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2021 TRD Pro Grille

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by kyle50, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Oct 12, 2020 at 8:49 PM
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    I bought badge overlays from Runnin4Tacos and I was super impressed with the fit/quality, and I am VERY particular with the fit/quality of things, obsessively so. I'm switching out my white OR for a gray one so I need to buy another set of overlays, but R4T is often sold out...probably for good reason. Here's the video that sold me on them.

     
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  2. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:34 AM
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    I just installed these from R4T on my SR5. I was also impressed with the fit and finish of these, fast shipping too.
     
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  3. Oct 13, 2020 at 7:45 AM
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    I'd be interested in knowing what you think about the bar overlay, as far as fitment, and any gaps there might be on the end(s). Let us know, thanks.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2020 at 9:28 AM
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    Will do! The bar & grill arrive on 10/15, but I don't get my new 4Runner until 10/20 now. I'll post photos out of the box and then as soon as I get the new 4Runner I'll install and share feedback/pictures of the final result here.
     
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  5. Oct 13, 2020 at 12:07 PM
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    Thank you. I assume since you didn't opt for them to paint the letters, you got the 'standard gray'?
     
  6. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:35 PM
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    Correct, I just got the standard gray.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2020 at 8:23 AM
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    I ordered as well. Should be here on the 16th. I'll install this weekend and upload photos.
     
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  8. Oct 14, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    Nice , i am planning on this Friday too . What tires are you putting? I just transfer stock tires for now.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    I think you misunderstood. This is for the Pro Grille mod.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    lol yes I respond to wrong thread, sorry.
     
  11. Oct 14, 2020 at 6:46 PM
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    But, as soon as I could (900mi) I slapped Nitto G2s and haven't looked back. I off road (5/10 difficulty and below) every other weekend and drive it occasionally to work and back.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2020 at 2:46 PM
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    Hey all, starting this today. Package arrived early!

    Below are photos on garnish and grille, backside of garnish (where screw holes are) and front side of my baby.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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  14. Oct 15, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    Tips:
    - punch the holes with a 1/8" bit. They say use 3/16", but that way you don't have too much looseness for those who are artistically special
    - place garnish face down on towel while screwing and mounting
    - insert giggity anywhere in the above statements
     
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  15. Oct 15, 2020 at 3:39 PM
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    Garnish done. PXL_20201015_223511900.jpg
     
  16. Oct 15, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    ^^where you ended up ordered?
     
  17. Oct 15, 2020 at 3:43 PM
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    Check through the posts!

    tacovinyl.com
     
  18. Oct 15, 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    Did you drill the holes ? Mine came with dimples.
     
  19. Oct 15, 2020 at 3:49 PM
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    Absolutely I drilled the holes. The screws go in to the letters, not the garnish. This way the letters were guaranteed straight. I don't trust my shakey hands haha
     
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  20. Oct 15, 2020 at 5:18 PM
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    LMAO!

    Looking forward to seeing the finished product, thanks for the tips!
     
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  21. Oct 15, 2020 at 6:36 PM
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    Great tips!
    - Where did they say to use 3/16"? I'll take your advice on the 1/8"
    - Do you have any giggity concerns about the letters coming loose or twisting?
    - How do you feel about the quality? My OCD is having a hard time with a few things, but I don't really have anything else to compare it to so other aftermarket grills could be the exact same.

    As much as I would have loved to buy OEM it's not really in the budget right now so I'm hoping it ends up installing flush and without gaps on the side.
     
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  22. Oct 15, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    I reached it to them a couple days back. I knew there weren't instructions involved. So I figured I would take the "dumbass with questions" title fall for all of us. :anonymous:

    - not at all. them screws be tight. if the letters don't lay flat (don't be tooooooo perfectionist) trim the mounts with a safety knife, or check your holes (giggity). you may need to clean them up.
    - the quality is great. there's a dimple in the y, but even from 3 ft back, it looks really good for 1/2 the price.

    My install is tomorrow or Saturday,so time will tell. Remember, part of gap issue for some is the 3m tape, so don't forget to leave your t4r in the sun to warm up the bumper before adding garnish. it'll allow the tape to squish. And make sure the tape goes almost all the way to the edge!
     
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  23. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:12 PM
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    Suuweeet! I'm glad you're installing yours first. My MGM OR just arrived to port today so I should have it in the next few days. Keep us posted on the final result and any other tips you across. Thanks! :)
     
  24. Oct 15, 2020 at 8:16 PM
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    Oh man I remember that wait... I lined up so many projects that I started to worry I was gonna have to build a car just for the parts hahaha
     
  25. Oct 17, 2020 at 11:20 AM
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    So, update.

    I went to install the upper grille and only the outer screws fit.

    In the photo (OEM bottom, TacoVinyl top):
    - the red screw mounts are set too low; the radiator support that you reattach can't reach
    - the blue screw mounts can't reach either

    I'll be looking for screws and spacers. But for now, I can't recommend the grille.

    Garnish I have yet to mount.

    PXL_20201017_181129429~2.jpg
     
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  26. Oct 17, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    Ouch, that's super disappointing. I'm actually going to reach out to them. Honestly, if the letters were meant to screw in, I'd expect the holes to have been punched already, then this on top of it... smh :(
     
  27. Oct 17, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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    The letters are no biggie. Takes no work, really. But the mounting being off, I'm gonna have to buy spacers and longer screws.
     
  28. Oct 17, 2020 at 11:48 AM
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    I don't know how long they've been making them for but you'd think someone else would have shared that feedback ‍♀️. Just trying to help him going forward ya know.
     
  29. Oct 17, 2020 at 11:51 AM
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    It seems we may be the first! Haha

    :(
     
  30. Oct 18, 2020 at 10:28 AM
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    So I ended up cutting the grille to fit. It's not perfect, so I'll be ordering the grille elsewhere.
     

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