The AVS does not tape onto the paint or touch the top of the hood. The tape (and screws) are completely under the hood.mstar said:I just ordered a smoke colored VP series by Stampede .
See a photo from their site by downloading this link http://www.stampedeproducts.com/PR/2008 ... ape_HP.pdf
I called Stampede and her honest opinion was that the low profile guards give no bug protection. the VP series gives some protection but their product is NOT a bug guard. That is why they call it a hood protector and not a bug shield.
The VP series is 1.5 inches taller tan the LP series so it gives better protection to the hood and fenders.
Also it does not TAPE onto the paint like the AVS. I called AVS and they claim it will not do damage to the paint. That if you needed to remove the AVS you tie knots into dental floss and use it as a saw and then clean up with rubbing alcohol.
I just did not care for the idea that attaches to the top of the hood, with tape. It would just seem like over time that tape could fail and at high speeds I just did not want to risk it.
The better design would be to put it between the hood and and attach with screws.
Anyway, I felt that Stampede was honest enough about the bug deflection and they seem to have a quality product that will not flutter or bend at high speeds. No bumpers needed she stated.
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