting a 2018 with TSS...
     
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  13. Nov 23, 2017 at 2:18 PM
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    TacoGreg

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    @watkins303 How do we order the Toyota Logo with the grill? I don't see an option on the website to purchase the logo. Also, does the grill have locking tabs like the factory grill so it will lock on to the surrounding trim piece or does it use screws?
     
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  14. Nov 23, 2017 at 4:02 PM
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  15. Nov 23, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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    I love how grill inserts are selling for $300. 3rd genner's are destined to work well into their 60's
     
  16. Nov 23, 2017 at 9:10 PM
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    I like it! I think it’s the best looking one yet. Only issue is the price, with faux Pro grilles at $140 it’s hard to justify twice the cost. Standing by for now.
     
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  17. Nov 23, 2017 at 10:33 PM
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    Beemaster

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    Really nice job OP. Clean and mean. I already have a pro grill, but would have seriously considered your creation. You should be heading up Toyota’s design department.
     
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  18. Nov 24, 2017 at 5:24 AM
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    I like the grille design! It reminds me more of the “Toyota” grilles on older model trucks/jeeps than the current TRD Pro grille. I’d be interested, but I’m currently on the hook for a faux TRD Pro grille that’s in transit.
     
  19. Nov 24, 2017 at 5:28 AM
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    Lord Helmet

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    Best looking grille for the 3rd gen since the TRD Pro grille came out and without the high price :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Nov 24, 2017 at 5:31 AM
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    Love the simple look of this, but its too expensive, i would do it if it were $140-150
     
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