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Charlie Buckett
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Window wind deflectors

Post by Charlie Buckett » Thu 20 Apr, 2017 11:50 pm

I've seen these in photos but never on the road.
Do you have them?
Do they really lesson the wind noise with the window cracked?
Do they hinder visability at all?
Are they oz road compliant? (made in Malazysia)
I actually think they're ugly but would consider them on the front windows only.
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Re: Window wind deflectors

Post by Tony From West Oz » Fri 21 Apr, 2017 1:20 am

With the flow thru ventilation in modern cars, there is no need to open the windows to get fresh air.
I have seen many of these on cars driven by people who smoke, especially in winter, with the window down a little to let the smoke out, but stopping the rain coming in.
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Re: Window wind deflectors

Post by Samarai » Fri 21 Apr, 2017 4:02 am

I actually just received mine from a Taiwan seller on ebay and Installed last week. I'm not a smoker but mum's commodore had them and was so good in hot weather in summer when parked to wind the windows down a smidge to allow airflow in and out the car so it wasn't too stuffy to get back into and also great in rainy humid weather so the inside windows didn't fog over so easily.

So definitely handy purchase. And not much visibility is lost at all. No wind noise after installing them which is great! Double sided taped on!! I'm really happy with them. Could recommend!

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Re: Window wind deflectors

Post by Charlie Buckett » Fri 21 Apr, 2017 9:42 am

Samarai wrote:I actually just received mine from a Taiwan seller on ebay and Installed last week. I'm not a smoker but mum's commodore had them and was so good in hot weather in summer when parked to wind the windows down a smidge to allow airflow in and out the car so it wasn't too stuffy to get back into and also great in rainy humid weather so the inside windows didn't fog over so easily.

So definitely handy purchase. And not much visibility is lost at all. No wind noise after installing them which is great! Double sided taped on!! I'm really happy with them. Could recommend!

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Thanks for the recommendation. They look great on your ride.
I cleaned my blower motor recently while greasing my wiper, then felt inspired to clean all the vents (no cabin filter on my year model) but there is still something about 'vent' air that I dislike. Sometimes on the highway I want some 'real' air and to feel less enclosed without all the drumming and noise or rain of a cracked window.
I think I'll buy some if the price is right.
Thanks again.

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Re: Window wind deflectors

Post by Ivanerrol » Fri 21 Apr, 2017 12:27 pm

That's why sunroofs are great.
I use mine whenever it's not raining. Even in the rain you can crack open the rear and raise it - no water comes in.
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Re: Window wind deflectors

Post by Starman » Fri 21 Apr, 2017 2:50 pm

I believe what you are calling wind deflectors are actually rain deflectors? Always had them on the family truckster, and yes the best use is for parking with windows cracked.
As usual I totally agree with Ivanerrol, sunroof is best for airflow but not when its raining...
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Re: Window wind deflectors

Post by gazman » Fri 21 Apr, 2017 7:02 pm

Charlie Buckett wrote:I actually just received mine from a Taiwan seller on ebay
Would you be able to post a link please. I've got them on my airport bunky and I smoke so I like em
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Re: Window wind deflectors

Post by Samarai » Fri 21 Apr, 2017 9:57 pm

gazman wrote:
Charlie Buckett wrote:I actually just received mine from a Taiwan seller on ebay
Would you be able to post a link please. I've got them on my airport bunky and I smoke so I like em
So years ago I saw only German ebay sellers with them but none posted to Australia. This was the only seller I accidentally found that offered it to me here in south Australia, http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/302192350102

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Re: Window wind deflectors

Post by gazman » Fri 21 Apr, 2017 11:41 pm

cheers. . . . . but nothing for a W126. . . . bummer
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Re: Window wind deflectors

Post by Samarai » Sat 22 Apr, 2017 1:28 am

gazman wrote:cheers. . . . . but nothing for a W126. . . . bummer
Probably a little harder to find for w126.
I have seen them on a w123 before, wagon.
Might just be one of things, keep checking ebay periodically bud, hopefully something will come up eventually!
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Re: Window wind deflectors

Post by Charlie Buckett » Sat 22 Apr, 2017 12:01 pm

Perhaps send Venttec an email. They make them for the w124 sedan and wagon and the w140 and heaps of others so......

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Re: Window wind deflectors

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Post by gazman » Fri 21 Apr 2017, 11:41 11
cheers. . . . . but nothing for a W126. . . . bummer



Goggle is your friend.

here's some in Pommegolia

http://www.climairuk.com/search.php?mmy ... fmodel=512

No doubt have them for most early models
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Re: Window wind deflectors

Post by gazman » Sat 22 Apr, 2017 9:49 pm

Cheers
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