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Hood Deflector

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

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    1. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Don't feel bad. I didn't notice the date until I began checking into this strange occurrence.
       
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    3. Jon M

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      I bought one, confirmed it was the correct one online and in person, according to the box and label on the deflector, and it didn't even come close to lining up to the holes. Did you have issues mounting yours?
       
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      I didnt have any issues but as I recall all holes didnt line up and I used 3m tape as well. Mine fits amazingly well and after 2.5 years it has held up well, no marks or wear on hood, nice and tight so so chattering etc. I can go have a look under hood again but know I did not drill as I WONT do that under the hood as her in NY they salt the road to death. FYI.. I actually pulled the plastic tabs from the underhood plastic plastic strip and just rinserted them.
       
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      As I recall, that's what the instructions said to do, but I don't think I could even get two to line up. I contacted them with no response. I wouldn't have drilled the hood, but I would've had to drill the plastic. Thinking back, some of the plastic didn't even touch underneath the hood, and I would've had to take a heat gun to it. I was definitely disappointed. The Amazon reviews showed that I wasn't the only one who experienced it, so I don't know if it's a QC issue, or what. I wasn't going to go through a bunch of them to find out.
       
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      Hey Jon, Sorry you are having that frustration. I mounted mine up and honestly havent thought another thing of it..
      Ive attached a pic IMG_0956.JPG
       
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      I was thinking of getting a clear deflector and painting the rear with black spray paint but decided to go with a clear paint protection. Had it applied on 18" of hood, fenders, bumper, A pillars, mirrors and door handle cups. After watching it done, I applied the film to the headlights and the front 6" of roof panel. I think it looks much nettet than a deflector.
       
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      That's cool and if that works for you that's probably a good addition regardless as it'll keep the paint scratch free. I added a deflector as any season except winter over here there's a lot of bugs in the air and ever since I put it on I've noticed a significant reduction in bugs smacking into the windshield, in fact, I rarely clean the window manually any more. It's really that much of a change.
       
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      I noticed that as well when I had a hood deflector. It changes the aerodynamics a little so some of the bugs go over the top of the vehicle.

      Peter
       
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      I bought the AVS Bugdeflector II

      It fit perfectly in the factory holes.

      I do have 2 questions :

      What is that disk above the fascia? It's in line with the sensor. And there appears to be a cut out in the lower valance on the passenger side.
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      The cutout is to allow/aid cooling of the rear turbo. The disk on the right side that I'm guessing you are referring to is the place your tow hook screws into. On some trims it is part of the tow package to help direct air flow to the PTU. There is an air duct that has to be removed in order to change the oil. There have been a few posts here where the technicians have forgotten to reinstall it.

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