Wind Deflectors

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#1 Wind Deflectors

Post by antseries3etype » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:25 am

Hello

Has anyone had any experience installing a wind deflector on a series 3 Roadster. I note a couple of companies offer them and that they are relatively cheap. Any views please.

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#2 Re: Wind Deflectors

Post by madjack4 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:51 am

Hi i fitted one on my s3 3 years ago its a good idea stops a lot of the buffeting n keeps her indoors happy doesn't blow her hair about as much doesn't bother me as i am eggshell blonde seriously i fitted it to stop exhaust fumes vortex back into car which it does makes driving far more pleasurable only problem i have is bolts come loose holding it up i have now locktighted them seems to have cured it

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#3 Re: Wind Deflectors

Post by antseries3etype » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:38 pm

Many thanks for the prompt message. Sounds very promising as an add on to the car. Do you remember where you sourced your deflector from.

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#4 Re: Wind Deflectors

Post by Tbob » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:51 pm

I have this one on my S2. It came from the UK, from a gent on this forum - can’t recall his name, though.

Has a nice LED stop light built in. I changed the mounting to connect directly to the folding top, so it would likely work on your car if you did the same.
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#5 Re: Wind Deflectors

Post by antseries3etype » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:12 pm

Looks good regards

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Post by madjack4 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:05 pm

Hi company is called just roadster at doncaster i colected mine as im not far away but they do mail order

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Post by antseries3etype » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:03 pm

Many thanks

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Post by antseries3etype » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:08 pm

Many thanks

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Post by davef » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:15 pm

I brought a deflector for my series 3 from classic additions at one of the shows. It seams to be a standard deflector but with brackets for the e-type that needed to be bolted into the hard top mountings but I found a couple of issues. the hardtop bolts are coned to a degree so did not hold the deflector very well at all even with a number of washers, changing the hem to bolts helped but the deflector was to far forward for my seat position. I ended up making some modifications to the brackets to move it as far back as possible, just touching the hold frame.

The minimal testing I have done it makes a large difference to the wind in the cabin although it has not been given a full test by the wife.

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#10 Re: Wind Deflectors

Post by Mark Gordon » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:02 pm

Tbob wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:51 pm
I have this one on my S2. It came from the UK, from a gent on this forum - can’t recall his name, though.

Has a nice LED stop light built in. I changed the mounting to connect directly to the folding top, so it would likely work on your car if you did the same.
Probably from Dave Kerr. I have one of his on my Series 1 and I wouldn't even consider taking a road trip without it. HUGE improvement WRT wind buffeting.
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#11 Re: Wind Deflectors

Post by Tbob » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:01 pm

Mark Gordon wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:02 pm
Tbob wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:51 pm
I have this one on my S2. It came from the UK, from a gent on this forum - can’t recall his name, though.

Has a nice LED stop light built in. I changed the mounting to connect directly to the folding top, so it would likely work on your car if you did the same.
Probably from Dave Kerr. I have one of his on my Series 1 and I wouldn't even consider taking a road trip without it. HUGE improvement WRT wind buffeting.
:thankyouyellow:

That is indeed the guy. It is a nice piece.
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