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Opinion: To Grille or Not To Grille

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by tdiantonio, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 8:59 PM
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    tdiantonio

    tdiantonio [OP] New Member

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    Have any of you swapped the 18 and up Platinum Grille for the 19 and up TRD Pro grille?
    Before I bought mine I was sure I was getting the TRD Pro Grille...now that I have it...its a tough call. Looking for opinions or at least a reason to talk me out of swapping...thanks


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  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 9:04 PM
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    Ely010606

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    Imho , I actually like it the way it is.
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 9:12 PM
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    vegas4x4

    vegas4x4 Blaaack

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    ive always favored the Pro grille but it looks good the way it is.
     
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  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:27 PM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife Toxic prick..

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    I like it the way it is..
    My ONLY purpose for buying a TRD Pro grille and painted hood bulge on my 2014 SR5 was to ditch the chrome.
    You don't have that issue and have the painted bumper valance to match...:thumbsup:

    Spend that money on audio upgrades....:rockband:
     
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  5. Feb 25, 2020 at 3:50 AM
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    Tundyfundy

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    Save the money for other mods! Your truck looks great!
     
  6. Feb 25, 2020 at 4:01 AM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    Maybe Rich, @rrentrop from TVD vinyl can make you a blue Toyota logo to put over the chrome logo.

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/tvd-vinyl.45343/page-3#post-1616968
     
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  7. Feb 25, 2020 at 4:18 AM
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    Lost in the East

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    I like both grilles. BUT if I would’ve gone the platinum route, my plan was to switch to the pro grille.
    Just wait until you need a new one and switch out other stuff in the mean time.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2020 at 9:33 AM
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    Overisland

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    I have a 2020 Sport and put on the TRD grille with an Ares Customs sensor cover and love the setup. Its super clean and I really like the heritage style grilles

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  9. Feb 25, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    In your case I would say forget about it...the platy grills on the new trucks are great looking already.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2020 at 9:37 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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    Me personally, hate this plate on the grille where the sensors are (I believe)

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  11. Feb 25, 2020 at 9:41 AM
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    Overisland

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    Its definitely pretty silly. I had a 2018 Tacoma Pro in Colorado before I moved to Hawaii and it would glitch out every time it snowed because snow and ice would buildup on the sensor and I would lose cruise control. Stupid design.
     
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