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    Wind Deflector

    Hey everyone, for those of you that have a wind deflector - what are your impressions? I've heard that it only works well when the windows are up, how is it with the windows down? I would post this in the 997 Board for more responses but the 997 has a different style of windblocker than the 987.

    Let me know!

    Re: Wind Deflector

    Most of the buffetting with the side windows down comes directly from the side, rather than from round the back, so the rear deflector has little impact on reducing the wind-swept look in this instance. That's my perception. Sure it, might help a little, but I'd guess you wouldn't be able to tell a huge amount of difference between with/without the deflector in place.

    Why do you ask?

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    I plan on purchasing one for this summer's long drives

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    In low speed ranges (e.g. under 30 mph), it basically matters not. When driving faster you'd likely bring up the windows anyway. And since I plan on keeping the roof down at all (legal *sobs*) speeds when the weather is nice, the windstop is a must and works well in combination with my windows up.

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    Ente, what's this "Under 30mph" of which you speak?
    I'm not sure I follow you.


    Re: Wind Deflector

    Quote:
    wtsnet said:
    I'm not sure I follow you.




    You can always try though.

    Re: Wind Deflector

    Ente: But you've had all that professional training! No fair!

    Track day in the summer perhaps.... I'll see if I can keep up.

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    Agree with Ente on this. The higher the speed, the more effective it seems to be. Very comfortable at 120mph+ (on the Autobahn obviously ) with windows up.
    Didn't try it without the wind deflector though

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    Can you comment on the noise level? Does the wind blocker cut out enough wind buffeting that you can easily hear a Valentine One radar detector (or any other high end model radar detector at that)?

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    The only high end model I could hear at 120mph was the wife

    Re: Wind Deflector

    I got up to 130 in the mt last 986 and whilst there was a bit of wind roar over the top of the cabin, the sat nav and RD was still audible without resorting to maximum volumes.

    No reason to suspect the 987 would be any different

    Re: Wind Deflector

    Quote:
    boothy said:
    The only high end model I could hear at 120mph was the wife




    Noise level is definitely ok at normal motorway speeds. Having an engaged ongoing conversation gets a bit strenous after a while, but I can hear my SatNav just fine.

    Re: Wind Deflector

    There's a definite different with the wind blocker in place when on the freeway. My hands get cold without it and my girlfriend's hair whips around a lot more. It seems to be noticeable at any speed over 50 MPH.

    However, it does rattle a bit. Took two trips to the dealership and a lot of felt tape to "fix" the issue.

     
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