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Old 08-01-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
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Since the WRX interior are really load in freeways, will installing the JDM Side Rain Visor help on the interior road noise?
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:59 PM   #2
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doubt it, but i will let you know when i get mine on tomorrow!
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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nope...they add more noise....
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Old 08-01-2005, 05:33 PM   #4
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In that case that's out.
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Old 08-01-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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Most road noise in the WRX comes from the lack of enough sound deadening under the body. Personally, I'd rather deal with the noise than have extra weight.


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Old 08-01-2005, 06:16 PM   #6
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Yes they do help....a little!
Mine do but you have to have the window open just a little bit and its not very loud @ all.
I wouldn't go as far as saying they add more noise.No more than the Damn mirror noise i can tell you that.
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Old 08-01-2005, 07:14 PM   #7
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I installed mine a couple months ago during the massive rain downpour here in California. It's a great mod, but in my opinion, yes, it does seem more noisy than when I didn't have them on. It depends on who you ask I guess, but the general consensus from what I've read on the boards is that it does increase noise.
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:33 PM   #8
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Most road noise in the WRX comes from the lack of enough sound deadening under the body.


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I would have thought the added noise comes from the frameless windows rather than the lack of sound deadening. Maybe it's both. Who knows?

To answer your question, suby, like the others have said, mine added more noise as well. But, hey, they look cool
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:59 PM   #9
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Sorry about the hi-jack... Just curious, but do these visors use adhesives to stick to the outside of the car, or do they somehow fit underneath the rubber trim?
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:30 PM   #10
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The visors use both an adhesive strip and a number of clips (maybe five or something, they fit under the rubber trim).
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:46 PM   #11
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The visors use both an adhesive strip and a number of clips (maybe five or something, they fit under the rubber trim).
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:46 PM   #12
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In that case that's out.
Turn up your radio?
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:42 PM   #13
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I installed a set and can vouch that it either adds a bit more road noise or amplifies the existing noise.
As far as it being a rain visor? It's about the only one you can get for our frameless windows. It does not really work as well as those aftermarket versions for other cars. On a rainy day, If I open it more than a 1/4 inch I can still get wet.

It's somewhat stealthy and looks good.
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:50 PM   #14
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the visors are too small to even do anything. they just look tight..i had a set..but i had to get rid of it to get some bike rack.
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:55 AM   #15
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Anyone stocks these in the US or do you have to order from Japan?
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Old 08-05-2005, 10:18 AM   #16
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gruppe-s.com & cc-b.com (where I got mine) both can get them for you.
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Old 02-11-2006, 10:16 PM   #17
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No instructions were provided with the visors I just received for my wagon. But I suppose they would have been in Japanese had they been.

Would someone be please be able to give me a few hints as to how the visors should be oriented and where the metal clips should be installed?

Many thanks.
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Old 02-11-2006, 10:27 PM   #18
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someone should make a cf replica....
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:23 PM   #19
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someone should make a cf replica....
cf replica... rain visors..

while we're at it.. lets make a CF rearview mirror
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:39 PM   #20
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^^^ I'm going to have one pretty soon
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:20 AM   #21
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No instructions were provided with the visors I just received for my wagon. But I suppose they would have been in Japanese had they been.

Would someone be please be able to give me a few hints as to how the visors should be oriented and where the metal clips should be installed?

Many thanks.
Just pull down the rubber on the windows just a little bit...not all the way.

Then,the metal clips pinch the Plastic to the Frame ( i never used the 3M tape because its tough to line up straight) of the car door's and then theres one clip a tad bigger that screws into where you would remove one of the screws in the metal window run.

Easy.

The blk clips when turned the right & only real way,snap into the metal window track and provide a "J" shape that pinches the Visor (normally combined w/ the 3M tape...but not 100% needed).The Tape will leave a Nasty film if you ever remove them and sell them.
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:12 AM   #22
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Thanks this thread just saved me $220 I interested if it was actually functional.
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:15 PM   #23
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Just pull down the rubber on the windows just a little bit...not all the way.

Then,the metal clips pinch the Plastic to the Frame ( i never used the 3M tape because its tough to line up straight) of the car door's and then theres one clip a tad bigger that screws into where you would remove one of the screws in the metal window run.

Easy.

The blk clips when turned the right & only real way,snap into the metal window track and provide a "J" shape that pinches the Visor (normally combined w/ the 3M tape...but not 100% needed).The Tape will leave a Nasty film if you ever remove them and sell them.
Thank you!! Hopefully I can finish from here. They supplied me with four different styles of clips.

Edit: After looking and fitting the clips to the visor, I figured out where they go. As for the pair that get screwed to the car... is the screw easily accessible? And there is a pair of really small clips that go at the very front end. But I can't figure out how they attach.

Darkness came quickly this evening. Hopefully tomorrow I can get them affixed.

Thanks again.

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Old 02-13-2006, 04:32 PM   #24
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Success!! Thanks Mrfairlady! You're correct. It was easy.

I generally overthink things, and then find it a breeze when actually doing the deed.

Used the clips as the locators and structural holders. Then grabbed hold of the adhesive's plastic cover, pulled out gently on the visors and pulled the plastic up and away from the window "frame". Then firmly pushed the visor to the car to seal the gaps.

As for the usefulness of the visors, I do most of my driving on 55 mph roads (sometimes I even drive that slowly), but I like to drive with my window cracked to get fresh air and some circulation above what the vents can provide.

I drove around a bit today and found that wind noise from my cracked window is less with the visor than without. For my purposes, I believe the visors are going to be worth the purchase price.

They had better be because it took nearly four months to get them.

Thanks again.
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:50 PM   #25
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nothing is more b*tching then that sqeaky window noise
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