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Hey, guys. Joe from Extreme Terrain, and today, I'm going to be reviewing and installing the WeatherTech stone and bug deflector in a dark smoke, fitting all '16 and newer Tacomas. This is going to be perfect for the Tacoma owner who's looking to protect their investment with a mod that's not only easy to install but budget-friendly as well.Now, what this is going to do, and what any stone and bug deflector does, is basically deflect the air up and over the truck, hopefully carrying with it any lighter stuff that would otherwise hit your truck, like gravel or bugs. On top of that, this is actually going to take an impact as well, as this area along the front of the hood is usually the first to go when it comes to rock chips.Now, what this is going to do, and what any stone and bug deflector does, is basically deflect and reform the air to go over the top of the cab rather than straight into the windshield and hood. Hopefully, that air will carry with it some of the lighter stuff, like gravel or bugs. This is manufactured out of an aerospace-grade acrylic that is virtually indestructible. It's also scratch-resistant. If this does end up taking an impact for your truck, it will not shatter or crack.Now, WeatherTech is known for their fit and finish, and the bug deflector is no exception. As you can see, it fits the body lines on our Tacoma perfectly. On top of that, it matches the black accents as well, and it'll look great with some rain guards along the windows.Pricing for this is going to be around the $80 mark, and again, that's a small price to pay. This is a decent product made right here in the USA. You really do get your money's worth.Install is going to be an easy one out of three wrenches. There's no drilling required. Should only take you about a half-an-hour to get this on your truck with some basic hand tools. So, without any further ado, let me show you how it's done.The only tool you're going to need for this install is going to be a Phillips head screwdriver.Now, like I said earlier, this bug deflector is going to use all pre-drilled and factory mounting holes. The only problem we run into here is that there's no threaded holes along the leading edge of our hood. Thankfully, WeatherTech includes these little plastic inserts. That's going to give us a secure spot to screw our bug deflector into. So, all you're going to do is press that insert into that factory mounting location. Now, this one will not get used, other than this one, and the same position on the other side. They're all going to get these plastic inserts.And again, we're going to skip this position and go for the outermost.So, now we can grab our bug deflector, get it in place, and secure it using the included Phillips head screws and plastic flat washers.So, with all those screws tightened down, now I'm just going to gently close the hood and make sure everything lines up.So, before we wrap up this install, there is one last step. WeatherTech gives you these little adhesive-backed bumpers to put on the paint just to protect it in case this bug deflector flexes a little bit, so it'll hit the bumper before it hits the paint. Now, in my experience, this thing is pretty rigid. Even me pressing on it doesn't really impact the paint. The only spot that I really found would be a good spot to put one of these would be right on the sides here. It's kind of flexible. The same thing goes for the other side. And kind of in line with the hood scoop, this is a long unsupported piece here, and it is pretty hard to get it to touch the paint even when I'm pushing on it, but if it's going to flex anywhere, it's going to be right there, so I'm going to put two right there and right there.And that is going to do it for my review and install of the WeatherTech stone and bug deflector in a dark smoke, fitting all '16 and newer Tacomas. I'm Joe. Thank you for watching. And for all things Tacoma, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Preserve Your Paint Job. Overtime, minor dents, dings, and stains can take its toll on you truck damaging its paint job or worse – inviting corrosion. Consider getting the Weathertech Stone and Bug Deflector in Dark Smoke for a more attractive preventative solution to this issue. This heavy-duty acrylic guard diverts small stones and insects away from your truck’s hood to protect it from scratches and other surface damages. Your Toyota Tacoma will be looking good as new with this deflector installed.
Rigid and Scratch-Resistant Protection. The Weathertech Stone and Bug Deflector is manufactured with aerospace-grade acrylic that’s cast according to specific Toyota Tacoma models for a custom fit. This material is practically indestructible and impressively scratch-resistant proving reliable protection whenever you need it.
No Modifications Needed. Install the Weathertech Stone and Bug Deflector without the need to drill or modify any part of your truck. It simply reuses the existing factory mounting holes in your hood. Moreover, you can secure the deflector with fasteners already included in the kit.
Weathertech’s Limited Lifetime Warranty Policy. Weathertech warrants the Stone and Bug Deflector in Dark Smoke against factory defects including materials and craftsmanship issues for as long as the purchaser owns the original Toyota Tacoma the deflector is installed on. However, damages resulting from faulty installation, misuse, abuse, and normal wear will not be covered.
Application. The Weathertech Stone and Bug Deflector in Dark Smoke fits 2016-2021 Toyota Tacoma models.
Fitment: 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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