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Chrome end caps

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Johnkentzel, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Oct 28, 2017 at 7:49 PM
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    Ahhhz

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    End cap removal super easy.

    Remove Grill bolts and pull up to release pressure fit clips. It will have resistance but just pull that shit till it pops.
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    These covers also have pressure fit clips. Pop um
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    Then it’s some nylon pins holding in wheel well covers to access couple more bolts holding bumper cover on.

    there are maybe 6 more phillips screws/nylon pins that hold bottom of bumper insert to frame, directly underneath the bumper that also must get pulled.

    There is a steel piece called the “valance” that bumper plastics attach to. This is the main piece that is bolted to the frame. It’s un-stallation is simple but should be noted.
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    You can see holes on top and bottom of end cap where it mounts to valance and skid plate.

    No need to remove the heavy duty 14mms that hold steel bumper on at front middle.

    Put blanket down to protect bumper and prove to yourself once and for all you are a responsible adult.

    End caps pop off with a few 8mms

    Everything else like detaching fogs and sensors is pretty self explans. The parking sensors use clips that just slide behind the sensor. Pay attention when removing but they can only install one way so even a pothead can figure this shit! :hattip:
     
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  2. Oct 28, 2017 at 8:35 PM
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    First I heard someone say it was easy, are you a tech?

    I have been avoiding it because it seems like a pain. Truthfully I thought the wheel well liner are a pain to remove while doing my fog lights.
     
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  3. Oct 28, 2017 at 9:49 PM
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    I’m just a bro who’s been tinkering on toys for a few years... I guess it depends on what you consider a PITA.
    60min, some sockets, 8 beers, cordless driver with Phillips, and a slotted (flat head) screw driver and this shit is donezo
     
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  4. Oct 28, 2017 at 11:32 PM
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    On the scale of gutting a deer and dragging 1.5 miles and changing lawn mower blades and sharpening- I'd put it in the middle. I called it a Pita. It's all relative.
     
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  5. Oct 29, 2017 at 4:47 AM
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    Props to you, bro!

    I hear you. I believe I would also call it a PITA.
     
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  6. Oct 29, 2017 at 5:39 AM
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    I did the plasti dip but would recommend powder coat after getting exhaust tips done. These are gloss blk pc but they said they can paint code color match if I need it. Looks just like paint and can take some abuse.

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  7. Oct 30, 2017 at 5:35 PM
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    did all this today. biggest pain was the parking sensors. that took about a half hour of fiddling with them. but in the end needle nose pliers and finding the 1 tab on top that releases the wire harness. and then you need to follow that wire back and detach it from the truck so you can pull the bumper off the whole way. i had a few screws left over. i guess the heavier chrome end caps have more screws holding them on. and like others have stated the fog light bezel is loose. not sure what to do with that yet. thanks to ROMAN all nice parts did the end caps new grill new hood buldge new handles all around and new tundra tags on the side. oh and trd off road suspension is the best.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2017 at 5:59 PM
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    Pics?
     
  9. Oct 30, 2017 at 6:17 PM
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    In progress....
    It's a pita but well worth it. 20170616_182004.jpg 20170616_181935.jpg
     
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  10. Nov 14, 2017 at 5:38 AM
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    Nice ride. It has that mean look
     
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  11. Nov 14, 2017 at 9:03 AM
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    I went with the Linex20171101_121421.jpg
     
  12. Nov 14, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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    Love the LineX look. I wanted to go with LineX, but my wallet (and more importantly wife) says no. I'm still trying to figure out what to do. I may tackle it with spray on bed liner myself this summer. It can't be much harder than plastidip right?
     
  13. Nov 14, 2017 at 9:37 AM
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    Thanks man.
     
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