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Toyota won't sell you a TRD Pro grille unless it's for a TRD Pro

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by homesteader, Dec 12, 2022.

  1. Jan 8, 2023 at 12:47 AM
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    homesteader

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    I checked with Yota Expeditions and they are out of stock, it’s a few months out, but have some with minor defects at a discount.
     
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  2. Jan 8, 2023 at 4:11 AM
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  3. Jan 9, 2023 at 11:26 AM
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    How did the install go?
     
  4. Jan 14, 2023 at 9:38 PM
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    Just wanted to follow up to see if you received the grill from YX. Thank you
     
  5. Jan 14, 2023 at 9:43 PM
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    my apologies, I did, and I wrote a short review of it in the “what have you done to your 4Runner today” thread, but I forgot to post it here. They were great to deal with, fast shipping, easy install, and only one small partially broken tab (so minor no extra hardware was required), for the 30% discount. I think it came out looking great. I’m happy with the purchase.

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  6. Jan 14, 2023 at 10:07 PM
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    Thank you for letting me know. I’m going to pick up a grill from YX!
     
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  7. Jan 15, 2023 at 9:54 AM
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    I have a 4runnerlifestyle kit ill sell. Put it on then took it off. It is for a 20'-22'. PM me if interested.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2023 at 10:05 AM
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    Do you mind sharing why you pulled it off?
     
  9. Jan 15, 2023 at 10:08 AM
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    I don't understand the fascination with those grilles. I think they look weird. These front ends are much better. I definitely prefer the badge over the "Toyota" letters.

    Screenshot_20230115_100615_Samsung Internet.jpg
     
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  10. Jan 16, 2023 at 9:13 AM
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  11. Jan 16, 2023 at 9:50 AM
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    Give them a VIN # off a Pro lol
     
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  12. Jan 16, 2023 at 11:11 AM
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    Was just gonna say this lol
     
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  13. Jan 16, 2023 at 12:39 PM
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  14. Jan 16, 2023 at 1:14 PM
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    They just look cleaner. They don’t create such a break in the front end. My reason.

    I went OEM. Just ordered it online. Didn’t need a vin. I have a 2021 venture.
     
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  15. Jan 16, 2023 at 2:03 PM
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    Never really looked at the difference in the 2, but I kinda dig the different grill. Makes it look more old school? I guess I would say.
     
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  16. Jan 16, 2023 at 2:22 PM
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    I have a Pro VIN I found from Carmax or something that I keep in a text file on my PC just in case I need it. I've never needed it.
     
  17. Jan 16, 2023 at 8:03 PM
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    I installed an OEM one from the dealer and the finish has held up great, but the driver side seems to be peeling away a bit. Can’t tell if it’s user error on install or the lack of adhesive (the factory provided strips are thin).

    Once the weather gets warmer I plan on pulling it off and reapplying the 3M on there. @yormek made the right call on adding extra adhesive.
     
  18. Jan 16, 2023 at 8:39 PM
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    Hey, have you had a chance to install the grill yet? What do you think?
     
  19. Jan 16, 2023 at 9:00 PM
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    Install was easy enough. Has these dimples, I presume for aligning the lettering. Haven't done that yet. Small finish issues, like it has two more inserts in the grille for clips that don't exist, but it doesn't really matter. I should have took photos of it all. I am gonna guess it will do its job.

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  20. Jan 17, 2023 at 4:37 AM
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    My mistake! Yes, they are $30 off not 30%. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  21. Jan 17, 2023 at 11:02 AM
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    I ordered mine off the Walmart website:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/2-Piece-...ta-4Runner-TRD-PRO-2020-2023-Black/1223066556

    Mine has the letters included. One "O" letter was a little off.

    But overall, I like the grille.
     
  22. Jan 17, 2023 at 6:40 PM
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    Can you post a picture from the back side to see the screws you are talking about? Did you drill holes on the actual oem front part where the Toyota logo is located before installing the grille? Sorry for the questions but is a little confusing on how the installation is done.
     
  24. Jan 18, 2023 at 6:49 AM
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    Would you happen to have any photos from similar angles of your 4R with the original grille for comparison? That looks really nice.
     
  25. Jan 18, 2023 at 7:03 AM
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    What are the "small" imperfections to be expected? And can you sell the grille without the lights?
     
  26. Jan 18, 2023 at 7:36 AM
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    They have a photo of the broken clip on their website when I checked to order mine. Shipping ETA is Monday for delivery for me. I can post photos of how the grill looks and the imperfection when it arrives.
     
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  27. Jan 18, 2023 at 8:53 AM
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    Not too sure if you've got this sorted out yet but here's some info....

    I had the same thing when I called my local dealerships......I actually called all over Canada and parts of the States and got the same response from dealerships. They wouldn't sell me one because I didn't have a TRD Pro and wanted a VIN number or proof of accident as a repair work order. I'm from Canada and ended up purchasing from a place in Florida on eBay and had it shipped to me. This is directly from a Toyota Dealership ("Totota of Glendale") with genuine OEM parts. Perfect fit on my 2022 SR5 and looks amazing! I didn't want to have non OEM parts on my vehicle because I've seen letters fall off from the aftermarket kits. Hope this helps!!!



    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1640812876...8abx2kutpy&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

    2020-2022 TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRD PRO "TOYOTA" BLOCK LETTER 2 PIECE GRILLE KIT GEN OE | eBay
     
  28. Jan 19, 2023 at 5:41 AM
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    We do have them available without the lights and each discounted grille has one broken tab that is still able to be bolted down. We are including a rubber washer for this location to hold it in place properly and there have been zero issues with installation. And yes, we have the option without the raptor lights!

    https://yotaxpedition.com/collections/5th-gen-4runner-exterior-grilles

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  29. Jan 19, 2023 at 7:07 PM
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  30. Jan 20, 2023 at 12:44 AM
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    How is the fit with the letters being screwed in? Do they hit or rub against the back piece?
     
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