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Bug Deflectors

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by Spacedude, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Aug 21, 2007 at 2:24 PM
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    Spacedude

    Spacedude [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bed mat, Access Limited Edition tonneau cover, DeeZee Elite nerf bars, AVS Bugflector II, Toyota aluminum skid plate, Toyota TRD seat covers.
    Can anyone really say if these actually work? I used to have one on my '04 PreRunner and didn't notice any difference. All comments appreciated!
     
  2. Aug 24, 2007 at 12:17 PM
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    FU_FJ

    FU_FJ Well-Known Member

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    bug deflectors are usually best discribed as leading edge protectors... they protect the sheet metal that's located right under them.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2007 at 3:43 PM
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    humanoid

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    That's what I bought it for. I can get dead bugs off of the windshield better than I can get dents and scratches off of the front of the hood.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2007 at 7:11 PM
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    Spacedude

    Spacedude [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bed mat, Access Limited Edition tonneau cover, DeeZee Elite nerf bars, AVS Bugflector II, Toyota aluminum skid plate, Toyota TRD seat covers.
    Thats been my experience. They deflect bugs to the windshield.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2007 at 8:05 PM
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    Rich Swanner

    Rich Swanner Well-Known Member

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    I had a 91 Toyota truck that took a rock or two and it does dent. My Ranger has no dents and the deflecter is still there. I don't know what to do with the new Prerunner???-Rich
     
  6. Sep 25, 2007 at 9:07 PM
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    Spacedude

    Spacedude [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2007 PreRunner TRD Off-Road Indigo
    Bed mat, Access Limited Edition tonneau cover, DeeZee Elite nerf bars, AVS Bugflector II, Toyota aluminum skid plate, Toyota TRD seat covers.
    Very nice Prerunner Rich! I think 2nd gen ones look better without one. I had one on my 2004 Prerunner which made it look cool, but I don't think I'll put one on my new 07. I always thought they would deflect bugs from the windshield, and thats really what I got one for, but didn't seem to matter.
     
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