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Old 12-11-2015, 06:00 PM   #1
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Top down limit reached! 41 degrees!

Top down.........check
Heater set to 80......check
Fan speed on high........check
Heated seats on high.....check
Warm Mustang Lettermans jacket........check
Ear wrap from my skiing days........check
Baseball cap.............................check
Leather gloves..........check
Beautiful wife copilot, dressed similarly.........check
70 mph..............ch ch ch check
Windows up........ahhhhhh, much better!


And, it only took me an hour or so to carefully wash the car with hot water in the garage, one panel at a time, and hook up the battery tender and put the cover back on.......I'd forgotten how GOOD this thing sounds on start up!
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Old 12-11-2015, 08:23 PM   #2
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Never had a convertible but I use to take my bike out during the winter whenever it was dry and over 35 degrees. Two layers of long johns, sweatshirt, windbreaker, rubber gloves, neck warmer with face mask and then all the regular gear on top of that. Still really cold but worth it in my opinion haha.


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You two should get some white scarves. Not only does a white scarf look good blowing in the wind, but you could probably drive with the top down in 40 degree weather.
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You two should get some white scarves. Not only does a white scarf look good blowing in the wind, but you could probably drive with the top down in 40 degree weather.
Just ordered a Love the Drive wind blocker and it should be here in about a week. It is supposed to keep the cabin a lot calmer and warmer!
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I drove from VB down to Wilmington, NC last Friday during the very late evening in my co-driver's S2000 with the top down, and the heat off (top up needs heat to keep windshield from fogging, heat at all causes the radio to overheat and stop working). 300 miles and it was 35 when I got there, that was a properly cold drive. Fun autocross with NCR-SCCA the next day though.
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Just ordered a Love the Drive wind blocker and it should be here in about a week. It is supposed to keep the cabin a lot calmer and warmer!
Wow...........what quick shipping! On the porch Saturday afternoon was a nice big box with the new wind blocker inside. I admit that this product is on the pricey side --- but it is also extremely well made and sturdy.
I can't wait to try it out with the top down soon --- but the weather has turned to the dark side again, so it's looking like maybe Springtime for the first test.............
I will install it before then, and post some pics though.
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Eh. I've gone top down in the snow. Jacket and heat on. Just lean forward when you get cold.

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Eh. I've gone top down in the snow. Jacket and heat on. Just lean forward when you get cold.

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When you have a convertible, it just feels wrong to have the top up. Is it just me, or is the sky just even better to look at when it is cold, and the top is down?
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When you have a convertible, it just feels wrong to have the top up. Is it just me, or is the sky just even better to look at when it is cold, and the top is down?
I also found out the inside doesn't get wet over 80 in the rain. I rarely drive either vert with the top up, regardless of weather.

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Ive got the light bar and wind deflector, both look and work well on my 2015.
The brackets supporting the wind deflector are too thin though. They rattle a bit over uneven surfaces
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Kelleniz, I thought the wind deflectors had tie down straps to make sure it stays in place. How does yours fit loose enough to rattle?

Hey Guard, the temp here is 83* but the catch is my car is somewhere on a truck between here and Michigan. Maybe I'll get it soon.
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The straps work fine, the metal brackets are too thin and bend easily causing the rattle. So either I pull the straps tighter and bend the bracket more or deal with the rattle.
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The straps work fine, the metal brackets are too thin and bend easily causing the rattle. So either I pull the straps tighter and bend the bracket more or deal with the rattle.
Just curious.......how long have you had yours? I have not installed mine yet, but when I looked at it, it sure seemed sturdy enough not to experience what you are describing. I'll have to take a good look at everything when I install it next Spring.
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A little over 2 months.
I like the deflector and would buy it again even with the weak front brackets.
I didn't wear it out it came out of the box "bent". It's the same bracket you have to remove to adjust the height to fit under the light bar. If you don't have a light bar it's a different bracket.
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