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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 02-01-2016, 06:09 AM
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Winddeflector for cabrio - any experiences?

Hi there

I've got a sweet 325i cabrio and consider buying a winddeflector to increase useability in the Cold season.

Any experiences would be appreciated; should I go for the expensive original set or settle with one of the many cheaper alternatives?

And most of all: how is it installed - is it required to make holes etc. in the bodywork

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Old 02-01-2016, 12:25 PM
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Hi there

I've got a sweet 325i cabrio and consider buying a winddeflector to increase useability in the Cold season.

Any experiences would be appreciated; should I go for the expensive original set or settle with one of the many cheaper alternatives?

And most of all: how is it installed - is it required to make holes etc. in the bodywork

Regards
Rune
From what I've heard, these reduce buffeting and noise, they do not necessarily reduce the amount of wind coming into the cabin. I will defer to actual cabrio owners for accurate input as mine is anecdotal.
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:19 AM
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One of the best investments you will make. I'm in SoCal and drive mine around all the time with the top down. Don't spend the money on the OEM, the aftermarket ones are just as nice. Mine latches underneath the tonneau cover and has little feet that rest on the rear cards.

Another great convertible option is an X-brace. Eliminates the cowel shake.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:06 AM
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One of the best investments you will make. I'm in SoCal and drive mine around all the time with the top down. Don't spend the money on the OEM, the aftermarket ones are just as nice. Mine latches underneath the tonneau cover and has little feet that rest on the rear cards.

Another great convertible option is an X-brace. Eliminates the cowel shake.
What brand you got?
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:13 AM
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What brand you got?
If you are asking about the X-brace, Bimmefest sponsor, Garagistic, sells a really good one
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:56 AM
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Wind deflector = Raceland
X-Brace = Garagetastic
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:06 AM
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If you are asking about the X-brace, Bimmefest sponsor, Garagistic, sells a really good one
Sorry, I mean the wind blocker...but I got the answer from above...thanks
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