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Old 06-19-2007, 01:34 PM
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Do bugs hit your windshield?

driving my cars lately, I noticed debris (bugs, fluff, light stuff) hit an airstream over the hood and get wafted above the windshield... in my Cheby astro, NOTHING gets pushed above the window. same with the suburban... airflow must be really well engineered on these 123 and 126 cars! cool!
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:37 PM
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come on down here during lovebug season... they all hit my windshield
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:59 PM
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what is a lovebug? is it a type of beetle? around here the mayflies come out heavy in the fall and you can drive into a swarm of the suckers "SPLAT" usually all over the suburban... I can't wait to see what they do to the 123.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:02 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_bugs
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:04 PM
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I ran into a swarm in TX a few years ago, was amazing how many you could hit, one swarm could completely obscure the view forward to the point where washers/wipers were just a smear factory. The only time I used an ice scraper in TX.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:04 PM
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I had a bug hit the pillar of my Chevelle and it chipped the paint! THose cars are aero-bricks!
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:27 PM
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I love it when may fly's hit my windshield.

I immediatly find the closest trout stream and start flyfishing
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:35 PM
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Bugs hit the rear windscreen!
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:06 PM
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Once while driving my old Beetle down a country road, I drove through a thick swarm of exploding juice-bugs. Not really sure what they were, except disgusting. No wiper fluid either. The car was absolutely covered in goo. Something I'll never forget.


But yea, I still get bugs on my windshield.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:14 PM
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:17 PM
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:18 PM
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I ran into a swarm in TX a few years ago, was amazing how many you could hit, one swarm could completely obscure the view forward to the point where washers/wipers were just a smear factory. The only time I used an ice scraper in TX.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:30 PM
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I must hit about 20-30 BIG bugs every time I go on the freeway for an hour. All with slimy nastyness that smears all over the window, even with my mega strong "bug guts dissolving" wiper fluid. Bugs seem to overcome the air stream with their mass, and go straight into the windshield while the air goes up and over, probably because the windshield on our cars is fairly steep.

I hit a cardinal once too....it flew down over the road when I was going 55mph....it hit the front of the hood on the corner above one of the lights at top speed, proceeded to slide along the airstream of the car, smacked the pillar, went over the roof and down on the road. It was probably dead on impact, it got blood on the hood and pillar...
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:42 PM
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Last week I was driving over the rice fields on I-5, and before I knew it the front of my nice, black, WASHED THAT VERY DAY E300 was covered in gnats. It got so bad I had to turn on the wiper, which smeared the things all over the windshield. Everything was covered, including the grille, bumper, headlights, windshield, and hood star. Guess who had a fun time washing his car again??
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:24 PM
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June bugs and grasshoppers when struck in excess of 75 tend to make a very loud pop and long smear on any windshield. I have noticed smaller insects seem to hit the upper part of the windshield though so there is some wind effect on the lighter bugs. Right now the upper half of my winshield is pretty coated with bug juce and the lower is fairly clean. Maybe I need to drive faster!!
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