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Tailgate letter inserts

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Djone27, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. Aug 31, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    Djone27

    Djone27 [OP] New Member

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    What tailgate letter inserts have people had good success with? I just want a matte blank to match the stock badge overlays. I've read a few reviews on Amazon about them fading after time in heat/UV and didn't know what material people were having success with, Zinc, plastic, vinyl, etc.

    Any experience or links are welcome.

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 31, 2020 at 7:58 PM
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    BulldogDan

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    D69F14AB-0A76-45D9-B2F3-79E8F9189ED9.jpg I just received these today from Amazon. I cant attest to the durability but they are very well made with genuine 3M automotive tape on the back. They are definitely some kind of metal with some heft. I love the 3D look Easy to install, just take your time. Also, I removed the 4 X 4 emblem rather than buy a black overlay. It really cleaned up the tailgate.

    Auto safety Tailgate Insert Letters for Toyota Tundra 2014-2020 3D Raised Zinc Alloy Rear Emblem Decals with 3M Adhesive(Matte Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y211859/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_JDBtFbFBZHPS7
     
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  3. Aug 31, 2020 at 9:03 PM
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    Medic343

    Medic343 5+4+3=2

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    I got mine from Toyota parts directly. Well worth it, and peace of mind they are made for the truck perfectly. OEM upgrade
     
  4. Sep 1, 2020 at 12:23 AM
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    snomoman

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    Can you tell me what the OEM Toyota cost was? Do you have a part number ?
    thank you in advance
     
  5. Sep 1, 2020 at 2:28 AM
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    AzureNightmare

    AzureNightmare Geek in a Tundra

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  6. Sep 1, 2020 at 3:22 AM
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    Bammer

    Bammer I'm disinclined to acquiesce your request.

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    Exactly what I have, been on a little over a year and no issues !
     
  7. Sep 1, 2020 at 3:33 AM
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    Djone27

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    Thanks for the replies. I didn't realize there were oem inserts. Seems like those should've been included with my TSS Black package.
     
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  8. Sep 1, 2020 at 4:35 AM
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    timsp8

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    I got OEM too and haven’t had any issues with them. Been in for over 2 years. Fit perfect.
     
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  9. Sep 1, 2020 at 6:14 AM
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    NH2BV

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    I got the aftermarket set; can't remember the brand, they fit fine and look OEM like the letters on the doors (chrome). I have had them on for about a year and they haven't come lose or fallen off, so I am happy with them.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2020 at 9:14 PM
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    Jtundra81

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    Here's mine

    EyeCatcher Pro Series Tailgate Letter Inserts fits 2014-2020 Toyota Tundra
     

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  11. Sep 2, 2020 at 12:08 AM
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    RLHOK

    RLHOK Keeper of the smoke.

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    No longer rolling stock baby....
    I have the inserts from Toyota.
     
  12. Sep 2, 2020 at 11:46 AM
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    blueshound

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    I bought the Amazons a few months ago. June I believe they are great, no fading yet and still stuck on there.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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    Tigereye

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    bed liner, tonneau cover, level kit, nitto ridge grapplers,tufskinz letters,
    I got them from Tufskinz. They're great.
     
  14. Sep 14, 2020 at 6:01 PM
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    BravoDeltaRomeo

    BravoDeltaRomeo Old Man Blue

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    OEM. Started coming off within a year so I removed them.
     
  15. Sep 16, 2020 at 7:12 PM
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    Blacktooth

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    I got the same ones from Amazon that others did. Put them on in May and 4 of the 6 letters are faded to hell, and the other 2 look new. Obviously not very happy with them, maybe I got a bad batch...
     
  16. Sep 16, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    This is what I was afraid of after reading reviews. Seems they are hit or miss. Think I'll go with toyota oem.
     

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