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Hood bug deflector

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ksdindy, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Feb 24, 2016 at 5:16 AM
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    ksdindy

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    Anyone have one on their '16? Pics? Cost?

    I thought having one might help me see exactly where the front of the truck is so I can judge parking distance a little better. Having a hard time telling how much distance I have when the hood slopes down a bit.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2016 at 5:20 AM
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    careful with some of these, some have reported in past years that they tend to chafe up against the hood leaving marks or scraping through to the metal and rusting. another option may be one of the stick deals that truckers and cabbies use (or a CB antenna?)
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2016 at 5:27 AM
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    Just get a clear bra. It stops knicks, chips, etc. Not sure the bug deflectors work the greatest. Best thing is a car wash.

    As previous poster said you do need to drill into the hood. Where I live with salty winters this is a no-no.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2016 at 5:45 AM
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    while I'd recommend a clear bra as well, OP's issue is being able to tell where the hood ends to avoid clipping others while parking, maybe a depth perception issue.

    maybe something like this but shorter? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0071MKD4I?psc=1&ref_=sxr_pa_click_within_right_automotive_sr_pg1_1
     
  5. Feb 24, 2016 at 5:58 AM
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    The hood chafing thing from the brackets that did NOT require any drilling for the 2nd gens is so easily solvable by just using a strip of inner tube between the brackets and the hood. My hood has ZERO damage from that bug protector being there for 135k miles. So 3rd gen hoods have to be drilled for oem bug protector? The clear bra does not address OP situation. And sticks or antennas on the corners of the front of the truck would be less silly than people make the bug protector out to be all the time? Not.
     
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  6. Feb 24, 2016 at 7:33 AM
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    3rd gen with AVS bugflector II. no-drill install, no chafing. No pictures at the moment...
     
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  7. Feb 24, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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    My opinion is biased of course. I like to take off stickers and not add platinum parts. With the exception of a tonneau cover and new tires. Debadged also. Why cover a really nice paint job with cheap plastic and stickers. I've always hated bug deflectors. Just looks like an afterthought to me. To each their own.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2016 at 9:04 AM
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    AVS Aeroskin. maybe a little too low profile, i picked up a rock chip.

    but no drilling, the under side is 3 or 4 big strips of double stick foam tape.

    Edit for price: 45.68$ shipped from AutoAnything

    2016-02-24 09.01.46.jpg
     
  9. Feb 24, 2016 at 9:11 AM
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    AVS ll cost??? Dealer install with purchase of truck
     
  11. Feb 24, 2016 at 9:35 AM
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    People talk about the brackets causing issues with the paint.....Post back up in 5 yrs about....
    How the tape held up.
    How you clean the accumulating crap out from under it.
    What the paint looks like under the tape if removed.
    How to get leftover tape off the hood and what the paint would look like vs where there was no tape.

    Those would be my concerns about low profile stuck on ones. Tape covers a lot more area on the hood than the oem brackets do. (on 2nd gen) Nothing accumulates under my oem, can be washed like rest of truck and removing it leaves no trace of it ever being there. The only thing getting stuck on the hood would be a clear bra. Another question about low profile ones is......It protects the front edge of the hood but what about the nice color matched grill in front of it? That'd be a good place for clear bra pieces.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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    I purchased through Auto Garage Accessories.
    http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/Deflectors/AutoVentshade-Bugflector-II-Bug-Stone-Deflector

    You just have to take your time installing it. Use common sense and place it at the proper angle before you tighten it down and the guard won't touch the paint.
    I didn't use the tape, and it has a good inch of clearance. No drilling is required and you use the hardware supplied (screws and plastic plugs) and insert them into the already drilled hood slots. I'm not worried about any rubbing what so ever.

     
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    Wasn't talking about yours, it is up off the paint and looks to connect to bottom of hood somehow and could be wiped underneath with towel or something run thru there. I was addressing the ones that are flat to the hood and stuck on with 2 strips of tape all the way across the hood. I actually like yours... up off hood, makes the grill border tie into the bumper nicely, separates hood from face and adds a black strip that goes with the one in lower grill with fogs in it.
     
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    GuitarGuy91:
    I have the same one as you,(Bugflector 2), no problems at all.
     
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    AVS bugflector II..... Easy to instal, and I like the look of it

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    Picturethis, can you post some more pictures from different angles? I have the same color truck as you and have been considering getting this. How does it work in deflecting bugs? Thanks
     
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  17. Feb 25, 2016 at 6:31 AM
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    Yes, can you also show the deflector from the inside of the cabin and toward the passenger side? Can you see it from driver's side to judge distance?
     
  18. Feb 25, 2016 at 7:21 AM
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    I just talked to Weather Tect. and the bud deflector is now available for the 2016 Tacoma. I told them about some of the Issues with the AVS II and they were not aware of them , But assured me that they product was ready to go with no issue. I am going to wait and see.
     
  19. Feb 25, 2016 at 7:38 AM
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    I have the same style of big deflector on my 2016. I am not sure how they would assist you for what you want. About the only thing thr bug deflector does for me is reduce the sand/rock abrasions on the leading edge of the hood.

    Bob
     
  20. Feb 25, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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    This what I am talking about, put two small nicks on the inside of the Plastic that surrounds the grill' Lucky you can not see them and a little B7 Blue took care of it
     

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