New Grill Emblem

Discussion in 'Aftermarket Products, Reviews & Installation' started by Bogunn, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Alright guys. Got a ridiculously good deal on a new black mesh grill for the 17 TRD Sport. Grill will be delivered Monday so it’ll be on in the next day or two.
    I’m going to put the Toyota emblem on there but I can’t decide which one. Suggestions are appreciated. IMG_2997.jpg IMG_2987.jpg IMG_2988.jpg

    The chrome one measures 11.2” x 1.6”
    The plastic with white letters measures 14 1/8” x 2 3/8”.
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I like the white one. Maybe paint it to match the truck though.
     
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    Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Thought of that. Truck is silver ice metallic. Just thought of the hassle of paint chip on the emblem. I’m all about low maintenance!
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    The chrome one would look good too.
     
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  6. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    White one
     
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    Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    IMG_0031.jpg
    Went with the white emblem.

    EDIT: Less than $140 all in. Grill and emblem.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Good deal... looks good.
     
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  9. JonRod

    JonRod Well-Known Member

    White one
     
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    Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Thanks
     
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    Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Chrome one looked like crap. There was no question after seeing the white.
     
  12. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    How much was that emblem? That would look good on my 09
     
  13. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    How much was that emblem? That would look good on my 09
     
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    Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

  15. Where did you get the grille from
     
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    Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/191732332558

    This is an insert that requires use of the current bezel. If you want to keep the chrome surround on the grill use this. You’ll have to use goop to hold it in place.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/282441634520

    This APS insert allows you to ditch the current grill and bezel and it comes with the hardware to install and matches up perfect. This is what I used.

    Even though these are cheap if you don’t care to dig around for a while on eBay or online you can usually find a better deal.

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  17. Thanks, I really like the way yours turned out
     
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    Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Appreciate it.

    If you go with the Toyota emblem on a mesh grille it doesn’t match up well with the OEM screw brackets. I grinded them down flush and used 3M double sided automotive tape to attach the emblem. It was much easier to center it that way. The 3M tape or goop is the best stuff around.
    I’ve never used 3M tape on a mesh grille but it holds to everything else so I’ll see how it holds up over time.
     
  19. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    If you see @kp.taco following you around he’s waiting for that TOYOTA emblem to fly off.
     
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    Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    No doubt. Lol. I’ll have to keep an eye out.
     
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  21. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    My bad. He’s on to you.
     
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