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Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by janskim, April 20, 2011.

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    1. cryptiq

      cryptiq New Member

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      I pick up my hood deflector from Autozone tomorrow...hopefully I get the right one this time. Promise to post up pics. It's the same as what janskim has. It's actually made by Auto Vent Shade but they're apparently under the same ownership as Lund now.

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      An alternative to the hood deflector, if you don't like the look or installation:

      http://www.clearmask.com/

      The have the kits for the 2011 Explorers.
       
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      Cryptiq nice truck looks like mine :) I like the hood deflector over the clearmask. Had the film on for a week and took it off because did not like the line it showed.
       
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      I want one! been holding out for one made by WeatherTech... was it Ez to install (I mean how many nuts, bolts, screws, tape was involved)?

      Looks Great! thanks for the pics.
       
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      It was pretty easy to install. In fact, the biggest ordeal was ordering it. Lund's website still lists 2 deflectors that are not compatible and your local auto parts store likely will also have the same incorrect information. But the part you need is made by Auto Vent Shade, and the # is 25164. I told Lund to fix their website 3 weeks ago but they still have wrong part #s listed :banghead: When I have a moment I'll scan the instructions and put them up. Basically it went like this:

      Tools required:
      - Large head phillips screwdriver
      - Pliers
      - Trim/moulding removal tool or something similar: http://www.harborfreight.com/5-piec...-782A-E011-B31E-001B2163195C&mr:referralID=NA

      1) Pop hood, raise it up a couple feet. Observe weatherstripping attached to the underside on the front of the hood. The seal is held in place by multiple plastic clips. You'll have to remove 4 of these to install the deflector.

      2) (may help to have 2 people for this part) Hold deflector in place and take note or mark the 4 plastic clips that line up with the 4 tabs on the underside of the deflector.

      3) Remove plastic 4 plastic clips. Be careful to not damage the rubber seal. I recommend the trim tools for this purpose. You can damage the seal if you use a screwdriver or other metal object and you're not careful. I found it easy to pry them up slightly and then grab them with a set of pliers and rip them out.

      4) Put hood deflector in place, it has 4 tabs that tuck between the weatherstripping and the hood. These are secured using 4 bolts and rubber washers to protect the seal.

      It took about 10min in total to do by myself. Probably only need 5min if you have a helper.
       
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      Ford Hood Deflector

      Just ordered and had the Ford hood deflector installed on my tuxedo black XLT. I hardly even notice it's there! Love the way it looks. I ordered that and the rear bumper protector through my dealer. They got them overnight and installed them the next day...no labor charge! Both look great.
       
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      Hello, post a pic of the rear bumper protector! was thinking about this but I wanted to see one first.
       
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      i like those pics of the lund... i would consider them but thinking...
      everytime i wax the vehicle then i have to remove 4 bolts all the time eh? no quick release system eh?
       
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      No, it sits up off the hood to allow u to easily wash and wax.
       
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      I tried taking a picture of it, but black on black makes it hard to show up. Here's a stock picture of it. It looks exactly like this one.

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      I'll post a picture of the rear bumper protector later today, I have one on my silver Explorer, so it will show up well. It's an easy install as they have paper that lines up with the bumper and curves of the back of the Explorer so that the protector lines up perfectly on the bumper.

      It takes maybe 10-15 minutes to install.
       
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      Wanted to give everyone a heads up, I don't recommend the AVS Bugflector II Part #25164. I opened my hood the other day and noticed the deflector has been making contact with my grill and has rubbed the paint off. I've sent Lund/AVS an email to advise them of the issue and I'll follow-up with this thread when I have an update.
       
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      Checked mine and don't have the rubbing wear issue. Curious what Lund/AVS says. I think also the inconsistancy with Ford fit on these body panels maybe playing a role. There have been many issues noted with door panels being off, tailgates not lining up your hood maybe tighter then mine hence the rubbing.
       
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      I contacted customer service again because they never got back to me. This time they said I need to send them pics so their tech can look into the issue, and 3 estimates for the repair. Will follow-up once I get thru that process.
       
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      I'm waiting for the Weathertech version as well and also the Window Vent Shades. I purchased 3 sets previously and I'm very satisfied.:thumbsup:
       
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      Weathertech stone and bug deflector

      I tried installing the deflector a while ago but after i got it installed I can't close my hood anymore. at first I didn't think that it was the bug deflector that causes it so i keep trying to close my hood but i gave up and just removed the bug deflector for now.

      Is there somebody having the same problem with the weathertech bug deflector?
       
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      Can you upload any pics of the install under the hood itself, that might help.
       
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      I already was able to close the hood. I didn't read all of the instruction. I just had to place the deflector between the hood and the rubber seal.
       
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      The ones they recommend on their website and the ones shown on Ford dealers is Aeroskin. The one mentioned in this post was Bugflector II. It's not shown on Lund's site for Explorer unless you type in the part # - then it comes up and says it is compatible. I'm not quite sure which one I should get. They have obvious styling differences but I don't know how they differ beyond the looks

      EDIT: Parts:
      #25164 Bugflector II smoke or clear
      #322045 Aeroskin smoke
      #622045 Aeroskin chrome
      #18718 Interceptor smoke

      EDIT2: It looks like the Aeroskin is applied to the top of the hood using adhesive tape only. The Bugflector II applies to the bottom of the hood using actual hardware, and only has bumpers that are on top. So I think in that case I'd prefer the Bugflector
       
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      From Ford with all the clips.

      I put on the lettering, got them at ebay.
       

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      That's really nice...did you use raised chrome letters? Most of the ones I see on ebay are those (original factory emblems from the tailgate). How did you get it centered/lined up correctly?
       
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      Hi! The lettering came from the 98-01 explorer, and as far as centering them, I did a dry run with two way tape and then installed them.
       
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      When any or all of you guys with the bug deflector installed, go out on the interstate, take a look at the back of your hood, next to windshield, when you're doing 70+ mph.

      I had one on my F-150 and it caused the hood to rattle due to negative pressure created by the bug deflector.

      Would be interested if it occurs on the Ex as well.

      Thanx
       
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      It doesn't occur on mine...I have lund bugflector II
       
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      Sorry guys, but 'bug deflectors' are so old school...and look it!
      Go with '3M clear bra'.
       

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