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Great to see all the excitement around the new Tucson, I know its not SO new to some of us. but with summer arriving, we may be looking into accessorizing our Tucson's for extended capability like roof racks or hitches so we can add on bike carriers, roof boxes etc.

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Interior protection things too, like liners and cargo trays, just ask!

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I may have caught your recent post focusing more on your running boards. But also notice above you appear to have installed Hyundai's version of the hood deflector. I've found one or two aftermarket versions which appear visually different enough to make me think they're by a different manufacturer. And so far there's been no such deflector listed on Hyundai's site here stateside, even searching the PART NO. referred to in your other thread.

Curious that up to a couple days ago I had been able to back into the illustration shown below without other details on the Hyundai.ca Accessories section. But, alas it's now vanished:

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Yes yes, thanks for noticing my threads and hope im not spamming too much. As much as I am not a fan of hood deflectors or side visors, I think it looks pretty sharp on Tucson as it has a bit of an eyebrow look to it and joints directly over the grill - not disturbing the lines that make up the fascia of the vehicle.

the one you had seen on the Hyundai Canada site is exactly the item. Purchase was ho-hum and not too interesting and it affixes to the hood of the vehicle with pedestals that are double sided taped to the hood at a number of points across the front. Cleaning the hood and spending time making sure the pedestal areas are clean and dry are very important. Other than that, its lexan, tinted and any light scratches just buff out with mild rubbing compond or car polish.

Aesthetically it blends in with a mild aggressiveness and its right against the front curvature of the hood which could lead to a lot of wear from road debris. it does curl in under the lip of the hood to provide maximum coverage in that regard.

I can take some close ups if you would like, later on.

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I am not affiliated with any dealer, but if there are enough interested parties, there could be a few sent across to the USA.
 

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I can take some close ups if you would like, later on.

I am not affiliated with any dealer, but if there are enough interested parties, there could be a few sent across to the USA.


I have a bud on another forum in Vancouver and I've used his friend stateside to send him random small stuff. So, nice gesture if you're willing to facilitate getting one onto my wife's ride. Your pics and description go a long way in compelling me to 'bust a move'. The price may be cheaper for the alternate online aftermarket option, but amongst other things the busy 'lip' and absence of any spec detail anywhere in the content leave a bit to be desired. Have you any installation blurb or other literature that accompanied yours? Occasionally there's valid reason the dealer's price is higher.

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nice pics, i have a couple thoughts that i should bring up on the OE part on my car.
1. its a no drill install
2. there are no clips or anything that fit under the hood. its all reversible.
 

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Yes yes, thanks for noticing my threads and hope im not spamming too much. As much as I am not a fan of hood deflectors or side visors, I think it looks pretty sharp on Tucson as it has a bit of an eyebrow look to it and joints directly over the grill - not disturbing the lines that make up the fascia of the vehicle.

the one you had seen on the Hyundai Canada site is exactly the item. Purchase was ho-hum and not too interesting and it affixes to the hood of the vehicle with pedestals that are double sided taped to the hood at a number of points across the front. Cleaning the hood and spending time making sure the pedestal areas are clean and dry are very important. Other than that, its lexan, tinted and any light scratches just buff out with mild rubbing compond or car polish.

Aesthetically it blends in with a mild aggressiveness and its right against the front curvature of the hood which could lead to a lot of wear from road debris. it does curl in under the lip of the hood to provide maximum coverage in that regard.

I can take some close ups if you would like, later on.

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I am not affiliated with any dealer, but if there are enough interested parties, there could be a few sent across to the USA.
I like the hood deflector except for one thing, the Hyundai name in red. That lettering takes away from the look. The vent visors which I’ve had on a number of vehicles looks nice albeit cut off where the rear quarter glass is. I’ll have to think about that one.
 

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Yes yes, thanks for noticing my threads and hope im not spamming too much. As much as I am not a fan of hood deflectors or side visors, I think it looks pretty sharp on Tucson as it has a bit of an eyebrow look to it and joints directly over the grill - not disturbing the lines that make up the fascia of the vehicle.

the one you had seen on the Hyundai Canada site is exactly the item. Purchase was ho-hum and not too interesting and it affixes to the hood of the vehicle with pedestals that are double sided taped to the hood at a number of points across the front. Cleaning the hood and spending time making sure the pedestal areas are clean and dry are very important. Other than that, its lexan, tinted and any light scratches just buff out with mild rubbing compond or car polish.

Aesthetically it blends in with a mild aggressiveness and its right against the front curvature of the hood which could lead to a lot of wear from road debris. it does curl in under the lip of the hood to provide maximum coverage in that regard.

I can take some close ups if you would like, later on.

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I am not affiliated with any dealer, but if there are enough interested parties, there could be a few sent across to the USA.
 

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Running boards are only useful for making my calves dirty/muddy when I get out.
LOL Valid point. Both the 'Genuine Hyundai Feeling' $1,000 version and another couple of similar styled 'much cheaper and look it' aftermarket offerings I've seen so far are so well tucked and integrated gracefully into the car's designs that they in fact end up little more than ornamental. You can't really get a firm perch trying to actually step on them, and they don't extend far enough outboard to curtail any mud/slush that gets past the trailing lip of the fenderwell.

On my wife's last SUV the oem running boards were stout molded steel tubes with actual flat treads and looked more like outriggers on a canoe, and she would frequently step on it to get in. I had noticed they gradually got rusty right at the front, which testified to all the crap they kept from getting flung up on the door. The rot hadn't gotten really noticeable from above until after finally 20 years the passenger side was so bad I finally just removed them both before selling that vehicle.

Like I said, that trailing bottom of the Tucson's fenderwell already appears well engineered to act like sort of a mudguard, so I decided the more effective (and way cheaper) approach was to just add the Weathertech mudguards on top of that. Very good quality v. other 'sorta looks like but nowhere even close quality' aftermarket and straightforward installation. I've already noticed they've collected slop that would have gotten on the door or at least flung up along the undercarriage.
 

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yeah im not a fan of them on anything else other than a black car.
A big +1 on that. And exactly the reason I'm biding my time until I get the dk.charcoal gray one to go on her dk. charcoal Portofino Gray car! ;)

None of those aftermarket ones will do though, only the Hyundai in this case.
 
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