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2019 Trd Pro Grille insert swap : Before and After

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Devildawg712, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Sep 8, 2018 at 8:55 PM
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    Devildawg712

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    Who wore it better =P

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  2. Sep 8, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    Looks really good. What did you do with the TSS?
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2018 at 9:59 PM
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    never had it
     
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  4. Sep 8, 2018 at 11:11 PM
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    jewsNbrews MGM's for the win!!

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    Personally I like the older version better than the new one.
     
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  5. Sep 9, 2018 at 5:22 AM
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    I like the 19 one until I saw the TSS block
     
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  6. Sep 9, 2018 at 5:23 AM
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    I can’t believe I am saying this because I always have been thinking that the 2019 PRO grill looked a ton better.....BUT after looking at these two pics, there is no comparison! The older version PRO grill looks a lot better imo....
     
  7. Sep 9, 2018 at 5:52 AM
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    I thought there was a rectangular hole at the bottom center of the grill for the TSS unless you buy the sensor to cover it. That was the big issue, unless I’ve been out and something has changed. It looks really good but the only thing help me back was the high price for that piece on the 19 Grill. What was the solution there? Looks great BTW.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    Tough call. They both look good, but I like the bottom one more b'c it looks a little meaner.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2018 at 6:45 AM
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    Another vote for the older one.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2018 at 7:12 AM
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    Newer one
     
  11. Sep 9, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    I have both of them(new one on the truck now) and older style in storage with the other grilles. I used the blank space as a spot to mount a forward facing camera. I like the new one but it looks kind of flimsy and shows off more of the bits behind it.

     
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  12. Sep 9, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    Tough call, I really wanted to like the new grille more then the last but I’m not sure. I will have to wait until I see one in person. You’re truck looks sweet either way!
     
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  13. Sep 9, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    Both look good. I just like your truck lol. Are your bars on the bed the go rhinos?
     
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  14. Sep 9, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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    Older style. I cant get over the black patch for the tss.
     
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  15. Sep 9, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    Same
     
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    I like the new one only because I know it’s updated, otherwise if you asked me which one cold, I’d say the old looks better, more rugged.

    I’m also grappling with this decision. Would have been a done deal if it were not the need to fill the TSS bracket and the honeycomb ran cleanly right across the lower portion. I don’t think Ares is even making the fake covers anymore, is he?
     
  17. Sep 9, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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    Joking, that’s actually not a bad idea, which camera did you use, is it wired to the OEM screen? Did you make the filler bracket yourself?
     
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  19. Sep 9, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    BuckWallace

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    I like the 2019. Maybe you could get @ARES to make you a TSS cover for cheap since he doesn't have to make it opaque for the sensor?
     
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  20. Sep 9, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    I make a matching shield kit that accents the grille.
     
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    I make a shield kit brother that fixes this problem and accents the 2019 pro grille.
     
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    I coulda sworn I read it was too time consuming and you were only fulfilling present orders, that’s awesome!
     
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    They are being made brother. New process
     
  25. Sep 9, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    I like both of them. But yea, if it didnt have the TSS feature so prominent the 19 would have a slight edge
     
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  27. Sep 9, 2018 at 4:23 PM
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    Even with out it I don't like it. No reason really. I just think the other is more aesthetic appealing. But to each their own.
     
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    Not trying to thread jack @Devildawg712. Just showing my latest release for the 2019.

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    No worries buddy. I really wanted to pick your faux cover, but I just couldnt justify paying half of the price of the grille for it. You did a great job tho. I ended up just purchasing a piece of gloss black ABS and cut the appropriate dimensions. Probably going to place a subdued flag in there that is invisible in the day. If your product ever drops in price I may doubleback.
     
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    I ended up just purchasing a piece of Gloss black ABS and cutting it down to size. It measures about 2.75" x 7". I then just added a matte black distressed flag so it didn't look so empty. I like it.

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