1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

In channel versus "regular" rain guards

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madjik_Man, May 28, 2010.

  1. May 28, 2010 at 9:22 AM
    #1
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Member:
    #26893
    Messages:
    13,102
    Gender:
    Male
    Boulder, CO
    Vehicle:
    1998 Ext Cab 4x4 TRD 5MT sunfire red pearl
    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    Any advantage to having in channel versus the "regular" kind?

    The ones I have on my truck now (11 years and counting) are starting to peel off. So I due for some new ones soon.
     
  2. May 28, 2010 at 9:26 AM
    #2
    brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing BIG DADDY

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Member:
    #19000
    Messages:
    24,038
    Gender:
    Male
    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    x2^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    [​IMG]
     
  3. May 28, 2010 at 9:27 AM
    #3
    tbturner47

    tbturner47 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Member:
    #35484
    Messages:
    1,130
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Lenoir, NC
    Vehicle:
    '07 Indigo Ink Off Road
    Supercharger
    I've had both as well and the in channel looks so much better. I think the other ones look cheap
     
  4. May 28, 2010 at 9:31 AM
    #4
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Member:
    #26893
    Messages:
    13,102
    Gender:
    Male
    Boulder, CO
    Vehicle:
    1998 Ext Cab 4x4 TRD 5MT sunfire red pearl
    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    I think the ones I have now look a bit tacky too. Thanks for the replies, replete with pictures.

    Same "performance" for both I assume, right?
     
  5. May 28, 2010 at 9:40 AM
    #5
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Member:
    #26893
    Messages:
    13,102
    Gender:
    Male
    Boulder, CO
    Vehicle:
    1998 Ext Cab 4x4 TRD 5MT sunfire red pearl
    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
  6. May 28, 2010 at 9:52 AM
    #6
    tuckr2

    tuckr2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Member:
    #26115
    Messages:
    739
    Gender:
    Male
    Western Washington State
    Vehicle:
    2010 Silver dbl cab LB 4x4 It's Purdy too!
    LT265/70/17 BFG A/T's, Disabled Seat Belt Buzzer, Black and Gray Covercraft Seat Covers front and rear, Matching SnugTop Supersport Canopy, undercoat, bed mat, window vent shades. Black Weathertech Liners. Trans TSB, Rear Spring TSB Installed.
    In channel alll the way. Super easy to install in minutes. No messy glues and looks great.
     
  7. May 28, 2010 at 9:55 AM
    #7
    CUtigerfan

    CUtigerfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Member:
    #19338
    Messages:
    682
    Gender:
    Male
    South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    04 Base
    Daystar 1.5" coil spacers, bedlined bumpers, clear corners, aftermarket stereo, 20% tint, half debadged
    They're really easy to put in. Roll down the window, pull the tape off, slide it in, and roll the windows up. I bought AVS ones from Advance Auto and haven't had a problem with them. The edge on them isn't as smooth as I would like but they're decent quality.
     
  8. May 28, 2010 at 9:59 AM
    #8
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Member:
    #26893
    Messages:
    13,102
    Gender:
    Male
    Boulder, CO
    Vehicle:
    1998 Ext Cab 4x4 TRD 5MT sunfire red pearl
    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    Thanks. After googling a bit I think the EGR (?) are the ones that look best. The weathertech's have just way too large a profile for me. I want something a little more low-pro/slim/sleeper.

    Those AVS (assuming that stands for auto ventshade) are along the lines of the look I want too.
     
  9. May 28, 2010 at 10:02 AM
    #9
    tbturner47

    tbturner47 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Member:
    #35484
    Messages:
    1,130
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Travis
    Lenoir, NC
    Vehicle:
    '07 Indigo Ink Off Road
    Supercharger
    I have lund's on mine. I like them a lot
     
  10. May 28, 2010 at 10:10 AM
    #10
    ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Member:
    #4544
    Messages:
    5,332
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Evan
    PNW
    Vehicle:
    13' Pyrite Mica TRD Offroad DCSB 4x4
    Color Match Grille, Bed mat, Icon's with JBA UCA's, Dakars and 295 BFG KO2, Bora 1" spacers, Snugtop Canopy, and my "Marshall Fabrication" Rock Sliders.
    I got the stick on(came with truck, when I baught it), and dont care for them. I think there too bulky, stick out to far. But Im afraid to take them off bc of the sticky goo thats ganna be a bitch to clean off.
     
  11. May 28, 2010 at 10:24 AM
    #11
    RAT PRODUCTS

    RAT PRODUCTS RAT Products

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Member:
    #35140
    Messages:
    13,775
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Farmington, MN
    Vehicle:
    2016 Sierra Denali
    Exactly right! A pain in the ass to get off. Magic eraser works well tho. I got the in-channel ones now and they are awesome. Probably not the best if you have roll up windows because the window squishes in the gap pretty tight.
     
