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X-Trek - Grille Insert Option

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

  1. Dec 30, 2018 at 9:15 PM
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    Looks great man. You do local pickup? In the market soon.
     
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  2. Dec 31, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    Thank you, I can do a local pick up no problem. I'll send you a PM and we can figure out the details.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2019 at 3:26 PM
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    Hello TW! I thought I would do a little write-up on my experience with the X-Trek grille. A few months ago, I acquired a 2018 Tacoma Off Road. Great truck but that grille…… I don’t care for the stock grille much at all. I couldn’t stop looking at it and cringing. So, I looked through all of the options I could find and didn’t much like any aftermarket grille or OEM replacement. Then I stumbled on the X-Trek grille and loved the look.

    I ordered the grille and mesh insert from X-Trek. The grille and mesh insert was shipped very fast and arrived packaged very well. I also ordered the “TOYOTA” emblem and a black grille surround from other vendors. The emblem doesn’t come with the grille allowing you to use any emblem or design a custom one. I used a black grille surround just because I didn’t want to use the stock chrome surround.

    The quality of the X-Trek grille is very good. Clearly there was much thought and energy put into the design and function of the grille. I like that. The installation was straight forward and the directions that come with the grille are good. The TSS system seems to be working as original although the directions say to have a dealer re-calibrate the TSS after the new grille is installed.

    Lastly, I want to mention that I like to support small innovators that offer unique products. We want to support these artists/small business people. It is better for us all. I’m sure it is a lot of work to bring a grille to market and a lot of R&D and headaches. Thank you X-Trek for this great product.

    In summary, I’m very happy with the X-Trek grille experience. Two thumbs up! :)

    Michael "Inferno!"

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  4. Jan 3, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    Finally a nice looking grille for the 3rd gens!
     
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  5. Jan 3, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    Looks great! Which black garnish did you end up going with?

    Also.... are those truck nuts?
     
  6. Jan 3, 2019 at 4:56 PM
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    The black garnish is the trim piece around the grill. I just used an OEM black version instead of the stock chrome.

    And...Haha.....not nuts, it is a cow bell. I have a thing with cow bells on my trucks. ;) I've always had one.

     
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  7. Jan 3, 2019 at 4:59 PM
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    Hahaha whew, ok! Sorta like a gremlin bell on a Harley?
     
  8. Jan 3, 2019 at 6:19 PM
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    Dang looks super clean.

    Thank you so much for the honest review and supporting the small guys, all our products are 100% made in the US.

    It's awesome to make cool products but it's ever cooler being able to add value to customers and have them love it.
     
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  9. Jan 3, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    Exactly! Yep, like a Harley.

     
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    Where did you buy the black grille surround piece? Price?
     
  11. Jan 5, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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  12. Jan 6, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    Thanks for the information Inferno! The price adds up when you combine the grille, emblem and surrounding plastic, but it may be the best looking grille option. It looks great on your truck.
     
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  13. Jan 6, 2019 at 6:26 PM
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    Thanks! Yeah, it does add up. You can leave the chrome surround. It looks good. Or paint it black.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2019 at 9:24 PM
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    Thank you, what I recommend doing If you're trying to save on cost is to paint the black trim piece with some plasti-dip and get the vinyl decal rather than the badge. Over time you can later upgrade to the Toyota badge and ultimately get the black trim piece. Basically just spread the costs over time. There's probably some members on here selling their black trim piece as well.
     
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  15. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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    OP - Any chance you’ll be offering the slim center line any time soon? Will pick one up either way, but figured it might be worth the wait if there was something in the works :)
     
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  16. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    At the moment there is nothing in the works on going through on that design. Although I could probably make you a custome one but it’d be a lot more
     
  17. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    Lol. Like a few hundred more? If that’s the case I can make do with the current. :D
     
  18. Jan 14, 2019 at 9:48 PM
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    Yeh it would be a few hundred more, anything custom isn't cheap.

    But good news is the way as it doest look too bad even with the chrome trim piece.

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  19. Jan 17, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    Hey OP- Hows the install with the sensor? Pretty mellow? Looking to order soon.
     
  20. Jan 17, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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    I'd say pretty simple, if you can take out your current grille, screw in 4 screws, and put a bolt on a nut, you should be capable.

    If you'd like I can send you the install guide, just PM me your email.
     
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