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Old 04-03-2011, 04:51 PM
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so i bought an egr bug deflector, goes on pretty easy but when i try to shut the hood it won't latch. took the deflector off and hood latched. looks like its getting hung up on the weather striping thats on the front part of the grill where the hood comes down. can i just take that off so it will latch correctly? i have some stuff thats not as thick that i could replace it with if i need to have something there to help the hood seal.
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I don't have an egr, I bought a... something. Can't think of the name at the moment. Opps, it was a stampede. Anyway, mine was not quite closing either, but I just slammed the hood a bit harder and it worked fine. Plus, it helps hold the shield a little bit snugger.

Not thrilled with the stampede, but AVS didn't have one out yet for the 2500.
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i slammed the thing a bunch of times. full on from fully open, it just wouldn't grab, kept bouncing back. will it be an issue to remove it? i could either use the neoprene gasket i have or by something a bit thinnner. or cut it so it can fold easier.
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i also have the EGR bug shield, i had to drill some holes & i lost 1 screw & i didn't replace it with a black one
i used the little pieces of plastic to protect the hood paint at the outside screws

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if you mean this dust cover, it shouldn't be in the way of the hood closing



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no on the top of my grill i have a 4' section of weather stripping. i will take a picture.
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A "Bud" deflector....no one deflects my Budwiser!!!!

Seriously, I would call the manufacture of the shield and ask them. You can't be the first one with this issue.
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as you can see i have weather striping on my grill. i see that gt yankee's rig does not. i don't see why i need it.


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I was afraid something like that would happen thats why I went with the one recommended by the dodge dealer about $85 shipped.....
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I am just about to order the chrome Mopar bug deflector from the dealer. Before I do so I am trying to get info from anybody with bug deflectors if they had any issues with these damaging the paint after being on for a while. They look like the mount pretty close to the hood and might rub. Anybody with this problem?
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