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Old 09-04-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Anybody running a "bugshield" for window protection?

Well, after my third rockhit which has given me 1 8 inch crack and another 13 inch crack it's time for a windshield. I'm wondering if anybody is using a bugshield and if it has helped with rocks. I had a Hummer H3 (same vertical windshield) and I got plenty of star cracks but the glass was a lot tougher...never a running crack. This jeep glass seems to be ultra thin.

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Old 09-04-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
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I did instal one about 6 months ago, I had gotten a few chips the first while I had it so I figured it couldn't hurt... It definitely protects the good from stones and bugs but I can't really say how much it actually does for the windshield

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It looks good but only protects the hood. It dose not stop any thing from hitting the windshield.


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It looks good but only protects the hood. It dose not stop any thing from hitting the windshield.
Yep.

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I have the Bushwacker on the front. I will say it has reduced the amount of bugs, but they still come. Nothing is going to stop a rock.


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I used to put the older type bug-shields on all my vehicles until I figured out that they were actually deflecting rocks up towards my windshield. At least that's the conclusion I came to after having to replace about 6 windshields. But that was the flat type of bug-shield and after I quit using them I never had another crack/ding in my windshield until I bought this 2013 Wrangler. 3rd day I had it someone shot a pellet gun at me when I was driving and I had to have it replaced. But I can't speak about the newer (to me) type of bug-shields you see on this thread, the wrap around type. If people have been running them and haven't had any rock deflection problems, I may get one just because I think they look cool.
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Yep.

That picture answered all my questions
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I have the Bushwacker on the front. I will say it has reduced the amount of bugs, but they still come. Nothing is going to stop a rock.


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Does that bushwhacker lay flat on the hood? Yours is the best view yet. Is that a stock bumper with the modified takeoff end caps? Where'd you get them?
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Does that bushwhacker lay flat on the hood? Yours is the best view yet. Is that a stock bumper with the modified takeoff end caps? Where'd you get them?
Yep, it adheres to the hood, protecting the leading edge. It also has a ridge which forces the air up. The bumper is stock with chopped ends and the mbpr light bar. All was purchased from Quadratec. Heres a close up.

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Based on my experience with one on my '99, I can say that they do nothing on a Jeep as far as deflecting things from the windshield.

They do trap stones nicely between the shield and the hood though, so the area can get all scratched to hell.
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I have one, it works a little bit on bugs, but not nearly as well for birds.

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Old 09-06-2013, 10:41 AM   #12
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As mentioned earlier, the bug deflector keeps some small insects off of the windshield but does not keep anything like rocks & etc. off. I would also say that they bug deflector also keeps some items off of the hood as well.
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As mentioned earlier, the bug deflector keeps some small insects off of the windshield but does not keep anything like rocks & etc. off. I would also say that they bug deflector also keeps some items off of the hood as well.
I have the weathertech shield. Fits great. Looks great. But does nothing to prevent rock chips of windshield. Does protect the hood. The windshield is so upright that everything hits it.

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