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EGR Slimline Window Visors (in-channel)

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Veccster, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Mar 21, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    Veccster

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    After much debate and research on window visors, I came to a conclusion and am satisfied with my choice. I figured I would write this up to save others the hassle.

    First off, the rig is a 2009 Double Cab sport in Barcelona Red. I wanted the in-channel because I feel they have a cleaner look. The ones that stick on the outside do not offer as clean a line down the side of the truck. I'm sure others with stick-on visors will disagree but that is my opinion.

    I began my research on all brands and prices. The weather-tech visors are a popular choice but are priced higher and did not look any different than the cheaper AVS (Auto Vent Shades). Ebay also has some knock off brands but I do not trust the quality. Punto and Lund were also in the mix but neither offered the SLIMLINE look (getting to that).

    Finally, I looked at the EGR Slimline Window Visors. They have a very clean look and do not have the small lip at the bottom edge. They were also priced right.

    Installation was a breeze. You have to bend the front 2 vents inward and it'll pop right into the window channel. The rear vents have tape that keeps them positioned in the rear windows. Slide them in and put the windows up to apply pressure and seat the tape.

    Windows operate normally but do make a crackling sound as they seat in the fully closed position. I have read this about all in-channel visors and it does go away as the seal begins to accommodate the visor.

    The only thing I would change on these is to add the tape to the front window visors as well. They will not fall out as you have to bend them to install. But it would hold them better when the window is down. I may remove and add double-sided tape as an easy fix.

    Finally, I did A LOT of research to find the cheapest vendor and settled on US Auto Parts Network (www.USAutoparts.net). They were the cheapest vendor when I included shipping.

    I paid $66.77 shipped to my door. They arrived in 5 days and I had them installed 10 minutes later. Now, on to the pictures.


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    Thanks for rearding my review :)
     
  2. Apr 11, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    PeteK

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    Good review. Exactly the info I was looking for. Just placed order.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    Looks way better than the stick on variety.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    kris77

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    I got the avs one from advance auto for under 50$...Yours look a little more streamline...

    Nice write up...
     
  5. Apr 14, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Why do you need window visors? Are they attractive...IMO no...do they actually serve a purpose?
     
  6. Apr 14, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    ^^^^^^

    You can crack your window in the rain...Let your truck air out overnight and not have to worry about someboyd seeing your windows down...

    If you smoke, i think it lets the smoke out easier...Not sure...i dont smoke...
     
  7. Apr 14, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    they obviously allow you to get airflow in situations you otherwise would not be able to
     
  8. Apr 14, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    Yeah...I dig them cause it rains alot around here...I can roll the windows down about 3/4" and keep the interior dry- but get air moving. I also leave the windows cracked about that much all the time- Hot sun in FL makes a car an oven daily...Every little bit helps.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    stock, for now
    ive got them in my 96 also..love them:)
     
  10. Apr 14, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    All the reasons mentioned...

    - leave the windows cracked in the summer and it's not obvious (biggie for me)
    - crack the windows and get airflow without the blast of air in your face (it's more subtle air and not as loud)
    - crack the windows in the rain
    - I don't smoke in my truck but they obviously work for that reason as well

    I think they look good!
     
  11. Apr 14, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    Ok... But I don't understand the need to have the windows down or cracked while raining. Just roll them up and turn the vent or air or something on!
     
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    Fresh air and personal preference.
     
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    Never understood the reasoning for them either, but thats why its his truck. Good review! :thumbsup:
     
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    Yeah I guess I was never a windows down type... Muffles the sweet sounds of The dead coming from my stereo
     
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    In places like FL and S. TX you would learn to appriciate the window cracked in the rain.

    Also nothing better than an outdoor Dead show and I saw plenty of them. Just another reason to enjoy the fresh air.

    I may or may not, but the review was quality. Thanks for the effort.
     
  16. May 29, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    The angled pic shows the slim line design perfectly. This was exactly what I needed to make my decision.
     
  17. May 29, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    Good review. Thanks.
     
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    So I'm a little late to the party.....:p

    I smoke so vent shades are a must for me. I also prefer the inchannel versions as they look much cleaner on the truck but found that over time dirt particles invariably work their way in between shade and glass and scratch the glass, hence I use the stickons.
     
  19. Jun 25, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    i bought a set off amazon..they are great but i had a piece break off IN TRANSIT that i didnt see until i trryed to install it. after calling them and telling me to contact UPS i glued it and insstalled. so far so good. the rears have a slim tape to them, the rest did great. ... the fix i did waS INCHANNEL ..so far no problems.
     
  20. Jun 27, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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    Good choice! I've been using them for a year now. Holding tight in place, not loose at all.

    As for the comment about dirt getting into them and scratching the glass from another poster - hasn't happened to me. I've been running inchannel visors on all my trucks for many years and yet to ever have that problem.

    If you like fresh air on rainy or snowy days, or just want to park and leave the windows cracked without worrying about a pop-up storm, these things rock.

     
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