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AVS Vent Visors vs. Weathertech

Researching vent visors and have read bad reviews on the AVS Vent Visors being hard to install and not fitting real well. I have always used in the past with great results. Weathertechs are twice as expensive. What is your experience and recommendation?

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Re: AVS Vent Visors vs. Weathertech

Weathertech hands down. Excellent fit, smooth install, and no cheap double sided tape.
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Re: AVS Vent Visors vs. Weathertech

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Researching vent visors and have read bad reviews on the AVS Vent Visors being hard to install and not fitting real well. I have always used in the past with great results. Weathertechs are twice as expensive. What is your experience and recommendation?
When I purchased my Summit I ordered the cheaper AVS on eBay . I ended up tossing them and purchasing the real deal Weathertechs.

The AVS go on easy with the double sided glue however, the AVS covers the beautiful chrome trim which surrounds the windows. If you stand back an look at the window with the AVS the look is chopped with the top of the chrome frame gone and it makes the window look cheap.

In this case you get what you pay for.

If you buy Weathertechs be sure to watch the YouTube video on installation its a great aid.
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Re: AVS Vent Visors vs. Weathertech

Based on the added wind noise I had with these things on my previous vehicle, I chose not to bother with the JGC. (and they were the "better" Weathertech products)
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Re: AVS Vent Visors vs. Weathertech

I installed AVS "in channel" style vent visors last week. Due to being "in channel" you don't' cover up the trim like Bluesmurf mentions. I forgot to even listen for the wind noise that they may have added, but they obviously didn't make any noticeable difference.

Install and fitment: The double sided tape wasn't applied to the visor completely straight, so that screams cheap and the "AVS" brand marking looks a little tacky. However, the install was very simple and fitment seemed spot on on 3 out 4 of the visors. The fourth one seemed like it needed to be forced into place a little bit.
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Re: AVS Vent Visors vs. Weathertech

I use the AVS ones for two reasons :
I need to crack the windows in crap weather and to cover as much of the chrome as possible ( I hate the chrome ) if I could afford to change it to black I would. I also hate the chrome on the mirrors and on the bottom of my front end... Hopefully someday I can figure out how to change it out ???????
I also didn't like the way the in channel ones pulled the plastic piece where the mirror is away from the body, allowing for more water to get in than what already does...
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Re: AVS Vent Visors vs. Weathertech

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I use the AVS ones for two reasons :
I need to crack the windows in crap weather and to cover as much of the chrome as possible ( I hate the chrome ) if I could afford to change it to black I would. I also hate the chrome on the mirrors and on the bottom of my front end... Hopefully someday I can figure out how to change it out ???????
I also didn't like the way the in channel ones pulled the plastic piece where the mirror is away from the body, allowing for more water to get in than what already does...
Might be willing to trade black front bumper piece for your chrome.
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Re: AVS Vent Visors vs. Weathertech

Bought and installed the weather tech. Absolutely love them. They look great and have a low profile. Install was easy. Helps keep the interior cool on hot South Carolina days.
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