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Old 08-13-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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Sunroof Wind Deflector

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Only if you want to open the sunroof. Without it the wind noise is very bad.
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greatly reduces wind noise...
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I had one on my Camry and it did greatly reduce the wind and noise. I was going to get one for my Maxima but my current girlfriend doesn't like them so I am holding off. My 2 cents is that they are worth it.
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Do you mean the standard one the pops up automatically, or an aftermarket one that attaches to the roof?
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i gotta say i do not like the way they look on the maximas, my altima had one looked great but for some reason they just dont go with the maximas.
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Hey Sik, maybe because it REALLY stands out on a white car and that's what you're envisioning. It blends in really well on my black one that unless you're looking, it's "invisible".
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Hey Sik, maybe because it REALLY stands out on a white car and that's what you're envisioning. It blends in really well on my black one that unless you're looking, it's "invisible".
true, it probably looks much better on a dark color car
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The black roof contrasting with Winter Frost was what steered me to the premium package. I had actually ordered a Super Black Sport and changed my mind after wandering up to the dealer one night randomly. Not crazy about the way they look open though.. And wish they optioned the 19" wheels as standalone.
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Do you mean the standard one the pops up automatically, or an aftermarket one that attaches to the roof?
THE ONE THAT POPS UP, DOES IT WORK?
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not much of a purpose other to deflect wind, its a little expensive but it sure make the car look nice!
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The black roof contrasting with Winter Frost was what steered me to the premium package. I had actually ordered a Super Black Sport and changed my mind after wandering up to the dealer one night randomly. Not crazy about the way they look open though.. And wish they optioned the 19" wheels as standalone.
i agree what made me get the sport package was those 19s
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Honestly, I don't really like wind deflectors. I have one on my car because it came with it and I don't want to take it off. Checkout the BMWs, Benzs, Jaguars, Audis, Lexus, Acuras, and other highend sedans with sunroof, more than 90% don't have a wind deflector on the sunroof. Do you guys know why? Figure it out.
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Checkout the BMWs, Benzs, Jaguars, Audis, Lexus, Acuras, and other highend sedans with sunroof, more than 90% don't have a wind deflector on the sunroof. Do you guys know why? Figure it out.

For the same reason those particular cars are seldom seen with rain guards, significantly protruding side molding or large, effective mud flaps: when one moves that far upscale, appearance becomes more important than function.

I have the double roof, so can't add a wind deflector to my '09. This will be the first vehicle I have had without a wind deflector in around thirty years. But if this car had a normal style sunroof, I would have added a wind deflector immediately, unless I had no intention of using the sunroof.

I have added rain guards over the windows, black rubber baffles on both sides of the windshield to block the noise caused by the rain guards, black rubber molding around the wheel well openings to reduce dings, and discreet mud flaps attached to the face of the useless splash guards. I am a firm believer in practicality. I don't think I could ever feel right in a $50K car.
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If you have a wind deflector, can you post a pic of you car? I'm considering one but I'm afraid it won't look good with my silver maxima.
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I have a white Maxima with the wind guard, and I honestly don't mind how it looks. It does a fantastic job of cutting down on the wind noise too.
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For the same reason those particular cars are seldom seen with rain guards, significantly protruding side molding or large, effective mud flaps: when one moves that far upscale, appearance becomes more important than function.

I have the double roof, so can't add a wind deflector to my '09. This will be the first vehicle I have had without a wind deflector in around thirty years. But if this car had a normal style sunroof, I would have added a wind deflector immediately, unless I had no intention of using the sunroof.

I have added rain guards over the windows, black rubber baffles on both sides of the windshield to block the noise caused by the rain guards, black rubber molding around the wheel well openings to reduce dings, and discreet mud flaps attached to the face of the useless splash guards. I am a firm believer in practicality. I don't think I could ever feel right in a $50K car.
Can you post or email some pics of your setup? I prefer having the windows open a little bit, so wind deflectors would help out, but if they produce a lot of wind noise, that's no good either ...

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Can you post or email some pics of your setup? I prefer having the windows open a little bit, so wind deflectors would help out, but if they produce a lot of wind noise, that's no good either ...

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He doesn't have any wind deflectors....

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For the same reason those particular cars are seldom seen with rain guards, significantly protruding side molding or large, effective mud flaps: when one moves that far upscale, appearance becomes more important than function.

