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Old 12-03-2001, 04:12 AM   #1
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Default How do U stop spray going on the back window?

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is there any way to stop road spray going all over the back of the car when you're driving in the wet? I know the roof wing like Pkduck's does nothing, is there anything else?
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Old 12-03-2001, 04:58 AM   #2
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You need the "Rear window dust deflector" Subaru offers for $122 list. You can probably get a generic one for less somewhere else, but you know this one will fit. Remember, you want the "dust deflector" NOT the spoiler. The spoiler is just for looks.
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Old 12-03-2001, 09:17 AM   #3
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So what does it look like, it's not listed on the subaru uk website.
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Old 12-03-2001, 10:27 AM   #4
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So what does it look like, it's not listed on the subaru uk website.
It looks like this:



While the spoiler looks like this:

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Old 12-03-2001, 12:56 PM   #5
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Ah yup, that's the dust deflector. I have one on my '98 S. What it seems to do is push the spray and wetness down the window down with the redirected wind. I don't think it works great but it does seem to keep things flowing down.

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Old 12-04-2001, 12:45 PM   #6
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Hi guys,
is there any way to stop road spray going all over the back of the car when you're driving in the wet? I know the roof wing like Pkduck's does nothing, is there anything else?
The easiest thing I can think of is to leave the Forester in the garage... Or maybe try the rear wiper. Other than that, you are pretty much out of luck.

The way these things are designed (high drag co-eff.) the wind just eddies around and deposits everything to the back.
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Old 12-06-2001, 06:52 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info guys,
as I don't do any motorway driving unless I'm off the island it isn't worth getting one. I'll just have to keep using the back wiper. Do rear splashguards/mudflaps make much difference? I guess they won't as the sides get covered by spray even though I have the front ones.
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