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Old 07-02-2022, 07:59 PM #16
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I have the weather tech in channel for about 15 years. No problems except in winter. They rattle with the window open because the cold causes the rubber window seal to shrink. Other than that I love the look.
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The in channel look better, but I didn't like the idea of wearing out the motors and scratching up the window tint so I've had the stick on for 8 years. No issues with them coming up or off. They cover a little more also. One got broke in a hail storm last year so I have another set waiting to go on whenever I'm bored. Probably in the fall when the threat of another hail storm goes down.
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The in channel look better, but I didn't like the idea of wearing out the motors and scratching up the window tint so I've had the stick on for 8 years. No issues with them coming up or off. They cover a little more also. One got broke in a hail storm last year so I have another set waiting to go on whenever I'm bored. Probably in the fall when the threat of another hail storm goes down.
Window tint is applied to the inside of the window so I don’t see how the in channel window visors would scratch the tint
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Window tint is applied to the inside of the window so I donít see how the in channel window visors would scratch the tint
They don't. I ran In-Channels on my Chevy for the better part of 6 years on 2 different trucks. I even removed them and gave them to my Uncle when I traded in the truck!
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I have external on my 2WD (for several years) and bought in-channel for my 4WD but hadn't installed them yet.

What are the disadvantages of in-channel, if any, when you want to replace the window seals?

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I have external on my 2WD (for several years) and bought in-channel for my 4WD but hadn't installed them yet.

What are the disadvantages of in-channel, if any, when you want to replace the window seals?

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Satisfied with in-channel AVS here.
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Window tint is applied to the inside of the window so I donít see how the in channel window visors would scratch the tint
Yes I'm aware window tint goes on the inside. With the in channel ones you're forcing the window up into the seal more than without them making it more likely to scratch, peel, or damage the tint. People have also mentioned the glass on the outside getting scratched from the in channel ones.

Probably not a big deal to most owners here and they do look better, just putting out some things to think about.
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The external ones are actually larger, allowing the window to be opened more, and potentially preventing more water incursion - no tight gaps for water to stick to and wick through

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I've lost more in channel than stick on in 30 yrs I've used visors.
Always been the window rolling down that gets em.
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I'm torn, but leaning towards stick ons. I can hear my power window motor on the passenegr side making a noise now, only going down, not up. This is just recent. No new visors have been put on yet.
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Just for further reference, I have had stick-ons on mine for 14+ years, they have never given me any problems at all during that time, and they are still stuck on quite strong.
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I like the looks of the in-channel but prefer stick-on. The reason being that not only can they impact how well the windows work (on some vehicles the windows may refuse to close (we see this in pickups in the winter all the time) the extra binding causes the auto-window reverse to kick in.

The other issue is that in-channel tend to increase wind noise, that's because they compress the window/door seals, but not everywhere on the window, where the vent starts/stops it can cause more wind noise due to poor seal in that area. In my 21' Sierra there was noticeably more wind noise with in-channel vents than stick on.
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