I am thinking of putting a winter front on my Tundra this winter. I have not been overly impressed with the warm up time on my truck so far, and we haven't seen any sub-freezing temperatures yet.
Does anyone know if there is a grille insert style winter front for the 07+ Tundras? I don't want the fabric type with the buttons. I want something I can take off in the spring without leaving buttons behind (or having to drill holes).
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Yeah, I am looking for the insert type not the Fia "button on type". I had the Fia ones before and the "stick on" buttons never stay, and so you have to drill the buttons in place and I don't want to drill holes in my grille.
Thanks for the info on the cloud rider, that is the type I am looking for. I did some searches and found one for the newer trucks:
Weird that your truck never came with one. You'd think all Canadian trucks would be equipped.
My truck is from southern Ontario, and few cars down there have block heaters as the winters aren't really that cold. Modern vehicles don't seem to need them anymore, but I use them to aid with fuel economy, reduce warm-up time and prevent wear. Plus people seem to prefer remote starts these days. I am more north, so I do see temperatures as cold as -30, but even hear lots of people don't really use a block heater unless they have to.
I ended up getting the Cloud Rider winter front. It is very nice quality, even has a little rubber moulding all around the edges. I have only had it on for a day and the truck definitely warms up quicker.
It's a very easy install, all stainless hardware and no drilling required, so in summer I can go back to stock look. It does come with a stainless peice to cover the black plastic above the grille, but I didn't install it as it required drilling two holes and I don't think I'd like the look.
I attached a photo for anyone interested in seeing what it looks like installed.
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