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Window vents........why?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kingfrog, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Jan 28, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    Kingfrog

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    Stick on window vents came with my Taco. I hate them and don't know what their purpose is for non smokers. I mean one can get clean filtered fresh air into the cabin.....

    I think the rears are a complete waste on double cabs. As soon as the weather warms to above 70 I'm gonna throw mine away. Hopefully the paint underneath has not been discolored. I tried to "like them" But They are ugly and without purpose....

    When I smoked 20 years ago they were great to get the smoke out and flick an ash in the rain. But now I don't see any reason for them. Anyone havr a reason for them I missed?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I like to leave the window cracked when driving and when the truck is parked at work and I just happen to live where it rains for 4 months straight.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    I love mine.. I don't smoke, I just like to have my windows down when it rains, and they come in handy for when the inside fogs up in the winter.

    To each his own tho, I am happy with mine since the day I put them on.:cool:
     
  4. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    Okay both good reasons.....do you prefer stick ons or the Weathertech in channels? I have had the channels before and liked them better aesthetically. The stick ons look terrible. That is my main concern. They're plain fugly on my truck stuck on the paint.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    The HVAC system doesn't get it done in certain weather conditions, especially cold winter rains or frozen precip. Your vehicle will fog like a bitch, especially if you in-and-out a few times to get a nice pool of water in the floorboard and then run the heat.

    I also enjoy leaving the windows cracked during the summer without it being obvious to passersby that they are open.

    But: I would never, ever, touch stick-ons. In channel or bust.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    Does it decrease drag?
     
  7. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    I have the Weathertech in channels which I prefer the look of over stick ons , but have developed the rattle that many get with the Weathertechs especially when the weather is colder.

    If you are thinking about getting in channels you may want to consider EGR's as well .
     
  8. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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  9. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Increases. Additional wind noise as well. Helps to drown out the roar from the MTs. :p
     
  10. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    I have the avs stick ons, I actualy prefer the look as compaed to the in channel ones. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Yep, those stick-on ones suck...throw em out! Get the in-channels! They're great for cooling out the truck when parked on hot days...nobody can even tell the widows are cracked open. I think the stick-ons look too add-on/redneck... the inchannels look oem.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    AVS in-channels for me-no rattles in over a year.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    Neither style was designed to be there or they would have come stock.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    Thanks Dave
     
  15. Jan 28, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    I got them mainly for in the winter when it's snowing to reduce the rate at which the snow piles up at the lower passenger corner of the windshield under the passenger wiper. Before long, the wiper is stopping 1 inch higher...then 2 inches higher...then I have to stop and clear it before it breaks the wipers. The only way to combat it (since Toyota chose not to offer a heated windshield on the trucks like they do on the Highlander) is to keep the heat turned up as hot as it will go, set it to full defrost, and keep the fan on high. Well, it gets mighty warm really fast with those heater settings!!! So I have to open the window to let the cool air in...but I prefer not to have a pile of snow in the backseat or blowing in on me.
     
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    I'm no troll , I posted my experience with my Weathertech in channels in response to the OP's question .

    What is your problem?
     
  17. Jan 28, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    I also stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night , still no troll .
     
  18. Jan 29, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    As well as hot summer days. I have the EGR in channels .... low profile:

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  19. Jan 29, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    Those lowprofile are ok ... I just don't like the look
     
  20. Feb 17, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    I just put in some weathertech channels...not pleased with how "crowded" the window seal gets up on top. The passenger side window almost sounds like its going to run out of juice when i close it up! Hopefully they get seated quickly..if not, i may have to go with some AVS. Overall, i dont think the weathertech are worth the extra money! The digi floor mats are by far the best though! PS the rear windows are great..no complaints. Hope this helps the next guy looking to buy or make up his mind.
     
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