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Would you recommend installing WIND/RAIN deflectors on a 2007-2013 Acura MDX?

  • YES- they really do help block out rain, minimize wind, and/or serve a very functional purpose while

    Votes: 5 45.5%
  • NO- they don't work very well and in most cases make WIND NOISE even louder!

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • YES- I recommend them for physical looks more than anything!

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • NO- don't do it- they look CHEAP/GHETTO, and you'll likely wish you had never done it!

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • MAYBE- I'm on the fence with these things!

    Votes: 3 27.3%
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I have the WeatherTech set on my '09, I like to have my windows open a tad when it's raining to stop condensation on the inside.

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They have been on my MDX for the last 4 years and not one issue with them.

Maybe others who have had issues did not install them properly? just sayin
 

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I have the WeatherTech set on my '09, I like to have my windows open a tad when it's raining to stop condensation on the inside.

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They have been on my MDX for the last 4 years and not one issue with them.

Maybe others who have had issues did not install them properly? just sayin
Thank you very much for the feedback! :29:

Pictures 1-7 (below) feature the same Weathertech brand wind/rain deflectors that you have installed on your '09 MDX and I honestly think they look the best from a visual perspective!!!<br>
DISCLAIMER: pictures 2-4 below are actually of the same black '07 MDX- that has been TRICKED OUT by previous owner- with excess bling/chrome etc. (for which I'm not a real big fan of! :p)...owner of this MDX has since sold his blinged out '07 MDX...I'm only focusing on the WEATHERTECH window deflectors he had installed on his former 2nd gen. MDX for the sake of this discussion! :29:...all the other accessories look a bit over the top/excessive IMHO :( <br>

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I was just a bit concerned with the Weathertech model because one 2nd gen MDX owner stated that the rear deflector kept popping off (probably due to an install problem?) and another claimed that the design itself (installed IN the window channel)- led to an electrical problem after heavy rain (per the stealership advice)- that seems REALLY peculiar/suspect....<br>

thanks again for the vote of confidence on the Weathertech model- I'm sure that at some point within the past 4 years, your MDX has certainly been through heavy rain and perhaps a touch free car wash or two (for which water is blasted all over!) and your MDX hasn't shorted out (electrical-wise) as a result of since! :cool:
 

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Installing in the channel was my only beef with them. Took my time to make sure they went on straight.

I have a set on my wife's Mazda 3 (no particular brand) and they are installed above the window channel using double sided tape.
 

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Here are a couple shots of mt MDX with WeatherTech visors.
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Very nice!! I'm sold on the WEATHERTECH!

I'll probably use some Goof-Off product to remove the weathertech logo/sticker on mine :29:
 

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Here are a couple shots of mt MDX with WeatherTech visors.
I noticed that WeatherTech has two available tint options (dark & clear) for these visor- are yours the dark or the clear tint? :nerd:

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Maybe I'm losing my mind, or perhaps you just installed it very well (better than others?), but I really like how flush the visors look on your MDX (esp. after having been there for 4 years!! :29:).

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ThanX, I did take my time to carefully install them.

I went with the Weather Tech because of the fact that they did not stick out like a sore thumb.

They are the lightly tinted version not heavy tint, if I recall correctly.
 

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ThanX, I did take my time to carefully install them.

I went with the Weather Tech because of the fact that they did not stick out like a sore thumb.

They are the lightly tinted version not heavy tint, if I recall correctly.
Thanks again for the input- your feedback is highly appreciated & valued! :29:

I'm very anal-retentive (esp. when making new purchases- I will exhaust all research options by default to ensure I'm getting the right product that's on par with my specific objectives :nerd:) and will ensure to install slowly to make sure its being done right...

Another important factor to consider is this WeatherTech side windows visor choice is between the light vs. dark tint... options- I really believe that in your particular case the light tint really compliments the nimbus grey body of your MDX, providing a nice overall consistency in appearance :wink:....
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came across quite a few threads where people were highly recommending going with the darker tint option, but then (and fortunately) stumbled across a few where people (who ended up getting the WeatherTech DARK tint version of the visors) actually REGRETTED this choice due to the dark tint being too dark in as to actually obstruct their view from the inside!!! (BAD!!!!)

Case in point, though not an MDX, here's some actual pictures of the interior of the Titan truck that's equipped with the same LIGHT tint version of the WeatherTech visors that you have on your 2nd gen MDX- this really helps in showing how beneficial the light tint version can be, in that there is MINIMAL obstruction of the view looking out :29:! (not the mention that I have slightly tinted windows in the front already, and the darker tint WeatherTech visor, may not only partially obstruct my view looking out, but combined with my existing tint, may add some unwanted GHETTO-BLING factor to my MDX- a look that I'm clearly not intentionally seeking to gravitate towards!!!=====> see EXHIBIT A below :surprise: )

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In comparison, here's what the DARK TINT WeatherTech rain deflector looks like (from the inside looking out):
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What, your not after the bling effect? :grin: :rolleyes: :2:

I would have taken inside shots for ya, if you had asked. :29:

Think that is why I went with the light, did not want any more of an obstruction.
 

