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Old 01-16-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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My 2011 TRD Off Road Beauty

I am afraid I may have caught the Tacoma Mod Virus!!!

The wife thinks I am crazy and too old to start playing with cars again, because she knows I was a motor head when I was younger.

But I had to add some weight in the back so I boxed it out so the sand bags will not move, plus I created compartments in the bed. The piece of wood on the top is not just to secure the sand bags but I can use it to place the jack in the event I get a flat. It is held down with a clicp for quick removal. I will paint the wood black later in the spring.

I also ordered new tires so if anyone is looking for brand new Rugged Trails with only 240 miles just PM me; they will be off the truck next Friday. I live on Long Island NY.

I am starting slow, so I also ordered the stone/bug deflector and the window wind deflectors and I almost ordered the Bull Bar but I am not sure if it will fit my 2011 or if they are really strong?? Any suggestions for a black bull bar that will stay secure on my 2011 TRD?
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:36 PM   #2
Feed him a hammer, he'd crap out nails.
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Just be careful those bug deflectors have been know to rub through the paint on the hood.

I have never been a fan of the bull bars so I can't help ya there.
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:39 PM   #3
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Nice truck, and I second the opinion on the bug deflector. I had one on my old truck and it rubbed through the paint.
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bug deflector

Just pulled my bug deflector off and one pad was worn and chipped the paint! Off to the dealer to get this fixed.
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i went with the avs vent visors and egr aerowrap hood deflector. egr does not have metal clips like toyota version so hood should not be affected. look at aries off-road and steelcraft bull bars. they are just as good a quality as westin and alittle cheaper. i like the bull bar but thinking of going to a black aries or steelcraft brush guard instead. i will post some pics in my gallery to show my bull bar and hood deflector. hope this helps.
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Bugs

I also went with the EGR Aerowrap, which I hope will not cause any paint chips. I have not received it yet.

I also went for the AVS In Channel Ventisors; mostly for the black look around the windows. I don't care if some rain gets in.

I amslo looking for a black bull bar type to provide some front end bumper protection, plus to match the black highlights (roof rack, mirrors, bug deflector, window shields)
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From everything I've read the bull bars are not strong and will usually do more harm than good to your bumper if you smack something.

Seems they are basically just a place to mount lights mostly. Or if you like the look of them ( I don't really).
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i went with the avs vent visors and egr aerowrap hood deflector. egr does not have metal clips like toyota version so hood should not be affected. look at aries off-road and steelcraft bull bars. they are just as good a quality as westin and alittle cheaper. i like the bull bar but thinking of going to a black aries or steelcraft brush guard instead. i will post some pics in my gallery to show my bull bar and hood deflector. hope this helps.
x2, brush guard is serve more purpse than a bull bar. however i like the look of a bull bar too....
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