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opinions on moon visors...er whatever they are called

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88MudBeast, Apr 9, 2001.

  1. 88MudBeast

    88MudBeast Registered Member

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    i was thinking about getting a moon visor for my K5. I was wondering what your opinions on those are. I think they make trucks mean. And i hear they do a good job of keeping snow, and rain out off of the upper part of the windshield too. Also, how hard is it to put one on?
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    Big Jake

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  2. 4GUNZ4X4Z

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    My opinion one wouldn't last 5 min on my K5 as soon as I hit the trail. At steep decends it would get in the way of vision.
    As far as bolting one up I think they have six bolts that bolt to your roof.

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  3. muddin4fun

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    I second Gunz opinion...big tires and a big lift make it look mean. Moon visors make them look gody.

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  4. CaptCrunch

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    I have one and really don't care for it... takes away about 1 mpg from the tests I've seen at freeway speeds and it seems like when water is up there it just drips down on the windshield for ever after a truck wash. They do look cool though. Usually just drill holes and bolt them in using whatever they provide...usually have seals of some sort or use silicone to seal out water.

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  5. Cavalry

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    My buddy had one on his PU...sticks and branches always got caught in the "V" between the a pillars and the visor. He took it off bacause he hated it.

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  6. kpanza

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    Mudbeast, they are a popular add on - we sell lots of them here at work (autoaccessory.com). I am the Product Manager in charge of Lund products, so if you are interested, give me an email and I will hook you up with one, ok? (keith@autoaccessory.com)
     
  7. solowookie

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    bummer... glad I read this before I bought one. I really like the looks of these things, but I'm not willing to put up with all of that stuff...

    Jeff
     
  8. TO EACH HIS OWN!!!!!!!!

    but since you asked,

    i cannot stand how they look. i would never put one on anything i own (goes the same for those plastic door window glue-on side spoiler things..... but hey the smokers swear by them)

    you want mean? fab up some rock sliders, or a nice high-clearance front bumper with huge recovery shackles hanging off of it! mean, and totally functional!

    remember, whatever you do is cool, and i'm only replying 'cause you asked! keep it real!

    greg
     
  9. Blaze

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    Hey doctor_amore, I've got both of those on my truck! Actually, they were there when I bought it. I broke a Ventvisor and when I took them off the paint was messed up so I replaced them with some new ones. My moonvisor has one bolt that won't stay in! I have replaced it with bigger bolts 2 times and it keeps coming loose. I even used Loktite and it still came off! There's some proof that they create wind resistance!

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  10. Espen88k5

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    I like them on a Blazer. I agree they are not for hardcore wheeling but as a styling feature I think they look mean.

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  11. ChevyCaGal

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    I like em and am gonna get one. I think they look cool. If you screw it down good enough it won't come off. My friend has a Scout and that guy is insane and has yet to lose it. He rolled his Scout and it stayed on! If that is not a test to prove it could stay on I dunno what is! [​IMG]

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  12. Blazer1970

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    I think they look stupid, and I am against drilling any unneccesary holes in the roof. Obviously a matter of opinion. If YOU like it, get yourself one.

    Tim

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    I gotta agree w/all the naysayers. I don't think anything spells out C-H-E-E-S-Y more than those visors. Gotta love the freedom of choice! Get one if you like!
     
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    My opinion on any additional holes in the roof (cb antenna, moon visor, what have you) are that when your truck starts rusting from the inside out (since the roofs are two layers, and not designed to get water in between them) you aren't gonna be real happy. The best place to drill holes for water to leak in is on a flat surface. Don't know about you, but I don't go bolting things to the roof of my house (without all kinds of flanges and gaskets) and expect them to not leak. And knowing that 99% of all people out there will never change a rubber gasket/groomet on this kind of mount, you can be ghuaranteed it will eventually start leaking.

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    I have one on mine and I love it. I have never had any problems with it and it really helps in bright sun. If you do put one on, make sure you put silicone on the threads of the bolts so they don't leak. [​IMG]



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    This is almost as religious a thread as a 700R4 posting!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Hey, as stated, to each their own. My truck had one when I bought it 6 years ago, so I had no real choice in the matter. But I like it and it has survived with no dings, scratches, or anything coming loose over that time frame. Guess if you went through a low canopy forest you might mess it up, but for average use/wheeling it would be fine.

    If you want one, get one. Everyone has opinions.........remember that.

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    I have one and like the look, I know for the true off road driver they could be a pain as mentioned above.

    The main problem I have with mine is that one of the holes in the roof have egged out and the screw does not hold. Vibrates like *&#(&%^ going down the Highway at 70MPH.

    Any thoughts on how to fix. I have tried a couple things with no avail. What I should probably do is remove the visor weld the hole shut and redrill.


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    How can you not love this??[​IMG][​IMG]( I'm getting carried away with my new camera I now)
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  19. cederic

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    What a response. Do you still want one?
    I still do. I'm with you. They look tough on
    a tough truck with big tires cool wheels.
    Maybe not so tough on a stock rig...
    Just my opinion of course.

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  20. im_2gr82h8

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    I like them! the lund one was on my truck when i bought it and my only complaint is that i wish it had been the one with the lights in it. Those look hella nice! Besides that yes you will have a little prob when making new trail or going threw overgrown trails but the most ive had to do is stick my arm out the window to deflect the intruding tree out of the way. little branches and the like will clear them selfs and not harm the bumper. and they really do help with keeping sun out of your eyes.
     

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