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I'd love to get WeatherTech visors for my '15 but they aren't available.
If I had a 2014-2017 MDX, (and in consideration of all the available crappy visors on the market out there) then I'd go with the WellVisor brand (as WeatherTech doesn't have any visors for your car as of yet):

 

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I would have taken inside shots for ya, if you had asked. :29:
if and only when you have some time, puHhhhleeease?...:6:

those (interior- looking out 2nd gen. MDX) pics would surely sell me on the LIGHT tint version (my selection process tends to waver here and there from time to time until I finally get 'locked in' on a particular selection), and while I'm already locked in on the WeatherTech model, I'm almost locked in on the LIGHT tint version- your pics will certainly help to push me over the top, out of indecisiveness, and into the LIGHT tint version abyss all the way?! :laugh:
 

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I have the dark tinted Weathertech wind visors on my black 2010 MDX. Like you, I liked the fact that they didn't stick out a mile and a half...they sat close to the window, and looked very clean. The install was very easy...the only problems with the install were that they didn't tell you to make sure to get that black window guide tab on the front windows on the outside of the visor, and that you have to keep your windows closed for 12 hours after install to make sure that they seat properly, that the adhesive strip contacts and sticks in the window channel, and that the tension sets properly on the power windows. Now that I've had them on for about a year, let me give you a little advice. If you want them to keep the rain out, don't buy the Weathertech ones. Unless you have the window open just a crack, you WILL get rain inside your vehicle. The ones that stick out further do a better job of keeping the rain out. The Weathertech ones are only really decent if you only want them so that you can crack your windows open while the car is parked in hot weather. The other problem I'm having is that the adhesive strip apparently has come loose on both visors on the front doors...if you hit a bump with the windows down, the visors rattle. And yes, I DID keep my windows up for the whole 12 hours, and then some, when I installed them. I plan on calling Weathertech to see if they'll do something about it, but seriously, I'm considering just scrapping them and getting the ones that stick out further so that I can keep the rain out of my car, and still have the window down more than a crack during even a gentle rain.
 

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Thanks for the detailed feedback litespd!

Do you find that the dark tinted version obstructs your view in any way (from the inside looking out)- in retrospect do you wish at times that you should have gotten the LIGHT TINT version instead?

Any pictures (if possible) that you can post from the outside (and also from the inside looking out) of your dark tint WeatherTech Wind deflectors that you can share here would be tremendously appreciated?!
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Also, here's a post from another 2nd gen MDX owner who had installed the dark tint version (inclusive of some workarounds that he had implemented which likely improved upon his own personal experience with these Weathertech side window deflectors):

I found were the air noise was leaking from the WeatherTech wind deflectors. Now it is whisper quiet. The photographs show the details of the WeatherTech shields and there is a gap in the middle, which is used to facilitate installation but which introduces wind noise. One photo shows the gap and the other a fix, which is a black electrical tape that creates a soft lip around the edge which tightens/seals any noise coming from the window channel.

The glass window channels seem to be a source of wind noise in the MDX's. Even though mine was minor, I wanted to find out and fix it.

As I mentioned before, the WeatherTech sheilds tightens the glass within the window channel and stops any noise/creaking when the MDX is a rough road with or with the sport mode suspension setting.

Again, mine was minor, but some other people seem to be annoyed by the noise, so I am posting this improvement in case they want to try it. Remember that I put an extra seal around the door frame, too, which is detailed in another post (here: http://www.mdxers.org/forums/74-sec...p-driver-s-side-door-air-road-noise-gone.html)

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Lastly here's a potentially useful video detailing the installation process (inclusive of emphasis on importance of getting the black window guide tab on the front windows- on the OUTSIDE of the window channel) for these Weathertech wind deflectors:
 

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Shots of driver and rear passenger view.
 

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Shots of driver and rear passenger view.
Thank you very much kind sir (Mr. Northof49)!!!! :smile2:

That's what I'm talking about!!! Looks great (really like the LOW PROFILE look from both the ouside and the INSIDE which your pics do a great job of showing!)- I'm sold....Weathertech (via AutoAnything site) here I $come$!! :29:

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Priscillababy,

My wife thought I was nuts, I bought the complete package.

Window Deflectors
Front, center third row mats
and large cargo tray tray

:surprise: :crying2:

Money well spent in my eyes but not her's.
 

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LOL- i also bought the mats on all of my cars- I found them to be a little bit too 'slippery' when brand new (esp. when wearing platform shoes!!), but once they pick up some dirt, and age, the traction settles in and they become less dangerous to use while driving :29:

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LOL! somebody just voted for the 'they look GHETTO!' option.

come on man/WO-man, at least the WeatherTech window deflectors (for 2nd gen. MDX's) are low profile (and are available in TWO different tint shade options: Dark and Light TINT models)....

<img src="https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/cimg/www.acurazine.com/640x384_85/726/Acura-ZDX-20-165726.jpg">

not quite as 'ghetto' as these random chrome ones disgracing this earlier model Lexus below!:

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