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Anyone tried removing the 2 chrome bars on the upper grill?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Defend_Pono, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Jan 20, 2020 at 4:02 PM
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    Circled in the picture. Out of curiosity, has anyone tried removing the 2 chrome bars on the upper grill or tried blacking it out?
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  2. Jan 21, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    I saw a youtube guy who had removed it - apparently it's held by 2 screws from behind each bar and you don't have to remove the grill to remove the bars.
     
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    Can confirm - the plastic bars can be removed if you take off the upper grill and unscrew the two screws (each) holding them in. I actually replaced my 2020 front with the Pro style grille.
     
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  4. Jan 21, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    Can they be installed on a pre 2020 grill? If so, I might take them off your hands if you would part with them.
     
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  6. Jan 21, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    I will get back to you on that. My plan was to try and heat it up to see if I can turn the chrome into black chrome then reinstall. Or maybe even spray them gloss black.
     
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    This part is what's posted on another forum
    Part #:
    PZ327-35056 Grille Radiator Up
    Link to long thread Heres what it looks like
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  8. Jan 22, 2020 at 8:13 AM
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    Hey @Jemplyr77, DM me as i have the full upper (with the chrome pieces and Toyota logo) available - just not sure if it can be installed in a pre-2020. I would think so, but don't quote me on it.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    Alright now we need someone to volunteer to take off the chrome pieces and take good close up pics to see how it looks!
     
  10. Jan 22, 2020 at 3:32 PM
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    Well, I got a little excited and thought there is a chance to get ride of the chrome easy. Never took a closer look to the upper grill before, today I did and there is no chance...
    Maybe the Chrom at self will come off but that’s it, I’m sure the pieces need to go back otherwise it will look even worse then with the chrome but for black them out I’ll do plasti dip since that will be a temporarily fix anyway.
    The ‘20 upper grill is as far as I know a little different then before, it should be possible to mount this grill on a ‘19 but it won’t be plug n play but the grill is even uglier then my mother in law, so not worth the effort!
    Damn I guess I have to spend the money and get the heritage grill, I hate to spend money on things that do nothing else then just look better!
     
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  11. Jan 23, 2020 at 7:58 AM
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    I hear you @Matze, but i will say it looks a LOT better with the heritage grille. So far one of the only "mods" i have done to my 2020, but could not be happier with how it came out.

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  12. Jan 23, 2020 at 8:20 AM
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    You’re absolutely right, it looks way better!
    It just sucks that toyota is well aware of that so they put a big price tag on it.
     
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    Dam how do you NOT have dings all over being parked in like that:eek::eek:
     
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    Not sure who approved that chrome strip. It's hideous.
     
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    I think there is a little confusion. Just the chrome pieces man, not th
    Agreed x15
     
  17. Jan 23, 2020 at 12:03 PM
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    That's at the dealer. So its not that bad because the employees or salesman only move the cars if needed.
     
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    My apologies, I guess I cause some off topic
     
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    Oh It looked like one of those City parking spots where they have lifts for "Parking" cars during working hrs Like in Manhattan, NY.
     
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    White one looks :yes: Just needs FANGS :anonymous::hattip:
     
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    FANGS!!:yes:
     
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    So......is the final resolve that we can't remove this god damn chrome strip? lol
     
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    I've seen it removed in someone's youtube video...it looked decent but did not show close up...
     
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    I didn’t removed it but I took a close look - i would say it ether look ugly with the chrome or unfinished without
     
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    I didn't remove my wife but we did take them off and plastic dip them back. Turned out really well
     
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    Did you have to take the whole upper grill off in order to remove chrome strips?
     
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    No was able to take them off while the grill was installed. One screw per bar and then 2 clips ber bar. Not bad at all to remove
     
  28. Jan 24, 2020 at 12:06 PM
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    You got pics man!!!???
     
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    I found the YouTube video and took a screenshot. [​IMG]
     
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    Now it’s just a matter of time until someone put running lights instead of chrome
    #knightriderreloaded
     
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