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Old 11-28-10, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Anyone here try the WeatherTech visors / bug deflector?

I've been looking for some nice window visors but it seems most of the el-cheapo ones on Ebay are the ones that use 3M double-sided tape...from experience I know those fall off

What do you guys use for a quality hood bug deflector and window visors?


I found this bug deflector:
http://www.weathertech.com/store/mvp...1013&Year=2005

and this set of window visors:
http://www.weathertech.com/store/mvp...1013&Year=2005


Not bad for $99 and $59


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Old 11-29-10, 10:08 AM   #2
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the quality of the window visors is very good... they install in the channel of the window as opposed to cheaper ones that install with tape

you'll definitely be happy with weathertech products
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Old 11-29-10, 10:38 AM   #3
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I had the Weathertech window visors on the 300 and 330. They're thick but have enough clearance to clean the window underneath. Installation can be scary because you have to bend them. Don't worry, they're tough. One broke on me in the rear, not sure what happened. So I ordered the rear pair only. Weathertech didn't require buying all four.
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thanks for the chime in!

Did the rear one break during installation? I would think they would warranty that if it happened during the install. I like buying from companies who stand behind their product, especially made in the USA.
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Old 11-29-10, 12:20 PM   #5
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thanks for the chime in!

Did the rear one break during installation? I would think they would warranty that if it happened during the install. I like buying from companies who stand behind their product, especially made in the USA.
No, the rear broke after a few years. I noticed it after I washed the 330. My best guess is I pushed the wash mitt under the visor a little too hard. It cracked in the middle. Generally they are very sturdy. I still have the other visor sitting around somewhere from the second set I bought.

Between two RXs, only having one break in 11 years isn't bad.
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Old 11-29-10, 06:07 PM   #6
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I have the Weathertech visors installed on my RX-330/06 and they look great and are good. The only problem that I find with them, is that at highway speeds you get a slight whistle. If you wear hearing aids, this can be annoying. One other thing is since they fit in the track and you hit the window switch to raise the window, it will go up, but since it meets a slight resistance, it will go down due to the safty feature built into the windows system. Best way is to toggle it up.
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Old 11-30-10, 09:53 AM   #7
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I have the form-fit deflector and it works nice. Went to Disneyworld last week and it kept my windshield clean. Looks good, too.
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JDM visors and Form Fit deflector FTW!
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thanks fellas any pics?

I will post a few once i get mine installed. The JDM ones are overpriced ripoffs! I was going to get them for our IS-F til I saw the price!
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Weathertechs on the 330, JDM visors on the 450h. The JDMs are seamless compared to Weathertechs. And they're not as expensive for 2nd gen vs. 3rd gen.
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kitlz: Thanks for both of those photos - much obliged!

how much were the jdm ones and where did you get it? you are absolutely right, the JDM seems almost flush with the windows, any chance of theft?


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Old 12-19-10, 01:16 PM   #12
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Rick, the JDMS were twice as much as the 2nd gen. I got them from Luis at Carson Toyota. It took exactly four weeks to get them. They came in the day before I picked up my 450h. I had the dealer do the install for me Attached are the installation instructions for reference. They are externally applied versus the Weathertechs that sit in the window track. But the JDMs sit so flush to the point most people think they came with the car.

The main reason I went with the JDMs is that Weathertech didn't have a color to match my RX and the rears were not available due to some kind of production issue. And yes, they look awesome. I'm very happy I went with them.
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That really looks very good. Post a pic or 2 please.
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Old 12-22-10, 07:37 PM   #14
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Hope that the tape on the jdm's is of a better quality than that on the rear quater window trim molding was attached with, regardless of the clips. They can easily come off.
Weather Techs will not come off, as held in place by the window track.
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I'm wondering about theft for the Weathertech's. I've they're in-channel, wouldn't it be easier for someone to pull down on them to force the windows down and open?

edit: forgot to comment on the JDMs - very nice, clean look. I would love to see one on the 2nd Gen if anyone's got them.

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