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Honeycomb Grille Insert

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Phin Fan13, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. Jan 6, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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    Phin Fan13

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    Just wanted to share a little bit of info—

    I’m partial to the honeycomb grille on the 3rd Gen. Tundra and wanted to paint my current honeycomb grille gloss black on my new color matched grille surround. While surfing the net , I stumbled upon this gloss black grille insert and decided to give it a shot (for $100, why not) I just received the grille overlay that I purchased on-line from Advanced Auto Parts via a company named CCI (coast2coastinternational.com) The quality of the grille overlay is great and saves me from the hassle of sending it out to for paint, waiting for it to return….etc. On a side note, I googled the company to see what products they offered and google says that they are permanently closed?!? Weird!?!? According to their actual website, they still offer a wide array of products. Either way, I attached the photos below to show the ease of installation and the final results. All I did to install is press it on until it “clicked in” IMO, I think that it looks good.

    Grille Before.jpg Grille Overlay.jpg Grille After.jpg
     
  2. Jan 6, 2020 at 12:44 PM
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    Looks killer! Did your truck have the sensor on the “t” if so any issues?
     
  3. Jan 6, 2020 at 12:54 PM
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    The snap on part has an opening in the middle for the Toyota symbol. No reason it should cause any issues as long as it's not in front of the emblem.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2020 at 1:37 PM
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    Correct, there were no issues with the TSS.
     
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  5. Jan 6, 2020 at 1:50 PM
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    looks great!! So is it a thin plastic mold that snaps over the oem grill?
     
  6. Jan 6, 2020 at 1:59 PM
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    Pretty good looking! Wish they made the same basic honeycomb design for the Sequoia.

    Instead they make the same grill parts a little more 'chromey', ugggg...
     
  7. Jan 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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    Actually, its a thick and sturdy plastic mold that just snaps over the OEM grille. I was a little hesitant at first cause I purchased it from your "run of the mill" auto parts store and didn't think that the quality would be all that great.
     
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  8. Jan 6, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    Could you post a link to where you purchased?
    I’m interested :spending:

    thanks for the post!
     
  9. Jan 6, 2020 at 5:42 PM
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  10. Jan 7, 2020 at 6:03 AM
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  11. Jan 7, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    Wow! Your really hardcore.:boink:
     
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  12. Jan 7, 2020 at 6:21 PM
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    Nah. Just sarcastic and without kids. :p
     
  13. Jan 7, 2020 at 9:03 PM
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    I have the same grill on my recently purchased 18 Platinum 1794 and I don't see anything underneath this grill. It looks like it is a factory part. I was under the impression that grill overlays are just that-they sit on top of the factory grill. I put one on a Ford Excursion years and years ago. That one fit over the factory grill. Could you explain, maybe I am wrong?
     
  14. Jan 8, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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    I can answer your question tomorrow when my grill insert/overlay arrives . I believe it’s a snap in overlay in GLOSS BLACK to cover the OEM dark gray/charcoal one.... at least that’s my hope. So basically a color change. A cheaper alternative than doing the TRD Pro grill swap.
     
  15. Jan 9, 2020 at 1:26 AM
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    If you think that it looks like a factory part, I will take that as a compliment. Thank you. I can promise you that it is not a factory part. As of recently, I switched out my chrome factory grille surround with a new color matched pro grille surround. IMO, I like the honeycomb grille insert as opposed to the pro grille insert. So, I switched out the pro grille insert for my honeycomb grille insert. Basically, @BoerboelTundra is correct it’s a color change. In the pics below, hopefully you can see the difference in the colors; that is where the overly ends and meets up with the OEM grille (see Close Up View #1). Additionally, I added the instructions for what it's worth.

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  16. Jan 9, 2020 at 1:30 AM
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    I believe that you'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality. It's not a thin and flimsy part, it's pretty sturdy.
     
  17. Jan 9, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    So I am new to add-on's for Tundras, but I think the previous owner installed an Platinum grille. It's the entire assembly, not the overlay. I recently found the post from Cool Springs Toyota showing grilles and the driver side grab handle for sale. I just received the grab handle today and plan to install it this weekend. As I scrolled through the thread, he had all of the different grilles offered by Toyota, for sale. Then I saw the grill. I'll take pics of my truck this weekend, weather permitting and someone can tell me definitively what grille it has. But, needless to say, I love the look of the honeycomb grille.
     
  18. Jan 10, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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    Great find @Phin Fan13 !! I installed mine today in about 3 seconds. The black looks so much better compared to the charcoal grey!
     
  19. Jan 10, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    It's a nice solid part, right!!! I was pleasantly surprised just like you! Glad you like it.
     
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    Here is what came on my truck. Looks factory.
     
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    it is....
     
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    When ordering a new 1794 Edition, were buyers given the option of a different grill?
     
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    The part he ordered is a black snap on overlay. It looks just like the regular honeycomb because it's just a cover to change the color to a gloss black instead of the gray that is stock.
     
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    Is this a grille insert that goes over the existing honeycomb oem grille? It looks chrome to me.
     
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    Can you post before and after pics? Thanks.
     
  27. Jan 12, 2020 at 8:31 PM
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    Haha I though they must be joking, they all look exactly the same to me!
     
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    It is really hard to tell the difference from pictures but I can assure you the snap in overlay is gloss black versus the stock grill which is a dark matte grey.

    Stock;
    0E5F5414-32B3-4BA6-9CC0-DEAD53614273.jpg

    Gloss black (coast to coast overlay)
    728C9F58-DAF1-4A91-9B45-696AFA5D4769.jpg
     
  29. Jan 12, 2020 at 8:44 PM
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    Yes it goes over top of the existing grill and snaps in. It takes about 30 seconds to install. I think you are seeing the flash from the camera on the grill which makes it looks like chrome.
     
  30. Jan 12, 2020 at 8:47 PM
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    There's a reason why Toyota doesn't paint the mesh portion of the grille. Can You tell me why?
     

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