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Window Deflectors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wingspar, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Jul 31, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    wingspar

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    I just got rid of my 1993 SR5 that I had for 17 years. It actually the wind wings in front of the windows, like all cars used to have. I always drove with the windows down except in the rain. With my new 2011 Tacoma Access Cab, the wind just hammers my ear, and I am forced to roll it up above 25 or 30 mph. I missed the wind wings the first time I drove it.

    I am wondering if a set of window deflectors will remove the pounding wind in my ear with the window rolled all the way down, or do they just sort of do that?

    A friend sent me this link for some window deflectors.

    Has anyone used these?

    Are there better brands out there?

    Better self installed, or just take it to the dealer and let them install Toyota deflectors, or what ever the Toyota dealer stocks?
     
  2. Jul 31, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    They work great for me... with the rear window open the wind goes right through the truck
     
  3. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    In the double cab you can just open the rear window as well, and there's almost none in your face, unless it's a strong cross wind.

    As for the deflectors. There's a few brands out there, Weathertech like the ones you linked are pretty decent, as are EGR brand and AVS brand. All have received good reviews on here.

    Personally, I would go with the AVS In Channel ones. I think the in channel looks cleaner than the stick on ones.

    Have a search around, there's plenty of info.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    ya Weathertechs are good. but for half the price, EGR's are just as good. go with in-channels, they're really easy to install. dont let the dealership install it, they'll charge you too much for something you can just do yourself in less than 5 min
     
  5. Jul 31, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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    wingspar

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    I didn’t think they would be that easy to install, which is why I thought having the dealer do it might be the way to go.

    Looks like the Weathertech, EGR’s and AVS are all in channel. The rear ones on the access cab are the ones that need to be glued on, and I’m only putting them on the front. Not the rear, which don’t open anyway.

    Would it be fair to say that I wouldn’t notice any difference in performance between the three brands?
     
  6. Aug 1, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    I've got the weathertech on my 2010 Doublecab and I love them. Easy to install in under 10 minutes.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    I downloaded photos of all three wind deflectors to compare side by side how they look. The EGR’s look much different than the Weathertech or AVS. Guess I’ll sleep on it for a few days since I’ll be away from my computer, and order one of them when I get back. If they work real good, I’ll have to get some for my Camry.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    I've had AVS and Weathertechs... both excellent and no problems before with either. Both easy installs. Never tried EGR. Some people have complained of wind noise with deflectors but I've never had an issue. Of course, I'm near deaf anyway (no kidding).
     
  9. Aug 1, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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  10. Aug 2, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    I have the AVS in channel shades and they work well, but you can get most of the wind noise out if you roll the back window down, thats providing you have the back window to roll down?? The good thing about the vent shades is that you can roll the windows down a touch to keep the really hot air out of the truck, that way you are not hit with a heat wave when you enter you truck, and it helps if its raining as you can leave them cracked in that weather too.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    Weathertechs....can you only buy from their site? I did check Amazon and they are 15$ more!
     
  12. Aug 2, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    nevermind.....I just found the dealer locater on their site.
     
  13. Aug 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    Weathertechs are sold all over, I just ordered my EGR's through Autoanything.com for $42.96. These are the fronts only for a 2009 access cab. They had Weathertech's for ~$15.00 more. Both have over 1k reviews and both are 4.5/5.

    Funny thing, I closed the screen at the payment method in checkout and got an email with a 10% off promo code, so I ordered em :p
     
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    I went with the Weathertech ones. Couldn't be more happy with em.
     
  15. Aug 2, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    I went with the ERG in channel (I think autoanything was out of the other ones when I ordered). The three big names all rate about the same.
     
  16. Aug 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    I bought my EGR's for my DC from Amazon for $46 and some change. I like mine and they were very very simple to install.
     
  17. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    I bought a set of Weathertechs for both of my parents vehicles ( Rav4 and S-10). They loved them so much that I bought a set for my 07 AC Sport. Have not got a chance to put them on yet, but will here very soon. The access cab visors just have 3M double sided tape to apply to the window.
     
  18. Aug 6, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    Thanks for the extra input. I think I decided on the Weathertechs, but trying to order them from Autoanything and all of a sudden they are $25 more than last week. So I tried ordering direct from Weathertech, and the price is exorbitant, and they would not let me figure in shipping first, so I backed out of ordering for now.

    Autoanything also said the EGR window deflectors are Not channel mounts, but stick on. That’s not the info I’d found on them so far. I’m so confused and frustrated. I just came back from a trip, and checked in on this thread with the intention of making a decision and ordering.
     
  20. Aug 6, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    EGR has both in channel and stick on if I'm not mistaken. You have to be careful with them. If I recall correctly the in channels have an IC in the part number and are called in channels and the stick on are called slim line. I have the EGR in channel and they are slim, you can barely see them if you look at them straight from the front.
     
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