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Wind deflector / hood protector for 2012

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by litegide24, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Jun 17, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    litegide24

    litegide24 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone purchased the Toyota OEM hood protector shown in the 2012 accessories catalog?
    http://touch.toyota.com/vehicles/2012/tacoma/accessories/Hood-Protector.html

    I ordered my 2011 with that nasty POS with the metal clips that gouge the paint. I carefully removed in 1st week of ownersship and got the low profile (under hood mount) from Cabelas, it has worked pretty good although isn't the sleekest look.

    The new 2012 OEM Toyota hood protector looks pretty cool, can't believe Toyota would open themselves up for more $ in hood repaint, If it's an under hood mount and would fit the 2011 I would consider.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 17, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    jtgroce

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    I wouldn't recommend an OEM bugshield unless it doesn't have those metal clips b/c they will hit your hood and chip it. I have an AVS on mine and love it, it fastens right in no drilling! 100_2212.jpg
     
  3. Jun 30, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    litegide24

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    Does anybody know if the 2012 oem shield in unchanged from 2011?

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    It looks like a different style from the POS that came with my 2011...

    Thanks
     
  4. Jun 30, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    fafafahey

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    I have the Toyota bug shield for the 2012....it is different than 2011 since the hood shape changed.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    Utard

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    How are you liking the OEM for the 12?

    I had the OEM for an 06 and never had any of the claimed problems.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    fafafahey

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    I too had one on my 06...no problems on that one and no problems on the 12. I like it!
     
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