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Westcoaster

How to install the factory wind deflector? MY03

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I have a factory wind deflector and mounting kit, still waiting for the baskets to arrive.

I thought that I read that the roll bars were pre-drilled, but I don't see the holes?

Do the mounting clips go under the padding, and if so how does it come off?

Or is this just the case of "do your best the center and drill your own holes"?

Any assistance appreciated...

Al

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I have a factory wind deflector and mounting kit, still waiting for the baskets to arrive.

I thought that I read that the roll bars were pre-drilled, but I don't see the holes?

Do the mounting clips go under the padding, and if so how does it come off?

Or is this just the case of "do your best the center and drill your own holes"?

Any assistance appreciated...

Al

Al,

Check out this thread:

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=5477

The padding pulls straight off, with some effort. There should be one pre-drilled hole for each of the two upper clips. The thread calls for riveting the center/bottom mounting pin to the padding. I drilled holes into the roll bar instead.....it seemed sturdier. It took a 1/8" argon tip drill to make the holes. When you re-install the padding, pull off any of the plastic inserts that may have pulled out of the roll bar with the padding and plug them back into the roll bar. Then push the padding back on the roll bar. (The last seems elemental unless you've got the wife and kids watching Dad :king: work on the new Porsche.) It's about a half an hour job.

Cheers,

Bill

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Just found this link on the net, joined renntech and printed off all the help attached. looks simple enough, although fitting a wind deflector in the middle of an English Snow storm is going to look very funny ! :D

thanks to all who contributed

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From start to finish this job took me 10 minutes, unbelievable...

i fitted it to a 2006 boxster, all four holes were predrilled and where they should be. I managed to get the hoops off using a chisel wrapped in a towel, it was easy and no damage at all. i only needed to replace 2 of the rubber gromets, the others were still easily intact. The pictures on this thread are perfect.

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