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View Poll Results: Which Wind Restrictor Is Best
Windrestrictor 45 78.95%
GM/Cadillac Mesh 12 21.05%
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post #31 of 75 (permalink) Old 07-22-2009, 07:55 PM
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OK. Stephen has done such a good job of pushing his windrestrictor, I give in and ordered one to go with my windscreen. I ordered it Sunday and it is here today, Wednesday. Pretty quick for regular shipping. I will use both and give feedback.
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I'm not seeing any stability at all on the above mentioned product. Normally we do not have an oppinion on competitors products but this is not a sponsor of the site and it looks pretty flimsy to me for sure. We've found that the very thin "plastic" screens have tons of vibration and buffeting at high speeds unlike our products that are very stable.


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Windblox vs. mesh

I had a mesh windscreen on a 2002 SAAB 9-3 Turbo. It was a must have item on that car. The rear seats created a lot of wind turbulence. The XLR was as good as the SAAB without a windscreen. I recently got aa lexan smoke tintwindbloxx It was only $125. It was a much bigger improvement than I thought. it is Easy to remove e but we have not had a need to. Rearview vision is not affected much at all. It looks much better than I imaginedd. Smoke tint looks cool and may keep aa little sun off your back too! After this, I prefer the windblox over mesh,even without a price difference The price made it a no-brainer for m..

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I wrote this review on another web site, but I though it worth repeating here.

I have both the Cadillac windscreen and the WindRestrictor. They are both excellent products.

Value - The WindRestrictor is the better value. I got a model without etching. I worried the etching might interfere when looking backwards. (I was tempted to get the Cadi logo as I think it really looks sharp.)

Wind protection - They both stop most of the wind. With the windows down, the Cadi windscreen stops more of the back draft that blows hair forward. With windows up they both stop most of the wind, but the windscreen still stops more wind.

Looks - I think the WindRestrictor is much better looking. It certainly looks better than any of its cheaper competitors that I have seen in person or in pictures. It is solid and thick, cut and polished, sits in a leather frame, and looks very professional. (I am surprised some people would buy an $80,000 car and worry about saving $100 by buying a flimsy windshield. Don't mean to judge, just find it odd.) The Cadi windscreen looks OK but it does not add anything to the car, at least not to me.

Packaging - The WindRestrictor has better packaging and extra touches including cleaner, cleaning towel, and gloves for installation to avoid hand prints, even though they would easily clean off.

Speed of install - The windscreen goes on and off in less than 5 minutes without tools. The WindRestrictor requires an wrench and takes about 5-10 minutes, plus you have to be careful not to scratch it. The windscreen has a storage container. I saved the shipping box to store the WindRestrictor.

Interference with vision - The windscreen interferes with my vision when looking backwards, especially at night. The WindRestrictor reflects light when it is darker behind the car than in front, somewhat annoying. I think they used a special plastic to help keep the reflection to a minimum. Overall, the WindRestrictor causes less interference than the windscreen.

Bottom line - You cannot go wrong with either. My wife likes the windscreen slightly better because it stops the back draft better; therefore, I like the windscreen better since I bought it for her.
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Crazy wind restrictors

I started with a factory mesh wind restrictor,
it worked well, and looks ok

I then bought a plexiglass windrestrictor
I think it might block a little more wind, but very similar to what the mesh blocked.
I think the plexiglass windrestrictor is superior because it looks much better and I have the lights set dim with the headlights on and a little brighter when braking. It created a nice glow in the car at night with the top up !!!

the quality and installation are excellent
when I called and was installing mine, it was near their closing time,
and the person I spoke to gave me his cell phone # so I could call him if I had problems into the evening , I didn't, but what service !!!!

I will never use the mesh wind restrictor again, ed
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I started with a factory mesh wind restrictor,
it worked well, and looks ok

I then bought a plexiglass windrestrictor
I think it might block a little more wind, but very similar to what the mesh blocked.
I think the plexiglass windrestrictor is superior because it looks much better and I have the lights set dim with the headlights on and a little brighter when braking. It created a nice glow in the car at night with the top up !!!

the quality and installation are excellent
when I called and was installing mine, it was near their closing time,
and the person I spoke to gave me his cell phone # so I could call him if I had problems into the evening , I didn't, but what service !!!!

I will never use the mesh wind restrictor again, ed
Thank you so much for the feedback. We have had many of our customers that tell us the same thing about the quality. The mention of our customer service is a true honor. I promise we will try and live up to it. If anyone ever has any issues please contact us and we will help you work through it. We're having more and more dealerships contact us now that the word is getting out about the quality and the new option with our product.

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We ordered the Windrestrictor the week after we bought our 08 Alpine white and it has not been off the car since. I agree with all good things said about the company. There is occasional glare at night and I could probably reduce it if I bothered to try and adjust it at night. Never tried the fabric.... just assume it would bother my vision.
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Crazy Thought that things were fixed?

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We ordered the Windrestrictor the week after we bought our 08 Alpine white and it has not been off the car since. I agree with all good things said about the company. There is occasional glare at night and I could probably reduce it if I bothered to try and adjust it at night. Never tried the fabric.... just assume it would bother my vision.
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I thought that they had fixed the image glare by tilting the glass somewhat in the mount. Is this not so?
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I installed my Windrestrictor per directions, and I get the glare at night, especially when there are bright lights behind the car, e.g., driving away from a shopping center. It would be hard to tilt because it presses tight against the roll bars. Maybe over time people get used to the glare, I don't know. As I said in my earlier review, even though the windscreen is hard to see though at night and does not look as attractive as the Windrestrictor, in my opinion it stops more of the back draft. Even after owning the car over a year, my wife still asked me to take her for drives at night when the weather is nice. She finds it romantic and often ends up "dancing" in the passenger seat while I drive. Less wind = happier wife. IMO the Windrestrictor stops approximately 80% of the back draft while the windscreen stops 90%. Others disagree.
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Do you have to remove these everytime you raise top or do the work with the top up or down.
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No, all the types of windrestrictors that have been discussed on this site stay in place with the top up or down.
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From what we have seen in polls people do prefer our version, the "WindRestrictor"TM 75% over the net versions. It's unfortunate but sometimes our version is confused with the thin flexible plastic versions that are out there with velcro. Our version is the one above on the red car with "Cadillac" laser engraved onto the surface. A quality piece indeed!

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Cool Just bought one

Just bought the illuminated windrestrictor from windrestrictor.com and have to be patient before it arrives here in Germany.
Will tell you my experiences then.
Thanks for all your comments which helped me to decide.
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Can't wait for mine to arrive

Wow, once again it would appear I made a wise decision (doesn't happen often)....
After a little research, (not on this forum, since I didn't know about it at the time)
I purchased a windrestrictor...Still waiting for it's arrival (suppose to be today)...
Can't wait...I opted for no lighting, but with the XLR silhouette...
I have other converts, a windscreen is a must....
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