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Weathertech Vent Visors vibrating

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pcledrew, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Dec 4, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    I bout my WTs back in July. They worked fine for the first 4 months. Now that its consistently sub zero [celsius] whenever I'm on the highway over 90 clicks they vibrate a lot and can be heard with the radio up over 45. Planning on ripping them out in a couple days. Anyone know if this is normal cold weather behaviour for those? Double cab, btw, but only the front visors have the aforementioned issue.

    Also, if I took them off, would the wether stripping on the window seal properly again? or will I have air leaks at high speeds? Thanks
     
  2. Dec 4, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    Holy crap , I wonder if this is what has been knocking in my ear on bumpy roads . I thought my door was loose .

    I installed my Weathertech in channels in September .
     
  3. Dec 4, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    I talked with Matt at LineX in Cincinnati about these. He has tried every brand of in chanel visors, on many different vehicles. He will no longer sell them for any Toyota, because the seal is so tight that they cause issues. Whistiling and vibrations mainly. He said that even though it looks like the window is all the way up, it actually is not. He had to return so many sets that he will now only sell stick ons for Toyotas.
    I'm sure there will be many on here that say they havent had a problem, but this is just the feedback I have on them.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    So any ideas regarding the weather stripping? should i haul em out? or deal with the noise. bear in mind its about -20 c in the afternoons here right now, cold air leaking in is not really much of an option.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    The fronts are just friction fit , no ? You could take them out and see what happens .
     
  6. Dec 4, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    True, I'll haul em out tomorrow and test it out. I'll let you know how it goes. Gonna miss em if it works.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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  8. Dec 4, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    dang. i was planning on getting some 2...
     
  9. Dec 4, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    buddy if youre in texas I'd say go for it, I'm 99.99999% certain this is a freezing ass cold Canada problem.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    In my opinion the rattle may be caused by the weatherstripping not being as pliable at cold temperatures ( below freezing ) .

    I have not had any issues with detectable air leakage and I would have noticed as we were down to -10 C ( 14 F ) last week .



    Edit ^^^ beat me too it OP , haha
     
  11. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    So the verdict is in, I took them off, the noise is gone, so I know it's them, and the weather stripping seals just as good as new. Thanks for the input.
     
  12. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    Good to know .

    Stay warm . :D
     
  13. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Are you always on here waiting for me to post so you can reply?
     
  14. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    Finally I can get some sleep . That was hard staying up for 2 days waiting for you to take those fucking things off . :mad:
     
  15. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    Don't forget to :pray: before going to bed.
     
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    Sorry , did I offend you with my swearing I can edit that .
     
  17. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    Broccoli surfaces
     
  18. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    :rolleyes:

    Seriously? no.
     
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    Good :D
     
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    Later Brock
     
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