Traeger Upgrades/Enhancements

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Wondering if anyone has made upgrades or enhancements to their Pros/Ironwoods.

Grill Grates seem to be common and a lower shelf. Anything else?
 

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It's barely been a month, but I've only added the folding front shelf. I did get a wifi extender to get the WiFire to connect. ever since then my IW650 works like a champ.
 

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I'm also a new IW650 owner and highly recommend the grillgrates for true searing. I got a nice crust on steak with the grate side. I seared duck breasts on the griddle side on high for about 4-5 minutes and achieved beautifully crispy skin.
 

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Wondering if anyone has made upgrades or enhancements to their Pros/Ironwoods.

Grill Grates seem to be common and a lower shelf. Anything else?
Hoping that a Lower Shelf option becomes available for the PRO 780 ...

We swapped out the grate that came with the grill with 3 of the BAC386 | 10" Cast Iron Grate | https://www.traegergrills.com/accessories/cast-iron-grill-grate, which fully populates the main grilling area ... beyond that we've been investing in various Lodge Cast Iron Pans/Skillets ... along with other various Traeger Accessories ...

Next on my "wish" list is a FireBoard v2 ...
 

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Hoping that a Lower Shelf option becomes available for the PRO 780 ...

We swapped out the grate that came with the grill with 3 of the BAC386 | 10" Cast Iron Grate | https://www.traegergrills.com/accessories/cast-iron-grill-grate, which fully populates the main grilling area ... beyond that we've been investing in various Lodge Cast Iron Pans/Skillets ... along with other various Traeger Accessories ...

Next on my "wish" list is a FireBoard v2 ...
I got the jalapeno holder and the chicken leg holder as well. they both work great. We also bought a pizza stone, and it's been a great investment! Also, just FYI, you can buy pizza dough from the CostCo food court. We paid only $22 for 22 lbs of dough, all prepackaged in 1 lb balls.. but we like pizza.. make all sorts. found it's good to have to put all of our leftover meat on and just bake it up.
 

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I got the jalapeno holder and the chicken leg holder as well. they both work great. We also bought a pizza stone, and it's been a great investment! Also, just FYI, you can buy pizza dough from the CostCo food court. We paid only $22 for 22 lbs of dough, all prepackaged in 1 lb balls.. but we like pizza.. make all sorts. found it's good to have to put all of our leftover meat on and just bake it up.
Hmmm ... I will have to ask our Costco Food Court about buying the dough that way ... :)
 

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Hoping that a Lower Shelf option becomes available for the PRO 780 ...

We swapped out the grate that came with the grill with 3 of the BAC386 | 10" Cast Iron Grate | https://www.traegergrills.com/accessories/cast-iron-grill-grate, which fully populates the main grilling area ... beyond that we've been investing in various Lodge Cast Iron Pans/Skillets ... along with other various Traeger Accessories ...

Next on my "wish" list is a FireBoard v2 ...
The Pro 34 Lower Shelf fits on the 780.

The Pro 22 shelf also fits on the IW 650 (have done it 3 times), not sure why Traeger says it doesn't...

I wonder if BAC443 is a true Traeger part or if it is just BAC364 rebranded.
 

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The Pro 34 Lower Shelf fits on the 780.

The Pro 22 shelf also fits on the IW 650 (have done it 3 times), not sure why Traeger says it doesn't...

I wonder if BAC443 is a true Traeger part or if it is just BAC364 rebranded.
The barrel of the PRO 34 is 4 inches wider than the barrel of the PRO 780, thus the distance between the legs/legs supports are not far enough apart to support installing the PRO 34 Lower Shelf on a PRO 780 ...
 

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Hmm, interesting, strange that it works on the TL then. I wonder why the 22" models work on the 575 and 650 then.

I guess I should've said "The Pro 34 Lower Shelf should on the 780." But looks like I could be wrong. Has anyone tried it?
Yep ... the shelf is 4 inches too long ...
 

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Hmm, interesting, strange that it works on the TL then. I wonder why the 22" models work on the 575 and 650 then.

I guess I should've said "The Pro 34 Lower Shelf should on the 780." But looks like I could be wrong. Has anyone tried it?

Edit:
Ah, see it here, all clear now. I can see why the 22" models all seem to work but not the 30/34" models.
The PRO 22 & PRO 575 are both 22W x 19D ... the PRO 34 is 34W x 19D ... The PRO 780 is 30W x 19D ...

2020 Grill Comparison (handy table for side-by-side comparison) = https://traeger-web-public-prod.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/misc/2020-Full-Comparison_LoRes.pdf
 

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Yup, have that in my post.
Yeah ... saw that you added that via an Edit a few minutes after my reply posted ... ships crossing in the night ...
 

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Hoping that a Lower Shelf option becomes available for the PRO 780 ...

We swapped out the grate that came with the grill with 3 of the BAC386 | 10" Cast Iron Grate | https://www.traegergrills.com/accessories/cast-iron-grill-grate, which fully populates the main grilling area ... beyond that we've been investing in various Lodge Cast Iron Pans/Skillets ... along with other various Traeger Accessories ...

Next on my "wish" list is a FireBoard v2 ...
Couldn’t wait for the lower shelf on the Pro 575 so i built one..
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What are the exact dimensions for the lower shelf? - it looks great!!!
 

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Thanks, it’s just PT decking that I had hanging around. The dimensions are 27” x 14 3/4”.
 

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I added the front shelf and use it on every cook. I also have a cover on it every time it's not in use, I wouldn't say this is an upgrade but hope this will extending some of its exterior life.

I'd like to add a lower shelf similar to Howack's picture, looks good.

With the recent WiFi or controller issues lately has anyone upgraded to the PID controllers over the D2? I'm wondering if I call in to CS they would send a new one. Sounds pretty cool that if it gets jammed it can run in reverse to clear the auger.
 

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I added the front shelf and use it on every cook. I also have a cover on it every time it's not in use, I wouldn't say this is an upgrade but hope this will extending some of its exterior life.

I'd like to add a lower shelf similar to Howack's picture, looks good.

With the recent WiFi or controller issues lately has anyone upgraded to the PID controllers over the D2? I'm wondering if I call in to CS they would send a new one. Sounds pretty cool that if it gets jammed it can run in reverse to clear the auger.
Traeger has a PID controller?
 

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Traeger has a PID controller?
I'm sorry Mikey, I'm not sure. I thought I read that on a Facebook Traeger group post but can't seem to find that now. It made it sound like the upgrade and was wondering the same thing.
 

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I'm sorry Mikey, I'm not sure. I thought I read that on a Facebook Traeger group post but can't seem to find that now. It made it sound like the upgrade and was wondering the same thing.
I think there are 3rd party PID controllers out there that you can retrofit into a Traeger.
 

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