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Hood Deflector: Why and Which one?
Posted 09 June 2004 - 05:54 PM
I am thinking about installing a hood deflector on my Forester and was wondering if they keep suicidal bugs off of the windshield as welll. We drive through many farms during the summer, and this would be an incentive to get it.
Also, what would you go with: OEM, VentShade,...? Any suggestions you have would be appreciated.
Posted 09 June 2004 - 08:49 PM
Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:08 PM
Tree debris seeds,pods,leaves,etc...Fall into the gap between the hood and the deflector and they are hard to get out and they will scratch the hood and the deflector if not removed quickly.
I just pulled mine off to clean that area and found all kinds of scratches.
Posted 10 June 2004 - 01:08 PM
Thanks to both of you for the input.
Posted 10 June 2004 - 01:29 PM
You know, Subaru offers a complete front end bra for your OBW. I think 1stsubaruparts.com usually has the best prices, but check the shipping costs. However, I don't know how this will affect you hood deflector, and dirt or debris that squeezes b/t the bra and the finish will certainly scratch up your front end.
I Now, if there was some way to do the same thing for the bumper, the mirrors and the A pillars??? I know......don't drive the car!
Ultimately, I think it's better to save your money and let you Subie age gracefully, as difficult as this may be to witness.
Posted 04 August 2004 - 06:46 PM
Posted 04 August 2004 - 07:51 PM
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