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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

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  2. 2018 Honeycomb Grille

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    36.4%
  1. Aug 12, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    JoshuaA

    JoshuaA [OP] Head of Potatoes

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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)
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    (courtesy of ARES)
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    2018 Honeycomb
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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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    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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    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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    ARES

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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
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