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Upgrade 2018 Grille to TRD PRO Grille

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Allen.Tee, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. Jun 4, 2021 at 9:35 AM
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    Allen.Tee

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    Hi everyone,

    looking to upgrade my 18 Sr5 Grille to the TRD Pro Grille. Has anyone had any issue with the TSS sensor after swapping out grilles? Been doing a bit of research and the mod looks somewhat easy to do but i see comments about how it would mess w/ the TSS sensor? And I have not seen any post yet about how to fix that problem.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2021 at 9:46 AM
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    search, upper right, there is a ton of info and threads on the topic. People do it all the time, change grilles, add lift to TSS equipped trucks.
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2021 at 9:47 AM
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    Are you trying to go with the Cement surround too? I think you have three options:
    1. Buy 2018-2021 Pro grille and swap the insert so you keep the chrome surround and have the TOYOTA-lettered grill. You'll need a garnish, either the $$$ OEM one, or try your luck with an Ebay one.
    2. Buy pre-TSS Pro grille with cement surround and use the AJT TSS relocation bracket. https://www.ajtdesign-llc.com/online-store/TSS-Relocation-Bracket-10052B-p194252238
    3. Buy both Pro grilles with surround and swap the TSS grille into the cement surround. Same issue with the garnish.
     
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  5. Jun 4, 2021 at 10:20 AM
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    Thank you
     
  7. Jun 9, 2021 at 6:55 PM
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    I got a look alike grill and garnish from empyreoffroad for about a 3rd of the price from Toyota. Sadly, I've still not installed it yet, but it looks really good.
     
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  8. Jun 9, 2021 at 7:06 PM
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    Mind posting of pic of it?
     
  9. Jun 9, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    I did the exact same thing last year. Have had no issues with the sensor. PM me and I can send you links for the videos I used or if you have any questions. I bought the OEM sensor plate but a lot of people got the knock off from Amazon for almost half the price. That's the only thing I would've done different.
     
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  10. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:47 AM
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    I bought the same and had zero issues installing or with the TSS.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:50 AM
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    here is the pic of mine from Empryeoffroad. Again, no issues whatsoever and install was easy. Some users complained of the garnish being chipped or scratched but mine had zero imperfections.
    upload_2021-6-10_8-49-30.jpg
     
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  12. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:56 AM
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    What hood deflector is that?
     
  13. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:29 AM
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    AVS from Amazon. A lot of the ones out there don’t sit flush or are brittle but this one has held up perfectly and lays completely flush. Plus I like how it has the textured finish vs shiny plastic. There was on two pictures on the Amazon review but glad I went with it despite the gamble.


    Auto Ventshade AVS 436094 Aeroskin II Textured Black Flush Mount Hood Protector for 2014-2020 Toyota Tundra https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017UQHAZE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_896895RR62YBC7CA7M3V
     
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    Awesome, thanks, going to check it out. Functionally how is it?
     
  15. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:42 AM
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    Have only had it about two months but I have no rock chips on the hood, don’t have any issues with noise and it doesn’t affect the windshield washer fluid at high speed like someone had said they do lol. Functionally it is exactly what I wanted and it isn’t “cheap” or plastic feeling. It’s a little more, but worth it for the fit and finish.
     
  16. Jun 10, 2021 at 7:44 AM
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    Awesome thanks! Sorry for the mini thread jack OP lol
     
  17. Jun 11, 2021 at 11:32 PM
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    Here's some pics. You can get it with just the insert or with the surround. I did with so I can wrap the surround"close" to MGM . And swap the whole thing. My truck is a Sport and the honeycomb is metallic grey, where the new grill is black. I want to paint it. Thought of wrapping it but there's alot of little lines to wrap.

    IMG_20210612_010807251.jpg
    IMG_20210612_010854090.jpg
     
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  18. Jun 12, 2021 at 6:45 AM
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    Would you say this was an easy installment? New to all this lol
     
  19. Jun 12, 2021 at 6:46 AM
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    Please send those links. Totally new to all this.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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    I have not installed this yet. But I did on my other truck. It's not hard to do with a couple hand tools. 10mm socket.
     
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