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Grill Swap Complete / 2017 SR5 Grill to 2018 Honeycomb Grill

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by drhaynes, Jun 14, 2018 at 4:12 PM.

  1. Jun 14, 2018 at 4:12 PM
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    drhaynes

    drhaynes [OP] New Member

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    Received 2018 Honeycomb grill, surround and bulge today. Fifteen minutes later, swap was complete. Couldn't have been easier, but there was one minor issue (gap between hood bulge and lower surround is larger than original grill.

    Before:
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    After:
    IMG_3278(1).jpg

    Excessive gap between bulge and lower surround:
    IMG_3282.jpg

    Anyone else run into this problem? Initially, I changed the grills without changing the bulges as both looked to be the same. Upon noticing the increase in the gap, I changed the bulge also. No improvement. I considered putting the 2018 insert in the 2017 surround, but not sure that will change anything either. Thought maybe someone else might have been down this road already.
     
  2. Jun 14, 2018 at 4:21 PM
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    easleycrawler

    easleycrawler TOYOTA ADDICT

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    I did the swap a couple weeks ago. What emblem did you use?
    IMG_20180420_182152428.jpg

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  3. Jun 14, 2018 at 6:06 PM
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    The seller left the stock emblem on the grill. Looks like you have the same gap problem I have.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    SuperSilverTundra

    SuperSilverTundra i didnt pull up i Landed

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    there are 2 rubber bumpers that the hood sorta rests on when you close your hood you can easily adjust them by hand just twist them either up or down and it should adjust the gap I had to do that when I changed my grille @drhaynes
     
  5. Jun 15, 2018 at 10:11 AM
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    Thanks. I looked at those and was under the impression they were bottomed out. I’ll take a closer look at them. Thanks again.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2018 at 9:04 PM
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    treihing

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    IMO the silver does not work. You should replace the surround as well as it would match better.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2018 at 5:42 PM
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    Did that to mine.

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