My S2000 didn’t come with the factory option wind deflector. On the highway, the amount of wind that whirls around and back into the driver compartment is pretty incredible around 60-70mph, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to add the deflector. Some people say it doesn’t do much, others say it is noticeable enough. If I don’t feel that it is enough of an impact, there are some aftermarket options that offer taller deflectors that reach the top of the roll hoops. Those are supposed to have a considerable impact. However, I have to imagine that even the small version will make a little bit of a difference over not having one at all.
I purchased a used deflector from a seller on the forum for $30, but it didn’t come with any hardware. I wanted it to look as close to OEM as possible, so I spent about 45 minutes at the local Ace Hardware putting together an assortment of machine bolts, nuts, and screw caps that I thought would work. All in all, the hardware that I used cost me around $2.25.
The round screw caps were too large to fit properly in the indentation, so I sanded them down into an oval shape. The one on the left has been sanded down, the one on the right is untouched, to show the amount I took off. After sanding the caps into an oval shape, I was extremely happy with how well they looked! This actually looks very similar to how the OEM hardware looks on the deflector.
Next, I had to drill the holes into the underside of the compartment lid. There are 2 indentations showing where you need to drill. I used 3 bits, progressively from small to the size of the machine screws I’m using.
Once the pilot holes were created from the underside, I closed the lid and drilled the next 2 sixes from the top.
Next I set the deflector into place and fed the screws through and twisted the nuts into place.
And the finished product!
Hopefully sometime this summer I can get around to replacing the nasty plastic window soft top…