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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-29-2019, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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New device tryout

I saw a new device on Facebook that clamps on the rear window latch hook (on the window) and extends it a few inches. I got one and am trying it out. It arrived today and I took a short drive to see how it worked.

with both windows open, airflow goes in the sides and out the back. doesn't blow past your head and out the other side so cuts down on wind noise.

You hear the motor and exhaust noise more, and with a cracked flex pipe, it is pretty loud.

Have not taken it above 40 MPH yet so we shall see how it affects side winds on the highway, and if it helps remove heat without the A/C .

Overall, it is a well built device, doesn't rattle or move, holds the window in location good. Only down side I could see is that it is made of steel and could scratch the car if it is dropped on a body panel (which my grandson did right away.)



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Interesting. In warm weather I often ride around my community with the windows down and rear hatch up on my ‘16 453. Nice air flow and cooling. Only concern long distance is if exhaust gases are sucked in. Shouldn’t be with side windows down.
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I was thinking about the exhaust fumes and the shape of the back end. It might be possible for exhaust to be sucked in, but as you said, with the side windows open, probably not.

With the window open all the way I would be worried about road vibrations or bumps flexing it enough that it would break. But that is just me I guess.
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Very similar to what Corvette owners have used for years.

From 2009....
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Got a link to it?

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Is it really worth $50.00? Seems a bit pricey for what you get.
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compared to the one in the picture made for Corvettes, it looks like the Corvette one would rattle when driving down the road. The smart one won't.

It all boils down to what you think is important. I'd rather have a quality made part than a cheap stamped imported knock-off made to keep the price down
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Is it really worth $50.00? Seems a bit pricey for what you get.
It's a small piece of metal so I suspect it costs them about $3 to make. It's because they're the only ones making this and people want it so they charge that. It's the same principle as if you're selling water in the desert. You can charge $1000 for a glass of water and if someone needs or wants it bad enough they'll pay. It looks like a good device but I wouldn't pay $50 for it. Maybe $20 tops

Also directly from the owners manual

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Make sure the tailgate is closed when the engine is running and while driving. Among other dangers, deadly carbon mon- oxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.
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Make sure the tailgate is closed when the engine is running and while driving. Among other dangers, deadly carbon mon- oxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.
Side windows closed I believe that would definitely be an issue. Side windows open should create a strong air flow exiting rear hatch opening preventing exhaust gases from entering. I wouldn’t do it in stop n go traffic.
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