Need Help Finding A 1998 QX4 Bug Shield Hood Deflector

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QX4Rider
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Need Help Finding A 1998 QX4 Bug Shield Hood Deflector

Postby QX4Rider » Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:52 am

Hi my 1998 QX4 factory hood bug deflector broke today at the car wash, and I called the dealer and they told me they no longer make it.

I can't seem to find one for a 1998 QX4, only for the 2001 & up. I heard that the Pathfinder one fits but what year?

Also what is the best looking one that fits, because I loved mine & it made the truck look mean.

Here is a picture of mine, if theirs one that is similar to mine please point me in the right direction, because all the pictures of the Pathfinder bug shields that are for sale, are stock pictures of other trucks, so I don't know what they look like.

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Postby QX4Rider » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:26 pm

Anyone?

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bug deflector

Postby Nighter-cdn » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:49 pm

I have been happy with my AVS bug deflector and rain guards on my 04 Pathfinder. Both are identical to the "Nissan" products but not nearly as expensive !

From my knowledge the Pathfinder and Infiniti are virtually the same (a lot of the same parts, few minor cosmetic differences). The 04 was the last year that they used the 50 body style before going to the taller Pathfinder design.

AVS can be found online, check them out !

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Postby QX4Rider » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:35 pm

Can you please post a picture

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Photo

Postby Nighter-cdn » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:11 am

I have a few pics, if you can tell me how to post them I will put them up

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Postby QX4Rider » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:03 am

I sent you a PM on how to post pictures, is there any way you can post them soon?

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Photo

Postby Nighter-cdn » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:43 pm

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Here is the photo of the AVS hood deflector. I think it was around $85

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Postby QX4Rider » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:54 pm

That looks good on your truck, but it won't work for me. You have a 99 1/2 & up Pathfinder, and your hood opening comes down on both sides of your grill, which is why the deflector also does the same.

From the pictures I've found of 96-99 Pathfinders on cardomain they don't look all that great just a straight line with no curvatures at all.

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Postby Nighter-cdn » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:36 pm

Sorry that it isn't the same, even looking at the photos the body styles look almost identical (aside from the colour and few minor cosmetic differences).

Good luck hunting for one !

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Postby fleurys » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:02 pm

Since you seems to be serious in your search, here's a list of manufacturer of bug shield for nissan pathfinder. : http://deflectors4less.com/nissan.html? ... 5Qod6U-WyA

this one is for qx4 : http://deflectors4less.com/infiniti1.ht ... 5QodET8qxw not sure why they are different...b ut it is worth a try...

If I were you, I would write an email to all these companies and ask for a picture of their product on your model...They should all have that readily available...then you can choose the one that sooth your needs...

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Postby QX4Rider » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:35 pm

Thanks for the list, but I tried calling two of the largest company's two weeks ago, Wade and Lund on the 96-99 Pathfinder and they had no pictures.

I think it's one of the dumbest things I've seen, having a product that changes from vehicle to vehicle with no pictures of them.

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Postby QX4Rider » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:13 am

Sorry to bring an old post back, but I still have not found a hood bug deflector for my 1998 QX4.

I know the Pathfinder 99 1/2 and up, won't fit my truck but will the 2001 and up QX4 bug hood deflector fit?

They look like they have the same hoods & the same curvature,but I'm not sure.


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