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03-13-2012 03:00 PM
JeepR kReapR
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Originally Posted by GiantSchnauzer View Post
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
03-12-2012 11:19 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by GonzoBobH View Post
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...

Cheers,

BobH
(SFC, USA, Ret.)
Bob, Thanks for serving our country!

I was headed to Rucker for WOC school. Still have a few years before retirement.
03-12-2012 11:13 PM
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 03:21 PM
derfC
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Originally Posted by SilverRubi View Post
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.
03-12-2012 03:05 PM
Bulldawgs
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Originally Posted by ChiefDan View Post
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.
03-12-2012 01:30 PM
GonzoBobH
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Originally Posted by SilverRubi View Post
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...

Cheers,

BobH
(SFC, USA, Ret.)
03-12-2012 12:21 PM
JeepR kReapR 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!
03-10-2012 10:48 AM
SilverSport 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 10:16 AM
Casotakar1229
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Originally Posted by derfC View Post
Aside from keeping the leading edge of my hood from getting nicked up... the bug deflector does NOTHING!


hahaha!! hate running into bug storms.
03-10-2012 09:40 AM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by fdnc2774 View Post
Mine fit into holes already under hood!
Which brand?
03-09-2012 07:47 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 07:45 PM
fdnc2774
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Originally Posted by jkjeeper06
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
03-09-2012 07:43 PM
fdnc2774
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Originally Posted by 12JKRubicon07FJCruiser

I like the idea ... I just don't want to drill holes.
Mine fit into holes already under hood!
03-09-2012 07:39 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 05:28 PM
ChiefDan 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 04:23 PM
JKatfish GiantSchnauzer... I like yours! It looks deeper than the others. What brand is it? Thx!
03-09-2012 07:15 AM
PA ARCTIC here is the mopar...

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03-09-2012 05:39 AM
GiantSchnauzer here they are,
03-09-2012 05:36 AM
GiantSchnauzer pict fail :P
03-09-2012 05:32 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
03-08-2012 11:27 PM
golfpunks Looks good roxstar!! Makes the front look mean!!
03-08-2012 10:50 PM
Battlement
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Originally Posted by New2012JEEP View Post
I am guessing with this front setup, you don't have lovebugs where you live, haha! That would suck to clean up after running into those buggers.

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 10:07 PM
Wolffdood Attachment 103328

Mine came with the Jeep when I bought it!
03-08-2012 10:02 PM
RoxstarD Here is one on a white jeep



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03-08-2012 09:52 PM
PA . JAY
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Originally Posted by ChiefDan View Post
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.
I got the same one IMO best looking on the market matches fenders perfect . and it will never break
03-08-2012 08:55 PM
New2012JEEP
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Originally Posted by Battlement View Post
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.

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I am guessing with this front setup, you don't have lovebugs where you live, haha! That would suck to clean up after running into those buggers.
03-08-2012 07:34 PM
Battlement 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.

Attachment 103282
03-08-2012 06:40 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 05:31 PM
PittJeep
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Originally Posted by derfC
Aside from keeping the leading edge of my hood from getting nicked up... the bug deflector does NOTHING!
Gotta love the lovebugs!
03-08-2012 05:27 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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