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I want to order these for our Ascent and am looking for some feedback.
How are they holding up with ice and snow conditions?
Can they be installed by me with medium mechanic ability?
We need these and have had them on every car.
Any other feedback is appreciated.

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  • How are they holding up with ice and snow conditions?
    Like new. They also have held up to the heat of off-roading in three of this country's four deserts. They were ideal for keeping the car cooler as well. I simply cracked the window a couple of inches (which you can't see through them) to let the car vent out some heat.

  • Can they be installed by me with medium mechanic ability?
    Yes. Follow the surface prep instructions, and heat gun instructions to the letter. Watch the placement of the clips. Get it positioned right the first time (otherwise, the adhesive strip won't stick as well when you pull it up and try again).

  • Any other feedback is appreciated.
    Not really. I really like them. They attach with adhesive strips and clips.
 

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I want to order these for our Ascent and am looking for some feedback.
How are they holding up with ice and snow conditions?
Can they be installed by me with medium mechanic ability?
We need these and have had them on every car.
Any other feedback is appreciated.

Thanks
I've had mine for over two years. Dealer installed them. No problems. Absolutely love them !!!!!!!
 

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Oh yeah, durability, forgot that part. As most here know, I off road like crazy. I have banged mine with brush, numerous times, and all is good.
 

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They're probably good if you're not too tall. :ROFLMAO:
(Mine were installed at the dealer before purchase and they refused to take them off)

I'm 6'6" and I find them constantly in my direct sightline creating a weird interruption of my visual judgement. I always have to duck to look under them. Also, we've had snow here in Calgary already and they do NOT defrost/thaw so they keep snow and ice built up on them which makes my comments from above compounded, lol.

I'm definitely going to take them off ASAP.
 

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Appreciate all the feedback. I will post my feedback after install and some drive time.
I feel confident of their durability now. I'm 5'10" and I adjusted the seat height
to find a happy medium between a level entry/exit and the visual of the hood.
Hopefully I won't have to duck under them that would be annoying. The better half
won't have problems, 5 foot nothin' ;)
 

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Follow up on the deflectors. They are durable, thick plastic and a wide tape on surface. They are big, the window can be over 3" down with no rain getting in. They look good with the matching chrome trim. They sit pretty tight to the window so no extra wind noise. In fact, when the window is down the wind noise is less then stock. As a bonus they almost completely eliminate the wub wub or deafening effect of only one window open (you know what I mean if you've experienced it)
I'm 6'6" and I find them constantly in my direct sightline
I can see where this would be a problem, they are big. It took a few rides to get used to the extra pillar blind spot even for shorter people.

They work very well as intended for ventilation and keeping the rain and snow out. In Michigan it seems like you are always dealing with one of these conditions.

If someone 3d printed a endcap to continue a few inches further where they stop at the rear window ,I would buy them.:unsure:
 

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If someone 3d printed a endcap to continue a few inches further where they stop at the rear window ,I would buy them.
Me too. I even thought about buying one to cut up, but that's expensive for an aesthetics.
 

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Yes it is expensive. Another poster said aftermarket ones are available now cheap, I went with oem. I believe a portion of the fronts and most of the rears could be used. A pair cut, shaped and polished with care for yourself. Then a few pairs of blanks leftover cut for resale or friends. I'm in Michigan, friend. just kidding. Seriously though, a lot of time and effort.
 
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