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I have a 2019 Forester Touring and am considering adding side window deflectors. They would be dealer purchased and dealer installed.
I am adding them to reduce some of the sun glare and believe they should be of some value for this purpose.
Has anyone experienced any wind noise issues from the deflectors?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I have had them on a number of cars. They have value for leaving car parked on hot day to vent the heated air inside and to run the car with windows cracked during rain, but little value for reducing sun glare. My most recent install was on my '16 Legacy using OEM units as my preferred brand, Weathertech were not available. The OEMs did work fine. My suggestion is to get them via the web (there is a guy here selling discounted parts, or check ebay, etc.) and install them yourself. I have looked at the instructions and they are the same as for my '16 which took about 20 mins to install myself. If you are at all handy, I would suggest saving yourself a lot of money by ordering and putting on the car yourself. No tools needed. The only suggestion I would make is to have extra rubbing alcohol available as the little pads which were included in the Legacy's kit were not sufficient.
I plan on doing the install when the weather gets better.
 

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Thanks for good advice from your own experiences. Just joined this forum today and already it has been helpful. I also was curious how they would survive an automatic car wash so I called the manager of the auto wash I use and he said they have never had a problem with them so was glad to hear that.

Thanks again.
 

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I think the OEM are far superior for what you are looking for (wind noise, car wash, ease of installation) than one of the other brands.

While I have a 2015, the install was almost too easy and I believe the look is superior...
 

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Appreciate your thoughts on the OEM direction. There would also be a warranty with OEM and dealer installation albeit a little more costly.
When considering the cost of a 2019 Touring the additional cost of the OEM product may be a more prudent choice.
Thanks for taking the time to provide helpful advice.
 

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If your state allows a light tint on the front windows would take care of most of your glare issues.

Our 2015 was very quiet at first but now we hear regular wind noise in the cabin. I'm being very picky here but I would prefer it as quiet as possible. I was wondering if adding the deflectors would actually cut down on some of the noise. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
 

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Anyone do the last page of MY 19 install?

Easy DIY install but I'm not sure about the last page of the OEM instructions.
I thought another thread (which I can no longer find) had a few folks install them but felt no need for the final steps of "removing the weather strip and attaching sealers"?
 

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I have a 2019 Forester Touring and am considering adding side window deflectors. They would be dealer purchased and dealer installed.
I am adding them to reduce some of the sun glare and believe they should be of some value for this purpose.
Has anyone experienced any wind noise issues from the deflectors?

Thanks in advance.
I have the OEM ones on my 2019 Sport and have had zero issues with them. No increase in wind noise or anything. Actually really like them. I hope you decided to get them!
 

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I installed them on my '18 XT Touring when i first got it and never noticed any increase noise in the cabin compared to before they were installed. I suggest installing them yourself. They are stupid easy to install and would save yourself some money otherwise if you had the dealer install them.
 

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I have the OEM ones on my 2019 Sport and have had zero issues with them. No increase in wind noise or anything. Actually really like them. I hope you decided to get them!
Can you post a few pics showing how they look? I've got a Sport and am thinking about getting them but wasn't sure how it looks.

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Don’t mean to jack the thread. But has anyone dealt with 3rd party brands from eBay? Or does anyone know if there’s another brand that doesnt stick on the car frame? One that slides into the window slot.
 

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Do the OEM ones stick on the frame of the door or slide in the window channel? Thinking of getting some but it's a no go if they stick on the frame. I had some like that on a previous vehicle and hated the look compared to ones I got later that slid in the channel.
 

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I think most nowadays are stick on.
My last car where the deflectors slide into windows Chanel where 1990 Olds Cutlass Cierra 25 years ago.
 

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They sort of do both. There are little clips that hook into the weather insulation, and then they adhere to the outside of the door. Honestly, I have had both kinds in the past (many weathertech ones are in-channel) and these OEM Subaru ones are the best I have come across. They are low-profile and quite robust. I recommend them 100%
 

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I think most nowadays are stick on.
My last car where the deflectors slide into windows Chanel where 1990 Olds Cutlass Cierra 25 years ago.
The ones I had on my last vehicle were in channel ones. They looked much better than the ones I had installed previously that stuck on.
 
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