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Old 02-24-2013, 06:14 PM
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Pictures as requested I must apologize for my filthy truck!

I simply removed the bolts used for the fender flares and put them back in their same holes to install the flaps (front and rear).

I have discovered I need to add a third bolt to both the front and rear flaps on all four corners as the inside edge (toward the midline of the truck) tend to flap more than desired. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.. but I would highly suggest it.

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Old 02-24-2013, 06:31 PM
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Pictures as requested I must apologize for my filthy truck!

I simply removed the bolts used for the fender flares and put them back in their same holes to install the flaps (front and rear).

I have discovered I need to add a third bolt to both the front and rear flaps on all four corners as the inside edge (toward the midline of the truck) tend to flap more than desired. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.. but I would highly suggest it.

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Up close view of front bolt locations:


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Thanks for those! I wanted the circle cut for the back but was convinced to go with the full flap. I hope mine go on esy when I get the flaps and the ordered truck. Your pictures will help as well as the advice to add an extra bolt. If you do it before I get all mine done, love to see what you did. Thanks again!
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:35 PM
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Thanks for those! I wanted the circle cut for the back but was convinced to go with the full flap. I hope mine go on esy when I get the flaps and the ordered truck. Your pictures will help as well as the advice to add an extra bolt. If you do it before I get all mine done, love to see what you did. Thanks again!
You're very welcome, glad I could help! I do hope to get the extra bolts on in the next few weeks, weather permitting. I'm visiting my parents in Cheyenne next week so I may be able to talk my dad into letting me pull her into his new pole barn and getting them done. Will be sure to post pics on here of the finished product for you. The added bolts will certainly make a difference, I'm thinking!
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Thanks for posting pics... Your truck looks great.....
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Thank you much! It is coming along, but I fear she will never be finished..
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:36 AM
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Window Visor Update:

It's been one week since I installed my AVS in-channel visors (part #194109) and I must admit I am close to ripping them off the truck and sending the pieces back! I have no pictures of my problem, save one - included below.

This is the first set of in-channel visors I have ever owned, having used the exterior tape on in the past. I wanted to maintain the sleek look of my Ram which is why I opted for this variation. They did install easily and quickly. No real hiccups. And I left the windows up for two days to allow everything to set and settle into place.

Ever since last Wednesday, every blasted time I open my driver's side window the glass catches the visor on the front flange. I can only close the window completely by pulling over, opening my door and reaching over the door and holding the edge of the visor away from the window so the glass doesn't catch and make that horrid "SNAP" sound (I swear I expect the visor to crack every time I hear that). This is a VERY annoying and time consuming habit that is leading me further into insanity!

I have tested the other windows over the last few days to find that the two rear visors are performing flawlessly. You can hear the glass sliding over the visor while opening or closing but that is fine. No catching, so I'm good there. The front passenger glass does catch the visor if I use the auto-up feature. However, if I just tap it up without allowing the auto function to kick in, it slides over the front flange of the visor without issue (same sliding sound as the rears, but that's fine.. there's no catch or cracking sound so I'm happy).

After some research, scouring the internet.. I pulled the driver's visor off tonight and found that the front flange has no tape on it. Well, that may explain the problem! Why in the world would they not put tape on all edges of these visors?! Seeing as how I am just plum out of 3M tape, I took an idea I read from a number of reviewers and smeared some super glue on the flange and stuffed the visor back into the channel. Come morning, I should have an idea of whether or not this approach will work.

This whole experience saddens me as these visors do look awesome, paint matched or not, on my truck and their supposed functions are appealing to me. However, if I cannot get the entire set to perform correctly, I will resort to my original, spontaneous plan of ripping the set off, sending the pieces back and ultimately installing the original exterior tape on version. I truly do not want to go that route. But, really, what other options have I?

If anyone who has ever used in-channel visors has any feedback, suggestions, ideas, opinions.. I am totally open to hear anything that may help! Thanks for listening.

A picture of the front leading edge of the driver's side visor. The front flange is notably missing any adhesive to assist it in sticking to the channel and keeping clear of the glass.
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I have had in channel visors on my truck for over a year, never had any problems, summer, winter, spring or Fall, no issues, when installing them I needed to use the cleaning pads to clean off the felt around the area where they will stick to, then I needed to use the adhesive starter to get them ready to stick, then I had to install them, close my window and leave them closed for 2 - 3 days, once that was past, I could use the windows with no problem, never had an issue with them.
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I have had in channel visors on my truck for over a year, never had any problems, summer, winter, spring or Fall, no issues, when installing them I needed to use the cleaning pads to clean off the felt around the area where they will stick to, then I needed to use the adhesive starter to get them ready to stick, then I had to install them, close my window and leave them closed for 2 - 3 days, once that was past, I could use the windows with no problem, never had an issue with them.
Exactly the same for me as well
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Exactly the same for me as well
Oh and they don't catch, bind or clip the window in any way when opening or closing the window, front or rears.
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Yeah, I installed them just like you guys are saying.. clean, buff, wipe..
Checked it this morning while driving out to my mailbox.. my attempted super glue fix on the driver's visor did not take.. it made the snap sound and finally cracked when I tried nudging it up (no auto) into closed position. I opened my door to find it had broken and is now in four pieces.

I called the 800 # on the instruction insert and, wow! I got a human within two minutes of holding.. no press 1 for English crap (bonus!).. my human rep spoke English fluently (double bonus!).. she gave me her personal email and instructions on what to send to her. I clicked a few quick photos, sent them over and blam I have a full set in a FedEx truck come this afternoon. Wow. I've used Lund/AVS products before but I highly doubt I shall ever stray in the future. Their customer service, their no bs warranty and their prices make their product A+ in my book!

I'm having them deliver to my parents' place in Cheyenne as they will arrive before I return home. Here's to getting this, seemingly simple, install done right the second time. I swear I followed every step to the T.. but this time I will spend 20 minutes per window if I have to to ensure I get them in right!

Now to decide whether to pull the other three off in the meantime... It does look a tad unbalanced..

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