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: Wind baffle security cord


XLRcited
04-28-2005, 03:34 PM
I recently received my wind baffle and installed it yesterday. I found that the security cord was actually too short to connect through the passenger seat as instructed to the wind baffle. Has anybody else found this to be true?

mswaim
04-28-2005, 03:51 PM
Don't tell Dr. Bob, but I didn't attached the security cable when I installed mine.

jp299390
04-28-2005, 04:14 PM
Installed mine last week and it reached with about one inch to spare. I installed my windscreen on the ****pit side of the rollbars not the boot side.

XLRcited
04-28-2005, 04:30 PM
Installed mine last week and it reached with about one inch to spare. I installed my windscreen on the ****pit side of the rollbars not the boot side.

Just out of curiosity, why did you install it on the passenger side of the roll bars?

XLRcited
04-28-2005, 04:35 PM
Don't tell Dr. Bob, but I didn't attached the security cable when I installed mine.

I won't, but I wonder what the absolute necessity is for the cable? I wonder if a baffle flew off a car at high speed?

mswaim
04-28-2005, 07:52 PM
I always figured it was a security tether, to keep someone from walking off with it too easily. The last thing I would want is that thing tied to my car if it blew off at 70 mph. Imagine the damage it would do before you could stop.

BUDSVET
04-28-2005, 08:31 PM
How in the hell could it come loose. :jester :party

mswaim
04-28-2005, 11:16 PM
I agree, the chances of it coming loose are remote.

jp299390
04-29-2005, 08:26 AM
I installed it on the passenger side so that the velcro connection points on the clear straps are less visible to someone looking at the vehicle from the rear. Additionally, when the windbaffle is installed on the rear of the rollbars, it reduces the clearance for the hinged cover behind the rollbars, which has to lift up when the top is stowed or un-stowed.

Dr. Bob
04-29-2005, 10:19 AM
Hello -

We will gladly send a longer tether so it will reach behind or infront of the rollbars.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

The security tether is an additional safety feature in case of a rollover accident. To date (over 15 years) no WB has dislodged for any reason (Thank God)

It should be used. It can be used to LOCK the panel to your XLR at restaurant or beach etc. with the car open to protect against theft, as well.

For your info F430 features WB ---see below



http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/f430spider/images/13.jpg

standby
04-29-2005, 02:39 PM
Thanks for the picture of the F430 Doc, now I have to go throw stones at my XLR. Why don't we get a cool yellow like the Stallion.Hello -

We will gladly send a longer tether so it will reach behind or infront of the rollbars.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

The security tether is an additional safety feature in case of a rollover accident. To date (over 15 years) no WB has dislodged for any reason (Thank God)

It should be used. It can be used to LOCK the panel to your XLR at restaurant or beach etc. with can open to protect against theft as well.

For your info F430 features WB ---see below



http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/f430spider/images/13.jpg

Quixotic
04-29-2005, 06:21 PM
Way back when I posted results of my testing the WB and found it worked better on one side or the other but when i looked for the results I posted, they are gone, just the post surrounding the actual chart still exists. I just spent 20 minutes searching my hard drive for the darn chart and can't find it.

Well if I have any memory left, it seems to me the wind terminator was more effective in front of the rollbars.

Sigh... :banghead

standby
04-30-2005, 12:01 AM
The only reason I could see that the WB would be more efficient on the inside, is the rollover bars might cause more turbulance and throw the wind over the WB and dispurse the wind rather than blocking it.

What the hell did I just type? I sound like an engineer. If I was English, this would be Tom foolery.
I think I should put the top down and go for a long ride...........anyway, mine is on the back side and don't ask me why.
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Way back when I posted results of my testing the WB and found it worked better on one side or the other but when i looked for the results I posted, they are gone, just the post surrounding the actual chart still exists. I just spent 20 minutes searching my hard drive for the darn chart and can't find it.

Well if I have any memory left, it seems to me the wind terminator was more effective in front of the rollbars.

Sigh... :banghead