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AVS Hood protector on 2nd gen

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tacoma guy, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. tacoma guy

    tacoma guy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys I am thingking of getting a hood protector for my 2011 Tacoma. I'am tired of the chips in my hood. My search leads me to the AVS brand. Is anyone running one ? Please give me your opinion and post pics if possible. Also where is the best place to order one. :confused:
     
  2. jake72

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    I have the toyota oem, and should of bought the avs. cheaper no metal brackets to rub on paint. ebay has good price.
     
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    I had one, the product was pritty good. Mounting hardware though is something else.... not good. Mine is for sale if you like. Its chrome.
     
  4. FlyFshr

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    I got the deflector on mine. IMO it looks good and should do the job. Put on by a local shop for 80 bucks, probably could have found one cheaper if I looked around a bit more.

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  5. Beast Mode

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    +1 for AVS
     
  6. tacoma guy

    tacoma guy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for the info and the pic. very helpful. What do you guys think of the weathertech stone and bug deflector brand? Any good?
     
  7. FlyFshr

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    I did a quick search on the forum...it appears most are happy with both AVS and WT. Stay away from the Toyota brand apparently due to hood damage. I've got the AVS in channel window vents and like them also. Low profile and work great.
     
  8. B2BTaco

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    I went with the OEM from Toyota at first too. Some quick research and nightmare pictures of hood ruins told me to get it off and look for another one. Bought my AVS from autoanything.com for I think around $60-$65. Had it one since 2009 no problems, still looks amazing and fits great. Easily mounts under the hood with srews that go in factory holes. AVS all the way.
     
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    Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks (Front) raised 2.5 inches. Pro-Comp AAL 1.5 inch raise in rear. HomerTaco Thin-Lip Satoshi Grill. AVS Bug-Deflector, Front Two Windows Tinted (to match factory tint on back windows). Baja Roof Basket with Spare Tire Carrier. Shorty Radio Antenna-black. Cobra CB Radio/PA System installed. De-badged (all Toyota/Tacoma decals gone). Front & Rear Mud flaps removed. STEALTH 3157 Taillight bulbs (removed amber bulb for cleaner look)
    Heres the only picture I could find at the moment.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/73245/ppuser/33592
     
  10. tacoma guy

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    Thanks again guys. I realy appreciate everyones input and pic's. Now I have to decide if I won to go with the AVS or weathertech. I can'nt decide witch looks better. LOL :D
     
  11. krob32

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    Here is a pic of my AVS. I put mine on in less than 30 minutes with the directions that came with it, and I'm not very handy. It is nice because it doesn't touch the hood anywhere and was cheaper than WT. Got mine from Scott at TruckAddOns. Here is his info to get a quote. Tell him you're a TW member.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/group-buys/208801-weathertech-special.html

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  12. tacoma guy

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    Thank you Krob32 for the pic. Your rite it dos look good. Thanks again.
    And again thaks to all for all the graet input! Time to make a decision.:D
     
  13. GoHuskers

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    Good thread...

    What is the DIFFERENCE between the AVS Aeroskin Hood Protector (part # 322065) and AVS Bugflector II (part # 25310)? Which one should we get?

    Thanks.
     
  14. krob32

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    Mine is the Bugflector II.
     
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    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    My truck came with the oem... threw it in the garbage and got a AVS from Cabela's. After a few years u got tired of the look and removed it... might put it back on one of these days.:rolleyes:
     
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    Advanced Auto Parts has them (check online and usually 20% off if you order online). I have the in channel window deflectors and love them, great price too.
     
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    I put a link above to contact info for Scott at TruckAddOns. He has beat every deal I've given him so far. Worth the call.
     
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    Put one on my truck 2 weeks ago. Like it so far. Should be able to get one around $55.
     
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    AVS here, the guard and in channel deflectors were $90 from Advance
     
  20. tacoma guy

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    Ok so I was raeding the installation instructuions for the weather tech deflector and in the inportent notes it says to stay away from automatic brush car washes. So is that the same for AVS ones? If anyone still has the instructions for the AVS would you mind checking for me. I would appreciate it. That is going to be the deciding fact between the weather tech or AVS .
     
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