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Window vents Yes/No

Whats everyone's opinion on the window vents for a 2016 GC? Mine is black and i tinted the windows and put window vents because I have always loved the look. Several people have told me they look terrible and my wife insists shes going to crash my jeep because they block her vision (my response was "don't drive my Jeep ever again" lol)

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Old 09-26-2016, 07:02 AM
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Re: Window vents Yes/No

I just wish they would bring back the push / pull side floor vents that every car used to have.
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Re: Window vents Yes/No

On a jeep GC I think they look a little to busy, on bigger vehicles like trucks they look okay IMO. It's your rig so it really matters what you think, but if its a safety issue for your family I'd think about removing them.
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Re: Window vents Yes/No

I don't prefer them...and would likely never use them. I did have them on a previous vehicle and ended up leaving the windows closed because the vents increased the wind noise on that particular vehicle.
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Re: Window vents Yes/No

i never had them and don't like them. I do remember the push/pull vents. Also there were the triangle vents that you had on the front door windows. I liked them in my first 4runner. Maybe you meant those as window vents but i doubt it
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Re: Window vents Yes/No

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i never had them and don't like them. I do remember the push/pull vents. Also there were the triangle vents that you had on the front door windows. I liked them in my first 4runner. Maybe you meant those as window vents but i doubt it
No I meant the black vents that you install on the door so you can vent your windows in the rain, snow etc.
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No I meant the black vents that you install on the door so you can vent your windows in the rain, snow etc.
Out here in Az. you don't see too much of that plastic add on crap. Vent covers, bug deflectors and such. It's hard enough to maintain all the plastic the manufacturer puts on the vehicle. The high Summer temps, and the harsh UV light out here knocks the hell out of it in very short order. The one's you do see are all chalky from UV degradation after just a season or 2.
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Re: Window vents Yes/No

I had the Weather tech window visors on my Nissan Titan and I have them on my Jeep as well. They are the channel type visors that simply wedge into the window frame as opposed to using two sided tape to stick onto the sides (Which I think look cheesy). I like the fact that I can leave my windows cracked a few inches in the hot Georgia heat and not worry about rain getting in. They are tinted so they do block some sun but you can still see through them just fine. I do not notice wind noise with them open any more than without the visors, but typically I just keep the windows closed and use AC.


As far as in the in channel design, I would avoid getting the rear window ones. They install using two sided tape to keep them in the channel and clips to push the rubber seal out of the way, but when you close the door with the windows cracked they rattle. Also, I noticed the rear visors tend to push the piano black, B-pillar, window frame cover out a little which I didn't like. I bought the rears for looks really, but the vehicle looks fine with just the front set.
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Re: Window vents Yes/No

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I just wish they would bring back the push / pull side floor vents that every car used to have.
AMEN!!!!!

And real vent wings.
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Re: Window vents Yes/No

I used them on a Ford Ranger back in 1999ish. I don't know that the GC looks good with them on. Especially those stupid chrome looking ones.
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Re: Window vents Yes/No

I personally am not a fan of window vents on any car. I feel they are a huge eye sore. When I was on the Acura TL forums, guys actually bought them as a cosmetic modification because for whatever reason those guys thought they looked cool. That "VIP" import look thing I guess lol. I mean I suppose they are good for smokers who might need to leave their windows cracked or something, but for non-smokers, I just don't see the point of them.
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Out here in Az. you don't see too much of that plastic add on crap. Vent covers, bug deflectors and such. It's hard enough to maintain all the plastic the manufacturer puts on the vehicle. The high Summer temps, and the harsh UV light out here knocks the hell out of it in very short order. The one's you do see are all chalky from UV degradation after just a season or 2.
But if they are the Weathertech units, easily replaceable.

Driver seating position seems to matter in their affect on visibility, i.e. short folks more than tall folks.

Whether they really reduce buffeting with the windows down, unk.
The sunroof and a few dropped windows seems to work well for me, and it is simple to toothbrush the bugs out of the little deflector.

I'd be worried that they'd shatter like glass at well below zero, not that I tend to roll down windows for venting at that range.

But, I'd still like real window wing vents, and fresh air pull vents. You CAN make the standard HVAC act as a vent, but you have to futz with it to do so, and it still isn't the same.
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