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Hi I was wondering if anyone know where I can get nissan leaf wind deflectors from nissan want £125 wich is way too high please help happy ev
 

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America? I know wind deflectors are popular in Japan and I'm sure they will sell them for the Leaf - just hope your Japanese is better than mine.

The trouble with importing such things is you takes your chances with the post.

Or you can pay the £125 that Nissan want and swallow your pride.
 

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Hi All - apologies for resurrecting an old post, but wanted to ask if people think that wind deflectors are very bad for the aerodynamics?

Just found this set of Hekos for £35 - I had a set by them on my 5 series BMW for about 4 years and they were great.

 

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Why? In my 2 years with my Leaf 30 I never wanted to, or indeed needed to, drive with a window open. Come to think of it, the last time I did so in any car was in 1989, as all my subsequent vehicles have had climate control, as (obviously) does the Leaf.
 

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Personally I like to open the window on my cars and in this country air conditioning is switched on about twice a year. When it's raining, the Leaf is a nightmare. The rain just runs down the inside of the doors. So the cure is....

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I just bought these from the fleabay link posted earlier by @Scatamonky. They fit very well and I quite like the look of them.
 

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Is a dehumidifier really necessary in the UK? Climate control also uses battery power.

Anyway... I'm sure that I'm not alone in liking the window down sometimes while I'm driving. If it's too hot or too cold then fair enough but to never open a window just feels wrong.

Each to their own I suppose...
 

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Yes!

Most leafs fog up whenever it gets cold and wet, especially if you carry passengers who breath in and out and have wet shoes and clothing!

Also in so far as I'm aware air-conditioning actually uses less power at speeds not much above 30mph than the drag of having a window open. If you ever intend to use air-con its a good idea to use it regularly anyway to help limit the build up of nasties in the system
 

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I've also just fitted a set of Team Heko's, slot neatly into place, but getting the clips in required a hefty big shove using the square-ended blade of an all-steel tri-square.
But they're in, the leccy windows close ok, I just have to try driving with them.
I tend to like having the NSR window open a crack on motorway runs, to help throughput and allow use of a minimal fan setting.
Thoughts?
Ps, just posted separately seeking advice on how to demist reliably in heavy rain & poor visibility, whilst not over-rapid battery depletion. 30kwh 16-plate Leaf.
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I was looking at the Team Heko ones. Says on the ebay ad that they 'may increase wind noise.' In a car as quiet as the leaf, that's potentially an annoyance! Has anyone tried these and noticed any increased noise?
 

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Since fitting all 4, my fastest has been 50mph, and to my ears there's increased noise, seems to be from the vertical section at the forward end of the fronts, guess there's eddy vortices in there...And that vertical bit also worsens the blind spot at the A+ pillar, ie aft of the tiny "quarter" light, noticeable so far at urban junctions, in bright light. Could be worse in poor light, thanks to the smoked effect of the Hekos.
Will try on M1 tomorrow, report further.
 

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I can't say that I've noticed any extra noise, but I haven't been listening for it. Now that y'all have mentioned it, I'm going to hear it aren't I?

I'm just back from a trip to see the family in Ireland and there was one point where I had to get across four lanes of motorway to be in the right hand lanes and found myself sitting at 85mph to be at the same speed as everyone else to "merge". It still sounded like a Leaf to me. :)

I've also just fitted a set of Team Heko's, slot neatly into place, but getting the clips in required a hefty big shove using the square-ended blade of an all-steel tri-square.
But they're in, the leccy windows close ok, I just have to try driving with them.
I tend to like having the NSR window open a crack on motorway runs, to help throughput and allow use of a minimal fan setting.
Thoughts?
Ps, just posted separately seeking advice on how to demist reliably in heavy rain & poor visibility, whilst not over-rapid battery depletion. 30kwh 16-plate Leaf.
Richard.
Yes. Those clips are pretty hard to push in. I used a big wide screwdriver. Make sure to get the clips the right way around. I wouldn't want to try getting one back out.

Demisting... In the rain I leave the fan running at about 30% with no heat and no AC (press the demist button, press AC and Heat buttons to turn them off, then set the fan speed). That seems to do enough for me.
 

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Thanks everyone. I decided to take a chance and buy the Team Heko ones. They arrived today. Fitted them in about 20 minutes, no issues and the windows didn't grab at all. They look really nice on a black Leaf, they follow the lines of the car perfectly. No photo's because the car's in the garage and it's just starting to rain! I'll fetch it out to clean it one of these days and take some photos then.
 

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Well the driver's side front deflector, at its frontmost, vertical section, does worsen the blind spot caused by the double A-pillars. And slightly more wind noise (tested so far at up to 50mph).
 

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Took the leaf out for a faster than usual run today. It normally zips around town with occasional short bursts on the plethora of dual carriageways around Milton Keynes so there's no real scope to generate wind noise there! I found that above an indicated 60mph the wind noise from the deflectors becomes very noticeable. Below that there's none at all. It's like a switch is turned on at that speed. I can imagine it'd be quite annoying if you did lots of long journeys on motorways and dual carriageways. I didn't really notice any blind spot problems with the A pillars, maybe my sitting position is different!
 
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