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Old 01-24-2011, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does this piece aid in the deflection of debris kicked up from the roadway? Who is using the Subaru unit and who is using an aftermarket one?
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the stock unit and it works great. Funny, it sits so flush you wouldn't think so but it does.
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I have an OEM....i dont know if its doing anything or not....looks nice though
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I have it and haven't noticed much hitting my windshield, but don't know that anything has been flying at it.
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...bug shield??? my god lad...it's the middle of winter...I just finished snowblowing 3ft of snow out of my driveway...there are no bugs...at least not here...
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've got the OEM one and love it. It's the first thing I put on every vehicle. They work great and look great too. 2 thumbs up for sure!
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I have the OEM one also, installed by the dealer. But I do have a chip in the windshield from a rock thrown by a semi in front of me (following too close I guess). This was within 2K miles.
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OEM unit. Works well so far. I think, and it was pretty easy to install too. I always have had a hood deflector on my vehicles and it helps with keeping stones damage to a minimum.
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does the oem shield require any drilling..or simply to mount clips to the front edge of the hood?
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does the oem shield require any drilling..or simply to mount clips to the front edge of the hood?
Mounts to the hood. No drilling
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