Interior 2nd Gen R57 Wind Deflector

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  1. GreyWOF

    GreyWOF New Member

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    #1 GreyWOF, Mar 21, 2010
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    Within the last two months, I purchased a factory wind deflector from Moss motors. It is black, simple and worked well. I then bought a new factory unit that has a chrome frame, a cute little lever to raise and lower the deflector and little storage spaces with a checkerboard pattern on the bottom. I find the old one functions better. It sits about an inch higher and for me lines up better with the top of the folded top in the rear view mirror, but the wife wants it. (2 R57's) Has anyone found a use for the two storage pockets? You have to be stopped to access them.

    I just was thinking: The black Moss factory unit is a little higher. The new chrome frame unit with the storage pouches has zippers on the top of the horizontal panel. You can not reach the pouch zipper while driving and pouches are easy for any passing person to get into when you are outside of the car. I think I 'broke the code'. (Mini Cooper listen) The zippers should be on the front panel of the pouches so they could be accessed from inside of the car and less vulnerable when you stop and walk away from the car. so I may have answered my own question

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    The zipper would be better on the front of the pouch to allow access from within the car.
     
  2. GreyWOF

    GreyWOF New Member

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    I used the zippered panels on the OEM wind deflector (see my discussion above) for the first time last night. I had a stack of loose papers that I needed to transport with the top down and the papers were not going to fit in the glove compartment. So my first thought was to sit on them to keep them from blowing out... bad idea for several reasons. Then I realized those zippered panels in the OEM unit are perfect for loose stuff when the top is down and you don't need to access them while traveling. I know that is a stretch, but I did find them useful. That made it worth it (2x the price and I can carry loose papers hmmmmm.).
     
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    goaljnky New Member

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    Will it fit a sandwich? Or you could drive with a top down during winter and keep your beverages in there so they will stay cold.
     
  4. GreyWOF

    GreyWOF New Member

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    The sandwich idea would work. I don't know if the pouches would support a six pack or not. Probably not a good idea since it is visible from outside the car (causing temptation) and would weigh around 4.5 pounds... but then there is no weight limit warning on the pouches like my Electraglide's tour pack. I can see the warning now in my imagination... "weight limit one gold bullion bar per pouch"...
     
  5. Tron Chief

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    Does anyone know how the second generation wind deflector fits in a first gen car?
     
  6. Amanda2010

    Amanda2010 New Member

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    Apologies for resurrecting an old thread. Just got a 2010 S convertible and based on research, definitely want to get a wind deflector. New MINI deflectors, appear to be available on eBay for significantly less than dealer - anyone have any negative experience? Also, any appreciable difference between the black (Mini Cooper 03 12 Convertible Black Wind Deflector New | eBay) and the chrome (Mini Cooper 07 13 Convertible Chrome Wind Deflector New | eBay), other than cosmetic? Chrome generally appears to be more expensive, but OP seems to suggest that plain black one might actually be preferable?

    Many thanks
     
  7. Nathan

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    The differences are cosmetic for the most part. Might want to check pricing form some of the site sponsors here on Motoring Alliance as well. Most can offer OEM parts at better prices than local dealers.
     
  8. Amanda2010

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    Great. Thanks so much, really appreciate the quick response! I will check.
     
  9. iwashmycar

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    Those things definitely just look like one of those "might as well add something here" sort of things. Would be cool if there was a way to securely mount 2 track-day helmets there lol
     

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