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Old 06-24-2015, 02:06 PM
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In channel window vent shades

Anyone have the Weather Tech in channel side window vent shades in their wk2? I was wondering if they interfere with the window operation.

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Old 06-24-2015, 02:12 PM
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Re: In channel window vent shades

I put them in last weekend. Haven't had any issues yet.

I just followed their recommendation of making sure they're in the channel and then pulled all the way out away from the glass and then leaving the window all the way up for at least 12 hours. No idea if any of that was necessary but seems to have worked. Haven't checked the glass yet to notice if there's been any scratches but they all closed secure and sounded clean the next day.
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:47 PM
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Re: In channel window vent shades

Others have used them with no issues. I do not like the look of the them, but they are useful for smokers.
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They are also useful for keeping the wind from blasting into the side of your face along with keeping the rain out if you want to have the windows cracked while it's raining. I don't smoke so no comment on how well they ventilate.

I have the in channels from Weathertech and have had no issues with them. They do fit snuggly. The rears also use double sided tape to secure it inside the channel.

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Re: In channel window vent shades

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Others have used them with no issues. I do not like the look of the them, but they are useful for smokers.
Useful for smokers that don't mind sitting in a cloud of their own smoke. My experience is that the amount of ventilation is not that great with the window down slightly, even at highway speed.

IMHO, they are best for (1) venting the car when parked as most passers by wouldn't perceive the window as being open; (2) getting a little ventilation when it is raining without inviting rain inside and (3) Good looks! I like the way they look... Have had them on just about every car I have driven for past 20 or so years. Only had one fall off during that time and it was on a JGC rear side window.

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Re: In channel window vent shades

I have had the the weathertec shades installed for 6 months with no window operation interference or problems what so ever. I originally installed another brand of in channel shades which were sucked off the vehicle at highway speeds the first time I opened a window. I would only use the weathertec's. When installing you may think you will break them while bending however, they are extremely resilient.
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Re: In channel window vent shades

Thanks, I'm going to order a set. I was concerned that they would make the channel too narrow at the top and cause the window to bind. I just mostly want them so I can leave the window cracked a little to vent the car when I'm not driving it.
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Thanks, I'm going to order a set. I was concerned that they would make the channel too narrow at the top and cause the window to bind. I just mostly want them so I can leave the window cracked a little to vent the car when I'm not driving it.
After install and leaving windows up for a couple of weeks to seat the shades per instructions, their has been no notable binding and or noise/whistling at highway speeds. I went with dark tinted shades as my front windows are tinted to max legal in NC. I also installed the rear shades which come with special in channel clips to ensure deflectors stay in rear windows since their is no contour or pressure to hold them in place like front windows. The rears are also working flawlessly. I alao recall seeing an installation video on Weathertec's website which I found helpful to get over bending the front shades without worry of breaking them during install.
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Re: In channel window vent shades

I installed these on my Dad's F150 a few years back and the rear window shade on the Jeep is the same style as his; the only thing holding the shade up there is double sided tape in the window track.

Take the rear shades, if not the fronts as well, and check out the ends on each side that go into the vertical channels. The bottom of them are flat and basically create a little shelf in the window track that the window has to pass when closing. My dad's rear windows would more often than not get caught on that shelf and not be able to close.

My recommendation is to take a hand file or dremel or something abrasive and taper that lower edge so it comes to a point. Again, this just has to be done where the shades go into a vertical window channel, not at the top where the channel is horizontal. This taper will make sure the window does not get stuck on the shade edge when going up.

Maybe WeatherTech has fixed this since I did the install, but it always drove me crazy.
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Re: In channel window vent shades

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Maybe WeatherTech has fixed this since I did the install, but it always drove me crazy.
The rears for the JGC now come with clips and the double-sided tape. You put the clips up in the channel to hold the shades up and away and then also have the tape to hold it in place so I haven't noticed any excessive contact with the window.
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Re: In channel window vent shades

any more opinions or options for vent visors? I also like these for parking with the windows cracked - gets hot out here, so a little extra ventilation is welcome
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any more opinions or options for vent visors? I also like these for parking with the windows cracked - gets hot out here, so a little extra ventilation is welcome
There's a couple brands out there but I've had the WeatherTechs installed for almost a year now. No issues, still like the look and function.
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