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Front Air Deflector Install

I've had a couple people ask about the front air deflector install. So here it is in layman's terms:
1. Open hood, place the deflector on as if installing
2. Take a thin pencile and mark the four holes underneath the hood.
3. Use a drill and the prescribed size bit that are in the instructions and drill away(remove the deflector first), don't be scared or you'll never get the holes drilled, but do make sure you don't go through the top of the hood. You will notice when you get through the first layer with no problem.
4. Apply your rust inhibitor that came with, to each hole. If you lost it like me, grease would work as well.
5. Pop in the four plastic anchors. Make sure they are all the way in and flush with the surface or they will come out when you go to screw.
6. Place the deflector back on and screw away. Tight.
Don't forget those sticky platic tabs that go on the hood under the knobs of the deflector.

If your hood doesn't shut now, and most won't. Take a ratchet and lossen up the two nuts on the lower hood latch and raise the latch all the way up(probably will be only about 1/4 inch)and tighten up. It should close now.

Hope this helps for those wanting to install themselves.
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Re: Front Air Deflector Install

I am still looking for pictures, good ones, of an air deflector installed.
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Re: Front Air Deflector Install

Well, I got a few pics. Don't know if they are good ones to your taste, but the install was done good, I can tell you that. I didn't take these for the deflector install so I'll have to take a straight on shot and one underneath for ya.

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Re: Front Air Deflector Install

is this the same as the "bug shield" or is it different?
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Re: Front Air Deflector Install

This is the Mopar Front Air Deflector. I'm sure it's the same as what you're looking for. Unless you're looking for a particular aftermarket bug shield, this is the Mopar Deflector, in chrome or the dark whatever color you call it
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Re: Front Air Deflector Install

Here are a few more pics of the install to give you a better idea. You can see the 2 bolts you have too loosen up and lift the latch thats inbetween and retighten.





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Re: Front Air Deflector Install

That looks good on your Jeep! Thanks for the install pics.

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Re: Front Air Deflector Install

Hello Guys,

I bought one of those chrome OEM shields but could not bring myself to drill any holes in my brand new jeep.

So I returned it and found these guys.

If you are interested in an alternative shield for your commander that does NOT require any drilling.

This is a good one.

I got the EGR Aerowrap Bug Deflector from (autoanything.com) and I think it looks even better than the Jeep brand. It just does not have the jeep logo on the front.

It was super easy to install, I can't figure out why the jeep guys didn't make it like this one.

Sorry they won't let me post a link yet

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Re: Front Air Deflector Install

I cant stand it when someone sells a product for a vehicle and doesnt have a picture of what they sell on its application. I would not buy from this place.
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Re: Front Air Deflector Install

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I cant stand it when someone sells a product for a vehicle and doesnt have a picture of what they sell on its application. I would not buy from this place.

I understand...

Anyway this is what the EGR Aerowrap Bug Deflector from www.autoanything.com looks like on my commander.

Happy drilling with your OEM version.





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