I've been looking at the window deflectors that go around all the car
windows, front and back. They look nice, and people claim you can crack the
windows without worrying about rain and wind noise. However, my question is
what do they sound like when the windows are all the way down? Do they cut
wind noise at all, or are they just useful when the windows are just cracked
I put them on my car. VentVisor I think. Wouldn't be without them.
Put them on my 99 Intrigue, 93 Intrepid, 95 Grand Prix, and my girlfriend
(at the time) 2002 Grand Cherokee. Going to get a set for my daughters 2004
Grand Cherokee as a gift soon.
I can't put them on my Mustang Convertible, and really miss them.
First, they DO let you crack the window. At least the front. Depending on
car up to twice the coverage of the unit itself in the rain. If your rear
windows are the kind that 'slope down', then putting them on could turn the
window into a 'scoop'. Might be nice on non-rainy days, but I suspect not
too good in a storm.
They seem to make most cars quieter, but not all.
They do impede vision a bit if you are tall and look out the top few inches
of the window. They are not opaque, but tinted, so you can still see.
In the summer, you can crack the window a bit, maybe an inch or more on some
cars, and you can't see the window open from the outside. Makes a BIG
difference on hot summer days if any air can move through the car. If
you're scared it's going to rain, only crack the windows on one side so the
rain won't 'blow through'.
You CANNOT use these things with Ski Hikers. Ski Hikers grab the window and
'bump up' the arm inside the overlap of the vent, meaning you cannot close
the window with the ski hiker in place. I called the Ski Hiker people about
it and their attitude was 'so what'. All they would have to do was change
the arm slightly so that it stayed flush to the glass about another inch and
it'd be fine.
I was hoping they would quiet the car when the window was all the way down.
I don't smoke, so I don't need to crack a window open, and I've got AC, so
if I need to cool off I can just turn it on. :-) Sometimes it's just nice
to roll the windows all the way down, and it would be nicer if you could
have a conversation with the passenger while doing this.
Well, like I said. Some cars they quiet down , but it's also speed
dependent as well. Just have to try.
I had one car that if I put down all the windows was IMPOSSIBLE to drive at
60 in the 55mph days. It set up a wierd thumping oscillation. I had to
raise one of the windows half way. Would they have helped? Quite possibly.
On my Intrepid they did seem to quiet things a bit if I opened JUST the
Yeah. I've found that if you open the right combination of windows just the
right amount you can alter the noise quite a bit. A sunroof adds even more
options to the equation. And I am familiar with that thumping thing. Hurts
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