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Old 09-20-2004, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a 2001 Z3 - will a wind screen significantly help reduce wind in the cockpit? any suggestions on brands?
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I just bought a 2001 Z3 - will a wind screen significantly help reduce wind in the cockpit? any suggestions on brands?
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In my opinion, wait and see if you need it. We saw little difference with the stock screen on our 2000 Z3, but there was so little wind to begin with we decided not to buy it. We are, however, ex-motorcyclists (the Z3 was our consolation prize when we had to give up the motorcycles).
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Old 09-29-2004, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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had similar question this spring for my my first convertible, a 99 z3 2.3 roadster. did i need the windscreen? i ran into 2 different z3 drivers that both had the windscreen and they said 100% yes, they were delighted with their results. so i bought one.

they are wonderful. wind is way down (especially with the side windows up), stereo is useable, my wife's hair doesn't blow all over the place.

i bought the bmw version, with the black netting.
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the wind screen was has been a definite plus, at highway speeds.
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I have an acryllic windscreen that I bought off of ebay and it makes a world of difference. It doesn't cut out all the wind, just those backdrafts that curl around and blow your hair into your eyes. For me, its a must.
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Old 02-25-2005, 02:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I didn't think it would be that big a difference but it actually is. I have the factory one but I think they should all work about the same.
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