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    wind deflectors

    where could i get some for my estate? how are they attached? And are they worth it? I do hate the loud noise the wind makes when going at high speeds, but i'd rather the windows open than the ac on.

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    Depending on what mark of astra you have then go for these

    MK4
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Astra...item2eadb69d73

    MK5
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-ASTRA...ht_2193wt_1051

    Both team heko. always buy these for whatever car i have had. they sit in the channel and not on the door frame so look a lot better. they sit up inside the window rubber and look factory.

    Definitely invest in a set

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    Are you after the type that are permanently attached to the car?

    What are the benefits of them?


    (I might get some myself if they are a good thing to buy).

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    ! the price is right too !
    I dont know why i didnt think of ebaying this, should've done.

    Thanks again mate, youre great help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Dean View Post
    Are you after the type that are permanently attached to the car?
    not necessarily, Ive heard theyre great because i can then keep the back windows opened slightly for a bit of air. My demister is shite, so when i drive in the rain, i usually keep the windows opened slightly which helps. Then a friend recommended deflectors, so i could keep them open without rain or any of that drowning noise.

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    these can be easily removed if required as the whole lip isn't taped to hold. just one small piece either side and a metal clip is squeezed into the rubber at the top of the door to push the deflector outwards to sit flush with the inside of the rubber. this stops it interfering with the leccy windows.

    Definitely go for the heko. had at least 3 sets for various cars and not had one single issue.

    I think other companies and vx ones sit on the doorframe and are taped on. don't look as good imo.

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    brilliant, will invest in these, at a later date!

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    Here is a few pics of my heko ones fitted, not the estate but you get the general idea



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    mint, but i cant see them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsi_10 View Post
    Here is a few pics of my heko ones fitted, not the estate but you get the general idea

    They look quite funky.
    But is that because you also have tinted front windows? What tint grade are your windows mate?

    And apart from keeping the noise down, and keeping rain out, do these deflectors have any other useful features?
    Do they also tint the window slightly, and keep suns rays/heat out??

    Thanks.

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