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post #1 of 14 Old 05-25-2013, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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JK came with Bug Deflector, question?

I just bought a 2011 JKU in mango tango color or as I call it Orange. Anyway it came from the dealer with a bug deflector installed, both taped and screwed into the underneath of the hood. I kind of like how it looks but I am wondering what the benefits are to having a bug deflector, it honestly never crossed my mind to put a bug deflector on however I don't know if I should remove because once it is off obviously the tape is destroyed. So I am not asking for people to bash it just opinions as to if it is a beneficial to leave it on or just a waste. Looking for some other points of views to help me decide

As a side question the deflector screws underneath only 1 of them have a washer on the other is without a washer between the screw and the deflector, are they important to have washers in there?

Again I do like how it looks but I have yet to see a JK in the same color without a bug deflector. Also it is the weather tech deflector and does not have any contact with the hood of the Jeep


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post #2 of 14 Old 05-25-2013, 04:07 PM
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If you go offroad in the brush and trees, it won't be on there for long. As a street vehicle though, it's all up to you. It might even actually keep some of the bugs off the windshield.

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i put one after I had my first rock chip. same type but just used the tape, no screws. It protects the leading edge of hood, does zip for the window. since the install i have a second rock chip andthe bugs still get on the window.

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Not that I never plan to offroad with it but as of right now I have not gone offroad. My last Jeep was an 87 and that saw a bit of trail time. I will leave it for now I guess it is not harming anything being there, which is my main concern
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i been throughthe rubicon moab and more trails in AZ than I can count. ripped off my plastic fenders and plate dented the jeep. more scratches than if fredy crugger waxed it. The deflector lives on.

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i been throughthe rubicon moab and more trails in AZ than I can count. ripped off my plastic fenders and plate dented the jeep. more scratches than if fredy crugger waxed it. The deflector lives on.
Well that sounds good to me. I do like how it looks just nice to know that it actually serves a purpose
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like i said it does nothing for the window. But it does keep the chips off the edge of the hood. I could see though it getting caught on things, in reverse. If it was to break off, i would not buy another. Unless for some reason after its gone I lose mpg.

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like i said it does nothing for the window. But it does keep the chips off the edge of the hood. I could see though it getting caught on things, in reverse. If it was to break off, i would not buy another. Unless for some reason after its gone I lose mpg.
Or horsepower!

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I just bought a 2011 JKU in mango tango color or as I call it Orange.
Congrats on an excellent choice of color. I have zero opinion on the bug deflector.
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Or horsepower!
one thing the 012+ do not have is a lack of power.

also it does nothing for hood flutter.

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Damn I thought decals made more HP

I plan to leave it on for now, however I just parked next to a red JKU picking up dinner and he did not have a bug deflector. I kind of like the look without too....

Decisions decisions Could be worse
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they are mounted under the hood so removing is simple. heck like the stock fenders all you have to do is grab and rip them off. I like the way mine looks . kinda grew on me. kind of like eye brows on the heep.


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Nice looking JK. Eventually I would like to get larger wheels maybe 33"
That is if I don't do a lift
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post #14 of 14 Old 05-27-2013, 10:17 PM
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Wife has a Wade bug deflector. Does not keep the bugs off the windshield as far as I can tell. It did possibly save her life one time when a bolt fell off a passing truck. The bolt ripped through the bug deflector and still put a hole in the windshield, right in front of my wife's face. I believe the bug deflector slowed the bolt enough to prevent a major incident. It was a 'company truck', and they did pay for the new windshield.

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