Has anyone else noticed the dearth of OEM accessories available for the work truck, and how poorly they fit if you do find them? Knowing how bad the paint is, I immediately purchased both the hood protector and front end mask from Toyota (yes, I know that they can't both be used at the same time without cutting up the mask, but I wanted to see which I liked better). The hood protector was unreasonably expensive and poorly engineered. I never found a satisfactory fit for the clamps used to tie the outboard ends to the hood; the earlier models simply used screws to attach the ends to the hood (you had to drill them, but I did this on my friend's Tundra years ago with no problem).
The front end mask is supposed to be the correct one for the work truck (oval fog lights), but the upper part that fits the hood really doesn't fit well. The lower edge has clips that cannot possibly fit the bottom of the grille. I have it attached with wire ties.
I have quite a few years' experience working with Toyotas in general and their pickups in specific, and this is the worst accessory situation I've seen. Is it just me? Since there are no running boards available from anyone (and I mean ANYONE) to fit between the wheel wells (rather than just along the cab), I bought some generic ones that were the correct length and fabricated the brackets. They look fine, but still don't compare with the beautiful OEM ones I bought for my T100.
Does Toyota just hate the people who buy the work trucks, or do they figure that these trucks are just going to be abused on some job site somewhere? I bought mine because I like the clean look and prefer a long bed, not because I couldn't afford something else.