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Just did a few searches and didn't come up with much. I'm looking into getting a bug guard for the front hood/grille area. What is a good quality one, and how much do they run? I was going to get one from Walmart, but I'm not sure how that'd look anyway. Don't want anything too gaudy, but I don't know.

Also, do these things really help with the damn bugs? Probably save a few rock chips from the highway as well.

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Well bud, that's what i'm trying to figure out. Will it help? I just want one that is low profile if it'll help keep bugs off the windshield.

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well they not useless..
they usualy do keep the bugs off because it changes the airflow, it wont help to much with rocks tho exept for really small ones which wouldnt damage your window anyways...

they can run from 30$ to like 90$... lund makes a nice low profile one thats got good curves on it so it doesnt look out of plaace
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From my experience, they are not useless. I had one and had noticeably fewer bugs to clean up. I didn't like the way it looked though, so I got rid of it.
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They work, I dont have one on the truck right now because of the hood damage and I have to clean my windsheild everynight. Ford dealers sell them for about $65 and with an 04 model you do not have to drill holes with it. Other models I have seen you have to drill holes in the hood of an 04. The Ford one uses push in screws that spread the back of the base out, it holds fine. Here is a pic of one on my 04.


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forgot to add that it also protects the front edge of your hood from stuff, cuz ive seen rust form on peoples cars in that spot from getting hit
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forgot to add that it also protects the front edge of your hood from stuff, cuz ive seen rust form on peoples cars in that spot from getting hit
Very true.
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I had a bug shield on my old truck (not a ranger) and it worked, definatly add's a little character to the front end also
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Thanks for the information fellas. :D
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i have one on my 98 and it helps alot, i got one to hide the scratches from when i rear-ended a dodge, and all of my friends have said that they like it better with it on then off
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I got mine to make the front look better and protect the hood, It's very low profile and doesn't block bugs from my window, but out here that isn't much of a problem. But it has taken a few rocks that would have otherwise damaged my hood.
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personally buy this right here http://jusnesmodified.com/store/prod...products_id/77 its the 3M clear bra's for the truck on the hood and front corner of the fender STOPS all chips on the hood and fender go here to learn more www.xpel.com
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Just did a few searches and didn't come up with much. I'm looking into getting a bug guard for the front hood/grille area. What is a good quality one, and how much do they run? I was going to get one from Walmart, but I'm not sure how that'd look anyway. Don't want anything too gaudy, but I don't know.

Also, do these things really help with the damn bugs? Probably save a few rock chips from the highway as well.

Jason
As mentioned, check your Ford Dealer. I think they want $65 for em here.

Other option: Auto Ventshade (AVS) Bugflector II...what I have on my '04 FX4 L2...no drilling required.
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I have a color matched one on F150 that I got off Ebay for $35-40. Its an AVS one and blends in well with the truck. Best of both worlds in my opinion.
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in my oppinion i wouldnt get one cause when it rains or you park under a tree then the water and rain or the leaves get stuck in between and the sand is the worst... it scratches up that one area and the water sits in their and rots your hood and rusts the bear metal from the sand scratching the paint off.. my dad had one on his 02 ranger and when he took it off .... ooooooohhhhhhhhh maaaaaaaannnnnn ......

but thats just my oppinion...
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