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Vent Shades/ Side Window Deflectors

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Taco_Coma, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Dec 24, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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    vsyntax

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    Just installed mine the other day.. a little hair dryer action to peel it then Goo-gone to get ride of the residue works perfectly. I did this before I installed them -- I knew better this time around since I've had them on other cars haha.
     
  2. Dec 24, 2018 at 8:18 PM
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    I like the AVS In-Channel ones, and the price is right. Never had a problem with them, even through numerous drive thru car washes.. A little Goo gone took off the brand in less than a minute.
     
  3. Dec 24, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    My weathertech's required some grinding during installation. The rear window weather strip bulged where the plastic was pushing on the metal support brackets. Had to grind the plastic down at those locations so that the black weather stripping would stay seated against the paint. I should note that I am pretty picky, but I've heard others having the same problem. If I had to purchase again, I think I'd go AVS. Never had any issues in the past with AVS.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2018 at 8:32 PM
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    Azza

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    A few of my mates have Weather Tech and spoke highly of em so that’s what I got. I’ll install them when I take my Christmas decos off.
     
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  5. Dec 26, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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    Bought some in channel no names on clearance for 26 dollars from woot. Ill be interested to see how the look.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2020 at 9:06 AM
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  7. Dec 27, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    I put the stick-on AVS ones on about a month ago and think they're great! (I was a bit worried about shoving stuff up into the weather-stripping/window channel..) .... I like that I can leave the window cracked a bit (I like the fresh air even when it 10 degrees outside) and the fact that there's really no air blasting into the cab until the windows are rolled about 1/2 way down.
    This especially works well for me as, I like to have an occasional cigar while driving and can flick the ash out the window without it blowing back inside.. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Dec 27, 2020 at 12:07 PM
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    Mas Olas

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    AVS front edge driver side didnt stick properly. Every other time I roll up the window it impacts the vent, stops and rolls back down. Prolly installer error but wtf?
     
  9. Dec 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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    sounds like a simple fix.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2020 at 1:09 PM
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    Contact AVS and they will probably send you a new tape.
     
  11. Dec 27, 2020 at 1:50 PM
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    I purchased stick on AVS vents first. My first impression was poor quality. The plastic edges were unfinished and even though they were in original packing they were all scratched up. I removed them and purchased the in-channel Weather tech's and never looked back. The product quality is very good and the installation was easy. In my opinion the in-channel style looks best no matter what brand you buy.
     
  12. Dec 27, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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    I have AVS In Channel and no problems. I like the Matte Black look.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2020 at 2:44 PM
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  14. Dec 28, 2020 at 2:05 AM
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    Sanded it out and polished the sand scratches. Looks much better now.
     
  15. Dec 28, 2020 at 4:02 AM
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    AVS in channel here. I installed the Weathertech in channel on my wife’s Mazda and like the AVS better. They’re thinner where the Weathertech’s being thicker cause the window motor to work harder as the window comes in contact with the deflector.

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  16. Dec 28, 2020 at 4:11 AM
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    i ended up pulling off the front Weathertech’s. I found the driver’s window would not go up all the way and seemed to strain a lot. I’ll probably try them again when the weather gets warmer.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2020 at 4:16 AM
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    Exactly, I can hear the strain on my wife’s car with the window going up but on the truck with the AVS you can’t even tell that they are there.
    Anyone who goes with the AVS in channel make sure that you leave the windows up for the recommended time, I left mine up longer but they need that time with the window pressure on them for the adhesive to cure.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2020 at 4:42 AM
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    hipster dufus

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    Iv had em on my last 3 trucks. All stick on. Got em on my 20 dcsb.only thing they r good for is venting in summer while parked. Too noisy to crack window at speed. Do like em during rain.
     
  19. Dec 28, 2020 at 4:47 AM
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  20. Dec 28, 2020 at 4:49 AM
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    Just gotta turn up the stereo.
     
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