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Just received the deflectors. I thought all one needed to do was slip it into the window crack.....I'm a rookie here so excuse my lack of correct car lingo. Anyway, it was very easy to pull down the glass run but I'm a little confused. Does the deflector slide into the window slots or do I just tape it to the door? It looks like it just sticks to the door......if that's right.....Why pull down the glass run?

Am I making this more difficult than I need?
 

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you have to put the snaps at the proper locations, 2 snaps per deflector, and THOSE go inside/under the rubber dealy

then you do the sticky tape once you are holding it perfectly in place, good luck
 

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Thanks InYubaSha......I came back to write that I finally figured it out and yes, I made it harder in my mind than it really is....argh. I thought the deflector slipped Into the channel....learned it is not called a slot......the deflector simply adheres Onto the door and not Into the channel. I had watched a video that showed how to apply a deflector by slipping it into the channel and assumed all deflectors were installed the same way.......NOT!

Now I know how to do it......only purchased the front deflectors, might do the rear eventually but don't think I'll need them. What's really nice is I've found another reason to take a drive.....gotta see how the deflectors work! Yep, might pick up a burger too and go surfing........nix on the surfing but sounded good, didn't it?
 

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Cubby said:
The link below now has me confused again.........look at the pictures With the deflectors....they look inserted....now I'm worrying I did something wrong......SELF......get over it!
http://www.nissanusa.com/microsite/cube/?intcmp=Cube_Microsite.Promo.Cube.Home.P2#/en/exterior/
Cubby,

What's making this so confusing is that most videos out there showing the wind deflector installation is for "In Channel" deflectors (if you'll note, the vehicled are something other than a cube). These deflectors actually do go up into the window channel. But I haven't seen any of this design for the cube yet. All the deflectors I've seen for the cube are the stick on type that stick on to the door frame. I want to install deflectors on mine. But I'm holding out till the "In Channel" deflectors come out. I don't want the stick on type cause they look too much like an "ADD ON" and not integrated into the car. - Dan
 

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Hi Dan,
Well! I didn't know that....I Wish I had or I too would have waited for the 'in channel'......lesson learned. Is this normal?......stick ons come out and then later the in channels come out?


Cubby,

What's making this so confusing is that most videos out there showing the wind deflector installation is for "In Channel" deflectors (if you'll note, the vehicled are something other than a cube). These deflectors actually do go up into the window channel. But I haven't seen any of this design for the cube yet. All the deflectors I've seen for the cube are the stick on type that stick on to the door frame. I want to install deflectors on mine. But I'm holding out till the "In Channel" deflectors come out. I don't want the stick on type cause they look too much like an "ADD ON" and not integrated into the car. - Dan
 

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Cubby,

Unfortunately this is normal. The "Stick on" deflectors are easier to design and cheaper manufacture, so they will always hit the market first. In channel deflectors require a lot more R&D. Some car's will never get the "In Channel" deflectors simply because they don't lend themselves to that type of installation. The cube is one of those designs that may be a tough nut to crack. But I'll wait and see. Dan

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Hi Dan,
Well! I didn't know that....I Wish I had or I too would have waited for the 'in channel'......lesson learned. Is this normal?......stick ons come out and then later the in channels come out?


Cubby,

What's making this so confusing is that most videos out there showing the wind deflector installation is for "In Channel" deflectors (if you'll note, the vehicled are something other than a cube). These deflectors actually do go up into the window channel. But I haven't seen any of this design for the cube yet. All the deflectors I've seen for the cube are the stick on type that stick on to the door frame. I want to install deflectors on mine. But I'm holding out till the "In Channel" deflectors come out. I don't want the stick on type cause they look too much like an "ADD ON" and not integrated into the car. - Dan
 

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Hi Dan,
Well! I didn't know that....I Wish I had or I too would have waited for the 'in channel'......lesson learned. Is this normal?......stick ons come out and then later the in channels come out?
I was interested in inchannel vent visors for my newer car, but they didn't become available until about a year after introduction, and the darker smoke shade was roughly another six months. The only manufacturer I'm aware of making inchannel for my newer car is WeatherTech.

http://www.weathertech.com/store/product.aspx?ItemGroupId=4&ad=54&gclid=CJbDnPLlrp0CFYZM5QodOnHIjQ

I decided I also wanted a set for my older vehicle, but the only type available was the exterior tape design. I went with AVS.

http://www.autoventshade.com/avs_car_product_detail_objectname_Ventvisor_car.aspx
 

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I've been searching and all I can find so far are the stick on's. It may be some time yet before someone develops the in-channel type......if ever...LOL
 

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Well, thinking of my own experience -- the dark smoke inchannels didn't become available until about 1-1/2 years after vehicle introduction. Since that's what I decided I wanted, it was a question of hanging tight.

However, for my much older car, there were indications even the exterior tape version was in the process of dissapearing -- I'm very glad to actually have a set :)!

Honestly, I'd never even considered window visors until spending a summer at my brother's and driving his Element with tape mounted visors. Let me tell you -- I was convinced! That was when I placed my orders :)!
 

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No doubt, the tape on visors really do the trick. They do look a bit tacky on a light colored car since they look like "Add On's", but on a dark colored car they're almost invisible (as far as the mounting goes). But I'll hang in there for a bit cause I really do want in-channel visors. - Dan
 

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Hey, you won't find me disagreeing! My older car has a black roof, whereas the newer is white :)! The AVS tape-ons look as though they could be OE to me, whereas the inchannels work just fine with the white. The only potential issue is the rear inchannels flex out somewhat to provide installation stability (tension), if you go tape, you avoid that.
 

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i just picked up my deflectors today, they look pretty nice. i have no car to put it on, she still in the body shop :sick:
the liquid sunshine is coming soon, and i can still keep my windows open :yes:
 

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the liquid sunshine is coming soon, and i can still keep my windows open :yes:
Yep -- I love 'em :)! Also very helpful for keeping the parked car ventilated in hotter weather without having to worry about rain.
 

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I luv mine. I can add something for others checking this out. Use the templates please if you are putting both front and rear on it helps give an even line for the visors. Nothing like having your rears sit lower then your fronts.
 
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