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Updating Your 3rd Gen Grille: 2019 TRD Pro Grille or 2018 Honeycomb?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by JoshuaA, Aug 12, 2018.

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2019 TRD Pro Grille or 2018 Honeycomb?

  1. 2019 TRD Pro Honeycomb Grille

    32 vote(s)
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  2. 2018 Honeycomb Grille

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    33.3%
  1. Aug 12, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    JoshuaA

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    Now that official pics are out, the 2019 TRD Pro grille actually has a rectangular gap, you can't really leave it open if you don't have TSS. If you do have TSS, @ARES is making great brackets and covers either way.

    Since I don't have TSS, I've been thinking of getting his cover or a hack, and it doesn't seem as clean as a 2018 grille with a Toyota emblem. Was looking forward to the new Pro grille, but I think I'm leaning towards the 2018 for an updated look instead.

    (courtesy of atxtundra)
    8C752BA9-99E6-4DF1-84E4-632E86C80404.jpg

    (courtesy of ARES)
    20180809_002834.jpg

    2018 Honeycomb
    IMG_8016.jpg
     
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  2. Aug 12, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    MotoTundra

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    -TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) -Baja Designs Squadron R Sport Aux lights. -TRD Pro Grill -TRD Rear Sway Bar -BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox -Dipped wheels & bumpers -Iron Cross HD steps -Undercover Swingcase -SunTek Paint Protection film -Tinted glass -Bedmat -OEM Towing Mirrors
    Win-win in my opinion!
     
  3. Aug 12, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    thomasbus337

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    After seeing a pic of the oem center trim piece from eBay I decided to try replicating the design using vinyl. I used scrap vinyl I had around the house and the design is not to scale, but not too bad for a first attempt.

     
  4. Aug 12, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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    MotoTundra

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    -TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) -Baja Designs Squadron R Sport Aux lights. -TRD Pro Grill -TRD Rear Sway Bar -BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox -Dipped wheels & bumpers -Iron Cross HD steps -Undercover Swingcase -SunTek Paint Protection film -Tinted glass -Bedmat -OEM Towing Mirrors
    It's all about the attention to detail. Very nice!
     
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  5. Aug 12, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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    ARES

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    I was going to go the vinyl route but I figured molded opaque plastic was a better fit
     
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  6. Aug 12, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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    JoshuaA

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    Tough call, to the untrained eye, it looks like an afterthought. We Tundra owners know it's for TSS.

    Nice job thomasbus337! @ARES, will you be making a black plastic version that blends in with the rest of the grille for those that just need a cover?

    8C752BA9-99E6-4DF1-84E4-632E86C80404.jpg
     
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  7. Aug 12, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    Tundra Fan

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    Adapt this to fit in the TSS area
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Aug 13, 2018 at 8:45 AM
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    Looks great, yeah not too sure about that rectangular area
     
  9. Aug 13, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    Still undecided but leaning towards the pro grill
     
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  10. Aug 19, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    thomasbus337

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    Looks Awesome. Is this the same piece or will there be a different version for us 14-17 non TSS adopters?
     
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  11. Aug 19, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    Great questionn!
     
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  12. Aug 19, 2018 at 6:47 PM
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    They both look great. I’m a little partial to the 18 honeycomb
     
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  13. Aug 19, 2018 at 7:20 PM
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    https://www.tundras.com/threads/the-un-limited-build.25949/
    2018 honeycomb...
     
  14. Aug 23, 2018 at 3:41 AM
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    I just don't understand the obsession/love affair with the TRD Pro grille.Sorry...
     
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  15. Aug 30, 2018 at 10:14 PM
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    Hope I'm not covering a topic already covered...but I have a 18 platinum grill and in order to relocate using your kit, I need to get a 19 Pro grill?
     
  16. Sep 10, 2018 at 4:21 AM
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    2017 TRD PRO GRILLE installment kit: (Redesign and adjustability)
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    2019 TRD PRO GRILLE accent piece and installment kit:
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    -$160 shipped 2014-2017 models



    NEW UPDATED SHIELD! Hardware will be countered.



    NEW UPDATED SHIELD! Hardware will be countersunk and blended into mold.
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    Theres a lot more going on with this beauty then meets the eye. Having tested vigorously in extreme rain storms thanks the hurricane Florences approach. Will upload a video later today.




    Alot of hardwork, long hours and no sleep went into getting this perfect. So please enjoy and let me know if you have any questions.



    Non-TSS radars matching honeycomb will be exact depth replicating rest of grille. Photos soon

    Thank you for your support
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2018
  17. Feb 8, 2019 at 8:54 PM
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    I need a garnish insert for 2018 TRD grill, @ARES?
     
  18. Feb 8, 2019 at 9:35 PM
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    I like my honeycomb grill, I just wish the T emblem was black or MGM matched instead of chrome. Not sure if it's even possible to get the plastic cover off to paint it or not.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2019 at 10:12 PM
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    He's not here, google his new site, it doesn't post here either.
     
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    What’s the new website?
     
  21. Feb 15, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    TRD Pro Grill, front bumper end caps, mirror caps and door handles blacked out. ATC Cap, Cap Pack 6 Gun Drawer, LED lights in CAP, Rhino rails on top, 12 volt accessory plugs. Weathertech floor mats, after market antenae. Ceramic tint film to driver and passenger door. Coachbuilder shims ,+2 shackles, steering kit, bumper shims, Bora 1.25 wheel spacers Bilstein 5100's on mid setting. BW flares with blacked out Route 66 screws. Gloss black powder coated OEM rims and Cooper 295/70/18 ST MAXX. Tech12Volt sound system upgrade...JL C2's doors and C1's on dash, 5 channel JL amp, 2 10inch subs in custom box and DSR1 sound processor...Soundskins in doors and back wall. Trunk and body badges removed. Powder coated tow hooks red. Linex bed lining front bra film and flares along with full ceramic coat. Cramic Pro interior plus windshield treatment. Toyota running boards and TRD anti sway bars in front and rear along with blacked out exhaust tip. TRD door latch cover plates. Full VLED light upgrade puddle, license, interior added footwell plus rear tail light brake, reverse. Added ASM turn signal LED's in front. OPT 7 tailgate light in red. Baja Design amber squadrons wc in front and SR2 Pro's in amber on rear bumper. Filmed reverse light in back, added red shackle on tow hitch and new license plate in front
    Ares Customs dot com
     
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  23. Feb 15, 2019 at 3:49 PM
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    Allegedly at his request...
     
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