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2018 Grille - Hot or Not?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by TuffTundra, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:22 PM
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    TuffTundra

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    Wanting to get input on whether a majority of guys/gals on here like the new "honeycomb" style grille that is coming out on some of the 2018 Tundras. Do you think it looks good or do you like other styles more? I am wanting to keep OEM parts on my truck because, to be honest, I'm not a fan of custom grilles out there. I have a MGM SR5 and was thinking of getting the matching "honeycomb" grille....so what do you all think???
     
  2. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    Krezz

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    I've enjoyed seeing it in person.
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:27 PM
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    Toro1210

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  4. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:42 PM
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    Tundra9831

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    I like the honeycomb grill. If I could get one in black with cement surround and knew it would be easy plug and play with the safety sense stuff, then I may consider. I'm going to let others try it out first ;)
     
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  5. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:48 PM
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    ARamirez73

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    Mmmmmmmm...no
     
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  6. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:51 PM
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    six7zero

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  7. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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    joonbug

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  8. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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    831Tun

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    IMO it's better than some of the other grilles.
     
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  9. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:50 PM
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    Vendeta2k

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    I have a honeycomb grille on order from @Roman that will be paint matched cement to match the rest of the truck.....will simply have to pop the emblem out of the old grille and into the new one for all the TSS functions.....I’ll let you know how it is once I get it!
     
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  10. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:56 PM
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    Tundra9831

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    Great, let me know how it goes. What are you going to do for the bumper end caps?
     
  11. Oct 11, 2017 at 9:09 PM
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    TheBeast

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    I like it
     
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  12. Oct 11, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    16TRD

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    I like it better than the all chrome grill.
     
  13. Oct 11, 2017 at 9:33 PM
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    Coolhardy

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  14. Oct 11, 2017 at 11:54 PM
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    Patriot

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    Mean while back at Toyota R&D the CAD engineer was thinking about breakfast cereal he liked as a kid..:rofl: Let me see, a honey comb grill! That's it!! It ought to sell!:rolleyes:
    It could grow on me...time will tell.


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  15. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:20 AM
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    Vendeta2k

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    I did panted front bumper ends from @Roman ....they are going on Monday the 23rd along with the low range off-road 3/1 lift level kit. I’ve also done color matched mirror caps and handles and nfab steps...it will look almost identical to the cement tundra pictured in this post.
     
  16. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:28 AM
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    borntostun

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    I was one of those who REALLY didn't like the grille design when it was revealed . . . but when I saw it in person, especially on the Mag Gray . . . I was sold. The finish is what makes it for me . . . it's not cheap or matte looking . . . they did a nice job making it look nicer.
     
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  17. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:31 AM
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    r4z0r51o

    r4z0r51o have fallen off the forum, but am still alive.

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    Honestly, I only just saw my first 2018 a few weeks back and only noticed the new headlamps. That said the grill did not stand out enough for me to think it was hot or not. Better than an all chrome grill I'd have to think.
     
  18. Oct 12, 2017 at 5:20 AM
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    757TUNDRA

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    I think it looks sharp with a color matched grill surround and bulge. Not a fan of it with the chrome.
     
  19. Oct 12, 2017 at 5:39 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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    Looks good Imo
     
  20. Oct 13, 2017 at 10:17 PM
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    Liferider98

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    :thumbsup: Looks good!
     
  21. Oct 13, 2017 at 10:39 PM
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    ARamirez73

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    Freakin hilarious!!!
     
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  22. Oct 14, 2017 at 4:36 AM
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    paulphilly

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    I really like my '18 honeycomb grille. Luckily I have a Platinum so the surround is color keyed, and the black insert pops with my silver surround. Respectfully, I think it looks better than any of the other offerings in the '18 lineup.

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  23. Oct 14, 2017 at 6:55 AM
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    Wise choice on the Silver Sky Plat, timeless color Paulphilly.
     
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  24. Oct 14, 2017 at 7:35 AM
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    I like it but I like the TRD Pro "Toyota" FJ retro look better
     
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  25. Oct 14, 2017 at 7:55 AM
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    What model is the honey comb out of? Side not what size tires are you running...truck looks awesome.
     
  26. Oct 14, 2017 at 7:59 AM
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    paulphilly

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    Thanks Chuck! My truck is an '18 Platinum, so it already had the honeycomb grille. I know the Limited and 1794 editions have the chrome bars, and am unsure what base SR5 models have. My tires are 295/55/20 Ridge Grapplers. I highly recommend them.
     
  27. Oct 14, 2017 at 8:15 AM
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    Grey Wolf

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    I think the grille looks great IMHO.
     
  28. Oct 14, 2017 at 8:34 AM
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    thomasbus337

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    I thought I liked the honeycomb grille until I just spotted this beauty

     
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  29. Oct 14, 2017 at 9:53 AM
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    BlueBottle

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    That color matched limited w black grill does look good!!!!
     
  30. Oct 14, 2017 at 10:06 AM
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    Tundra9831

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    Wow, that does look good! I wonder if it is easier to buy new parts, have them painted and swapped or put my truck out of commission while a local shop paints it....hhmmmm.
     

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