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Best looking 1st gen Bug Deflector

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SixtyDashOne, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Jun 21, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    SixtyDashOne

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    hey guys.. So i was noticing i had a few chips and dings on my hood, and i also noticed most of them are within the first inch of my hood.. So im looking to get a Deflector to prevent further chipping and cover the old ones up, lol

    But ive seen some that are huge and ugly. Ive seen a few on the road that were very sleek and low profile.. I know its not really a intricate car part, but you guys are good with this stuff, hehe...

    Any idea which look the best? pics? Best prices? thanks guys..
     
  2. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    What model year is your Tacoma?
     
  3. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    my bad!, its a 2000 regular cab.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    You wouldn't happen to be the same SixtyDashOne from HT are you ? It is you o cigar master ron ! Haha, wasup man.

    <-- 98TypeSH

    I just got an 04 Tacoma prerunner and need the same info ! best bug deflector :)
     
  5. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    yes, thats me.. lol.... Don Ronaldo gets around the internet forums..!

    I bought this truck for work, and i couldnt help but to add a few thingys, hehe... glad you joined.. good website here!
     
  6. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    I have a big ugly one.

    Lund makes it.

    Effective, but hideous.

    It's cracked, on the passenger side only - of course, so when I get some cash I'm going to get a weathertech, EGR or AVS IIbug deflector.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    i know weathertech makes nice stuff (as well as AVS), id love to see some pics to see which fits more snug. thanks fellahs
     
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    I like the stuff weathertech has to offer looking at their site. Bug deflector + driver&passenger window deflectors = gangster.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    i saw this one somewhere on this website, and its kinda kool.. Might actually be a little TOO sleek, lol.. but wasnt sure which it was..

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    i should add i have the AVS window deflectors.. but the one model of AVS i saw was ugly, maybe it was the AVS I?
     
  11. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    In case you want a big ugly one, here's some pics for reference

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  12. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    ^ That's cool.

    Honestly I don't know of anyone that helps keep your windshield free of rock chips. Here in Colorado they use gravel on the roads in the Winters and it doesn't matter what deflector you have. Your windshield is going to get pitted and more than likely cracked, bullseyed, etc...

    So the deflector, as far as I'm concerned, is there to protect the leading edge of your hood from being abused. That one above looks like it would be effective. The only concern I'd be worried about is what kind of clearance does it have when it comes to washing/waxing/polishing, etc your hood.
     
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    Sexy Red there Dude!
     
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    Thanks!

    That was mere moments after getting done washing, clay barring, polishing, waxing and dressing 'er up.

    She's already covered in dirt and looking like the ol' truck again :eek:
     
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    To be honest, i was more concerned about covering the existing chips, hehe.. But i appreciate it my friend.. Nice truck too!
     
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    Thanks for the compliments.

    I like that really sleek one you posted. It gives just enough of a line to break up the really rounded/bubbly look of the front end of our trucks.
     
  17. Jun 21, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    Wait, there's a deflector there!?:D

    Seriously though, that sleek one looks really really good. If I had a 2000 pre style I'd definitely go for one of those.

    Not that this helps any, but the one that I bought for my '02 is stock Toyota. To me you can never go wrong with OEM. Because you can't see exactly what they look like from the aftermarket companies before you order it and what it will look like on your rig, I went with OEM on mine because I knew what they already looked like and I didn't want to recieve it only to find out that I don't like the style of it.
     
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    uhhh it's a bug deflector dude.. they all look the same...
     
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    thanks for the informative post dude... Your definately an asset to this website..
     
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