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Hello everyone just stopped by to visit your site. I don't own an XLR although I do love the styling. A friend that owns one asked me to design and build a Windsuppresser for his XLR said there might be a market for them as GM doesn't offer anything. I presently manufacture one for the Chevy SSR and it has been very successful as it doesn't look like some cheap strapped on piece of plastic or a mesh screen that you can't see through at night. And it doesn't look like a satellite antenna mounted on your car (like some of the mesh screen ones I have seen). Check out my web site www.windsuppressr.com also if you get a chance go on the SSR forum and do a search for the Windsuppressr. You will see all the positive posts from the owners that have them.
Curious to see if there might be some interest from XLR owners for a custom designed Windsuppresser made to match the styling of your great Cadillac's.
I welcome your feedback.

Ray
 

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I think there would be a market as long as it looked good and did not disminish the value by detracting from top function. Your products look good and of good quality which is important for an owner of an XLR. Keep us posted.
 
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Ray, I have a deflector on my 04 LXR and is held on by straps aheared to the head rests. Although it is not the best of designs, and could be thicker to give it a more expensive look, I think you might be in for a bit of a challange with the shap of our seat pockets behind us, and every 1/2 inch is very valuable in this car. This unit of yours would have to be a formed plastic unit which would put the cost very high...............but good luck
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Looks like a nice product if it can be adapted to properly to fit the XLR. The market demand should be pretty strong, given that people want a quality product, not something that just straps on. That's the reason why I haven't purchased anything yet for my XLR. The products out there just don't compliment a $70M vehicle, in my opinion.

One potential problem I did notice when looking at your website is that the installation instructions (in FAQ's) are not at all clear. I'm not sure how comfortable people will be when it comes to drilling holes into the area behind the seats. To be readily accepted I think that you will need to minimize the impact and complexity of installing your product on the XLR.
 
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Pesgasus,

I think you missed the part where he is offering to R&D one for our roadsters. The ones he already has do get screwed into the area behind the seat, but ours is to curved to allow that.
I don't think he can do this and keep the product reasonable.


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Looks like a nice product if it can be adapted to properly to fit the XLR. .
 

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Ray, I have a deflector on my 04 LXR and is held on by straps aheared to the head rests. Although it is not the best of designs, and could be thicker to give it a more expensive look, I think you might be in for a bit of a challange with the shap of our seat pockets behind us, and every 1/2 inch is very valuable in this car. This unit of yours would have to be a formed plastic unit which would put the cost very high...............but good luck
Bob

Always up for a good challenge! I suppose if there was a simple way to do it someone would have done it by now. I will have my friends XLR for a week at my shop and I will find a way to adapt a Windsuppresser to it. The design will flow with the car, look like a part of it and not a add on. Now whether or not I can come up with a simple way to attach it that anyone could do remains to be seen.
I will keep you all posted :thumbs
 
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Always up for a good challenge! I suppose if there was a simple way to do it someone would have done it by now. I will have my friends XLR for a week at my shop and I will find a way to adapt a Windsuppresser to it. The design will flow with the car, look like a part of it and not a add on. Now whether or not I can come up with a simple way to attach it that anyone could do remains to be seen.
I will keep you all posted :thumbs
 

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No drillin' my XLR. Back when I had an early Z3 (before they had rollbars), the "factory" windscreen required drilling. No thanks. I'll keep my straps thank you very much.
 

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Astro's ball cap

My answer is an Astro's ball cap.

However, his design for the SSR looks great - very much a factory look.

My question is: Specifically, how would you do it for the XLR?
 
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