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Unread 03-29-2006, 08:43 AM   #1
XKShawn
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Hood Deflector - Be careful!

I bought the tinted hood deflector from Mopar and installed it last night. The directions have you drill four holes in the underside of the hood and attach the two clips at the end. The paper says to drill the wholes very carefully. They aren't kidding! I had a hell of a time drilling through (broke one drill bit and ruined two others). I had to push pretty hard to do it. On one of the holes, I was pushing a little too hard when it broke through and now I have a nice little pimple on the outside of the hood.

Also, the two end clips are attached to the deflector with little plastic inserts as the "nuts" for the screws. I screwed the first one just a little too tight and it snapped in half. I was able to use a small nut and washer instead, but the clip needed to be attached to the deflector first (not to the hood as the instructions state).

Just thought I'd pass this on. The final product looks great, and hopefully it will keep some of the bug splatter off the windshield.

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Unread 03-29-2006, 10:50 AM   #2
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I here many commander owners are having a problem with the deflectors. I guess if I ever had that accessory, I will have the dealer install it. If they make a mistake they will have to fix it. blkcommander

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Unread 04-09-2006, 05:18 PM   #3
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Bug deflector

Bought the Jeep bug deflector and ended up taking it back after trial fitting because it was not designed right in the first place. The mounting is iffy at best, and the hole locations were in places where you could, if you wwere not extremely careful, go right to the hood outer panel. The one I bought said "Made in Australia". What the hell do they know about designing stuff for American vehicles? Anyway, I went to the local Murray's and ordered the Ventvisor (AVS)model for my '06 Commander, and it is easily installed using the tape or drilling holes which incidentally are located in areas where there are two thicknesses of hood material, and unless you're not paying any attention whatsoever, there is no way you will hit the hood outer panel.
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Unread 04-10-2006, 03:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up. Good to know.
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Unread 04-24-2006, 02:56 PM   #5
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Bought the Jeep bug deflector and ended up taking it back after trial fitting because it was not designed right in the first place. The mounting is iffy at best, and the hole locations were in places where you could, if you wwere not extremely careful, go right to the hood outer panel. The one I bought said "Made in Australia". What the hell do they know about designing stuff for American vehicles? Anyway, I went to the local Murray's and ordered the Ventvisor (AVS)model for my '06 Commander, and it is easily installed using the tape or drilling holes which incidentally are located in areas where there are two thicknesses of hood material, and unless you're not paying any attention whatsoever, there is no way you will hit the hood outer panel.
Got pics? I'm thinking of getting the AVS smoked bug shield (no chrome version out yet)... Just over the weekend my Commander windshield took 6 pebble-hits on the freeway. UGH!

Sounds like the AVS mounting system is more favorable than Mopar's version.
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