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. Thank you! This is baller news. I bought this and the garnish piece. Pumped to pop it in! With fresh LEDs and 20% window tint on my superwhite '18 sport, this thing is going to be swank. Next up, pushing the body 2 inches north and slapping new wheels + tires on.
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    Great. I wish the one for 2016-2017 was so cheap. None of us would buy the knockoffs. Hard to believe the new one is so much less than the others. Post up some pictures soon.
     
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  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    It’s because there are knockoffs. Toyota had to be competitive or they would loose money.
     
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  5. Update here. Toyota apparently is only manually releasing these parts to dealers because they are in such high demand. The dealer told me to wait two months. Additionally midatlantic Toyota parts was not able to secure the 2018 pro grille as Toyota wouldn’t release it to them due to short supply: I guess they’re only releasing them to owners of pros and no other models.

    If anyone out there can help me get a 2018 pro grille I am all ears. Been an absolute nightmare.
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jun 8, 2018
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  7. Thanks for the steer. Unfortunately I struck out on those too. Looks like there's legitimately no way to grab one for a 2018 unless you have a pro.
     
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    2D55A54E-4AD2-4242-A798-BAA4D1AE39AC.jpeg The price is right
    *** not sold without a TRD PRO vin and only as a replacement ***
    Next thing you’ll have to prove yours is damaged and they will limit one replacement per customer!
    Toyota has them on lockdown right now.

    I wonder if the 2017 pro grille is the same? Have to have a vin to get it.
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    I have seen that done on other forums. The knockoff on my 2016 has the mount area for the TSS. I read some just put a small square of plexiglass there to protect the sonar unit.
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

  11. Yeah - I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a 2017 OEM grille being shipped to me now. I wish I could have gotten the 2018 for cheaper, but talking to multiple dealers and hearing how Toyota is being all weird about it, I just want to get my grille in and move on. Surely it can't be that tough to get TSS working with it. Yall tell me if you think I've been dumb here, but I'd rather get on with it.
     
  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    How much was the 2017 grille and where did you get it?
     
  13. bumpedmyhead

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    I checked with midatlantic parts, now the 18 grille, without the cover, is 375.00.
     
  14. Amazon. OEM 2017 grille. It was $380 or so
     
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  15. Update here. I bought the 2017 OEM and had the dealer install it. They said they'd need to calibrate the TSS and would charge me over $700. I said to just install the grille and I'll figure out calibration later. Anyone have any tips on the necessity and practics of calibrating the system?
     
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  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    $700 :eek:
     
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  17. I know. So dumb.
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    This quote is from TacomaWorld member dangeroso with a 2018 Sport and I thought it would interest people here
    "Installed the knock off Pro Grille on my Sport today. I used the OEM garnish and the radar is working fine with no errors."
     
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    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

    dangeroso said he may come join so he can share more info and details on the install
     
  20. dangeroso

    dangeroso Member

    Hey, just joined to share my experience with this.

    I bought a TRD PRO knockoff grill off of eBay for $99 to install on my 2018 Sport. Finally got around to doing the install today and it turned out great:

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    The only catch is that in order for the radar to work correctly with the knock off grill, you need the actual OEM Garnish trim piece, rather than the insert that comes with the grill.

    The OEM TRD PRO grill garnish is also readily available on eBay for about $50.

    If you clip the garnish into place and install the radar with the star nuts from the original grill, everything should work perfectly.

    Please feel free to post or email with specific questions.
     
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