Review- EGR Window Visors
Today I received a complete set of four window visors for my 2003 Yukon XL. @EGRUSA was generous enough to include them with the fender flares that I won in the GMTC spring contest. Here is a quick review of the product, pictures to come:
I was impressed when I opened the box containing the visors. They were each individually wrapped in plastic bags, the included hardware for mounting was in a separate bag isolated from the plastic visors to prevent them from getting scratched during transport. Then all four visors were wrapped in a cardboard and put into the box. I am very picky about packing, as I used to pack things for a living, and I like to see manufactures that want me to get their product in the best possible condition.
The install took about 10 minutes total. The included instructions for the front windows were easy to to follow. The fronts basically slid into the channel and that was it. The rear windows were slightly more complicated. I found the included instructions to be lacking. They never mention the pushpin connectors the connect the visors to the clips or when to connect the clips to the visors. If I did not see them installed on my friends truck a few weeks ago I would have been confused or maybe even lost. It was nice that @EGRUSA included a tape that protects your paint from being rubbed by the clips and alcohol prep pads to clean the area for the tape. That being said, it only took me ten minutes to install all four.
Appearance and function:
I really like the way these look on my truck. They fit seamlessly. I could not be happier with the fit. I jumped on the freeway with my windows down about 10 minutes after the install and the visors stayed on! They are a dark black yet you can still see thru them. They completely changed the air flow in the cabin of my truck. It will take a while to get used to. My wife thinks that there is less road noise from the tires with the windows open. The inside of the cab seems darker. It is amazing how a few inches of black can shade the inside of the truck. The inside of my truck actually seems cooler (temperature) then it was before. It has been over 95 degrees here the past few days.
There is a "stretch" line along the entire length of the front drivers side visor. It is a white jagged line along the first major radius coming from the part the slides into the channel. This line is causing slight visual distortion below it. Not to mention that it is annoying to see every time I look out my window. You can not feel the line with your finger, it seems to be inside. Many people may never notice the line, it is just along the bottom of the rubber trim. None of the other visors have this issue.
I would recommend these to a friend. I would rate the EGR in channel window visors at a 8 out of 10. They look great, install seamlessly, and seem pretty rugged. They only reason I dropped them to a 8 is because of the line on my drivers side visor, if it was the passenger side it would not bother me as much. If the line was not there I would give them a solid 10 out of 10. If I can get over the line then I see these staying on my truck for a long time. Thanks again @EGRUSA for the chance to check these out.