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Old 04-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Question Wind deflectors.....

Whats the purpose/point of them? You know, the ones that go on the doors, above the windows???


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Old 04-19-2013, 12:59 AM   #2
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Exactly as the name implies. They allow you to have your window partially opened without having the elements come into the vehicle. It's nice when you want to have your window partially open and it's raining outside or something of that nature. I personally don't like them on the car, but I know plenty of other people prefer to have them.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:00 AM   #3
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^^This

Mainly they keep rain from flying in the car while driving or dripping in the car when parked and the windows slightly open.
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Does anyone know if the ones that go on with the 3m tape are reliable at all?
and if not, what other options is there and how do those go on?
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Does anyone know if the ones that go on with the 3m tape are reliable at all?
and if not, what other options is there and how do those go on?
I would go with the one labeled "In-Channel". They go in between the window and the window frame. IMO, they look much better and cleaner than the ones that just stick on. Yes, they usually cost a bit more, but IMO, they are worth it.
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I've heard that before, just wanted to verify that thought. How do they go in? Just kind'a slip into place ?
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:27 AM   #7
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I've heard that before, just wanted to verify that thought. How do they go in? Just kind'a slip into place ?
Try youtube, they have several videos on how to install them. This was the first one that popped up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjo2Dcx_Ptg


Also, most of the people I know that really like them are smokers. They like that they can keep their window cracked even if its raining. They stay dry, car still vents away smoke. I'm not a fan of them but if they are useful to you, then by all means go for it.
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I always looked at as you can smoke without getting wet when it rains. IMO I hate em I don’t like the look of em, but that’s just me. Although when it rains and I have the window cracked I’d rather have the deflectors then getting smacked by sprinkles or rain. The in-channel ones are better than ones that stick on, they last longer and won’t have the leading edge become unstuck and get ripped off while you are driving.
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Sorta guide.

http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com...Research-Guide
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On something like the Focus the in-channel ones look better but I have the 3M stick-on version on my 4Runner which doesn't look bad and they stay put if you install them correctly the first time as mine have been fine for over 7 years.

The in-channel are so much cleaner looking (i prefer none on the Focus) on a car but they have been known to rattle and in some cases have fallen out of the channel but newer ones seem to be made better to resist this but nothing's perfect.
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