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TSS Sensor Cover Mod

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Rig4war, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Jun 26, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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    My impatience coupled with my cheapness got the Best of me the other day. So as you know on a 2014 tundra the TSS sensor was not an option. But I couldn’t live without a 2019 Pro Grill. So I gave my father-n-law my sport grill then ordered the Pro grill, not really caring that the sensor cover cost $400 which is more than the grill cost! After many Hours of debating with myself I just could not pay $400 for a plastic sensor cover! After doing some research on size difference between the Tacoma and the tundra sensor cover, And finding out that they were very similar in size. I got online and ordered the TSS sensor cover for the Tacoma which I was able to get for $40 shipped.

    Once I got the cover, I immediately went to work and this is what I came up with let me know what you guys think.

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  2. Jun 26, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    For the cost savings... I'm into it. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2019 at 11:05 PM
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    What did you have to do to make it work?
     
  4. Jun 26, 2019 at 11:14 PM
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    He had to pay the money and then install it on his truck. .. easy peasy lemon squeeze! :rofl::rofl:
     
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  5. Jun 26, 2019 at 11:16 PM
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    The Tacoma vs Tundra cover is a direct fit? No mods to it?
     
  6. Jun 26, 2019 at 11:21 PM
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    Thanks! Will post install pics in the AM!
     
  7. Jun 26, 2019 at 11:25 PM
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  8. Jun 27, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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    That's a good thread as well some other good ideas.
     
  9. Jun 27, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    When you receive the Tacoma sensor it has three tabs on what I consider the top of the sensor. I used a dremel to the the plastic tabs to but left the two post on each bottom corner of the sensor to also use as glue points. I then dremeled a half circle in the left tab hole on the grill for the top left sensor post to fit in snugly.

    I then drilled holes into two abs brackets and bolted them to the grill opening where the sensor would be placed making sure they were flush. Did a lot of test fitting at this point to make sure the mounts and sensor would mate up flush. I then used Gorilla glue (clear/ no foam) to glue the sensor to the brackets only. I then clamped the sensor to the grill for 24 hours to let dry and set. I was able to pick up the grill by the sensor with no problems, the sensor it mounted pretty stout.

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  10. Jun 27, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    Great job,looks factory and always love the savings !
     
  11. Jun 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  12. Jun 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    Awesome!!! Thanks for the write up.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    What brackets did u use
     
  14. Jul 11, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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    Yotalou- I just used some injection molded plastic pieces from a gun holster and drilled holes in them.
     
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    Just a FYI the price on the Tacoma cover 53141-35060 just sky rocketed
     
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    jrd347 - That is weird, I went back to my purchases on eBay to send the link and it has been removed from my purchase history.

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  18. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    July 1st pricing update don’t remember exactly off the top of my head but they are up there with the tundra one.
     
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    At that price you can buy the tundra cover.
     
  21. Jul 13, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    Your welcome. Anytime!
     
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    Absolutely stupid what Toyota wants for these and one of the reasons I didn’t go with that grill (also because I couldn’t find it already painted in MGM)

    But for those still looking here’s a little cheaper option.

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    The one I linked above is only $62 Canadian or just under $48 USD
     
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    I ordered one from him over a month ago, been running the Tundra without a cover on my TSS sensor for that long haha... He had some issues at a hospital and is redoing the chemicals or something, or so he says, very very slow but for $65 I will try my best to have more patience.
     

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