Dramatic change in aerodynamics !!
You are absolutley correct sir. There is a dramatic change in the aerodynamics or air flow with the bug shield! One of the things I first noticed on my Nitro at highway speeds was the lack of wind noise, and, the glass smooth reflection on the big wide hood. I installed my shield last night. It was dark on the way to work, but after reading your post, I watched it closely on the ride home. Although there was no need to look close! As I was approaching my cruising speed it started. My hood is latched securely. The movement is not at the front, the shield does not flex, the edges of the hood are motionless.........But, the center area flexes like a sheet in the breeze!
The windshield washer buttons jump up and down from an eighth to three sixteenths of an inch. You can just picture the air rolling over the hood.
I'm not at all sure I like this. Surely Dodge tested this product?
My daily commute to work is 130 miles round trip. All but 3-4 miles of that is Interstate travel. Here in the Sunny South we typically run 80 mph. At 80 there is enough flex in the sheet metal that I am concerned about damage.
Has anyone gotten "offical" word from a dealer/Dodge about this phenomenon?