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golfpunks 03-08-2012 01:45 PM

Bug deflector
 
Thinking about buying a bug deflector for my jku.. I saw a few different brand On Quadratec.. Any recommendations?? Pros on and cons?? Don't want it to scratch my hood?? Just think it looks really nice.. Especially on a white jeep

jkjeeper06 03-08-2012 02:16 PM

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

golfpunks 03-08-2012 02:19 PM

Gas is already bad enough lol.. Not getting it to really deflect bugs.. I just really like the way it looks.. Just want to make sure it won't scratch or break off my jeep causing more damage

12JKRubicon07FJCruiser 03-08-2012 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by golfpunks (Post 2117580)
Thinking about buying a bug deflector for my jku.. I saw a few different brand On Quadratec.. Any recommendations?? Pros on and cons?? Don't want it to scratch my hood?? Just think it looks really nice.. Especially on a white jeep

I like the idea ... I just don't want to drill holes.

Daniel_M 03-08-2012 02:22 PM

You just want a bug defelctor for looks? Never heard of that one before. To each their own. I imagine it wouldn't cause any damage to your hood, if they did, i don't think people would own one..

-Dan

jkjeeper06 03-08-2012 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by golfpunks
Gas is already bad enough lol.. Not getting it to really deflect bugs.. I just really like the way it looks.. Just want to make sure it won't scratch or break off my jeep causing more damage

It shouldn't cause more damage. If anything it will actually prevent some road chips from happening on the hood

I think they are just stuck on with 3m tape right?

PA ARCTIC 03-08-2012 03:05 PM

mopar. looks good and sits off the hood.

ChiefDan 03-08-2012 03:06 PM

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.

tabber02 03-08-2012 03:20 PM

i've heard they cause a bad whistling noise. i remember reading something about it on here. might want to search for it.

-bob :popcorn:

ezymount 03-08-2012 03:25 PM

No
 
Don't expect too much protection from the bug shields that are out there. They will protect your hood from horizontal impacts, but since I installed mine, I still see strikes anywhere from 1/4 of the way up the windshield and higher...

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Originally Posted by jkjeeper06 (Post 2117690)
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


golfpunks 03-08-2012 03:30 PM

Thanks for the help!! Chief dan can't wait for the reviews!!

derfC 03-08-2012 04:10 PM

Aside from keeping the leading edge of my hood from getting nicked up... the bug deflector does NOTHING!

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1319141144

golfpunks 03-08-2012 04:11 PM

Which brand do u have?? Sounds like I will be ordering mine

mpr131 03-08-2012 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by golfpunks (Post 2118074)
Which brand do u have?? Sounds like I will be ordering mine

I wouldn't order this brand! :eek:

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Originally Posted by derfC (Post 2118067)
Aside from keeping the leading edge of my hood from getting nicked up... the bug deflector does NOTHING!

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1319141144


daggo66 03-08-2012 04:40 PM

Check out the one from Weathertech. The price was very good when I got mine. It goes on with no drilling and fits very well. Definitely no whistling. I also like the look. It doesn't really keep bugs off the windshield, but does protect the hood. It was one of the very first things I added.

http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/v...05485-0001.jpg

golfpunks 03-08-2012 06:27 PM

Thanks daggo I'll post pics of mine after i order it! I prolly will order the same one since you like yours

PittJeep 03-08-2012 06:31 PM

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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!

tjt94 03-08-2012 07:40 PM

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.

Battlement 03-08-2012 08:34 PM

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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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New2012JEEP 03-08-2012 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Battlement (Post 2118995)
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.

PA . JAY 03-08-2012 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ChiefDan (Post 2117855)
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

RoxstarD 03-08-2012 11:02 PM

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Here is one on a white jeep



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Wolffdood 03-08-2012 11:07 PM

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Mine came with the Jeep when I bought it!

Battlement 03-08-2012 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by New2012JEEP (Post 2119387)
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.

golfpunks 03-09-2012 12:27 AM

Looks good roxstar!! Makes the front look mean!!

GiantSchnauzer 03-09-2012 06:32 AM

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 :flowers:

GiantSchnauzer 03-09-2012 06:36 AM

pict fail :P

GiantSchnauzer 03-09-2012 06:39 AM

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here they are,

PA ARCTIC 03-09-2012 08:15 AM

here is the mopar...

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JKatfish 03-09-2012 05:23 PM

GiantSchnauzer... I like yours! It looks deeper than the others. What brand is it? Thx!


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