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    Default Does the 2020RT Limited decrease the wind buffeting of the driver?

    I have a 2013 RT-S. I am 6'2" tall and I find that even with the windshield in the upper position, my noggin gets whipped around pretty strongly. Does the 2020 RT-L protect the driver better? I see where the seat is 1 inch lower and 2 inches back. Thanks for your replies.

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    I know nothing about the 2013 models but it sounds like you might need a taller/wider windscreen.

    I can tell you that my 2020 is the base model and I get no buffeting whatsoever. I have even cut down the stock windscreen 3-1/2 inches. I am 6 feet tall. The addition of the trunk on the Limited model should not affect head buffeting but what do I know.

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    Mine does, wife gets the same with no change. Very comfortable up front now! My 18 I would get hammered up front
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    I have a 2020 RT base model and I'm 6 ft. I get no buffeting at any speed all the way to 100 mph on slab. At high speed, I adjust the screen to see over top about 2 inches for the best flow.

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    I'm 5'5" and on my 2020RT I can almost stand completely erect before I feel buffeting. I know that's not helpful, but I couldn't resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ButterSmooth View Post
    I'm 5'5" and on my 2020RT I can almost stand completely erect before I feel buffeting. I know that's not helpful, but I couldn't resist.

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    I'm 6ft...and haven't had my 2020 RTL long, but run with windshield all the way down so I see over the top and don't feel hammered by the wind at all.

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    Contact Don at F4.....he can fix you up with taller ws.
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    I’m 5’10”. On highway with the stock windshield just below eye level no buffeting or wind For me or passenger. It’s like I’m riding in a bubble

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    Just did 200 miles today on my new RT. Mixture of stop-n-go traffic (thank you I77 contruction), in town, curvy skinny roads and far too long on the superslab (~40 miles) at speeds up to 97mph (BUT ONLY WHERE IT WAS LEGALLY ALLOWED). I'm 6'2" and had the windscreen most of the way down. Maybe up an inch on the superslab. All the way down the rest of the way. Probably could have lit a cigarette (if I still smoked).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DingerD View Post
    I have a 2013 RT-S. I am 6'2" tall and I find that even with the windshield in the upper position, my noggin gets whipped around pretty strongly. Does the 2020 RT-L protect the driver better? I see where the seat is 1 inch lower and 2 inches back. Thanks for your replies.
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