|03-13-2012 04:00 PM|
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
|03-13-2012 12:19 AM|
I was headed to Rucker for WOC school. Still have a few years before retirement.
|03-13-2012 12:13 AM|
|GiantSchnauzer||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|
|03-12-2012 04:21 PM|
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.
|03-12-2012 04:05 PM|
|03-12-2012 02:30 PM|
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...
(SFC, USA, Ret.)
|03-12-2012 01:21 PM|
GiantSchnauzer & Chief Dan, got some questions on the Bushwacker since I just ordered one:
|03-10-2012 11:48 AM|
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?
|03-10-2012 11:16 AM|
hahaha!! hate running into bug storms.
|03-10-2012 10:40 AM|
|03-09-2012 08:47 PM|
|fdnc2774||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|
|03-09-2012 08:45 PM|
|03-09-2012 08:43 PM|
|03-09-2012 08:39 PM|
|Jurhip||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.|
|03-09-2012 06:28 PM|
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.
|03-09-2012 05:23 PM|
|JKatfish||GiantSchnauzer... I like yours! It looks deeper than the others. What brand is it? Thx!|
|03-09-2012 08:15 AM|
here is the mopar...
|03-09-2012 06:39 AM|
|GiantSchnauzer||here they are,|
|03-09-2012 06:36 AM|
|GiantSchnauzer||pict fail :P|
|03-09-2012 06:32 AM|
|GiantSchnauzer||Here's mine, kinda like that its a mix of protector and deflector made out of ultra hard plasticstuff, first thing i put on and help push the buggs of nicely, guess the bugs here arent eating as much fast food|
|03-09-2012 12:27 AM|
|golfpunks||Looks good roxstar!! Makes the front look mean!!|
|03-08-2012 11:50 PM|
I worked down in Florida for a while and was able to experience a "flock" or two of those messed up bugs. You would have to strap sheets of plywood on all four sides to protect against those things. When you fly through a swarm of those, they hit you from all four sides with both heads.
No, most of the bugs above 5,000 ft. aren't quite that bad. Although the acid rain drinking gnats along the Colorado River can at times blacken the whole front.
|03-08-2012 11:07 PM|
Mine came with the Jeep when I bought it!
|03-08-2012 11:02 PM|
Here is one on a white jeep
|03-08-2012 10:52 PM|
|PA . JAY||
|03-08-2012 09:55 PM|
|03-08-2012 08:34 PM|
Mine is a Wade that I ordered through Quadratec. I had these on a lot of different vehicles, and have come to the conclusion there is a reason they call them deflectors, rather than preventers. If the bugs are the size of P-51 Mustangs coming at you at 70+ mph, they are going to make it through. Mine works pretty good for the gnats and smaller than the average housefly. Bees moved up the glass to the top 1/4. It does help when driving at highway speeds with snow. No road noise that I could discern. Before I could get it on....two rock chips on the leading edge of the hood. If I were to get them repaired, it would cost me more than the cost of the shield. So, I think they are a worthwhile investment, even if all it does is provide extra lift under the wings of the grasshoppers and spins them into eternity butt first.
|03-08-2012 07:40 PM|
|tjt94||I had a AVS and it was the WORST MOD EVER! It redirected the wind to hit directly in the middle of the windshield and the noise was beyond terrible at 60 mph and up. It was an absolute roar. I took it off after 20 miles and returned it to Autozone for a full refund. The manufacturer got it to test it for why it was so bad. Don't buy one.|
|03-08-2012 06:31 PM|
|03-08-2012 06:27 PM|
|golfpunks||Thanks daggo I'll post pics of mine after i order it! I prolly will order the same one since you like yours|
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