2016-2017 Tacoma Upper Class Grille, Black, 1 Pc, Insert - PN #51941
Features & Benefits:
Cutting edge design, expert craftsmanship, top quality metals and advanced manufacturing processes come together in unparalleled luxury and style. T-REX Upper Class Series Grilles feature embedded fine woven formed mesh positioned within the precision laser cut frames. All Upper Class Series Grilles are available in polished stainless steel or black finishes. We use several different materials throughout the design process. Our uncompromising quality begins with advanced 3D CAD supported engineering and design. All our products undergo rigorous testing for fit, finish, drivability and durability. Each part starts with a custom jig using laser cut materials, precision TIG welding and meticulous assembly and quality control. This dedication of American craftsmanship shows in every product that leaves our facility in California. All ourblack powdercoatedgrilles are made of mild steel and go through amulti-stage process, first theyare sandblasted to prepare the surface for our epoxy primer base coat.Second, they are cleaned to remove contaminants from the sandblast process. Then an epoxy primer base coat is applied and cured to seal the entire surface, finally the color top coat is applied over the primer and cured to provide long lastingprotection anda high-quality OEM finish.
Reviewed by: Victor05/11/2017 06:15PM
Product ownership: Less than 1 monthNot purchased from: T-Rex Grilles
T-Rex offer several options of grille designs and I went with the Upper Class Grille. As expected, it was a perfect fit and easy to install following the provided instructions. I considered the horizontal billet design but wanted a grille that included a surrounding black bezel. The billet grille did not include a bezel. I love the Upper Class Grill but gave it 4 stars for the following 2 reasons. Once mounted, the mesh is more sheer than depicted in the photos. During the day you can see through the grill. I added a bug guard behind the grill (basically a black mesh) which helps darkens the grill but doesn't make it "full black" like in the product photos but certainly helps. Second was the emblem plate. While the instructions show the plate with two bolts to mount onto the grill, the enclosed plate had no bolts. After following up with customer service (they did get back to me on this) they informed me that the emblem plate mounts to the grille using the two small plastic tabs that are part of the the Toyota OEM emblem and is secured by added small rubber tubing "washers" behind the grill. They were right, it does works, but it is not very secure and can be pulled off the grille with a firm tug. They did however include a "T-Rex" grille badge which does have bolts, but i don't plan to use it. I wish they had put the effort of adding the bolts to the emblem plate rather than the T-Rex badge. But overall I am very happy with the grill, it is well constructed and looks great on my new Tacoma. Thanks T-Rex!
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