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Re: Vent Visor Preference: Stick on or Channel?

Just purchased my first FJ and my question is how much wind is deflected from coming in using the visors? Is it significant enough that you would recommend putting them on?

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Re: Vent Visor Preference: Stick on or Channel?

Anyone have the stick-ons from Aero Visor Industries?
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Re: Vent Visor Preference: Stick on or Channel?

I've tried both Weather Tech and AVS. Both in channel.
Wasn't impressed with quality control on either brand.

Plus, I always felt that the thickness of the plastic at the top of the window compromised the integrity of the wiper/seal at the bottom of the window maybe allowing excessive water intrusion ibto the innards of the door. This is not based on fact, but simply what I feel happens.

The extra noise created was annoying also.

I used to have some stick ons on my '87 1 ton Silverado that only covered the top of the window. No noise and I loved them.

Great if smoking cigarettes in the truck. Could crack the window when raining and stay dry.

I no longer smoke and prefer the relative quiet of using no vent visors.

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Re: Vent Visor Preference: Stick on or Channel?

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Weathertech in-channel ones suck. They don't use adhesive and are snug when you first install them. After a month it started to warp and get loose. I complained to weathertech and they sent me a new set. And again, a month later, they warped and got loose. They would chatter and move when I roll up and down my windows. I get fed up and bought some AVS stick-on ones from JC Whitney. The edges you might need to clean up a bit from the cutting during manufacturing. But besides that they stay on well and don't move around! Attachment 76796
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Same here, my Weathertech non adhesive ones are now all loose. You can easily pull them out with little effort when the window is down. Gunna switch to stick ons.

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Re: Vent Visor Preference: Stick on or Channel?

Thank you for this! I have been debating about which to go with and was about to go with the these, but this makes a good point....about the motor. It is something extra that the window is pulling up against or an additional item to pull against.

I've been researching both types, the in-channel and outside mounting ones, but this is the first I've read about possibly affecting the motor, which makes sense. I see alot of people saying that it will bump the window and go back down or on other threads, having to manually pull on the visors to get the window to go up. I ordered a set of both types because I was still uncertain as to which to go with and was just going to send the other pair back (whichever I decided against once seeing them). But I'm just going to have to get them both, look at them, and make the decision then. The amount of information here has been great! It helps alot!!!
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Re: Vent Visor Preference: Stick on or Channel?

Stick-On, don't squish your window felts and add resistance to the motor with In-Channel.

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Re: Vent Visor Preference: Stick on or Channel?

I've used both the stick-on and in-channel on different vehicles. Many pros and cons for each depending on preference, but I will get stick-on in the future because they seem to provide greater airflow while the vehicle is parked (without letting rain in). Cracking the window open while parked helps a lot with Florida heat and humidity.

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