Those with Weathertech Window Deflector/Visor

Discussion in 'Prime Accessories and Modifications' started by Skapruisprime, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Skapruisprime

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    i just installed the WT window deflectors. Looks great but they only have the fronts and when I roll my wondows up/down, they make some noise...like some crackling sound (from the plastics???).

    Do you also get this noise too or yours is nice and smooth?

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    I was just thinking about buying a pair. Anxious to hear the responses.
     
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    It isnt that bad but Im not sure what to expect as my last window deflectors were from 16 years ago so Im not sure if thats normal
     
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    I had WeatherTech front window deflectors on my Gen 2, and they did not make that noise. Are they still in-channel, i.e. no tape?

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    I’m assuming you bought the push in, not taped on the outside frame by 3m tape, couple years ago I used weather tech visor, they are push into the window it make a lot of noise over time, it also leaks air over time. Anyways It also came with 3m tapes that you need to apply before you push it in the window. So Did you forgot the use the 3m tapes?

    The noise came from the loose visor and inside ur window. You can fix it by apply 3m tapes before you push it back into the window.
     
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    I installed the Weathertech Window Visors on my 2010 a few years ago and have had no issues with noise, etc. They were a little noisy the first few days until they fully seated in the window channel.
     
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    I bought them. Once they get settled in they stop making the crackling noises. Definitely worth the purchase.
     
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    I guess depends on the car fitments...

    I just had bad experience on weather tech. So therefore I won’t purchase another set from them
     
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    I bought my 2009 Gen II used, and the previous owner had thoughtfully equipped the car with a set (front & rear) of deflectors. I use them when necessary, but can't say I've noticed any odd noises when they're being used, or when the winders are going up or down, apart from the howling gale if the winders are opened fully when cruising at 85mph on the highway in a heavy rainstorm, but on reflection I think that is to be expected! (…thank you, original owner!) ;)
     
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    Wondering if anyone who's been using the WeatherTech deflectors can post a photo of what they look like on the car (in the window channel). Also any thoughts on how they're holding up in the long term would be great too.

    I've never put these on any of my previous vehicles, but opening a window on the Prime makes a huge difference in clearing fogged windows. My daily drive is at the tail end of the battery range, so keeping the HVAC off is often the difference between coasting home on battery vs using the ICE for the last mile or so of my commute.

    Thanks! Dave
     
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    I've exclusively used WeatherTech deflectors in my cars. I'm now about to install my 6th set on my Prime. Yes, they do make a bit of noise until they fully seat. I've had them in multiple cars between 8 and 10 years with no problems. Every time I see the tape on deflectors, they just look cheap and "bolted on" in comparison. The WeatherTechs do cost more and are only available for the front windows for the Prius/Prime, but I've never missed the back window deflectors. I can see where there might be a problem with windows sealing if you remove them after a period of time, but I never had one break or had any interest in removing them.
     
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