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Window Venting Shields "Vent"

crosstrel crosstrek vent shields xv problem

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#1 Bobul

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:33 PM

Ive had my XV for about two months now and I really love it. Just started to add some accessories on to the vehicle over the last few weeks. Seeing how the weather here in NJ has been in the 90s (with humidity factored in 100+) I opted to have vent shields put on the vehicle. (Nearly all last week there was a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms which left enough doubt in my head to not crack the windows) I had put these on my previous non-Subaru vehicle and loved the addition of them, I really never left my windows closed all year long.
 
So this afternoon I put on the new vent shields that I had purchased through the Subaru dealership where I had purchased the car. I was told these are the same ones you can buy through subaru.com. Ok right. Well once on the car I found a slight issue: the area of coverage closest to the side mirror is not covered by the shield when the window is brought down to the halfway point to the top. Ill try to explain as best I can without a picture. The area covered at the top of the door can be lowered say 2 inches and be covered by the shield. If i was to bring the window down that 2 inches the top area of the window is covered by the shield and the area of the window (the downward sloping area) towards the side mirror is slightly exposed. I can only lower the window halfway (we'll say only 1 inch at the top). If this is still confusing Ill happily upload a photo of it, I didnt think to take one in the daylight today as I was getting frustrated with my new found problem.
 
Has anyone else purchased these from their  dealership and found this problem. The box was all in Japanese except for one small section that stated "Impreza model". Seeing how the two car are brothers I cant see that this would result in this problem.



#2 ezapar

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:02 PM

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#3 Subaru_dude

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:51 PM

I understand the problem but you may want to post a pic so others can see how much the difference is in the gap. My friend has a 2012 Impreza with the guards and has not complained about it.



#4 luzwaters

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:08 AM

yeah, you got to let us see and check so we can have an idea of your problem thanks.
 

 


Edited by luzwaters, 23 January 2014 - 12:39 AM.






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