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Old 12-20-2012
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Icon5 In-channel window vent shades for Ranger.

I have no experience with the in-channel model ones. Do they install easy like the ones that stick on the outside? Any issues with fit, or wind whistling? Thinking of getting some for my Ranger, but want to hear what other people who have them think...
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Never had any issues with mine. I think they were AVS.
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They look much better than the outside stick on ones too... I had a set on my old '97 with manual windows and my '07 with power windows. Both had been tinted and I never had a problem with either one for wind noise, falling out or anything.
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Thanks for the advice. Thinking I'm going to be adding a set to my truck in the spring.
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They're easy to install, they have instructions, I left my windows up for over a day to make sure it held good.
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They fit great and look amazing. You won't be disappointed.
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I have had the Ford OEM ones (in channel) since 05 and no problems! There is some wind noise when your traveling anything over 60MPH, but I am pretty sure all of them would do that lol.
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I have had the Ford OEM ones (in channel) since 05 and no problems! There is some wind noise when your traveling anything over 60MPH, but I am pretty sure all of them would do that lol.
It's a Ranger, the whole truck makes wind noise lol
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Old 12-27-2012
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I have the OEM ones on my 2011 and the cost was comparable to aftermarket. Have not really found any increase in noise but like being able to crack windows in driving rain .
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I have the OEM ones on my 2011 and the cost was comparable to aftermarket. Have not really found any increase in noise but like being able to crack windows in driving rain .
AVS brand is like $45 my cost online...
Ford branded ones are like $70 my cost from my work...
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Wade has a wider set, not the really wide ones just a little wider, they work really well and no additional wind noise.
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I got my truck used, but they look like the style Autozone/Advance sells. I had them on my dad's old '96 Ranger and NEVER had issues (manual windows). I have manual windows on my truck too, so not sure if they cause any excessive binding with power windows.

In other forums (my car forum), some people have had issues with in-trac rain guards with their power windows. It wore down the motor in the door due to the extra friction as the window pinched the seal. Also, when I worked at BMW, most customers that had the in-channel ones complained about 2 things: 1) They had to replace their window motors more often than what was normal, and 2) The cars have a "pinch" protection built into the motor so that little fingers can't get stuck in the window as it closes.....unfortunately, the tension the rainguard put in the track was enough to cause this "protection" to kick in and had windows fully opening as the customers were trying to close them. FUNNY to hear them on the phone as it was raining and their window kept opening up.....
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got mine at autozone. half what i would have had to pay in canada. love em, summertime i always leave them cracked. i dod recommend the in channel over the stick on ones. just take your time with the tape strip and all will be good.
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It's a Ranger, the whole truck makes wind noise lol
Awww, why you gotta hate on the ole Ranger? JK man. I guess I should have said the wind noise increases over 60MPH lol.
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