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Old 05-28-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
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Hooray! I installed my first "mod!"

Nothing too technical, just a chrome bug shield. They say it's for bugs, but I got it to protect the leading edge of the hood.

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Old 05-28-2008, 09:29 AM   #2
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Nice mustache! Looks good
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:05 AM   #3
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no offense but i dont see the point in these or the ones people put on the windows

do they really come in handy?
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:13 AM   #4
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the one on the windows yes i have heard bad things about the bugshield knicking the paint off
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:15 AM   #5
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what part of cali r u in
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:19 AM   #6
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near qualcomm you
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:23 AM   #7
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no offense but i dont see the point in these or the ones people put on the windows

do they really come in handy?
The ones on the windows -you have to be a smoker to understand why they're useful.

Hood shield is supposed to deflect bugs away from your windshield when you're up at speed.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:23 AM   #8
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san diego

is qualcomm a city or r u talking about qualcomm in san diego the stadium
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:25 AM   #9
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yeah i live near qualcomm stadium, where about you from
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:29 AM   #10
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point loma my gf lives off montezuma

any good places to take my truck in san diego besides lame ass fiesta island
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:36 AM   #11
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i live in san diego and i got off the 905 all the time in otay, or you can try out in proctor valley east of easklake lots of room, i always take my truck there and ride my quad there, it gets really good also when it rains, the mud there is the best!!!
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Nothing too technical, just a chrome bug shield. They say it's for bugs, but I got it to protect the leading edge of the hood.

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Well damn, work filter nabbed your pictures. If it looks like mine then I know its sharp. Congratulations on your first mod!!
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:34 AM   #13
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when i saw the bug shield i thought of your truck missileman looks good and matches the already chrome trim
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I've had bug shields on all my trucks for at least the past 12 years. No paint chips or even a broken shield so far. I like the lack of hood chips though. No rusty spots from rocks hitting the front edge of the hood.
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I have heard/read/absorbed that the window deflector deals that fit into the channel work the best. Only problem is it flattens the rubber at that spot and if you ever try to remove them you now have a loose window in the channel. The stick on ones work but they are stick on. I smoke and the windows/doors with no lip does make it rather difficult to crack a window in the rain while not moving.

Bug deflector: I bought one and it is still in the wrap/box up in the attic. I just can't bring myself to install it after I have heard about the paint chipping and the paint rubbing and the hood looks like it's about ready to fly by itself, etc.

No flames intended, just some thoughts on the deflector ideas.
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I've had bug shields on all my trucks for at least the past 12 years. No paint chips or even a broken shield so far. I like the lack of hood chips though. No rusty spots from rocks hitting the front edge of the hood.
I'm at the house now and can view your pictures. It looks Damn nice Vege. Congratulations and keep looking for that next mod. You know it's gonna happen!!!!
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when i saw the bug shield i thought of your truck missileman looks good and matches the already chrome trim
I buddy of mine at work thought I got a custom grill when he first saw the deflector. It does seem to blend in.
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I've had bug shields on all my trucks for at least the past 12 years. No paint chips or even a broken shield so far. I like the lack of hood chips though. No rusty spots from rocks hitting the front edge of the hood.
...............I never got one and I have those pesky chips even on the flat area of the hood-so you guys are smart to hav installed these
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I've got a 94 s10 blazer with a hood shield and its amazing. Went to visit the parents this weekend and they live in Mississippi farm country. Lots of bugs. Grill and headlights are covered in bugs while the windshield only has a couple of the bigger ones that didn't get pushed up.

Will be one of the first mods I will do when I get my Tacoma.
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I've got a 94 s10 blazer with a hood shield and its amazing. Went to visit the parents this weekend and they live in Mississippi farm country. Lots of bugs. Grill and headlights are covered in bugs while the windshield only has a couple of the bigger ones that didn't get pushed up.

Will be one of the first mods I will do when I get my Tacoma.
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