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I just bought a new 2013 xB and new on the Forum. This is our second Scion as I bought my wife an xD last year. I love both of them!

I've just started on installing mods and would really like some front end protection without having to install a bra or vinyl wraps. Has anyone installed an:
EGR 308991 SuperGuard Hood Protector?

If so, could you upload some photos? Was it hard to install?

I can only find it available via eBay & Amazon & both say it fits the 2012 xB. Isn't the hood the same on both the 2012 & the 2013 model years?

Thanks!
 

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Bad pic but you can kinda see it next to my new led mod.com switchbacks I really like the egr guard very low profile and easy to install I got mine from buyautotruckaccessories for only $50 shipped! Super cheap and yes as far as I know hoods have not changed!


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Not only is the hood the same for the '12-'13 B's, but also for the older ones. I put one on my '09 and not only did it fit, but has been on for ~ 6 months withstanding numerous car washes and wax applications with no problems.
 

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how does it latch on? can you give me the link
 

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Update on Hood "bug" Deflector - Canadian

I returned the first bug deflector I ordered off of eBay. It only covered the center section of the hood. It was not what I had expected or wanted.

So I bought the Scion Canadian Hood Deflector PN PU500-52011 from:
James Miller, Parts Advisor
ToyotaTown
1065 Wharncliffe Rd. S.
London, ON N6L 1J9
Telephone: 519-680-0030

Cost $220.75 US including the tax & shipping. It was more than I wanted to spend, but there was no option if I wanted a deflector that I liked and that provided maximum coverage for the hood area.

James was great to work with & provided great customer service. He did what he said he'd do and followed up when he said he'd follow up. I highly recommend doing business with him.

The install instructions were easy to follow and the whole thing only took about 35 minutes - I was reading the instruction in detail as I went - if I'd done one before it could have been done in about 10 minutes. (Time does not include washing & waxing prior to install.)

It is possible to do this by yourself, but its a BIG help to have a second set of hands to help hold things as you progress, so you don't damage anything.

The parts kit was short 2 of the small plastic retainer clips, but I by some miracle had exact matches in my parts bin. (I must have ordered some extras in the past for something on one of my other Toyotas).

There are 6 finish protectors (see install instructions attached) really vinyl plastic film patches to cover the paint on the lip of the hood where the metal/plastic clips are mounted. The instructions are pretty fool-proof. There are 6 clips 4 metal ones in the center sections and 2 small plastic & metal ones out just above the headlights. Across the hood are spaced 6 rubber stand-off bumpers. Only tool needed was a medium size phillips head screwdriver.

I am extremely happy with the way it turned out. Why Toyota/Scion doesn't sell this accessory here in the US is hard to understand. I wish they made one for my xD!
 

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it's hard to see them in that pic but Toyota also offers clear headlight protectors for the Rukus ..... wouldn't mind a set to maybe color code for shows or just to protect the headlights in our harsh Canadian winters :D
 

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thank you for posting the Canadian part number for that deflector! I've been trying to find one of those deflectors... I have no idea why they are not sold here in the u.s. They look way better than the egr
 
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