(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Weathertech bug and stone deflector in dark smoke, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs.For a lot of you guys, this is going to be an appearance modification. This is something that's fairly inexpensive and easy to install, that will change up the look of the front of your Jeep and make it look different from all of the other ones that rolled off of the assembly line. But, this is also a bit of protection. The leading edge of your hood is very prone to stone throws and this will definitely help to protect against those. This also has a little bit of an aerodynamic lip on it that is designed to push bugs or light stones up and over the top of the Jeep instead of directly into the windshield.Now, that aerodynamic change can also make it a little bit difficult to get your windshield washer fluid from the hood directly onto the windshield, but that is a small price to pay for most of you for something that is, again, an inexpensive modification that changes up the look of the Jeep and adds some light protection. And, in my opinion, the Weathertech version of this bug and stone deflector does all of that at a fairly reasonable price.This bug and stone deflector is made of an aerospace grade material that is scratch, crack, and warp resistant. The whole thing is aerodynamic, as I mentioned, to give you a little bit of that deflection up and over the windshield from the leading edge of the hood, and it's designed to install very, very easily using 3M tape and just a couple of self-tapping screws.Getting this installed on your Jeep is pretty simple, and the installation process starts in the same way that it does anytime you're using 3M to stick anything onto your vehicle, and that is with cleaning the surface. You'll open up the hood and hold the bug guard up to the hood to make sure that you know exactly the area that you need to clean, and that's actually going to be on the underside of the hood, not on the outside. Then, you can use the included alcohol prep pad to clean the area carefully.After that, hold the bug guard up again and mark for the holes you'll have to drill into the hood to get this thing attached. From there, you'll just want to remove the protective covering that comes on the 3M adhesive, press the bug guard into place, and install the self-tapping screws that come in the kit. From there, you're finished up. The whole process will only take you about an hour and you won't need any specialty tools, but you will need a drill with a sharp drill bit and a Phillips head screwdriver.Like I said before, I do think that this bug guard is priced appropriately for what it is. It's made of really high-quality material, it's finished nice, it fits really well, and I like the way that it attaches. The kit includes everything you need to get it attached to the Jeep, including the alcohol prep pad and some rubber bumpers to keep the bug guard from chafing the paint on the hood. So, all in all, I think if you're looking for some protection and you're looking for something that gives you this look, this is a nice option.So, if you're looking for something that's going to add protection to the leading edge of your hood against stone throws, and also redirect small particles and bugs up over the windshield instead of into it, I think this is an option that fits well, looks nice, and is fairly priced.So, that's my review of the Weathertech stone and bug deflector in dark smoke, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Design. The WeatherTech Stone & Bug Deflector is aerodynamically designed with contoured lines to deflect flyaway particles, bugs and road debris. Its sleek design also serves to add a rugged look to your vehicle.
Construction. This deflector is crafted from virtually indestructible aerospace-grade acrylic that resists cracking, warping and scratches. It is custom designed to fit the contours of your vehicles and can be easily installed with 3M tape or fasteners on existing holes.
Fitment. The WeatherTech Stone & Bug Deflector in Dark Smoke fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.Note: Our coupon codes cannot be applied to WeatherTech products.
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Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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March 15, 2020
Seems to be working real well on reducing the amount of both bug and stone impacts. It was very easy to install.Helpful (0)
March 11, 2020
Product is easy to install, looks good, and sturdy in wind without screws installed.Helpful (0)
December 20, 2019
Easy to install. A bit noisy at hi way speeds. But overall a great product....Helpful (2)
October 03, 2019
Looks great and seems to reduce bug hits. I am happy thta it was easy to install.Helpful (2)
September 11, 2019
looks great changes the look of the jeep and fit is good easy to install.Helpful (2)
June 27, 2019
Fits and looks great!
Fits and looks great. Installed very easily and didn't need to use the screws. The mold of the deflector actually fits perfect between the hood and radiator, and so far have only had to use the double sided tape that.also comes with it.Helpful (3)
June 25, 2019
Not much else to say... looks great, fits like a glove, easy to install, keeps the bugs on the windshield to a minimum.Helpful (3)
June 08, 2019
I would recommend this for the look and some improvement in MPG. First the negative: A couple of weeks after I installed this I got a chip on my windshield. I still get a ton of bugs on my windshield and hit with pebbles/rocks like I did before installing it. And it does create hood flutter, didn't have that before. The positive: Very easy to install, took a few minutes. Looks GREAT. Best of all, I gained 2-3 MPG. So I give it 4 stars for the look and MPG bonus.Helpful (3)
May 30, 2019
Awesome stone bug deflector !
Was easy to install , very strong sturdy . Wind doesn't move it at all . Would recommend ....Helpful (3)
April 09, 2019
I have used weathertech bug deflector products for all my vehicles and they are super.Helpful (3)
Will this be ok when driving through carwash?
Hello! I definitely recommend giving it a few days to rest on your car before you go through a car wash, but it is definitely safe to go through one with this installed!
will this cut down on wind noise when driving at highway speeds
This may help cut down some wind noise but nothing that will be crazy.
Due to the change in aerodynamics, will this product help with hood flutter at highway speeds, somewhat ?
Yes, this deflector will help with hood flutter to some extent at higher speeds.
Greetings, Having just had to replace the windshield on our 2016 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited, we want to install a rock a bug deflector like this one. Will this fit the four-door model we own? Thanks, and God Bless! Doc
Hello, yes, this will fit a 2016 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited.
Does it create hood flutter of buffering on a soft top?
The Weathertech Stone & Bug Deflector will not cause hood flutter or buffering on the soft top.
The Power Bulge hood should not prevent proper fitment of the Weathertech Stone & Bug Deflector.
The Weathertech Stone & Bug Deflector is made from acrylic plastic, so with the correct paint and prep work this can be painted, however chips and scratches will occur much more easily than on the remainder of the vehicle.
The Weathertech Stone & Bug Deflector will fit on 2017 models. The video was created and released before 2017 models were released.
The Weathertech Stone & Bug Deflector will fit on the power dome hood. this can be painted as long as a paint is used that can bond to acrylic plastic.
Thank you for your question! Weathertech recommends to not use automatic “brush-style” car washes with this bug deflector installed.
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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