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Old 06-14-2011, 11:38 PM
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Rain Gards

Hey guys looking at getting rain guards and was wondering pros/cons of the ones that snap in the window as opposed to the ones that stick on the outside.

Heard the ones that snap in can rub on the window? Not sure if that is true or not. Anyway thanks for any help.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:14 AM
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My only concern with in-channel guards is them stretching the channel out over time, making the window not seal properly if the guards are removed later on.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:27 AM
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My rain guards are made by WeatherTech and the part that goes in the channel is thin yet very strong so I think expansion of the gasket is a non issue. I have had mine for about 1 1/2 years and have had absolutely no issues with etching of the windows, which are tinted so it would stand out like a sore thumb. I prefer the in channel because if for any reason you have to remove or replace you dont have to remove adhesive from your paint or rubber trim.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:14 AM
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I prefer the in channel because if for any reason you have to remove or replace you dont have to remove adhesive from your paint or rubber trim.
That's kinda the way I was leaning but was worried about them messing up the window or gasket some how.

Thanks guys....
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:19 AM
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I had the avs outside mount and wade in channel visors....when I had the envoy...overall prefer the in channels...prior to selling the parts for the voy upon removing the inchannels was very easy and user friendly..just removed the old gunk off the visors and retaped them on to my buddys Envoy...to me it looked seamless....prior to inchannels...the avs outside mounts was a bish to take apart...and once you get the visors off...you have to worry about the gunk on the doors....what a PITA.....+1 for inchannels....
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:35 AM
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i think the in-channels look alot better. but i have the stick on's cuz they were on sale
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Iave the in channels and like them alot. Have not noticed any expansion of the window channels, but I don't plan on removing them either, so I am not really worried about it.

I think the in channels look better, but everyone has their opinions

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i got mine from the dealer in 2004 when my mom bought it. its now mine. they havnt come off. get the hood guard too. so you dont get rock chips. i think it looks better too
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Vent visors

I bought my Trailblazer with stick-ons already on it. I had stick-ons (AVS brand) on my Durango, and my only problem was that after 7 years or so both fronts had cracks in them. Didn't want to go through the hassle of removing them, so I glued and taped them from underneath. If I had in-channels, I would have just replaced them. I have heard stories of dealers blaming power window failure on in-channels, but I don't know anyone who had their windows fail.
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Thanks guys for the additional info, I ordered the in-channels.
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