I have the double roof, so can't add a wind deflector to my '09. This will be the first vehicle I have had without a wind deflector in around thirty years. But if this car had a normal style sunroof, I would have added a wind deflector immediately, unless I had no intention of using the sunroof.

I have added rain guards over the windows, black rubber baffles on both sides of the windshield to block the noise caused by the rain guards, black rubber molding around the wheel well openings to reduce dings, and discreet mud flaps attached to the face of the useless splash guards. I am a firm believer in practicality. I don't think I could ever feel right in a $50K car.
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He doesn't have any wind deflectors....
Ok, so I mistyped ... how about pics of the RAIN GUARDS on the side windows?
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The 2010 come with pop up wind deflector?
I test drove a 2010 with sport package and did not notice a pop up
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The 2010 come with pop up wind deflector?
I test drove a 2010 with sport package and did not notice a pop up
If the car you drove had the dual moonroof, then it has a mesh net that doesn't quite "pop" up, but glides up as the sunroof panel slides up and back.
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The 2010 come with pop up wind deflector?
I test drove a 2010 with sport package and did not notice a pop up
They all have it and it's worthless. I just ordered a WeatherTech this week, it seems to be a very low profile compared to the OEM unit so I think it might look just fine.
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got one on my 05 corolla..really helps
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I installed my weathertech today and I like it. I'll take some pictures later this week but I think it looks better than the Nissan OEM unit and was cheaper. I'm going to the movies tonight so I'll open up my sunroof and see how it performs....
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I installed my weathertech today and I like it. I'll take some pictures later this week but I think it looks better than the Nissan OEM unit and was cheaper. I'm going to the movies tonight so I'll open up my sunroof and see how it performs....
Here you go, love it I can't believe I waited on this for so long now I really enjoy the sun roof....

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Here you go, love it I can't believe I waited on this for so long now I really enjoy the sun roof....

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Looks good and very useful, cuts that turbulence noise down big time. Now AZ when are you going to show those pics of that paint touch up kit results??
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It just too bad they don't make color keyed deflectors because the black stands out against the white body. Not a bad looking car though!
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How difficult was the installation of the deflector?
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SUPER EASY... Just need a phillips head screw driver and about 5-10 minutes.
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It just too bad they don't make color keyed deflectors because the black stands out against the white body. Not a bad looking car though!

This sounds perfectly logical, but years of tinkering with this stuff leads me to feel that a white sunroof wind deflector would not look as good as we might think. A white deflector would be more noticable than the usual smoke-tinted see-thru wind deflectors.

This is the same reason white tires or white wheels or white windshield wiper arms would not look good on a white car; just too much of a good thing.

People EXPECT to see a smoke-colored see-thru sunroof wind deflector, and when that is what is there, it goes practically unnoticed.
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Wind Deflector..

I have a 2010 Premium Package Maxima.. the factory wind deflector is useless.

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THE ONE THAT POPS UP, DOES IT WORK?
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I have a 2010 Premium Package Maxima.. the factory wind deflector is useless.
I agree - but I think it's because the front panel pops up and slides back rather than dropping down and sliding in between the headliner and the rear glass panel. The Lincoln MKS has the same style of roof (2 glass panels), and it drops down ... the wind noise on that car doesn't get annoying until 70+mph or more.
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I think it is personal preference and the car itself. I had one on my 1992 Max and I have one on my 03. I also have one on my 4Runner, but I don't have one on my 2010 Acura TL because I don't think it would look good.
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I installed mine by myself and I was able to do it. I'm an IT guy, the screws were a bit bigger than the ones I'm used to. aka If I can do it, anyone can.....
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I installed mine by myself and I was able to do it. I'm an IT guy, the screws were a bit bigger than the ones I'm used to. aka If I can do it, anyone can.....

Thanks for the positive post on the Weathertech. I purchased one a few weeks ago. I really enjoy it. Very easy intallation as well.
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not really useful unless you plan to open your top on the highway.
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Has anyone had the opportunity to sample both the Nissan and Weatertech on their 7th gen? Im curious if the more sleek and less expensive design may be less effective at reducing the wind noise at speeds.

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Old 12-30-2010, 11:52 AM   #38
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I purchased one on eBay, from a Nissan dealership. It cost me around
$70-75 shipped to my house. I drove without one for about 2 months, and having it greatly reduces the wind noise. I am very pleased with it, installed in under 30 minutes....I would highly recommend it.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:27 PM   #39
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Same thing on black.
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do they wind defector for a duel roof premium ??????????????
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