: Mesh grille ??????


Darrcoma
03-27-2005, 02:51 PM
Does anyone have this grille? Pics, comments, pro's/cons? So those clips are what you use to attach it??... Do they come out through the front surface of the mesh grille, or do they somehow hook to attachment points on the inside (back side) of the grille??....

Thanks

http://www.customtacos.com/ubbthreads/files/406563-for%20bozo%20copy.jpg

http://www.customtacos.com/ubbthreads/files/258645-86d7---1.jpg

& website where purchased..... performance products (http://www.performanceproducts.com/ProductPage.aspx?ProductName=Mesh+Grille+Inserts&productid=109131&producttype=20)

Darrcoma
03-28-2005, 07:08 AM
no one has this?????

Oppositeboy
03-28-2005, 09:07 AM
Just use gutter guard if you are going to go with the honeycomb. It is cheaper and won't have any chrome chip off from a rock on the freeway.

Oppositeboy
03-28-2005, 12:38 PM
My post wasn't meant to have any undertones. He is on the CT board and knows that they can probably answer that specific question best over there. In the thread on CT I was referring to, there were people that would rather not have anything to do with TTORA/this message board (fine with me), and there were others that seemed like they wanted to stick around this message board only to cause more friction between the two forums, but in a more subtle manner (similiar to asking about bling bling mods that most people here do not care about).

Hell, I like the billit look, but I'd end up ruining something that cost way too much for my truck. What I did end up doing was put gutter guard up behind my grill for added protection though, and people have complimented me on the look.

http://www.norcalttora.com/~brian/Taco/My%20Truck/grill.jpg

CT has some great technical information and the owners have some very nice looking rigs and put a lot of time and money in their trucks, like we do ours. The biggest difference is that the people over here look more for functionality, not show. If you are looking for information on something for show, you will probably get better info over at CT.

Sam Damage
03-28-2005, 01:09 PM
My post wasn't meant to have any undertones. He is on the CT board and knows that they can probably answer that specific question best over there. In the thread on CT I was referring to, there were people that would rather not have anything to do with TTORA/this message board (fine with me), and there were others that seemed like they wanted to stick around this message board only to cause more friction between the two forums, but in a more subtle manner (similiar to asking about bling bling mods that most people here do not care about).

Hell, I like the billit look, but I'd end up ruining something that cost way too much for my truck. What I did end up doing was put gutter guard up behind my grill for added protection though, and people have complimented me on the look.

http://www.norcalttora.com/~brian/Taco/My%20Truck/grill.jpg

CT has some great technical information and the owners have some very nice looking rigs and put a lot of time and money in their trucks, like we do ours. The biggest difference is that the people over here look more for functionality, not show. If you are looking for information on something for show, you will probably get better info over at CT.

now thats a great response ... i see what you're saying

by the way ... that grill does look a lot better than stock ... just gutter guard you say ... i may have to look into that, thats a pretty good cheap trick. :welder:

Oppositeboy
03-28-2005, 01:13 PM
Thanks. :)

The gutter guard was like $3-$5 at Home Depot. Use black zip ties and you are golden.

Valkyrie
03-28-2005, 01:50 PM
My post wasn't meant to have any undertones. He is on the CT board and knows that they can probably answer that specific question best over there. In the thread on CT I was referring to, there were people that would rather not have anything to do with TTORA/this message board (fine with me), and there were others that seemed like they wanted to stick around this message board only to cause more friction between the two forums, but in a more subtle manner (similiar to asking about bling bling mods that most people here do not care about).

Hell, I like the billit look, but I'd end up ruining something that cost way too much for my truck. What I did end up doing was put gutter guard up behind my grill for added protection though, and people have complimented me on the look.

http://www.norcalttora.com/~brian/Taco/My%20Truck/grill.jpg

CT has some great technical information and the owners have some very nice looking rigs and put a lot of time and money in their trucks, like we do ours. The biggest difference is that the people over here look more for functionality, not show. If you are looking for information on something for show, you will probably get better info over at CT.
Nice job pretty boy...

Oppositeboy
03-28-2005, 01:53 PM
That's about as bling as I'll get. :D

Valkyrie
03-28-2005, 02:29 PM
That's about as bling as I'll get. :D
Seriuosly, it kind reminded me of this:
http://trucks.about.com/library/graphics/07_fj_cruiser_flfront.jpg

Oppositeboy
03-28-2005, 03:23 PM
That's dope! Can I order one from you? It looks like the ultimate wheeler!

