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Unread 03-17-2014, 07:31 AM   #1
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What does the plexi thing on truck hoods do ?

I was wondering, why some trucks and pickups have a plexiglass thing above the radiator on the hood ?

Is this to keep away the bugs from hitting the windschreen, or what does this exactly do ?

We don't see this often in Belgium, but I've seen it on youtube on a lot of US trucks... (yeah, I admit, I'm looking at trucks on youtube... how sick...)

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They are in fact called bug deflectors.

Basically its a grandpa modification but does aid in changing the airflow over the windshield to deter smaller bugs and some roadspray from hitting the windshield.

That being said, why are you looking at trucks on youtube?
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Unread 03-17-2014, 09:28 AM   #3
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That being said, why are you looking at trucks on youtube?
Because I'm unhappy with my life in Belgium.

I always wanted to be an American Truck driver, cruisin' with a Big Rig from east to west and north to south...

With Kelly Pickler singing songs in the back seat, and a dog named Buster.

But to understand the whole story, you have to read all my posts...

In fact, I love Trucks and I love America.

That's why I own two jeeps.
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See you said trucks so I didn't follow... you should of said semi, or laurie, or whatever it is they call them in belgium.

You could always relocate.
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Heh, truck and semi aren't the same thing over here. And they are Most of the time when people talk about trucks, they're talking pickup trucks. But if they talk about driving trucks for a living, they're talking semi's.
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Even still, here they're semis or transfer trucks.
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Round here, at least around the type of people I work with we call em trucks. If you're talking a pick up you use brand name. "I've got a truck and a dodge" what kind of truck? "T800"
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You have waffles, good beer, and diesel Wranglers. Maybe Belgium isn't so bad?

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Okay, I get it.

I assumed that eg. a Peterbilt 379 was a 'truck', but that's what I meant, a semi. So I watch semi's on youtube then.

About the good beer in Belgium, that's true, but I could always import it when I move to Wyoming. But on the other hand, I like Budweiser too.

About the diesel Wranglers, I can only say that over here in Belgium, and other countries in Europe, like France and the Netherlands, many diesel cars are sold. The reason is simple: On gasoline, the government adds a lot of taxes, and I mean A LOT !! 75% of the gasoline price is tax over here, and this means that one liter costs almost $2 !! That's approx. $8 a gallon !! On diesel, the tax is less and considering that a diesel engine has a better fuel economy, this is the reason why it's so popular over here.

I own a '99 4.0 Grand cherokee on propane fuel. This is very cheap, because it's a gas raffined from petroleum, and it costs about half of the gasoline price. The fuel economy is bad , but it's still cheap compared to the rest. My latest Jeep, is a 2010 WH CRD with the 3.0 liter Mercedes V6 and it runs smooth and has a good fuel economy.

But on the other hand, Belgium sucks, we have a lot of bright guys running the show over here, and taxes are higher than the Eiffel tower... A few examples: On our monthly salary, we pay 40-50% tax, on our cars we pay a annual tax, we pay tax on motorbikes, on our houses (a lot), on our savings, etc...

The only thing we don't pay tax for, is the air we breathe, but I guess one day a bright politician will find a way...

And then we have a few millions of have-nots, I-don't-wanna-work nots, and other parasites kept alive with the tax money we pay...
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Sounds like the future of America if certain knuckleheads say in congress.... but that's another forum and another time.


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I think I better buy a ticket for the first manned mission to Mars then...
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Okay, I get it.

I assumed that eg. a Peterbilt 379 was a 'truck', but that's what I meant, a semi. So I watch semi's on youtube then.

About the good beer in Belgium, that's true, but I could always import it when I move to Wyoming. But on the other hand, I like Budweiser too.

About the diesel Wranglers, I can only say that over here in Belgium, and other countries in Europe, like France and the Netherlands, many diesel cars are sold. The reason is simple: On gasoline, the government adds a lot of taxes, and I mean A LOT !! 75% of the gasoline price is tax over here, and this means that one liter costs almost $2 !! That's approx. $8 a gallon !! On diesel, the tax is less and considering that a diesel engine has a better fuel economy, this is the reason why it's so popular over here.

I own a '99 4.0 Grand cherokee on propane fuel. This is very cheap, because it's a gas raffined from petroleum, and it costs about half of the gasoline price. The fuel economy is bad , but it's still cheap compared to the rest. My latest Jeep, is a 2010 WH CRD with the 3.0 liter Mercedes V6 and it runs smooth and has a good fuel economy.

But on the other hand, Belgium sucks, we have a lot of bright guys running the show over here, and taxes are higher than the Eiffel tower... A few examples: On our monthly salary, we pay 40-50% tax, on our cars we pay a annual tax, we pay tax on motorbikes, on our houses (a lot), on our savings, etc...

The only thing we don't pay tax for, is the air we breathe, but I guess one day a bright politician will find a way...

And then we have a few millions of have-nots, I-don't-wanna-work nots, and other parasites kept alive with the tax money we pay...
Sounds like obamas wet dream
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Now to get back on-topic: Is a Grand Cherokee considered as a truck then ?
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Now to get back on-topic: Is a Grand Cherokee considered as a truck then ?
I would say no.
Peterbilt's, Kenworths, etc. Those are trucks. Ford, Dodge, Chevy, are all pickups.
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Gc is an suv.
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