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Team Heko Wind Deflectors

niallh Jan 5, 2012

  1. niallh

    niallh Member VCDS Map User

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    My set of these arrived in the post this morning. Fitted them and the front ones and they stop the windows from reaching the top of the frame, they roll back down, the Anti-catch feature or something. Any advise on how can I stop this from happening?
     
  2. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    First of all is the deflector in there properly? When you put the window up, make it go up slowly and not shoot up automatically. Yes you have to keep flicking the button when you do it to stop it from going into auto mode but do that until it goes all the way in and the window will adjust to it.
     
  3. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    I bought some for my A4.
    Going to fit them this weekend.

    I'll keep an eye on the windows.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Rogue-24-84

    Rogue-24-84 Member

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    take them out and refit them bud, ive had 3 setsof these on my s3 now and previous cars and never had a problem, they might just be locted abit wrong.....
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  5. Veero

    Veero Member

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    Do they actually make any difference on the S3?

    I added the factory wind deflectors on my Legacy GTB import and I'm sure the wind noise with the windows closed increased and the deflectors actually seemed to do bugger all with the windows open a smidgen.
     
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  6. Rogue-24-84

    Rogue-24-84 Member

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    they work abit yeah like when your on the motorway and want the window cracked and it lashing with rain or whatever, tbh i got them because i like the look of them i wasnt worried if they did anything or not lol :icon_thumright:
     
  7. Smokey_clark

    Smokey_clark 12th Gear

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    Have you got a pic with more of the car in from the side? Quite like the idea of these.
     
  8. wez3570

    wez3570 Member

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    I've got some on my 8P, they do add a bit of wind noise with the windows shut on the motorway.

    Good thing is you can have the window open a bit when it's raining without getting a free shower and if you have the window open on the motorway the noise is reduced.
     
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  9. s3gazz

    s3gazz Well-Known Member

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    They look good man been thinking of this since the bloody weather started sick of rain coming in on me
     
  10. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    yeah, that and screenwash
     
  11. s3gazz

    s3gazz Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention snow when it turns up lol
     
  12. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    I just fitted mine to my B5.
    I can post pics if you want but its a Avant A4, so nothing like your S3s. :)

    They was easy to fit but the fronts did need some adjustment so the windows will close with one touch.
    Over all good.
     
  13. Smokey_clark

    Smokey_clark 12th Gear

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    Yea stick em up anyway mate!
     
  14. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    Here is some chips.


    With out wind deflectors
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    Wind deflectors with windows down

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    Wind deflectors with windows up

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    Fitting is relatively easy.
    Peel off the double sided sticky tape and push the rears in to position. Shut the windows to make sure they are correct and not trapping any thing. Open the windows insert the clip at the larger end of the rear deflector. Shut the window, job done.

    Fronts a bit more tricky. Same thing with the tape and and closing the window once fitted but getting the deflector in to the window frame is a bit harder. You need to get the bottom in as much as you and at the top right. Then twist and bend a little bit in the middle to fit the rest in. They are very bendy in the middle bit so you'll be ok.
    Once in and happy, push the two retaining clips in at either end, stand back and admire your work.
     
  15. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    one small issue.
    the mirrors touch the deflectors.
    might be ok with normal mirrors but not sure what or if any effect on the motors of auto mirrors.
    time will tell.
     
  16. Routledge

    Routledge Wind Deflector Trend-setter

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    Took me 10 minutes to fit mine and it was simple to do. They come with instructions of what to do - Push the front in first, then the back, and then slide up into position.


    I had the problem with the windows bouncing back down, and found that it was as a result of the deflector by the wing mirror, just push it in hard enough and it'll get out of the way of the window that's trying to come up.

    Here's what mine looks like with them on, although you can hardly see them in the light:

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    /CarWhoring
     
  17. fingermouse

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    wind deflecters remind me of the 1980`s.

    not needed imo thats what air con is for :)
     
  18. a3tdi2001

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    Try opening the window for a bit of fresh air when it's raining and see how good the aircon is at drying your arm:)
     
  19. IrishDave

    IrishDave Active Member

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    :puke2:
     
  20. Josh1992

    Josh1992 New Member

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    Hopping to get an answer on this old post. How do I apply the metal clips. Don't want to damage the rubbers. Help please
     
  21. Alan Gunn

    Alan Gunn Member Audi A6

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    Just push them in the gap they won't do any harm to the rubber.
     
  22. NE Marlon

    NE Marlon Member Audi S3

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    I didn't bother putting the metal clips in. Mine haven't budged since.
     
  23. Watch this with volume turned right down -

    I would use the clips as mine have moved a few times.
     
  24. NE Marlon

    NE Marlon Member Audi S3

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    Each to their own...

    I just didn't like the idea of pushing metal clips into the relatively soft window runners.
     
  25. Josh1992

    Josh1992 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. Will put them In tomorrow.
     
  26. 9secondlegend

    9secondlegend Member

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    wierd. i tried to fit these on friday but the window wouldnt go up no matter how much i fiddled. it kept catching and the saftey thing made the window go back down. so i did some reading and was already to try the forcing the window up in stages and and give it some wiggling but it just slotted in and worked straight away!
    took me longer to get the paper off the sticky tape than it did to actually fit them in the end!
     
  27. ayfreetee

    ayfreetee Well-Known Member

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    Just extra wind resistance if you ask me, if you added the surface area of them up, I think you would be surprised how many square inches they come to, for example, the seams on a classic mini are actually 52 square inches, which is why racers remove them and seam weld the shell.
     
  28. 9secondlegend

    9secondlegend Member

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    im just hoping it stops the annoying drips off my roof bars that come through my window
     
  29. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    Should do .
     
  30. Erikn89nl

    Erikn89nl Active Member

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    Good point! Hadn't thought of that...

    To anyone that has experience with these; do they noticeably reduce wind noise?
     

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