Review & Install Video
What's going on, guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com, and today I'm bringing you a detailed review of the Laser Engraved Wind Deflector with the illuminating Running Pony logo, fitting all '05 to '09 Convertible Mustangs. So the Laser Engraved Wind Deflector with the illuminating Running Pony you see here is going to be for all '05 to '09 Convertible Mustang owners looking for a way to add something to reduce the wind noise and turbulence, making it easier to have a conversation or listen to music with the top down, while also adding a nice styling piece for your 'vert [SP].
Now, for those of you who don't really understand how it works, a wind deflector is a piece that, when added to a convertible Mustang or really any convertible to the back of your seating, can really deflect the wind, reducing wind noise and turbulence, making it easier for you and your passengers to have a conversation without yelling over the wind, or to listen to music without having to blast it.
Now, there are a couple of things that make this particular option stand out from the other ones on the market. One will be the materials, and two will be the customization, and I'll touch on that in just a second. Now, the materials that make up this wind deflector will be a three-eighths of an inch Acrolite glass for rigidity, strength, and long-lasting life. Now, most of the other options on the market will be a mesh fabric, which, while they work, won't be nearly as effective as a glass material and obviously not as stylish. Now, with this particular one, it gives it an edge treatment that produces a near fiber-optic illumination, which leads me to my next point.
Now, that next point is the illumination. Now, as I said, this offers the iconic Running Pony logo engraved right in the center of the glass that will illuminate alongside that edge treatment I spoke of a minute ago. So this particular option I have on the table with me today illuminates in an attractive red ambient LED lighting, but if you're not really loving the red, you can also get it in blue and white and also a multi-color option.
The multi-color option will come with a remote, allowing you to change the colors whenever you choose for the ultimate customization. Now, in addition to the Running Pony logo and all of the color options I just mentioned, there is also available a GT logo and a Cobra Snake logo as well if you're not really loving the Running Pony. Now, all of the color options are available for those options as well. That way, you can rock it in your 4.6 GT, or if you're running a Shelby, which is great, you can also rock that as well.
Now, price-wise for the illuminating options I'm speaking of today, you can expect to be spending a little bit more for those, as opposed to the other options on the market that don't light up. Now, for the red, white, and blue options, you can expect to spend about $330, and for the multi-color option about $460. Now, obviously the multi-color options with all of its added customization, you'll obviously be spending a little bit more on that, which bumps the price up. Now, comparing this to some of the other options on the market, like the mesh, the glass material is a little bit more worth it, in my opinion, because it's a better material, you get better results, and obviously a little bit more styling, which is always a plus.
So the installation for this part isn't gonna be too difficult, and I'll get to that in just a second. Now, before you get started, you wanna have a couple of tools on hand, like a three-millimeter socket, a one-eights Allen wrench, and three-eighths socket or box-end wrench, plus some electrical tape since we'll be doing some splicing with the wiring.
Now, to kick things off, you wanna install the brackets onto the glass using a one-eighths Allen wrench, like you see here, making sure the brackets and the Running Pony are facing the rear of the vehicle. Once you get that done, you can lean the front two seats forward at the same angle. Now, to attach the glass to the actual seats, you'll wanna attach the curved end of the brackets to each headrest on your seat using a one-eighths Allen driver and a three-eighths socket for the acorn nuts. Now, with the wiring portion, you have two options. You can hardwire it yourself for a more permanent install, or you can quick-splice it into a cigarette plug that's already provided in the kit for a very simple plug-n-play install. Either way, a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter and about 30 minutes to an hour for the install overall.
So just to quickly wrap things up, guys, if you're the owner of an '05 to '09 Convertible Mustang and you're looking for an easy way to reduce some wind noise and turbulence, so you can have a conversation with your passenger or to listen to music peacefully, while also adding some style to your 'vert, you might wanna check out the Laser Engraved Wind Deflector with the illuminated Running Pony in the red option I have here today, all available at AmericanMuscle.com.