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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.

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

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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

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

    IMG_20180601_105236840_HDR.jpg
     
  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

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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
     
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  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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  8. Jun 23, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    Did you purchase the whole grill assembly, or just the honeycomb insert? Or, is that not even an option?
     
  9. Jun 23, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    Not an option unless you buy someone's used insert
     
  10. Jun 23, 2018 at 7:20 PM
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    I'm pretty sure that stock emblem is worth some good money. You can replace it with a landcruiser one that doesn't have sensors for cheap, if you can find a buyer looking for the expensive one
     
  11. Jun 23, 2018 at 7:23 PM
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    You can do this but run the risk of breaking some tabs and mounting points. It's a pain in the ass. May not be worth the effort to close that gap. But its possible
     
  12. Jun 23, 2018 at 10:04 PM
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    Thanks for the reply. Do you happen to have the part number for the grill? I keep coming up with the 2014-17 part number. Also, do you know if the emblem on the 2014 will fit in the 2018 grill?
     
  13. Jun 23, 2018 at 10:06 PM
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    14 emblem will not fit an 18 grill. @Roman knows what emblem fits I think it's from a recent generation landcruiser
     
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  14. Jun 23, 2018 at 10:15 PM
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    I prefer the honeycomb by a long run, also color matched my surround and bulge

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  15. Jun 23, 2018 at 10:22 PM
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    Thanks for the help!
     
  16. Jun 23, 2018 at 10:34 PM
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    I bought the entire grill including surround and bulge. It is however possible to buy the insert only. Just a few screws and a bunch of tabs to unhook without breaking them. Most used grills will or should have emblem plate with grill as it will not fit on the grill it replaced. Literally took 15 minutes to change grill. Just have to keep watching for one to come available.
     
  17. Jun 25, 2018 at 7:16 AM
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    Just the insert and had the surround painted to match the body color. I like the look of this grill on my Tundra.

    Tess
     
  18. Jun 25, 2018 at 8:24 AM
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