Anyone buying the New 2016-2018 TRD PRO Grilles selling for under $150

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by mrproduxn, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Viper Guy

    Viper Guy Member

    Ordered one off eBay on Sunday for $119 with free shipping. Arrived on Friday well packed in a nice box via FedEx. Quality looks nice.

    I haven't looked at installing it yet, does anyone have a tip to share?
     
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  3. OP
    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    Simple to remove the complete assembly off the truck. Lay it face down on a piece of carpet. Remove all the trim ring screws first. Then slowly unlock the clips from the trim ring and grill. After you install the new grill be patient and make sure every clip locks. If not you will see gaps after you install the assembly on the truck. Also test fit the center section. If yours is a 2 piece like mine you may need to take a razor knife and trim the areas that are cutout on the ends. I had to do this so the screws would pull the section in flush. If you don't have the 2 piece grille then this is not an issue.
    See the attached pic. The yellow arrows show where some trim work was needed in the grooves of the larger grille so the insert would sit flush after it was assembled.
    2 pc grille.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2018
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  4. jjmoooore

    jjmoooore New Member

    A604EA02-741E-42E9-B4A8-226EB43F4249.jpeg Just got one of these, letters are molded in a center piece and screwed into the grille, don’t trust the one comes with separate letters and need to be stuck to the grille with some tape.
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. Let’s see it on the taco. :)
     
  6. Hello everyone,,Another EBAY grill,,135 bucks,,,,,,check it out . Before and after,,,with the soft Black Bug screen on the inside IMG_0148.JPG IMG_0147.JPG IMG_0145.JPG IMG_0143.JPG
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    I have been considering the same thing. A lot of open space for summer creatures to fly into. Where did you buy the mesh material. Did you simply use tie straps to hold it in place.
     
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Air flow
     
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  9. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

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  10. Good old Walmart,, rolls come in different lengths..Cut it to fit and used Clear silicone,,airflow did come to mind,,Did this to my Ford,,didn`t seem to affect it even when weather was hot in mid summer
     
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  11. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yeah. That was my concern too when I saw that. I’d definitely keep an eye on the heat gauge.
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    Considering a grille letter color change to match new plates and fogs
    grille yellow letters copy.jpg
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    20180601_202247.jpg Pro headlights.jpg Added the headlights to match the grille
     
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  14. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

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  15. hightoy85

    hightoy85 Member

    I did , then a co-worked did the same
    Looks great on both of our trucks
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    Been sitting on my stock Sport grille since November and I don't know why. Now that I got the headlights I think it would look real funky to throw the old grille back on it. Maybe make it a welcoming sign over the garage door. Maybe use it for target practice. Perhaps hang it by a string on a tree to scare the crows away. Better yet cut off the tabs and 3m tape it to my tailgate.
     
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  17. TheDonutAllStar

    TheDonutAllStar Active Member

    Any problems installing these on a 2018 because of TSS?
     
  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Yes.
     
  19. TheDonutAllStar

    TheDonutAllStar Active Member

    So is there a work around or no?
     
  20. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I think people have had the dealer do something to make it work.
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    The actual Toyota Pro grille for the 2018 is nearly as cheap as the 2016-2017 Pro knockoff grille. Get the correct part number for the 2018 and check midatlantictoyotaparts.com for the price. You have to pay around $50 extra for the garnish piece but still under $250 total for the correct tss friendly grille. You lucky dude. It is 1 part number different than 2017.
     

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