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I ordered a Hood air deflector from a Geniune Honda Parts website and it came to me with a small one inch crack in one end. The crack is under the surface and doesn't go all the way threw. The website send me another in perfect shape and told me to throw away the other. If any one is interested in a free air deflector, just let me know here. I just need someone to pay for the shipping cost for you to get it.
 

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Can either post pics after its installed and give a heads up on the difference in wind if there is any. Oh and also water, my ridge can have water on the hood and it will not blow on the windshield, it runs to the sides. Does the deflector change the direction of it?

Thanks for any info.
 

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bliss53 said:
I'll take it. Private email me with the shipping cost.
Okay, I'll send you a message to get your zip code and such and get back with you on the price.
 

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Can either post pics after its installed and give a heads up on the difference in wind if there is any. Oh and also water, my ridge can have water on the hood and it will not blow on the windshield, it runs to the sides. Does the deflector change the direction of it?

Thanks for any info.
Hasn't rained in a while here. I'll let you know when we get enough rain fall that I can see the direction of the water path on the hood. I haven't had any of the wind noise from the windshield or any problems with the deflector so far. It was reasonably easy to install.
 

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I've had the air deflector on for over 2 months now. You won't notice much of a difference. It really doesn't help the bugs much either.
 

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Yeah, but it looks sharp. I love it. It was an easy install as long as you have the clip removal tool. I have pics and a little advice if anyone is going to install it themselves. The instructions are good on this one. Our parts bags weren't labeled accurately. Not too hard to figure out what it was supposed to say.
 

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I've had the air deflector on for over 2 months now. You won't notice much of a difference. It really doesn't help the bugs much either.
It helps when your behind that gravel truck thats dropping stones on the highway... mine helped with that... hardley scratched the deflector, and the stone flew over the roof :)
 

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Yeah, but it looks sharp. I love it. It was an easy install as long as you have the clip removal tool. I have pics and a little advice if anyone is going to install it themselves. The instructions are good on this one. Our parts bags weren't labeled accurately. Not too hard to figure out what it was supposed to say.
Tell me about the clip removal tool. Did it come with the deflector? Where can I find the pictures and advice. I need all the help I can get.
 

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Here's a pic of the clip removal tool. No, it does not come with the air deflector. My nephew had one and he says it's not a cheap tool, though it should be. It's not a sophisicated tool either. It reminds me of an old dandelion digger.

I don't have time to post more pics as I'm on my way to work. I have about thirty of the process, so I can show you each step of the way, but I doubt you'll need that detailed of instructions. I haven't decided whether to throw a website together or post a few of the best here. Emailing direct is also an option, especially if you have broadband. Let me know what suits you and I'll try to send them tonight.

Hey, I just noticed that I hit a hundred posts. Does that mean I need a different hobby?
 

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Bliss53, did you install your air deflector? I'm just awaiting word from you that you want pics or more hints about making the install go smoothly.
 

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I've had a rock thrown from the highway put two chips on my windshield, and another rock put a chip on the paint of the hood. I've never had an air deflector. Some say this will help avoid such things. How about it? :confused:
I checked with the dealer, and they quoted $132.00 w/ tax. Can I get it cheaper somewhere else? thanks.
 

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It won't stop big rocks typically flung from gravel and logging trucks. Better to avoid them like the plague--also stay away from lifted 4x4's with mud tires on them.
 

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Tex's Ridge said:
I've had a rock thrown from the highway put two chips on my windshield, and another rock put a chip on the paint of the hood. I've never had an air deflector. Some say this will help avoid such things. How about it? :confused:
I checked with the dealer, and they quoted $132.00 w/ tax. Can I get it cheaper somewhere else? thanks.
These air deflector's or bug shields were created back in the days when pickup trucks looked like three boxes put together. The windshields caught every bug and even little pebbles kicked up by other vehicles put a "star" in the windshield. The aerodynamics of the vehicle were horrendous. The first bug shields were above 4 - 5 inches high and were vertical. They changed the aerodynamics of the truck so the air missed most or all of the windshield. They helped quite a bit.

Today's vehicles are much different. Even our Ridgeline's have good aerodynamics compared to vehicles of years gone by. The airflow is up the windshield not against it.

Bottom line? I don't know if these air deflectors have been wind tunnel tested or not, but I sincerely doubt they do anything at all to reduce bugs, rocks or anything else from hitting your windshield. My guess would be that they in fact make the aerodynamics worse and do nothing but cost you more in gas. I'd like to see a wind tunnel test of one... would be interesting, but I doubt anybody bothers to test them. You'd have to sell 10,000 of them to pay for the test.

If you like the looks of it then put one on. Otherwise save your money. They're for looks not function.
 

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has anyone tried the clear bra yet? im wondering how they work.
 

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hagerswami said:
Check out ladyridge's pic of her truck in the pics posting. She has one. :)
thanks for the advise (I meant to reply to csimo, sorry) I think I will save the deflector money and buy the touch up paint instead, for the chips on the hood.
 

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Tex's Ridge said:
thanks for the advise (I meant to reply to csimo, sorry) I think I will save the deflector money and buy the touch up paint instead, for the chips on the hood.
I don't like the idea of paint chips on the hood either. Thought about installing the nose mask, but when I read the instructions I decided that was way too much trouble. It says you're supposed to remove the nose mask every time it gets wet and let it air dry. If you don't remove it when wet it says the paint may cloud.

I guess in the very dry areas of the country that wouldn't be bad, but it rains here and I like to run the vehicle thru the car wash too. I'd be forever taking that nose mask on and off again. No thanks.

I'm looking for a good clear bra. Most seem way overpriced so far, but I think that's the best answer.
 

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Truckin' said:
Yeah, but it looks sharp. I love it. It was an easy install as long as you have the clip removal tool. I have pics and a little advice if anyone is going to install it themselves. The instructions are good on this one. Our parts bags weren't labeled accurately. Not too hard to figure out what it was supposed to say.
Where did you get the clip removal tool? Is it a Honda part?
 
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