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Old 10-19-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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Installing bug deflector

Anyone here install their own bug deflector? Where exactly do the two rectangular stick on pieces go? Three are only two of them and there are four screw slots on the inside of the deflector. The instructions arent quite clear as to which two to stick these on. Thanks!

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Old 10-19-2007, 11:12 PM   #2
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I cant help you with the install from experience, but have heard the stickies may just be there to hold it for you to drill the required holes.

In general, I have heard bad things about them for those with soft tops. Apparently the deflectors cause soft tops to make a lot more noise. Also, dont really expect it to keep bugs off of your windshield. Any bugs it catches will be less bugs embedded into your hood, but due to the slope of the windshield it gets pretty much every bug going its direction.

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Old 10-20-2007, 01:11 PM   #3
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The sticky peices go between the deflector and the inner hood. You will need to drill through these so you can install the unit. It works very well to adhere the unit and keep it from vibrating. I've had mine on for several months and have no problems with it.
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:07 PM   #4
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I have a Weathertech bug deflector on my '09. There is no drilling or screws required. The adhesive sticks just fine to the underside of the hood and it is on there rock solid. Just take a look and line it up before removing the backing. You will see that it fits into a slight grove under the hood and the stickies should line up with a flat section of the underside. After you have it lined up, remove the backing and press into place.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:38 PM   #5
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I have a bug deflector that uses screws and due to the hood vibration in high winds it cracked. That is when I invested in the hood wranglers and no vibrations since, these probably would of stopped the cracking.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:25 PM   #6
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RayJr, I just used the tabs to hold it in place. I could then check the position with the hood closed, before drilling. Good thing too, it was off a bit. Just a bit, but noticeable.

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Old 05-27-2009, 01:28 PM   #7
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I have a bug deflector that uses screws and due to the hood vibration in high winds it cracked. That is when I invested in the hood wranglers and no vibrations since, these probably would of stopped the cracking.
I have not notice much hood vibrations. But, I'll bite, what are hood wranglers? I have a Wrangler hood, but I'm guessing it is something different.

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Old 05-27-2009, 08:23 PM   #8
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I have not notice much hood vibrations. But, I'll bite, what are hood wranglers? I have a Wrangler hood, but I'm guessing it is something different.

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I got mine from Quadratec and they replace the factory rubber portion of the hood latch. It is that rubber that is connected to the fender and has a latch on the end that holds the hood down. I think they are made by daystar, in NC we tend to have high winds and I saw my hood vibrating. They are not that expensive and for my application they seem to work. Like I said I should of probably got these before investing in my bug deflector. I hope this helps.
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I got mine from Quadratec and they replace the factory rubber portion of the hood latch. It is that rubber that is connected to the fender and has a latch on the end that holds the hood down. I think they are made by daystar, in NC we tend to have high winds and I saw my hood vibrating. They are not that expensive and for my application they seem to work. Like I said I should of probably got these before investing in my bug deflector. I hope this helps.
Oh, okay, right there on page 119 (What a fun book). Something to keep in mind if I notice a lot of hood movement on long trips.

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Old 05-29-2009, 12:21 PM   #10
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does a bug deflector really cut down on wind noise that is heard around the windshield?
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does a bug deflector really cut down on wind noise that is heard around the windshield?
I got mine almost right away, so don't know. Did see some positive things on this forum about them cutting down the number of bugs on the wind shield. I remember how the CJ attracted the little creatures, so I figured I'd go for it. Wasn't sure how it would look, but once it was on I think it looks great. Just my thoughts on it.

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Curious as to where everyone got their deflectors?
Thinking about getting one for ours.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:03 PM   #13
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it does not cut down on all of the bugs but it does significantly reduce them. i got mine from quadratec for $60.
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:08 PM   #14
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I got mine from the jeep dealer. If I remember right, which isn't often these days, it was around $71 with the "discount" they allowed me.

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I got mine, along with floor mats at WeatherTech Automotive Accessories - Car Mats, Floor Mats, Cargo Liners, Side Window Deflectors and More It's the best price I've seen for the bug deflectors. We have one on my wife's Liberty as well. They go on easy and are a perfect fit.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:55 AM   #16
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I threw the sticky crap away and got out the drill. Took about 10 minutes and the job is complete.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:18 PM   #17
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Drill if you want, but I agree with purchasing the WeatherTech gear. Great stuff, get what you pay for prices IMHO. I have had a WeatherTech deflector on my Tahoe for the last 75k miles (just sticky tape connected) without a single issue at all. This is the truck that gets the heavy rains, highway driving and all of the abuse. I cannot vouch for all brands, but WeatherTech makes some seriously good equipment.

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