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Old 11-29-2007, 07:45 AM   #1
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Wind deflector

Looks like my car doesnt have a wind deflector.

Exactally how much difference do they really make?

The stealer wants 400+ plus to fit one. Is it difficult to do myself, and is there an aftermarket one?

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Old 11-29-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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It does help. Are you sure the previous owner did not put it in the trunk or bonnet? Some people even put them behind the seats. Also you may want to check the inside storage compartment. Suncoast has them for sale. http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=P&Product_Code=00004480078
No need to have the dealership install it. It's doesn't require installation, because it is meant to be removed. It just snaps into place. Are you also missing the roll bar windscreens inside the seat's head rest? You may want those to. But I prefer not to use them. They tend to make a whistling noise at high speeds. E-bay is you best place to find good prices. They even sell tinted ones(plastic wind deflector) on e-bay now.

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Old 11-29-2007, 09:00 AM   #3
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spyder, my cars still at a dealership down London. I should be picking it up on Saturday.

I will be having a good look at other there and i will follow the links you have provided. Many thanks.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:34 PM   #5
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The windscreen does make a difference, but I cannt seem to get myself to use it much. To me, its like driving with the top down and the windows up. I do keep the rollbar inserts in all the time, but the windscreen stays in the trunk.

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My sentiments mirror edevlin's. The wind deflector does help, but I don't like using it. The only time it gets put on is if the wife is in the car and we are on the expressway. Otherwise it stays in the trunk.

Enjoy the topless experience with windows down and no wind deflector.
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I leave the screens in all the time, I'd added soft velcro padding all around them where they make contact with the rollbars to keep them from making noise, I've also added some padding on top of the notch on the rollbar for the center screen to increase the pressure on the latches to reduce noise as well.... Nothing more annoying than rattles in the interior.
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If you need the mounting hardware it is pretty easy DIY. You can buy the windscreen on eBay for about $100, on average.
I only use when the top is down, because with the top up it blocks the space above the truck, but is makes a very noticeable difference in wind noise. The only thing that isn't worth it are the black mesh inserts. They block your vision and don't reduce any noise.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:32 PM   #9
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The wind deflector helps if you want to go top down on cool days. Windows up deflector in, really keeps the heat in better. It is a must have for the ladies. Nothing puts a woman in a foul mood faster than showing up at a party with a hurricane Katrina hairstyle. On a warm day with just me in the car I take the deflector out and put it in the seat pocket. I like the wind in my hair.
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The only thing that isn't worth it are the black mesh inserts. They block your vision and don't reduce any noise.
Rick,

How do the mesh inserts block your view? Unless you're 4ft tall and have the seats all the way forward the seat headrests fill 95% of the space within the roll bar. Personally I think the car looks better with them fitted, even if they don't actually do much to stop wind (I haven't driven without them so I can't confirm their non-effect). I'm not having a go here, so don't get me wrong. At 5' 9" I drive with both seats fully rearward so I have no experience of the mesh inserts blocking the view.

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The mesh inserts may look better. but they do nothing to reducing wind noise (in my opinion). They are just another thing that can fall off of the car on the freeway.
My seats are normally positioned so that I can see out the opening in the roll bar, so I prefer to leave the mesh inserts out, to increase my visibility, and decrease my blind spot. It isn't a huge a problem, just a personal preference for function over looks. There have actually been some posts on this in the past, where a few other members agreed that they increase rearward visibility.
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Rick,

How do the mesh inserts block your view? Unless you're 4ft tall and have the seats all the way forward the seat headrests fill 95% of the space within the roll bar. Personally I think the car looks better with them fitted, even if they don't actually do much to stop wind (I haven't driven without them so I can't confirm their non-effect). I'm not having a go here, so don't get me wrong. At 5' 9" I drive with both seats fully rearward so I have no experience of the mesh inserts blocking the view.

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I'm 6.1" and I have to put my seat back as far as it will go, so for me the headrest would only smash into the mesh inserts. So I took them out for more leg room and a seat positioned as far back as I can get it.

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