Valkyrie
03-28-2005, 04:00 PM
It looks like the ultimate wheeler!
nahh- it's IFS :)

Oppositeboy
03-28-2005, 04:04 PM
nahh- it's IFS :)

and.....?

http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/brandpages/131_0306_walk01_z.jpg

Half Baked Taco
03-28-2005, 04:45 PM
My post wasn't meant to have any undertones. He is on the CT board and knows that they can probably answer that specific question best over there. In the thread on CT I was referring to, there were people that would rather not have anything to do with TTORA/this message board (fine with me), and there were others that seemed like they wanted to stick around this message board only to cause more friction between the two forums, but in a more subtle manner (similiar to asking about bling bling mods that most people here do not care about).

Hell, I like the billit look, but I'd end up ruining something that cost way too much for my truck. What I did end up doing was put gutter guard up behind my grill for added protection though, and people have complimented me on the look.

http://www.norcalttora.com/~brian/Taco/My%20Truck/grill.jpg

CT has some great technical information and the owners have some very nice looking rigs and put a lot of time and money in their trucks, like we do ours. The biggest difference is that the people over here look more for functionality, not show. If you are looking for information on something for show, you will probably get better info over at CT.

I am on both boards and you are right....Depending on what type of info you are looking for is where you should appropriately post your thread. This original poster does tend to post ALOT of threads about cosmetic things....he even uses my photos from my webshots site to put as examples of which direction he wants to go and hosts them on his cardomain site. Does it bother me? No...I just don't let it bother me because what he wants to do with his rig I could care less. It's up to me whether I want to read, and then respond willingly with advise, or to just ignore it.

I go on both boards to learn, as well as, show my enthusiam of the mods or trips I've gone. .....

When I read responses like this it's just funny to me, but wanted to respond as OppositeBoy has some great points on the bottom of his response.

Oppositeboy
03-28-2005, 04:49 PM
See, I'm not a TOTAL jerkoff... just 80% of the time. :D

Half Baked Taco
03-28-2005, 04:53 PM
See, I'm not a TOTAL jerkoff... just 80% of the time. :D

hahahahahahaha...yeah, the 20% on the bottom of your response actually surprised the hell out of me and I almost dropped my soda :D

Oppositeboy
03-28-2005, 04:58 PM
It's all about the shock effect. :)

Darrcoma
03-28-2005, 05:55 PM
I actually post at about 4 tacoma forums asking and sharing the same info on each one...this way I have more ppl are involved in things i am interested in. I do very little offroading because i dont have a supsension bought and put on yet? This summer, i am concentrating on looks of exterior and redoing my interior. Next year I will be spending time of lifting my rig. I could care less about the wars/flaming going on inbetween TTORA and CT (it's not my wasted time). I'm just another forum user asking and sharing info.

Oppositeboy
03-28-2005, 06:03 PM
Just an FYI -

Stock rigs are very capable off the pavement. Most people just don't believe it until they see it, or don't have the cojones to try it. I saw it done, and then decided I could push my rig when it was stock.

http://www.norcalttora.com/~brian/brirandom/air.jpg
http://www.norcalttora.com/~brian/brirandom/swimming.jpg

HardTaco
03-29-2005, 11:27 PM
and.....?

http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/brandpages/131_0306_walk01_z.jpg
Hey dumdum, do you realize that's walker's rig from a year or two ago and it didn't work, so guess what? You got it, he's running solid axles again. Fawkin newbs :mad:















:flipoff1:

Oppositeboy
03-30-2005, 07:07 PM
Hey dumdum, do you realize that's walker's rig from a year or two ago and it didn't work, so guess what? You got it, he's running solid axles again. Fawkin newbs :mad:


:flipoff1:



Walker's rig didn't work? Fawk. Well, that was choice #2. I couldn't find pics of my 1st choice (the one that had eeach 4 corners controlled sepreately with hydrolics). But I don't know if you could actually consider that rig as IFS/IRS

Sam Damage
03-30-2005, 07:10 PM
theres a pretty good article in Peterson's May 05 issue that discusses all the benifits and potential in a independent suspension set up.

Screwball
03-30-2005, 09:16 PM
theres a pretty good article in Peterson's May 05 issue that discusses all the benifits and potential in a independent suspension set up.

I think that article is great... I used it when I ran out of toilet paper :rofl:

Sam Damage
03-30-2005, 09:25 PM
I think that article is great... I used it when I ran out of toilet paper :rofl:

haha ... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

to each their own

Mike
03-30-2005, 09:28 PM
haha ... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

to each their own

There are a lot of people here torching off their IFS, and there are lots of good reasons behind it.

Later,
....Mike

Sam Damage
03-30-2005, 09:44 PM
i'm well aware of the benifits of a solid axel over an ifs
and for most peoples offroading purpose sas makes sense

i'm saying that i'm not going to get rid of my ifs, because it doesn't make sense for my situation.

form follows function ... number one design principle