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need vent visor recommendation

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cobra6, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jun 30, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    Cobra6

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    I need a vent visor recommendation -

    I put some in-channel Wade brand vent visors on my Highlander and they created a lot of wind noise, and they are sagging a little.

    I will replace these, but I also want to get some decent visors for my Tacoma - does anyone have in-channel visors that don't cause wind noise and strain the window motor?

    Or.... do I need to avoid these all together and get the ones that are applied outside the door and use the 3M adhesive tape?

    thanks for any advice -
    Beri
     
  2. Jun 30, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    jnoley07

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    I have the in-channel ones on my taco, and have 0 wind noise. I have had them on for 3 yrs now. I bought them from http://www.stylintrucks.com/. I bought the set for all 4 doors, but the one on the driver side rear decided it didnt like me anymore and fell off going down the highway one day when i had the window down. The back ones were held on by some cheap ass 2-sided tape anyway. as for the fronts- they are great!!!
     
  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    pcledrew

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  4. Jun 30, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    05Moose

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    Had the EGR slim in-channel for 3 years now. No increase in wind noise and they've held on great (and taken a lot of abuse from trees and bushes on narrow, and I do mean narrow, forest roads...or maybe when those roads are overgrown they should be called trails?). I'd definitely get the same brand again.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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  6. Jun 30, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    My EGR's arrive tomorrow. Will let you know if I find anything that Mooses' post didn't cover.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    My brother has the element visors and they are far superior than anything I have ever seen!
     
  8. Jul 9, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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  9. Jul 9, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    These things don't work well on my DC. The fronts are ok, the rears are way too short and completely rely on the tape (which is too thin) to stick rather on the friction. I had to add another layer of tape and they still rattle. The tape will dry quickly hopefully the thickness will give enough friction to hold. Putco didn't give a damn. They were cheap though but I am thinking of dumping them in the trash once they start to sag. It's a two step design so doesn't look very smooth.
     
  10. Jul 9, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    headhunter247

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    I bought some in channel ones from Ebay and have had them on for almost 2 years and they work perfect. They were like $25.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    Rocketball

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    My in channels are made by Lund. No wind noise and they have been holding up now for 2 years.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    I'll give another vote to the EGR in-channel vent visors. Got mine from AutoAnything.com for my DC. I like that they're low profile and and don't stick on the outside of the window. Great decision on these IMO.
     
  13. Jul 10, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    I have some brand new ones never used(still in org box. None in-channel and made by weather-tech. Let me know I will cut you a deal
     
  14. Jul 10, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    I have the in channel EGR's also. Only had them on a month or so. But no problems so far.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    Ive got Auto Vent Shades on mine, the in channel is the one I went with. I got a regular cab, but for folks with the double cabs, why put the shades over the back windows? Seems a little pointless to me.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    egrs have been great for me so far
     
  18. Jul 11, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Inchannel EGR's are the way to go!
     
  19. Jul 11, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    Because it looks good ( looks more complete) and there are times when people actually sit in the back seat. Also, on hot days I let all the windows down about 1" when parked and with the visors no one can tell.
     
  20. Jul 12, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    And...you know how people complain about the hurricane blowing in the front window when it's down? Well, we don't have that problem with these and the double cabs. Roll the rear window on the driver's side down about 2 inches and the driver's window can be rolled down anywhere from a little bit to all the way with just a tiny breeze coming into the cab.
     
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