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First Gen Grille Options

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by daveeasa, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Apr 15, 2022 at 5:35 AM
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    delz05

    delz05 Old relic... Living and Loving Life!!!

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    Teqcustoms replied (Hunter Gill, owner) and said that the grill WILL fit the Access Cabs! I will be getting one to confirm fitment.
     
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  2. Apr 16, 2022 at 8:34 AM
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    Cummins3500 Never finishes.....

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    teq is offering one, alibaba, and 4pro auto parts

    *teq- starts at $200 with options while they’re taking pre-orders

    *Alibaba- starts @ like $89.99 before options but figure in shipping/customs and it’s like $157

    *4pro auto parts- $389.99. But the website doesn’t have good reviews
     
  3. Apr 16, 2022 at 8:40 AM
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    daveeasa [OP] FBC Harness Solutions

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    From what I understood, we (US consumers) cannot purchase from alibaba, only aliexpress? At least that's what I thought I understood from before with buying connectors. Is it also available on aliexpress? I had my alibaba account canceled but I've had good luck sourcing parts for the biz from aliexpress (mostly the h9 male connectors since they aren't an OEM part).

    The one main upside to TEQ is some hope of US based support for problems, that's worth the extra $43 ish to me if it truly is possible to get one for 157 to your door. I'd say 157 is a lot to pay for plastic from china without a US vendor backing it, but everyone has their own idea of what value that last bit provides?
     
  4. Apr 18, 2022 at 11:13 AM
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    Has anyone done business with TEQ customs? They show good product on their website, but I've learned to pass doing business with anyone I haven't been able to effectively communicate with. Currently not able to talk with them on the phone, or have good communication interaction by other methods they say is available. I like their front grill but will pass if anyone here doesn't know about their credibility.
     
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  5. Apr 18, 2022 at 11:28 AM
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    KNABORES I wouldn’t say I’ve been missing it, Bob

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    How long have you been trying to contact them? It is a holiday weekend…..
     
  6. Apr 18, 2022 at 11:48 AM
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    Government doesn't give long Easter weekend off and those very few in the private sector that do...God bless them if they do it with pay. Like you say though, will give it some time due to Easter.
     
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  7. Apr 18, 2022 at 5:49 PM
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    teq was fairly quick to respond when I asking about the pre-orders going live. I used the chat with us thing on the website.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2022 at 6:17 PM
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    No issues here... quick response to my questions and information request, as noted above...
     
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  9. Apr 25, 2022 at 2:33 PM
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    They're still not answering the phone. You guys surly didn't communicate with them verbally by phone. Bad way to run a business when they list a phone # that they don't use or ignore.
     
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  10. Apr 25, 2022 at 5:09 PM
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    @gascap ya I didn’t use the phone number. I reached out through Instagram. They have a rep that frequents the 1st gen tundra group and TSOR groups on Facebook. His names Hunter Gill. Might try over there

    but I get it, sometimes you just wanna pick the phone up and call.
     
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  11. Apr 25, 2022 at 5:46 PM
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    Thanks, but their showing a phone number with no intention to use it for business puts up a big red flag that says to pass. Their policy of no returns at all and charge to cancel order shows poor sales and possible cheap made and looking product.
    Because of good build instructions given here for DIY project using Toyota grill and not a China copy, I'll make my own to avoid headache if receive issue from sole proprietor/TEQ.
     
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  12. Jun 6, 2022 at 1:30 PM
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    Just got my shipping notice. Interested to see how it looks once it arrives.
     
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  13. Jun 6, 2022 at 2:06 PM
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    Same here!
     
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  14. Jun 6, 2022 at 2:46 PM
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    Work in progress...
    same...
     
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  15. Jun 6, 2022 at 3:08 PM
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    I was so pumped to add a TEQ customs grille, unfortunately situation arose requiring I sell my truck. TEQ refunded me super fast no questions asked. Great customer service
     
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  16. Jun 6, 2022 at 3:21 PM
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    Did anyone do the color match option? I'm tempted to get one if the outside is painted and not the whole thing.
     
  17. Jun 6, 2022 at 3:22 PM
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    Great news, let us know what it looks like. What has to be added to the front grill in order to keep/lock the hood down? Their video had a lever assembly strip taken off the original grill and attached to the new?
     
  18. Jun 6, 2022 at 3:27 PM
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    Spray paint it with matching paint from a can. Just primer it, paint and lightly wet sand smooth a couple or more coats. Then buff it out and finally wax it. Good luck
     
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    Use some 2k clear as well
     
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    They communicate well on social media and emails. They refunded me really quick after I had to list my truck for sale unexpectedly
     
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    @gascap will do, that’s what this place is all about. I’ll give it to you straight. I’m a gambling man so you don’t have to.
     
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  22. Jun 6, 2022 at 6:27 PM
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    I bought the Alibaba one. (I have a spare one of these for Double Cab if anyone is interested and in So Cal area.) It comes with the 4 amber lights and wiring as well though I decided not to run them on mine.

    This grille is actually the Double cab version and I had to trim the bottom to fit my access cab. (I ordered the wrong one!)

    Overall quality is good but it's a little lighter in weight than OEM. I'm happy with it!

    Also, if you order from Alibaba there is very high chance the TOYOTA emblem will be shipped separately and delayed. It took about 45 days for the grille to arrive and another week or so for the emblem.

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    Yeah, like others I read your statement about it the other day, and again after your reposting about being happy for not eating their said penalty fees. It's good to hear. Nice if he treats everyone the same when grill orders are cancelled or returned w/o incurring said penalty fees.

    Might give him a try if hearing it's solid like OEM grills and thereby won't have to buy OEM and make changes to it myself!
     
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  24. Jun 7, 2022 at 12:25 PM
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    Annnd it's appreciated.
     
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  25. Jun 7, 2022 at 12:34 PM
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    I've ordered from Alibaba vendors before and always received ordered product around a month later. So far worth the wait.
    With that said, is it possible for you to copy and post the mfgr's website link that you purchased the grill from? You did a good job trimming it to fit cause it looks great.
     
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  26. Jun 7, 2022 at 6:26 PM
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    just realized I forgot to post in here.

    that empty piece on the bottom bumper is getting wrapped in matte black vinyl. My first order I messed up trying to learn to use the stuff. Turns out my wife’s pretty good with it and will be wrapping that piece for me when this order gets here.
     
  27. Jun 7, 2022 at 7:21 PM
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    Looks good, just like the one that 3.4Tundra ordered from China.
     
  28. Jun 7, 2022 at 8:56 PM
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    How's the quality on the Chinesium model?
     
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    Man, I’m not sold on these. I really want to be though ;)

    I’m going old school with my color matched “Limited” OEM :stirthepot:
     
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  30. Jun 12, 2022 at 10:55 AM
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    Have you guys that ordered from Hunter Gill at TEQ Customs receive the grills already shipped out to you yet? The bank won't/can't help you with claim for refund (never received order) past 90 days. Looks like about 2/3 of that is gone
     
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