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I thought I'd share my weekend experience with bugshields for my Titan. Keep in mind this is only my opinion.

I quickly discovered a bug shield is a wise investment in terms of saving the hood's finish. I stopped at Autozone and ordered a AVS Bugshield 2 for $49. After a few days it arrived and out of the box it looked cool. However, I was disappointed that mounting required the use of double-sided tape. The included mounting hardware was not compatable w/ the factory holes under the hood. I did install the shield using the tape, but it seemed pretty flimsy, especially the ends.

I returned the shield and called my local Nissan dealer. They had an OEM shield in stock that I bought for $85.00- IMHO money well spent. It fits perfectly and secures to the hood using rock solid hardware. I'd recommend the OEM shield to any new Titan owner who doesn't mind spending the extra $30 to get a superior product.
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matt33 said:
I thought I'd share my weekend experience with bugshields for my Titan. Keep in mind this is only my opinion.

I quickly discovered a bug shield is a wise investment in terms of saving the hood's finish. I stopped at Autozone and ordered a AVS Bugshield 2 for $49. After a few days it arrived and out of the box it looked cool. However, I was disappointed that mounting required the use of double-sided tape. The included mounting hardware was not compatable w/ the factory holes under the hood. I did install the shield using the tape, but it seemed pretty flimsy, especially the ends.

I returned the shield and called my local Nissan dealer. They had an OEM shield in stock that I bought for $85.00- IMHO money well spent. It fits perfectly and secures to the hood using rock solid hardware. I'd recommend the OEM shield to any new Titan owner who doesn't mind spending the extra $30 to get a superior product.
do you have pics....i am thinking of getting a low profile bug shield....
 

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I should have gotten the OEM as well, but I had pretty good luck with the AVS Bugflector 2 on past vehicles. I ended up drilling the holes under the lip of the hood, and it all looks good now. However, if I did it again, I'd get the OEM because of the hardware, just like the OEM sunroof wind deflector that I ended up taking off my truck.
 

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I bought a LUND, and am happy with it. Uses the factory holes in the hood also.
 

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I've been looking at a Stainless Steel one from b u r t m a n industries.
 

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bbomar said:
I bought a LUND, and am happy with it. Uses the factory holes in the hood also.
There was a Titan with a Lund shield at the dealership when I picked up the OEM one. It looked very nice and seemed solid. I knew the OEM required no drilling and I wasn't sure about the Lund. At that point I figured I'd just get the one I wanted and not second guess.
 

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I got the OEM and it fits wesome, very secure. I like how it curves with the hood.
 

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I have the OEM shield, I am very happy with it. Fits well and no flutter at high speeds. I need to repaint the screws though as the paint has began to chip of them.
 

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Here's a clear Lund painted to match.
 

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