With as vertical as the windshield is, I don't think much of anything will keep it clean. There are some guys here who think the deflector is great and others not so much. I think that's one of the 'if you don't mind the look, it's worth a shot' mods.
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It only helps with chips in the hood for a very small angle of a rock's approach. Think about it: the rock is on it's way DOWN if it's gonna hit your hood. How much of the hood is protected? If it's going up you're tailgating INSANELY close, and it's gonna hit the windshield anyway, not the hood.
They do nothing, but I think they look good so I kept mine.
Exactly. The windshield is too vertical for the Bugflector to be effective, but personally I like the look. To me it "ruggedizes" the front of the Jeep and gives it a unique look. Besides, it flows really nicely with my black grill.
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Get the bushwacker hood piece. Helps cover the edge from chips, and acts as a deflector. I will say that it slightly reduces windshield splatter, but not significant enough to effectively deflect. Again, as mentioned, due to our vertical windshield. Looks great!
I agree with others here doesn't help with bugs but it does protect the leading edge of the hood and I love the look always have (maybe because growing up my dad always had one on every vehicle and he still does).
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