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Poll: Bug deflectors and rain deflectors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ajw1986, Oct 3, 2013.

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Bug deflectors and rain deflectors?

Poll closed Nov 2, 2013.
  1. Bug deflector only

    11.9%
  2. Rain deflector only

    36.2%
  3. Both

    25.0%
  4. None, they are all ugly

    26.9%
  1. Oct 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM
    #1
    ajw1986

    ajw1986 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just curious on feedback, thinking of removing my bug deflector and putting on rain deflectors. Aesthetics-wise what would you guys say?
     
  2. Oct 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM
    #2
    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    I don’t like the looks of bug deflectors, and i don’t think they work very well for the most part.

    I do love the in channel rain/vent visors! i have the AVS brand I got them used off a local member.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2013 at 9:57 PM
    #3
    hualampeter

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    love the rain deflectors, good for keeping the sun out of your eye too! I highly recommend them, not bug deflectors though. It just looks stupid (Opinion), but I heard they also damage the vehicle paint (fact).
     
  4. Oct 3, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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    ajw1986

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    I should've made the in channel and outside options in the poll. I didn't even know you could get the in channels for tacomas
     
  5. Oct 3, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    yeah you can i think all the brand are around $60 or so. i have some pic in my build thread of mine.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2013 at 1:50 AM
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    Island Cruiser

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    Weather Tech makes some. Came stock on my previous Sport.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2013 at 1:51 AM
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    Island Cruiser

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    Holy shit, the hotlink is as sensitive as auto-correct lol.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2013 at 2:37 AM
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    MQQSE

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    I've had the Weather Tech rain deflectors for about two years and love them. Don't care for the bug deflectors and agree with Zach, they don't really work IMHO.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2013 at 3:09 AM
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    VTTACOMA

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    I say none, I hate the way they look...

    That said, those rain deflectors sure are convenient. Maybe when I hit 60 they will be a little cooler.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2013 at 4:07 AM
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    SunnyDazed

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    I had both on my Gen 1 that i just sold and thought they looked good. The rain deflectors back then were stuck to the outside of the window. Mine were Weathertech and did great for the 10 years i had the truck.

    On my new 2013 TRD Sport i don't think the bug deflector looks as nice given the hood layout and the scoop. I did go with Weathertech in channel rain deflectors and I think they look great. I read the reviews here and made sure that I installed them properly and have been very pleased so far. They've only been on a few weeks.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2013 at 4:10 AM
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    Wattapunk

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    I vote for the in-channel vent visor. Allows me to leave the windows cracked on a hot day, rain or not. Definitely helps keep the interior cooler. Not a fan of the bug deflectors. Go with the inchannel vs. the stick-on vent visors for a custom look.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2013 at 4:29 AM
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    SWCCBEE

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    Really want a pair of wind. It rains literally EVERYday here in Guam where I am stationed. So you cant leave your windows down and it is always hot in car....

    $100 is a lot when the govt isnt paying you though.....:face palm:
     
  13. Oct 4, 2013 at 4:48 AM
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    Moshman

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    I have both on my truck and think they look okay. I have the AVS in channel vent visors and really like them.
     
  14. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:03 AM
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    mad monk

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    have both, came with truck when purchased. like the window vents, bug shield still undecided on.
     
  15. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:56 AM
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    DoorDing

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    Not all bug deflectors damage paint. I installed one to protect the hood from sand and rock strikes, not really for any bug deflection. A low profile deflector on a dark color truck isn't very noticeable.

    As for aesthetics, do whatever you want. It's your truck, not the internet's.
     
  16. Oct 4, 2013 at 6:12 AM
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    Mofirejeff

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    Bug guard, go rhino steps, window vent visor, camo on rocker panel, leer cap, headwater camo seat covers, led interior lights
    I've usually had both on my vehicles. Don't know if it is for looks or out of habit. I have both on my 2013.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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    tagaman670

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    welcome to the islands!! and hafa adai also just do a limo tint all around lol
     
  18. Oct 4, 2013 at 6:58 AM
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    ajw1986

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    I'm removing the bug deflector and putting in rain deflectors regardless. Just wanted to see how TW folks feel
     
  19. Oct 4, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    SWCCBEE

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    Yeah, got limo tint before I left the states. Just gotta save up for the wind def.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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    A7xschecter6661

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    The bug guards are ok if they are low profile or one of the aeroskins.
    Full size look weird and goofy.
     
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