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Old 11-20-2011, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default Air deflector - Wind jammer? (and other stuff)

Has anybody here tried this product?
http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb....5Z5Z50000050F#
If so, does anyone have better pictures of the deflector installed?

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Old 11-20-2011, 08:47 AM   #2
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Got one and it does work great.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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Got one and it does work great.
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Stupid question, do you put that on & take it off every time you do the roof? I guess that you just keep it in the cargo area when not in use? Is it easy to put on/take off?
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:52 AM   #4
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Stupid question, do you put that on & take it off every time you do the roof? I guess that you just keep it in the cargo area when not in use? Is it easy to put on/take off?
Yes, it has to be removed when the targa is on. It just attaches using the same 2 bolts as the roof panel. So it is simple to install and remove.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:58 PM   #5
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Thanks alot, does not look really bad at all
Was really surprised how much wind noise there was in the Vette with the top off compared to my 1985 T/A. Something has to be done, and this sure seems like a good option.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:09 PM   #6
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Yes, it has to be removed when the targa is on. It just attaches using the same 2 bolts as the roof panel. So it is simple to install and remove.
Thanks, I guess I'll have to pick one up for next spring.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:26 PM   #7
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Has anybody here tried this product?
http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb....5Z5Z50000050F#
If so, does anyone have better pictures of the deflector installed?
Got one. Works. Too expensive, but no choice. If you really want to control the negative air pressure see the pics in my garage. The company I got this from is no longer in business, but maybe you can find something similar.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:05 PM   #8
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Here it is.

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Old 11-20-2011, 07:46 PM   #9
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If you look closely at my picture you will see I also have the wind deflectors on the mirrors. They about totally eliminated the wind in my face. Between the two I could about dirve it all winter with the heater on and be comfortable with the top off.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:32 AM   #10
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Here it is.

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Will this provide any benefit in the targa? I can see the purpose in the vert, but have my doubts on the targa...
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:04 PM   #11
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Ok, I'll continue the quest for noise and wind reduction:
http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb....5Z5Z50000050F#
Any experiences with this?
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:12 PM   #12
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Ok, I'll continue the quest for noise and wind reduction:
http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb....5Z5Z50000050F#
Any experiences with this?
I have that on mine....

I bought it to cool my interior off in the summer time. When its open the air flows right through, in fact, I have not noticed any reduction in wind noise, actually its louder because now I hear my beautiful exhaust note...

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Old 11-23-2011, 05:14 PM   #13
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Ok, I'll continue the quest for noise and wind reduction:
http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb....5Z5Z50000050F#
Any experiences with this?
I wonder about that one too. I've heard people say it works well, but I seem to recall the owner's manual says not to use anything that will leave the hatch opened like that. Something about exhaust fumes getting in, I guess?
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I wonder about that one too. I've heard people say it works well, but I seem to recall the owner's manual says not to use anything that will leave the hatch opened like that. Something about exhaust fumes getting in, I guess?
I've never really smelled it. MAYBEEEE, if Im sitting idle for a while.....
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I've never really smelled it. MAYBEEEE, if Im sitting idle for a while.....
But who can sit still in a corvette?
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But who can sit still in a corvette?
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I wonder about that one too. I've heard people say it works well, but I seem to recall the owner's manual says not to use anything that will leave the hatch opened like that. Something about exhaust fumes getting in, I guess?
I wonder how the exhaust fume -problem is handled in convertibles?

I have a similar product that opens the hatch a bit. It does nothing to noise but I think it helps a bit as the rear of the car doesn't anymore act as a closed space but lets air out. So, less "buffeting" inside the cockpit.
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:19 AM   #18
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Believe I'll just give it a try and test both of them. Guess I'll also order the "replica" mirror trim....
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:19 AM   #19
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I'll just contionue in the same thread, as I'm new to the Vette and keep finding accessories I'm curious about.
This I suppose is more universal, but has anybody tried it?
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:09 AM   #20
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On my 86 what I do is use the hatch vent ( about $20 ). With the hatch vent in place, the targa top off and the windows up when on the highway you can listen to the radio or talk in a normal tone no problem. It's just like you had the targa top on and the windows up works great.
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