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Which window vent shades?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by TRDSPORT1, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Nov 23, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    TRDSPORT1

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    Looking to add vent shades to my white 2019 TRD Sport. I'm leaning towards the weather tech dark tint but also see some good reviews on AVS. AVS is a little less money but I like the idea that weather techs require no tape at all and I don't mind spending a little more for a better product. I definitely want the in channel type as on previous vehicles I've owned the stick ons have always started to come undone after a few years and I plan on keeping this truck for a while. Anyone have any good or bad luck with either weather tech or AVS?
    Also saw someone on here who had some with a matte black finish and thought that may look good with the white and black colors on the truck now. Anyone know what type or where I can find those?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 23, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    Rustytaco71

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    Most of the guys here run AVS, myself included. Over two years with them on and not one single issue, great product.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    cubie

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    AVS all the way. I have a set on my 2nd gen that I put on in 2007. They are still on my truck today. I put some in channels on my 3rd gen and I expect them to last just as long.
     
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    Coldrider

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  5. Nov 23, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    daddy_o

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    AVS are great. Easy to install, and for sure get the in channel.Capture+_2019-11-23-10-06-35.jpg
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  6. Nov 23, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    Palmer812

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    I sell the Weather Tech and have sold tons of them with zero problems.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    Ronzio

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    Yeah here’s the AVS in channel low profile in matte black...available on Amazon around $56 bucks.
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  8. Nov 23, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    M3zan

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    I run these, they are from WELLvisors. I like them cause they kinda remind me of the Japanese overlanding style on the older vehicles. I also had them on my CRV and their super durable. These are not slim and stick out, guess it's up to the style preference you want.

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  9. Nov 23, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    baldbeardedtaco

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    This is imo the best style because the matte matches other trim pieces and the fact it’s low profile- there is no bulging out!

    prep is key with anything- make sure it’s cleaned and I left my window up to keep pressure for over 48hrs
     
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  10. Nov 23, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    Nevin

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    I went with AVS because I didn't like the way the weather tech model extended down next to side mirror. Definitely get in channel.

    I did notice AVS to scratch easily, just be careful when drying vehicle after washes.
     
  11. Nov 23, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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    The hammer

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    I'm rolling with AVS going on almost four years now, looking good so far
     
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  12. Nov 23, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    jersey jim

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    I have the AVS in channel, no issues, they hold up well, if you get some light scratches or hazing some plastic polish makes them look like new.
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  13. Nov 23, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    Thanks for all the input guys. I like the look of those low profile flat black ones from AVS. I think they match nice with the flat black paint between the doors on the white truck. I think that's the way I'm gonna go!
     
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    Are the matte black AVS low profile visors transparent? I think they look great but seems like a lot of window to block out if you can’t see through them.
     
  15. Nov 23, 2019 at 2:33 PM
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    Is the AVS logo on the front visors a sticker or painted on?
     
  16. Nov 23, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    I have the AVS in channel and they are awesome, would recommend them to anyone
     
  17. Nov 23, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    Not transparent but i don’t notice it anymore or blocking my view
     
  18. Nov 23, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    baldbeardedtaco

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    Is that for the matte black or transparent plastic? I don’t know if I’d chance rubbing the matte
     
  19. Nov 23, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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    That one old guy

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    This^^^^^.
    It's the reason a choose the AVS over the Weather Techs.
    No complaints, and saved a few $.
     
  20. Nov 23, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    Thanks for the info :thumbsup:
     
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