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Tailgate insert

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Dodger46, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Dec 8, 2019 at 11:28 AM
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    Dodger46

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    I tried the search feature, but I can’t find a good recommendation for the best option for the tailgate insert TUNDRA letters. The OEM option is $50 is that what you guys recommend, or the $40 off Amazon? I’m looking for ease of install along with longevity.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2019 at 11:33 AM
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  3. Dec 8, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    dv8TRDPRO

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    Here is a link to my build and the inserts I put in last weekend. I went with OEM letters because of the raised lettering and matching to the other emblems.

    NOOGA TRD PRO BUILD
     
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  4. Dec 8, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    I did these... love them. They are solid. No problems.

    Aukee Tailgate Letters for Toyota...

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JKWKMVR?

    Sorry, can’t get the link to work. Search by the Aukee Tailgate letters.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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  6. Dec 8, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    7.62Tundra

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    I've been thinking about this to snazz up the white tailgate. My door handles are black as well along with the mirrors.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    I added OEM ones. Just wanted to be certain they would be good quality.
     
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  8. Dec 8, 2019 at 4:08 PM
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    mech_engineer09

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  9. Dec 8, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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    BravoDeltaRomeo

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    If OEM is only $10 more, I'd go that route
     
  10. Dec 8, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    I think the tufskinz are better quality than oem. They are raised and just are solid. My dad has the oem on his 2016 and one of the letters cracked and is peeling away.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2019 at 4:46 PM
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    Burdturger

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    Sevensparta on Amazon. Made of metal and a good price
     
  12. Dec 8, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    RLHOK

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    I have the OEM ones on my tundra, I like em.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    BravoDeltaRomeo

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    Mine were installed when I bought the truck, so it came with 3y parts installed warranty.

    TufSkinz may be a good option too. I wasn't happy at all with their vent covers, but my fog light accents are nice. Customer Service at TufSkinz was too notch

    They are easy enough to replace if something happens down the road and there are a ton of them on the market now
     
  14. Dec 8, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    Thank you all for your help! This site is amazing.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    I had the vinyl ones. They were fine, but I like the metal ones I have now. I don't recall if I bought the exact same ones as linked above, but I believe they're all basically the same.
     
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  16. Dec 9, 2019 at 4:31 AM
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    Yeah it is lol. I'm telling you. you will be very happy with the tufskinz ones though in matte black. Just make sure you're doing it in a warm place. I had to heat the tailgate up with a hair dryer as I did each letter as well as the letters because my truck won't fit in the garage and it's cold here now.
     
  17. Dec 9, 2019 at 4:32 AM
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    Yeah I was gonna get their vent covers, but I think The AJT Designs ones are a lot better for all the rest of the stuff on the interior of the truck.
     
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  18. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:38 AM
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    @mech_engineer09 do you have a picture of yours? I've thought about doing this but wasn't sure how the black would look with MGM. Wasnt sure it would be noticeable or just blend in too much.
     
  19. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    Yes it looks great on the MGM. I plastidipped the 4x4 emblem as well and they match pretty perfectly. Just gotta do the platinum emblems. I just looked I actually don't have any pictures of it. I'll take one as soon as I get done with work and put it up on here. It doesn't blend in too much with the MGM. I was a little worried about that, but I bit the bullet and ordered that matte and i'm glad I didn't go with the gloss finish.
     
  20. Dec 9, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    Awesome, Thanks man!
     
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  21. Dec 9, 2019 at 7:01 AM
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    OEM will fit perfect and Toyota quality.
     
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  23. Dec 9, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    Took some pictures. Tried as best as I could. Was raining today in NE Ohio but what else is new lol. That’s the tufskinz domed one I linked to Amazon

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    I have the Toyota OEM ones, no complaints here
     
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    Got the metal 3D ones, but they were purchased from another member and I had him do a job for me, reflective vinyl

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  26. Dec 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    Lol I’m in Akron. I know the feeling. But yeah the black is subtle enough to not be obnoxious but noticeable to make a difference.
     
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