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Thanks Roger, much appreciated.

Can I please ask you to measure the width of it if you don't mind?




When you say "width" do you mean "side-to-side" or "front-to-rear" ??

Do you want inside or outside measurement ?

Getting dark here now - may be tomorrow before I can oblige further....

Cheers = Roger



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Hi Roger,

Both. side to side and front to rear of the deflector.

Outside measurements will do. Thanks

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Hi Roger,

Both. side to side and front to rear of the deflector.

Outside measurements will do. Thanks



Jalal:

The OEM Nissan sunroof deflector has a bit of an odd shape to it - - so I took a few pics and added some measurements - - hope this helps.

Cheers = Roger

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Thanks Roger, You're a champion emoticon

I can only picture you standing on the driver's seat taking these photos. hahahaha emoticon

OK Spoony, good news mate!

With Roger confirming the dimensions of the genuine Nissan wind deflector, I have managed to find an aftermarket equivalent in the correct size that'll do the job just fine.

Here it is

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* Custom molded in dark smoke acrylic
* Installs in just minutes
* Mounted with strong 3M brand tape
* No need to drill holes in your roof

It measures 38.5 inches wide

This is a universal type of sunroof deflector, but last night I managed to find an aftermarket xtrail specific one which am chasing-up for pricing as we speak (see pic below).

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So, to answer your original question, yes, these deflectors can be obtained from areas close to Australia, however it seems that shipping charges would be much cheaper if a combined group-order is placed for at least 20 of them in one hit.

I'll keep you guys posted on pricing as I get more information.

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Pending price count me in for group buy

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* Mounted with strong 3M brand tape



Don't wish to burst any bubbles - but a word of caution....

You mentioned that the universal fit deflector is "Mounted with strong 3M brand tape"

This stuff is indeed quite strong and can be a bugger to remove when the need arises.

That being said, one must be aware that there is quite a bit of pressure on the wind deflector (especially at the front) and especially at highway speeds.

The OEM one is mounted with "clips" which are screwed down (not into the roof - no hole drilling required) and also some strong cable type ties.

I have some pics of the mounting points which I will post shortly.

The reason I have the pics is that a friend had trouble with his cable ties breaking and he wanted to see how mine was fastened - - mine has been trouble free since installation but Stephen almost lost his on several occassions........

If the 3 M tape is used in the install, I would put emphasis on getting it well attached at the front of the deflector....

Cheers = Roger

P.S. While it will not completely kill the wind noise, it is a good accessory that improves the situation quite a bit - - and (I think) it also looks nice.



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Hi Roger,

This is the case with one of the aftermarket deflectors, but am yet to see the details of the other one which is xtrail specific.

My understanding was that even the genuine Nissan deflector was attached by 3M tape in addition to the clips/cable ties or whatever.

I can't see a reason why one would want to remove it when it is fitted in place.

In terms of wind pressure, if the weathershields on all 4 windows can withstand that sort of pressure and they're also held in place by 3M tape, then the deflector will be fine as well.

I don't have a sunroof on my exy, but I think the other important reason to have this accessory is to get some shade if you leave the sunroof open while driving in a hot summer day emoticon

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There are 4 mounting points on the Nissan deflector:

Here’s a pic of the front 2.

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Here’s a close up of the front – this is where it clips at the bottom and is pulled tight with the cable tie (excess is cut off) - - this is where my friend had the problem.

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Here’s a pic of the side mounting hardware:

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Front and side shown together.

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As you can see, this is well secured and it has to be because of the air pressure.

Hope this helps. Cheers


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Hi Roger,

This is the case with one of the aftermarket deflectors, but am yet to see the details of the other one which is xtrail specific.

My understanding was that even the genuine Nissan deflector was attached by 3M tape in addition to the clips/cable ties or whatever.

I can't see a reason why one would want to remove it when it is fitted in place.

In terms of wind pressure, if the weathershields on all 4 windows can withstand that sort of pressure and they're also held in place by 3M tape, then the deflector will be fine as well.

I don't have a sunroof on my exy, but I think the other important reason to have this accessory is to get some shade if you leave the sunroof open while driving in a hot summer day emoticon



Hi Jalal:

The concern (as I see it) is at the front lower area, where it meets the roof line, where it is somewhat curved....if one gets air under the deflector it may tend to lift (which is what happened to Stephen's).

There wasn't any 3M tape on mine at all - - but, in retrospect, some at the front would be a good idea.

No thoughts of removing the deflector - - it's one of the better accessories. Just mentioning how strong the 3M tape can be - I had to replace my door handle garnish and it was a bugger to get loose even with the hair dryer.

My weather shields did have the 3M tape, but they're also mounted in the channel as opposed to the exterior mount type - so they're double secure.

As I said, the deflector is a great accessory. If mine were broken or came off I would replace it immediately.

Glad you guys are able to source it in your area and hope the price works out good for all. As accessories go, I found it to be (surprisingly) inexpensive here.

Cheers.



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Hi Roger,

Your getting more and more informative with every post, and great use of the photos, thanks very much.

In regards to removing the 3M tape if you ever had too, using straight petrol would be fairly good and won't effect your paintwork.

Cheers

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