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View Poll Results: Bug deflectors and rain deflectors?
Bug deflector only 31 11.92%
Rain deflector only 94 36.15%
Both 65 25.00%
None, they are all ugly 70 26.92%
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Post Poll: Bug deflectors and rain deflectors

Just curious on feedback, thinking of removing my bug deflector and putting on rain deflectors. Aesthetics-wise what would you guys say?
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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I don’t like the looks of bug deflectors, and i don’t think they work very well for the most part.

I do love the in channel rain/vent visors! i have the AVS brand I got them used off a local member.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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love the rain deflectors, good for keeping the sun out of your eye too! I highly recommend them, not bug deflectors though. It just looks stupid (Opinion), but I heard they also damage the vehicle paint (fact).
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I should've made the in channel and outside options in the poll. I didn't even know you could get the in channels for tacomas
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #5
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I should've made the in channel and outside options in the poll. I didn't even know you could get the in channels for tacomas
yeah you can i think all the brand are around $60 or so. i have some pic in my build thread of mine.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:50 AM   #6
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I should've made the in channel and outside options in the poll. I didn't even know you could get the in channels for tacomas
Weather Tech makes some. Came stock on my previous Sport.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:51 AM   #7
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Weather Tech makes some. Came stock on my previous Sport.
Holy shit, the hotlink is as sensitive as auto-correct lol.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:37 AM   #8
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I've had the Weather Tech rain deflectors for about two years and love them. Don't care for the bug deflectors and agree with Zach, they don't really work IMHO.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:09 AM   #9
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I say none, I hate the way they look...

That said, those rain deflectors sure are convenient. Maybe when I hit 60 they will be a little cooler.
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I had both on my Gen 1 that i just sold and thought they looked good. The rain deflectors back then were stuck to the outside of the window. Mine were Weathertech and did great for the 10 years i had the truck.

On my new 2013 TRD Sport i don't think the bug deflector looks as nice given the hood layout and the scoop. I did go with Weathertech in channel rain deflectors and I think they look great. I read the reviews here and made sure that I installed them properly and have been very pleased so far. They've only been on a few weeks.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:10 AM   #11
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I vote for the in-channel vent visor. Allows me to leave the windows cracked on a hot day, rain or not. Definitely helps keep the interior cooler. Not a fan of the bug deflectors. Go with the inchannel vs. the stick-on vent visors for a custom look.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:29 AM   #12
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Really want a pair of wind. It rains literally EVERYday here in Guam where I am stationed. So you cant leave your windows down and it is always hot in car....

$100 is a lot when the govt isnt paying you though.....:face palm:
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I have both on my truck and think they look okay. I have the AVS in channel vent visors and really like them.
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have both, came with truck when purchased. like the window vents, bug shield still undecided on.
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Not all bug deflectors damage paint. I installed one to protect the hood from sand and rock strikes, not really for any bug deflection. A low profile deflector on a dark color truck isn't very noticeable.

As for aesthetics, do whatever you want. It's your truck, not the internet's.
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deflectors

I've usually had both on my vehicles. Don't know if it is for looks or out of habit. I have both on my 2013.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:21 AM   #17
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Really want a pair of wind. It rains literally EVERYday here in Guam where I am stationed. So you cant leave your windows down and it is always hot in car....

$100 is a lot when the govt isnt paying you though.....:face palm:
welcome to the islands!! and hafa adai also just do a limo tint all around lol
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Not all bug deflectors damage paint. I installed one to protect the hood from sand and rock strikes, not really for any bug deflection. A low profile deflector on a dark color truck isn't very noticeable.

As for aesthetics, do whatever you want. It's your truck, not the internet's.
I'm removing the bug deflector and putting in rain deflectors regardless. Just wanted to see how TW folks feel
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welcome to the islands!! and hafa adai also just do a limo tint all around lol
Yeah, got limo tint before I left the states. Just gotta save up for the wind def.
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The bug guards are ok if they are low profile or one of the aeroskins.
Full size look weird and goofy.
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