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Non OEM bug deflectors -What's Best?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Janster, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    Janster

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    I tried searching but found a lot of older information, etc. There's sooooooo many brands & types out there and I'm somewhat confused what to get.

    I don't want an OEM Toyota one.

    I should've bought something last year when I was looking but didn't really think I needed one until now. It's really depressing after spraying my truck off of the salt/road grime from winter....discovering 3 sizely chips on the front edge of my hood down to the primer. My 2nd set of chips in the front edge of the hood....time for a bug deflector.

    For what its worth, I had a Lund on my 96 and that thing was great. Mounted to the underside of the hood and didn't come in contact with anything other than the mounted points. That's what I'm looking for....virtually no contact with the hood.

    I don't need to know WHERE to buy from - as I have a buddy who works at a truck accessories shop and I'll buy it from him once I decide what I want (and hope he can get it).

    Thanks ahead of time!!
    Let me know what you got and picts would be great!
     
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    steviestyles

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  3. Feb 18, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    I like my ERG. Solid and only attaches underneath the hood. Doesn't touch the paint at all except at the bolt holes.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    I purchased from Weathertech. Mounts underhood into factory holes. Deflector does not touch the hood or the leading edge of the hood at all.

    I don't remember the cost, but I do remember thinking it was a bit high (I also thought the floor liners were high priced). But since purchasing the deflector, floor liners and window vents, I've realized these are "you get what you pay for products".

    I don't want to sound like a schill for Weathertech... but their products have been high quality, good fitting and easy to install. Thumbs up for their stuff.



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  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    I had a Lund Avenger on mine, but took it off after 1 year. Just wanted a different look.

    I did like the way it mounted right to the underside of the hood using the factory mounting holes. No extension brackets like a lot of them. It was a very clean look.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    I have a stampede one that is clear. It also mounts under the hood and does not touch the paint.

    Jason
     
  7. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    I love my clear AVS bug guard. I got it from summit racing!!:D
     
  8. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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  9. Feb 19, 2010 at 4:27 AM
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    Thanks for the offer but I'm not totally sure what I want to do yet.

    I'm also thinking about looking to see how much it would cost to have one painted to match my truck..... I might have to play around with photoshop to see how that would actually look before I decide.

    Thanks to everyone else for the manufacturer names! I'll be looking at them closely!
     
  10. Feb 19, 2010 at 4:33 AM
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    I got an AVS high profile. Attaches at predrilled holes, and does not touch the top surface of the hood. Solid!
     
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