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Hooray! I installed my first "mod!"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Vege-Taco, May 28, 2008.

  1. May 28, 2008 at 8:25 AM
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    Vege-Taco

    Vege-Taco [OP] Chips and Salsa Specialist

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    Bugs on the windshield
    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. :D

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  2. May 28, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    Nice mustache! Looks good
     
  3. May 28, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    Marioso

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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?
     
  4. May 28, 2008 at 9:13 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    the one on the windows yes i have heard bad things about the bugshield knicking the paint off
     
  5. May 28, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    Marioso

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    what part of cali r u in
     
  6. May 28, 2008 at 9:19 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    near qualcomm you
     
  7. May 28, 2008 at 9:23 AM
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    Janster

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    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    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.
     
  8. May 28, 2008 at 9:23 AM
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    Marioso

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    san diego

    is qualcomm a city or r u talking about qualcomm in san diego the stadium
     
  9. May 28, 2008 at 9:25 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    yeah i live near qualcomm stadium, where about you from
     
  10. May 28, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    Marioso

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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
     
  11. May 28, 2008 at 9:36 AM
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    bigguy78619

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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!!!
     
  12. May 28, 2008 at 10:02 AM
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    missileman125fw

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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!!
     
  13. May 28, 2008 at 10:34 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    when i saw the bug shield i thought of your truck missileman looks good and matches the already chrome trim
     
  14. May 28, 2008 at 12:11 PM
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    Vege-Taco

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    Bugs on the windshield
    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. :cool:
     
  15. May 28, 2008 at 6:34 PM
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    45longcolt

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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. :)
     
  16. May 28, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    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!!!!:D
     
  17. May 28, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    I buddy of mine at work thought I got a custom grill when he first saw the deflector. It does seem to blend in.
     
  18. May 28, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    ...............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:)
     
  19. May 28, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    SithL0rd

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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.
     
  20. May 28, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    Hell yeah.
     
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