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View Poll Results: Which Wind Restrictor Is Best
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post #16 of 75 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 07:32 PM
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The Number is: 19153868 and the price was quoted $625.
I traded my 2005 XLR Platnium for a 2009 XLR and was surprised the the mesh screen was included at no extra charge. It has been on for about 2 months and appears to have stretched some as it sags when the car is at rest.

Maybe they wanted to get rid of them.

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Feedback on Windscreen -

So I bought the Cadillac windscreen. The good - it does a very good job of cutting the wind that previously hit me from behind and blew my hair forward. Cuts almost all of the back draft. On the expressway, with the windows down, there is still quite a bit of wind from the sides. With windows up, just a whiff along the top of my head. I have not noticed any sagging in the screen as reported by Bill, but the screen is still new so time will tell.

The bad - I can see through the screen fine during the day, but at night it makes it hard to see through the back window to back up. Since the Windrestrictor (that is the competitive product that is a sponsor of this site) is not very expensive (without the light and laser etching), I think I will order a Windrestrictor as well for comparison. My only concern with the Windrestrictor is I read somewhere else that the solid screens channels a small amount of back draft off of the restrictor against the back of your head. (I do not know that to be true, just what I read.)

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There is a Weather package that includes the Mesh Wind Screen and the Car cover and Chrome Wheels. It may have been included, but it did add to the MSRP.
VQEWeather Veil Package$4,590.00

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I traded my 2005 XLR Platnium for a 2009 XLR and was surprised the the mesh screen was included at no extra charge. It has been on for about 2 months and appears to have stretched some as it sags when the car is at rest.

Maybe they wanted to get rid of them.

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I traded my 2005 XLR Platnium for a 2009 XLR and was surprised the the mesh screen was included at no extra charge. It has been on for about 2 months and appears to have stretched some as it sags when the car is at rest.

Maybe they wanted to get rid of them.

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Trust me, you paid for it... It's a option just like wheels that you can order and it's a pricey option. Your dealer selected the option when they ordered the car and it is built into the price. You should be able to see it listed on the sticker.
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Yes, that was it - the weather package. But the dealer threw it in as the final cost if the car was less than a competing 2009 XLR without it.
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Hello All! This is Ashli from WR. I just wanted to throw in this like to another thread which is letting everyone know that we are now officially licensed by General Motors... really exciting news for all of us!

I noticed GM was a hot topic here so it may be of interest to some of you

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Hello All! This is Ashli from WR. I just wanted to throw in this like to another thread which is letting everyone know that we are now officially licensed by General Motors... really exciting news for all of us!

I noticed GM was a hot topic here so it may be of interest to some of you

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Been thinking about getting a Windrestrictor for my '04 XLR (putting it on my Christmas wish list...lol) and am wondering if I need a Cadillac "knowledgable" mechanic to install it (w/ or w/o the added brake illum. feature) or is this something a "at home" mechanic could install?

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Been thinking about getting a Windrestrictor for my '04 XLR (putting it on my Christmas wish list...lol) and am wondering if I need a Cadillac "knowledgable" mechanic to install it (w/ or w/o the added brake illum. feature) or is this something a "at home" mechanic could install?
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Ha ha that would be needless to say the greatest Christmas gift ever!!

As far as the install goes, no-- it is definately something that can be done by you with "at home" mechanic skills We send detailed instructions with your WR and if you have ANY questions we can walk to through it step by step over the phone. No worries

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I traded my 2005 XLR Platnium for a 2009 XLR and was surprised the the mesh screen was included at no extra charge. It has been on for about 2 months and appears to have stretched some as it sags when the car is at rest.

Maybe they wanted to get rid of them.

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There are adjustments to the tension for the top of the mesh screen where the slack can be taken out. Look inside/under each roll bar cover. Unscrew the elastic retaining screw. (Be careful, it is not a snap. This I learned the hard way.) Loosen the screw with a GM star screwdriver. (Sorry, a regular phillips head will not work.) Move the screw down the elastic to a tighter opening and reinstall. I had to use wire pliers to pull the elastic tight to be able to reistall the adjustment screw. It was a bit of a pain, but it works.
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More feedback - I find the windscreen very annoying at night when I try to see through the back window. Otherwise it works very well. If I had it to do over, I think I would choose the WindRestrictor with a small or no etching.
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More feedback - I find the windscreen very annoying at night when I try to see through the back window. Otherwise it works very well. If I had it to do over, I think I would choose the WindRestrictor with a small or no etching.
I would agree - I have the WindRestrictor without etching or lighting and like it very much. There is still a little problem with reflection - particularly at night - but you adjust to it. With the top down and windows up it is very similar to a closed car with an open sunroof, but without buffeting.
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Here is a video we made highlighting some of the features. If the video does not show up here's a list of the features.

* 3/8 " Abraision Resistant Acrylic Glass precision cut to follow the bodyline of the roadsters rear panel. Beveled edge.

* Powder coated, (protective finished) aluminum roll bar brackets to match the factory leather. Allen screws.

* Hand crafted, wooden center bracket wrapped in the same factory leather as your roll bars. This bracket also follows the curve on the rear panel.

* Laser engraved Cadillac graphics or personalized graphics for a personalized touch.

* LED illumination system provides product with a very unique glow that can be wired into your running lights or brake lights. Battery pack or 12V adapter plug available.


Preferred15 will take $60.00 off of your order through the end of July!

This is for ALL standard orders. Also, add custom laser etched graphics for only 52.50. Contact us at [email protected] for more info on this.

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Just got mine this weekend

I was investigating and got hooked up with a guy that made them for other cars but not the XLR. He worked with me and produced a design I liked. It requires no screws, no two face tape, no physical attaching to the car at all. It can easily be installed and removed with no tools, and can be left in place when the roof is put up. It is not etched, i prefer the clear view in my mirror, and is slightly angled to help prevent glare. I'm not sure when he'll be providing them as a production item, but he is easily contacted through his website www.jaysenoffwindscreens.com


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It certainly looks nice. However, isn't it on the wrong side of the roll bars? The other wind restrictor which was made of clear plastic that I purchased a couple of years ago was made to go on the other side of the roll bars and when I questioned that the manufacturer said that there is actually more pressure coming from behind -- over the trunk -- so for greater stability the wind restrictor needs to be on that side of the roll bars.
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