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Old 12-10-2012, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone installed Weathertech side window deflectors,if so did you have to use the S clips that is shown in the video? O/B model 2013.
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Has anyone installed Weathertech side window deflectors,if so did you have to use the S clips that is shown in the video? O/B model 2013.
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Nope - I looked at them but the Subaru OEMs look better... They are smaller and have a chrome trim. I bought them and installed them myself.
WeatherTech looked too "bulky" to me....in my opinion.
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Nope - I looked at them but the Subaru OEMs look better... They are smaller and have a chrome trim. I bought them and installed them myself.
WeatherTech looked too "bulky" to me....in my opinion.
Aren't the Subaru ones glued to the chrome strip over the windows, and have the chrome trim to make up for this?
I always disliked the glued on types, and wonder whether the Weather Tech looks more "finished" being inside the window channel?
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OEMs have self stick as well as clips...they go right top of the door frame nicely ... see pics ... they follow the roof line ... they don't go into the window's groove....
Weathertech also have self-stick and tend to interfere with opening/closing of windows - in my opinion and experience. My wife's WeatherTech flew off the rear door several times (Honda Civic), when the window was open...typically, they don't have clips like Subaru OEM does....
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Aren't the Subaru ones glued to the chrome strip over the windows, and have the chrome trim to make up for this?
I always disliked the glued on types, and wonder whether the Weather Tech looks more "finished" being inside the window channel?
The subaru deflectors have a sticky adhesive strip along its length in addition to about 4 or 5 retaining clips. They are very sturdy and I'm quite happy with them. I considered the weathertech's but I just didn't like their curved profile where they stick out farther in the middle of the windshield.
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We went with the OEMs too. Easy to install, low profile and 18 months later no problems at all. Cheaper too!
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Factory ones came "pre installed" on mine so I didn't have a choice. But now that I've had the car for 1.5yrs with them. I like em and think they look great for window deflectors. The chrome accent really does it IMO.

Not sure how any of this helps the OP though lol
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I have the Weathertechs, and I am very happy with them. The fronts just snap in, though it takes a bit of technique. The rears have some glue stripping to help keep them from coming out of the groove. Once you have them properly placed, you may have to "Help" one or more of the windows all the way up. But after sitting all night (or for a few hours in the sun) they take set, and the windows work just fine.

You pay your money and you make your choice.....
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