  12. May 28, 2010 at 10:33 AM
    #12
    ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Member:
    #4544
    Messages:
    5,332
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Evan
    PNW
    Vehicle:
    13' Pyrite Mica TRD Offroad DCSB 4x4
    Color Match Grille, Bed mat, Icon's with JBA UCA's, Dakars and 295 BFG KO2, Bora 1" spacers, Snugtop Canopy, and my "Marshall Fabrication" Rock Sliders.
    Im just ganna leave them... There growing on me slowly..:)
     
  13. May 28, 2010 at 11:17 AM
    #13
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Member:
    #26893
    Messages:
    13,102
    Gender:
    Male
    Boulder, CO
    Vehicle:
    1998 Ext Cab 4x4 TRD 5MT sunfire red pearl
    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    If you ever do want to take them off, Goo Gone works well with removing the adhesive left behind.

    Like I said mine are peeling off and being the lazy a** I am, I just left them as is... but was strangely perturbed by the adhesive remnants. So I took some Goo Gone and wiped it off. Kind of a PITA but it worked well.
     
  14. May 28, 2010 at 11:55 AM
    #14
    Andy2010

    Andy2010 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Member:
    #31716
    Messages:
    144
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Bucks County, Pa
    Vehicle:
    2010 TRD Sport Mag Grey 4x4
    EGR inline vent visors, Trimmed front mud flaps, Hose clamp mod, AFE Pro-Dry S air filter, Bed mat off my '97, 5100's up front @1.75, Rear TSB, Tow package, Black TRD center caps, Weathertech Digitals, Wet Okole's in front
    I went with the EGR and couldn't be happier with them. I definitely prefer them to the stick-on ones I had on my 97 Taco.
     
  15. May 28, 2010 at 11:59 AM
    #15
    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Member:
    #12767
    Messages:
    11,951
    Gender:
    Male
    <----------------->
    Vehicle:
    08 RC Prerunner SR5
    I like the in channel but it may jack with your window tint since they make the last coupla inches of rolling up the window a bit tighter. That would be my only concern, it happened on my passenger side window. I think the tint was cut closer to the edge of the glass than on the drvr side tho.
     
  16. May 28, 2010 at 12:06 PM
    #16
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Member:
    #26893
    Messages:
    13,102
    Gender:
    Male
    Boulder, CO
    Vehicle:
    1998 Ext Cab 4x4 TRD 5MT sunfire red pearl
    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    Good to know. I read a thread in the 2nd gen forum about tint and in channels and it seems to be the general consensus that if done right (tinting), the rain guards should not interfere.

    I don't plan on tinting the windows, so it's moot for me.
     
  17. May 28, 2010 at 12:12 PM
    #17
    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Member:
    #12767
    Messages:
    11,951
    Gender:
    Male
    <----------------->
    Vehicle:
    08 RC Prerunner SR5
    I like that no one can walk up and decide they want them and run off with them since they're locked in place with the window up. Won't loose them on the frwy if the tape gets weak after bein on there for a long time too. Bet the tape gets baked over time especially if not parking in a garage or under some kind of cover to keep sun off.
     
  18. Sep 16, 2012 at 9:22 AM
    #18
    kgw

    kgw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Member:
    #82260
    Messages:
    140
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    kgw
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    99 PreRunner
    Old thread bump! For a '99 PreRunner Xtra cab, I presume all I need are the front window visors due to the fold-out rear windows, true?
     
  19. Sep 16, 2012 at 9:46 AM
    #19
    TacoDell

    TacoDell Truck ~n~ Tow

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Member:
    #7448
    Messages:
    1,355
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    '00 Tacoma SR5 4X
    Donahoe CO's, Deaver leaf paks, Lockright Locker, All Pro body armor ( sliders, front and rear bumpers ), All Pro under belly skids, Warn M8K w/Masterpull synthetic line, Dual Optima battery system, 4 ea LightForce Striker 170 offroad lights, 8 ea wired rock lights, and plenty more I'm sure
    I have a set of deflectors for the cab's rear windows...
    but never installed them...
    because I rarely utilize the cab's rear windows.

    I prefer the external stick on type as opposed to the in channel.
    I've had the in channel type in the past, on other vehicles...
    and they ended up embedding scuff marks to the glass.

    If folk complain that they look too large or flared...
    it tells me they don't see much dirt and mud off the road.

    I find them handy in allowing the window to be partially open...
    while keeping water/dirt/mud that's kicked up from the front tires...
    from entering the cab and coating the rear seats and cab wall.

    Mine are 13 years old... and you wouldn't know by looking at them.
    They still have their original sticky tape...
    and have never shown signs of failure.

    Purdy damn durable IMO

    I do recommend cleaning the surface that they stick to,
    with a alcohol wipe, prior to install. (instruction say as well)
     
  20. Oct 1, 2012 at 9:36 PM
    #20
    GhostXC

    GhostXC New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Member:
    #61691
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    Vehicle:
    Black 04`TRD SR5... daily driver
    3in Fabtech, 33in Cooper STT, LineX-d bed Westin Ultimate Bullbar w/Hella 500 Fogs.
    Yep that's what I thought too... I didnt see the need for the quarter window ones since those open out. Any-who... In-channel are the best bang for your buck!(IMO) I must say EGR is ideal for my 04... they fit perfectly, and I can still take them out when I run through a car-wash. I've also noticed the profile on them is so narrow that they almost blend in with the lines on my truck. I should mention I've got a black xtra-cab and picked the dark or smoke? ones!

    == bump
     
To Top