AVS or other bug deflector, worth it? - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Topic Sponsor
General F150 Discussion General Ford F150 truck discussions and questions
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

AVS or other bug deflector, worth it?

Reply

 
 
 
Old 08-09-2018, 07:28 AM
  #1  
French Canadian Redneck
Thread Starter
 
Notgrownup's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Snow Hill NC
Posts: 102
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default AVS or other bug deflector, worth it?

So are the front of hood bug deflector worth it? I never used one...I wonder if the mess up the workings of wipers that require downforce to stick good to the windshield...
Notgrownup is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2018, 07:40 AM
  #2  
ford dealer parts guy
iTrader: (1)
 
djfllmn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11,911
Thanked 496 Times in 410 Posts
Default

All of the bug deflectors I've had while yes they do keep the front of the hood clean, they deflect bugs right into the windshield
djfllmn is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2018, 07:46 AM
  #3  
French Canadian Redneck
Thread Starter
 
Notgrownup's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Snow Hill NC
Posts: 102
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Thank you...That is what I want to see...real life...I don’t particularily care for the look but if the function outweighs look then I re think it..
Notgrownup is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2018, 08:29 AM
  #4  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Kite, GA (Dont blink, you'll miss us)
Posts: 69
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Back in the '90s I put a bug deflector on my first-ever-brand-new pickup. GMC stepside, beautiful dark blue. The deflector was dark gray smoke color, looked good, and blended in with the curves of the hood, etc. Back then I was one of those nut cases about keeping my truck looking brand new, always washed it every week, full detailed every month... you know the type
After about 9 months I noticed pine needles were getting in between the deflector and the hood, so I decided to take it off and clean under it.

Oh My God ….. the entire width of the hood lip had rusted out. I was devastated to say the least. Cost me 400 bucks to have the hood repaired and the moral of this story is NEVER AGAIN will I put a bug deflector on ANY of my vehicles. Live and learn my friend, live and learn.
JoeinGa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2018, 12:19 PM
  #5  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I ordered a Stampede US Flag Bug Shield for my 2015 and the hardware supplied for mounting was junk. I am stuck trying to find new hardware because Real Truck said it is nonreturnable item. I tried contacting maufacturer but they have been unresponsive.
Support from Real Truck and Stampede has been very disappointing.
wmsnyder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2018, 02:14 PM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I have the AVS flush mount and got it mostly to stop rock chips and hide the ones already there. My truck is black so it's hard to even notice its there. Walking past the front of my chipped up hood (40K miles) each day pissed me off. This was an easy solution to that.
RX1Cobra is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2018, 03:10 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Joe F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 235
Thanked 37 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Ford OEM for me. Going on 2 years installed now. Love the fit, love the look. Mounted in about 15min via existing holes with add on clips for the ends. Based on the design, I have zero concern about debris collecting or rust issues.




Joe F is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2018, 01:20 PM
  #8  
Member
 
gofish101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 81
Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by wmsnyder View Post
I ordered a Stampede US Flag Bug Shield for my 2015 and the hardware supplied for mounting was junk. I am stuck trying to find new hardware because Real Truck said it is nonreturnable item. I tried contacting maufacturer but they have been unresponsive.
Support from Real Truck and Stampede has been very disappointing.
I have the 2016 version of Stampede and no problems with mounting hardware. In fact the deflector has been great for 2 1/2 years of use and close to 30,000 miles not one issue. I bought it mainly for stopping the hood splash issue which it has done without fail. As far as bugs goes my grill and deflector have way more bug juice on them than my windshield does after road trips for what it's worth.
gofish101 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2018, 01:26 PM
  #9  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by gofish101 View Post
I have the 2016 version of Stampede and no problems with mounting hardware. In fact the deflector has been great for 2 1/2 years of use and close to 30,000 miles not one issue. I bought it mainly for stopping the hood splash issue which it has done without fail. As far as bugs goes my grill and deflector have way more bug juice on them than my windshield does after road trips for what it's worth.
the push pins provided were too small and would not hold the bug shield in place.
wmsnyder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2018, 01:33 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
jeffinthebag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 856
Thanked 76 Times in 67 Posts
Default

They do nothing for bug protect or wind flow over their window. They are for decoration and for stone chip protection. I have a AVS low profile flush mount one too.
jeffinthebag is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: AVS or other bug deflector, worth it?


Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: