I just put a biltet grill my 01 and it was a pain to install, so take it somewhere, trust me! I figured out that you gotta do a ghetto reach up from underneath the bumper. It sucks but it's alright for the looks!
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Heres mine. I did the install myself and the instructions were as clear as mud! I am going to get some bodywork done on my truck with new paint and want to put a new grill with a new billet when i do that so everything is perfect!
I reached up and underneath my truck for about 4 months to unlatch the damn hood .. there is an easier way fellas!!!
pop the latch inside the truck. You can lift the hood up about .75" and slip your fingers in between the hood and the grille and catch the latch with your ring or pinky finger and unlatch it .. not that hard to do... and it saves your back from gettin dirty ... these damn 2001+ tacos ..... lol .... like i said .. took me 4 months to figure out a trick!!! lmao.
INACOMA .. what was so hard about cutting out the stock platic, drilling 4 holes, and screwing in the new grille????? Just curious because it took me about 30 min to get my billet insert in mine. Of copurse I do nto have the fancy side pieces like everyone else does .... i just have the center billet
I got the fancy side pieces. It was hard cause I wasn't sure of what to cut and what to leave! I just sat there looking at it and wondering how the hell this thing was gonna fit! It did though after about 2 hours! Damn i wish i could of had you come install it for me!
The billet grill on your truck, was that a kit? If so, who makes kits for that style grill ('95)? Also, is that a stock lower valance? Did you just cut out the cross sections? If so, whith what? A hacksaw?
The upper billet is for our truck. The lower grill is for the same years, but 4x4. They are both from Trenz. It is a stock lower valance. I took it to my friends body shop and had him cut out the center and repair the holes from cutting.
I have a '02 Taco and two weeks ago I installed the billet grill. I just keep the wrench from the Makita Die Grinder in my center council because it's flat and long enough to pop the latch behind the billet. You can do the same with a long screw driver. All that crawling under the bumper stuff seems like it's a pain in the a$$!!