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Cement grille and hood bulge

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by 509Tony, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Sep 5, 2018 at 11:35 AM
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    509Tony

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    Anyone with a 2018 Buy 2017 Pro grille/bulge and swap the honeycomb insert? Was the insert difficult to swap? How did the colors match...Thanks
     
  2. Sep 5, 2018 at 1:12 PM
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    I will let you know. I have a 2018 cement CM SR5 and my 2017 Pro hood bulge and grill assembly will be delivered today. Still deciding if I will use the Pro insert or the honeycomb. I may try the honeycomb to see if I like it. Don't want to void my TSS warranty by using the 2017 pro grill insert and TSS relocation bracket. I will have to keep the honeycomb insert and swap out the Pro before I take it to the dealer if I have TSS issues.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    Thanks I appreciate the response..let me know
     
  4. Sep 5, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    Larmand

    Larmand Im 100% correct, part of the time! TTC #145

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    I have! the clips for the insert are a bit tricky but not difficult. Just try not to break too many. The color was a little off, but nothing that made me feel the need to go repaint it.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    I did the swap and to me, the color match was perfect. Broke a few tabs (the corners broke on both the new color match AND the original chrome) but those two clips really didn't affect the integrity of the overall grille.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Sep 5, 2018 at 3:28 PM
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    Any specific tools you used on tabs to make it easier??
     
  7. Sep 5, 2018 at 3:45 PM
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    Fingers....
     
  8. Sep 5, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    You guys order from sparks or @Roman
     
  9. Sep 5, 2018 at 4:01 PM
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    Larmand Im 100% correct, part of the time! TTC #145

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    A flathead screwdriver and Roman
     
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  10. Sep 5, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    Ebay when they had the 15% discount and free shipping from the seller
     
  11. Sep 5, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    88D4ED7B-79CA-4F47-9B30-E5AF1A57F61E.jpg

    Matches pretty good but not 100%. Overall really happy. It took less than 5 minutes to replace the hood bulge.
     
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  12. Sep 7, 2018 at 8:45 PM
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    Finished the install tonight. Was easy except the tabs for the grill insert are kind of a pain. When removing the TRD grill from the cement surround I didn't break any tabs. When removing the 2018 honeycomb grill from the chrome surround I broke three. IMHO looks better with the honeycomb or at least until I decide to get the 2019 TRD grill...
     
  13. Sep 8, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    How is the color difference in person?
     
  15. Sep 8, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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    Minimal and depends on light and angle. Sometimes the match looks exact. I am really happy with the result. Now I have to sell the trd pro insert...
     
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    none of them match, ever. look at every picture of a 'matched' grille on the forum and in real life. I think its just plastic next to metal and crappy Toyota paint.
     
  17. Sep 8, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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    Shit! That kinda sucks
     
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    where did u get the color match grill
     
  20. Jan 28, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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    This is my next undertaking... just gotta save the money..
     
  22. May 16, 2019 at 5:59 AM
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    I have 2019, and when i bought it in jan it seemed complicated. I emailed roman but i wasnt confident with answers i got with changing the chrome grill and bulge all cement. I guess it was too new and i dont know if anyone has done it yet. I bought an sr5 for bench seat but was told i couldnt get all matching. But figured i could do it if the other models had matching. really debating getting rid of it because i hate the chrome. Can anyone help
     
  23. May 16, 2019 at 6:19 AM
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  24. May 18, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    ShawnydeLight

    ShawnydeLight 2018 Cement Crewmax Limited

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    Are you still trying to sell that TRD Pro Insert you have?
     
  25. May 18, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    Is that the black lettering?
     

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