Last post on Jan 08, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#7 of 16 Re: Vent Visors and Hood Protectors [07sportv8]
Mar 13, 2008 (8:44 am)
With the exception of being German engineered I can't explain why the Weathertechs are pricier, but you know how that goes, as soon as you say something is German engineered the price goes up like a Mercedes or BMW! However, all the chats and forums I have seen tend to lean towards them saying they are a good quality.
I have the 4.0L 6 cyl and am on the highway alot so I am getting about 20 miles per gallon and I was under the impression that I would have only lost 1 mile per gallon on a V8, so your milage should improve on the long runs. Hang in there!
Thanks for the input and help on the AVS I appreciate it.
#8 of 16 AVS Bugflector decal removal?
Mar 13, 2008 (6:27 pm)
Hey guys, I also just bought an AVS Bugflector II and was wondering if you had any luck removing the decal? I tried with a razor, but that began to get a bit sloppy. I've read about using paint thinner and other chemicals, but am worried it will ruin the clear finish or something. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated. I can live with the little white decal, but removing it will be all the better. Cheers!
#9 of 16 Re: AVS Bugflector decal removal? [joeyjoejoe]
Mar 14, 2008 (4:23 am)
Sotty I am not sure what would remove the decal without hurting the finish, but now that you have brought it up I would love to hear if someone else out there knew the answer to this question. I have to admit that I wouldn't mind losing that decal either. Thanks for the thread!
#10 of 16 Re: AVS Bugflector decal removal? [mjh4001]
Mar 14, 2008 (4:49 am)
You are going to think that i am crazy, but vegetable oil works well for removing adhesives and not scratching or harming the surface. WD-40 also works well. These may not help much in removing the decal itself, just the adhesives left behind. That will take a good old fashion fingernail or even a plastic razor blade might help too!
Hope these ideas work! Good luck.
#11 of 16 AVS Vent Visors
Apr 22, 2008 (7:24 am)
I have an update on the inside mount AVS Vent Visors. I finally attempted to install them this weekend. They fit horribly!!! I am returning them as soon as I track down the receipt!!! I boasted them because of how happy I was with them on my previous vehicle. They not only fit poorly, but the rear windows get hung up on the visor when installed. I DO NOT RECOMMEND the inside mount vent visor! They need a lot of re-engineering!
#12 of 16 Re: AVS Vent Visors [07sportv8]
Apr 22, 2008 (7:39 am)
Thanks for the heads-up but I kind of figured that there might be a problem with putting something in the window track and having the space shared with a window, so I actually went ahead and purchased and installed the stick on ones and am very happy with the result. The installation was easy, they fit well and my windows work well too, including my auto-up function which I happen to like.
Sorry to hear you had so much difficulity with them, but you've got to figure the auto manufacturers really didn't make that window track too wide to accommodate foreign objects being inserted into them. Besides, after I really looked at them I actually didn't like the way they did not cover the top of the stationary window panel of the rear window. The stick on type cover the whole spance of the window, including the stationary panel so it looks a little more uniform (at least to me). Just as a matter of information I purchased the AVS brand to match my hood deflector.
I hope you find the reciept quickly and good luck on the ruturn.
#13 of 16 Re: AVS Vent Visors [mjh4001]
Apr 22, 2008 (9:25 am)
Thanks for the input. I was sure that they would fit. My Ford Explorer accomedated them perfectly! I will look into the outside mount guards. The window space is just enough to fit a window and thats it! I guess you dont think to look at that stuff until you want to install aftermarket accessories.
The hunt for the receipt continues!!!!
#15 of 16 Re: AVS Vent Visors [07sportv8]
Sep 25, 2008 (7:28 am)
I finally found a set of vent guards that fit an inside window mount application! They are made by Weather Tech. They are made in Germany. They fit inside the window channel very well, leaving plenty of room for the window. Unlike the AVS brand. I have them installed now and I love them. They are a bit pricey, $95 for the set of four and $15 to ship. Buying them right from the company was the cheapest price I found.
#16 of 16 Re: Vent Visors and Hood Protectors [mjh4001]
Jan 08, 2009 (4:38 pm)
As far as window visors, I've had Weathertech visors on my 2000 4Runner for years and haven't had any window motor issues. As far as the hood protector? I had one but in the winter I could see the snow moving forward on the hood while driving meaning there was excessive air movement there. I removed hood protector and also the rear deflector above the tailgate and saw an extra 1.5 to 2 miles per gallon of gas on the highway.