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Keep or Remove?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by guyjones10, Dec 4, 2010.

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Bug Shield

Poll closed Jan 3, 2011.
  1. Keep

    95 vote(s)
    36.5%
  2. Remove

    165 vote(s)
    63.5%
  1. Dec 20, 2010 at 5:26 PM
    #61
    jdhudman

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    None - yet...
    Much cleaner without...
     
  2. Dec 20, 2010 at 6:04 PM
    #62
    Hams98

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    I agree with the bull bar lovers. But in this case, the truck looks much cleaner with the big shield and without the bull bar. I say you keep the bug shield, remove the bull bar and donate it to me!
     
  3. Dec 20, 2010 at 6:04 PM
    #63
    hogeyphenogey

    hogeyphenogey Rotted frame = New Truck!

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    I think, honestly that there are more "off-road enthusiasts" here. Bull bars are not designed for abuse- they make a great place to put some fog lamps and dress up the front. Personally, I really like the look- my truck only goes off road 2-3 times a year, and it's not like I'm climbing rocks... but I will say that I took mine off and the bumper is really messed up. Dirt and debris gets between the bar and bumper and with vibration, it really did a number on the front bumper. I liked the look, but I won't put it back on now. I'm gonna use my satoshi and buy some fogs to go behind it.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM
    #64
    Wattapunk

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    Agree with removing bug shield and bull bar. Too busy. I had the same issue at one time:
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    now:
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  5. Dec 20, 2010 at 6:07 PM
    #65
    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    Can't decide if it looks more like a #9 or #10 but either way it's a lot better than a lot of others I've seen. And in Georgia you need it, so keep it on if you like it.


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  6. Dec 20, 2010 at 11:04 PM
    #66
    Manwithoutaplan

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    Down with the bug Deflector
     
  7. Jan 1, 2011 at 2:59 PM
    #67
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

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    Never cared for the Bull Bar; however I love my Weathertech Bug Shield. It's saved the leading edge of the hood and winshield too. The Bull Bar belongs on a locomotive or something parked at Vauto Zone.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2011 at 5:39 PM
    #68
    ewing20

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    ditch the bug shield keep the bull bar looks sweet. Also i would ditch that Georgia bulldogs licenses plate lol
     
  9. Jan 1, 2011 at 5:39 PM
    #69
    Truckn4life

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    i say keep it. i worked at a car wash in high school and that rounded part of your hood that it protects, is where I saw the most damage to paint on any car. look at older cars they are just chipped away and think that is thick metal with prob more layers of paint.
     
  10. Jan 1, 2011 at 5:48 PM
    #70
    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    I have a bug shield but I don't have a hood scoop. Your front end looks to busy with both.;)
     
  11. Jan 1, 2011 at 5:51 PM
    #71
    ToyoFreak08

    ToyoFreak08 always changin...never satisfied!!!

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    i think it looks good....adds character...leave it
     
  12. Jan 1, 2011 at 6:58 PM
    #72
    Graham

    Graham Pay it Forward

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    Form over function is a losing proposition.

    Keep the bug shield, it works to keep your vehicle less splattered.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2011 at 7:42 PM
    #73
    meeestirg

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    +1
     
  14. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:28 AM
    #74
    phoneguy44

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    I couldnt have said it better myself.
     
  15. Jan 2, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    #75
    spatchley

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    Take it off and get a clear bra
     
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