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Should I ditch the Burt Reynolds Stache?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toyotatacomaTRD, Oct 23, 2010.

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Take off the Bug Deflector

Poll closed Nov 22, 2010.
  1. Remove

    89 vote(s)
    67.9%
  2. Keep it on

    42 vote(s)
    32.1%
  1. Oct 23, 2010 at 8:50 AM
    #1
    toyotatacomaTRD

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    I think I may have already made up my mind, but does anyone know if there is any research to prove that a "Bug Deflector" actually works?

    It came on my truck when I got it used and have always just left it on there...

    So... Does anyone know if this actually reduces rock chips or keeps less bugs on the windshield?

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  2. Oct 23, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    take it off.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    Brunes

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    I have 7 chips from the first week I owned my truck...before the deflector went on. None had accumulated since then (at least not in areas covered by the deflector.
    And the difference between my window and the window on the wifes car is significant. Different types of hoods and lines ..but same idea.

    I'll be leaving mine.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    kessler89

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    mine had one on it when i bought it also, first thing i did when i got home was take it off
     
  5. Oct 23, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    LEX

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    Take it off and get a clear bra. I got one the next morning after getting my truck. Pricey, but well worth it.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Keep it. I had the same thing happen as Brunes.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    HBMurphy

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  8. Oct 23, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    The one and only chip on my hood is on the very front edge where the deflector would be installed and therefore protect it. However, if I were to choose a form of hood protection, it would be a 3M clear bra.
     
  9. Oct 23, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    I was hoping to see a dude with a killer stache... *disappointed*
     
  10. Oct 23, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    i took mine off but it does help, i've got a bunch more chips and dead bugs ever since then
     
  11. Oct 23, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    I hate the look of em, so i voted off but they are practical
     
  12. Oct 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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  13. Oct 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    It sounds like they do work so if you don't mind how it looks the logical choice is keep it on.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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  15. Oct 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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  16. Oct 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    This thread needs this.

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  17. Oct 23, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    no it doesnt
     
  18. Oct 23, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    ^I don't think we needed that either!^

    But on topic, I had one on my 99 and while on the freeway a piece of tire kicked up front another car and hit the bug deflector and the tire just bounced off my windshield and over the truck. The deflector broke, but if I didn't have one it would've killed the front end and or broken my windshield, it took most of the force from the hit. So I bought one for the 09 right after I got it.

    Just my personal experience.

    Scott
     
  19. Oct 23, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    yikes
     
  20. Oct 23, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    Until it starts to yellow, and get dry from the sun, and peel or chip off. Had it on my Accord for a few years. In the long run it sucks. You really wasted your money on a 30.00 product applied with water.
     
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