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Old 03-09-2012, 06:28 PM   #31
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That would be the Bushwacker TrailArmor hood protector.

no point in me posting pics when I'm done now, but I do feel more motivated to get it done. Can't wait.

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Though the OP doesn't care about bugs, on a vehicle shaped like the Wrangler, I'd think the deflector would need to be about 3-4" high mounted to ~2ft from the windshield.

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:43 PM   #33
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I like the idea ... I just don't want to drill holes.
Mine fit into holes already under hood!
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I'm wondering if it can work? The grill and windshield are huge bug magnets. It'd have to be really good!

One con tho would be slightly lower mpg. Idk if it will be noticeable but you are hurting your aerodynamics with that
Def keeps them off windshield.. i live next to a river. Lots of bugs..Def worth the money. Plus it deflects small rocks over the window and cab too
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:47 PM   #35
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Oh and best of all. The noise of my soft top was cut down 75 % the wind is deflected up and not head on to the top
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Mine fit into holes already under hood!
Which brand?
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:16 AM   #37
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Aside from keeping the leading edge of my hood from getting nicked up... the bug deflector does NOTHING!


hahaha!! hate running into bug storms.
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Had my first encounter with lovebugs when I was driving to Fort Rucker in the late summer of 2006. My truck looked like the front of that Jeep.
I was also told there is something in lovebug guts that will eat the paint?
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:21 PM   #39
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GiantSchnauzer & Chief Dan, got some questions on the Bushwacker since I just ordered one:
  • How well does this thing stay on with the 3M tape? Strong enough to get through a car wash? Strong enough to resist some one from just yanking it off to steal it?
  • Reverse of the first question, can this be removed without damaging the paint? How would you do it?
Thank you in advance!
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:30 PM   #40
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Had my first encounter with lovebugs when I was driving to Fort Rucker in the late summer of 2006.
That's the year I retired from the Army.

My first encounter with Fort Rucker was in 1984. I went on to become the editor of the post paper, The Army Flyer -- but left to enter combat arms in 1986; Go Armor!

I remember all kinds of nasty things down there, but not specifically the ladybugs. Happy to say, after I left -- I never went back. Adios Enter-pride...

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Old 03-12-2012, 04:05 PM   #41
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This is the one I got:
14013 - Bushwacker TrailArmor Hood & Tailgate Protector for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I have not installed yet, but it is no-drill.

Hope to get it installed this weekend, if I do I'll post pics.
This is the same one I have, love it. No extra noise and goes on easy.
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Had my first encounter with lovebugs when I was driving to Fort Rucker in the late summer of 2006. My truck looked like the front of that Jeep.
I was also told there is something in lovebug guts that will eat the paint?
Believe it or not, that pic was taken after taking my previously clean Jeep on a ~15 mile drive down I-95.

Yes, Love bug guts eat paint... & the hood on my wife's CR-V is proof of that. You've got to wash them off ASAP!

As I recall, the deflector on my Jeep is made by AVS. I haven't noticed any extra noise or buffeting since installing it, although it certainly didn't help with the hood flutter (a set of daystars took care of that). About the only thing a bug/ rock deflector is good for on a Jeep (in my opinion) is to keep the leading edge of the hood from getting bombarded while on the road.
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the buschwacker hood protector actually curves and "hooks" around the front part of the hood and the tape appears crazy strong, definately car wash safe, but no idea how hard it would be to tear off. Iid imagine it would be quite a struggle trying to take that off someones car (unlike my grill inserts which can be popped right out ), then again that kinda crime doesn't really exist around here
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That's the year I retired from the Army.

My first encounter with Fort Rucker was in 1984. I went on to become the editor of the post paper, The Army Flyer -- but left to enter combat arms in 1986; Go Armor!

I remember all kinds of nasty things down there, but not specifically the ladybugs. Happy to say, after I left -- I never went back. Adios Enter-pride...

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Bob, Thanks for serving our country!

I was headed to Rucker for WOC school. Still have a few years before retirement.
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the buschwacker hood protector actually curves and "hooks" around the front part of the hood and the tape appears crazy strong, definately car wash safe, but no idea how hard it would be to tear off. Iid imagine it would be quite a struggle trying to take that off someones car (unlike my grill inserts which can be popped right out ), then again that kinda crime doesn't really exist around here
Thanks GS, that helps alot! I don't get that kind of crime where my Jeep is parked most of the time either...but once in a while I'll take her downtown for a Tigers or Red Wings game

Either way, if something were to happen with the bushwacker that really screwed up the hood...that might be enough to justify the AEV cold-air induction hood

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