I would rather use this channel design on my 19 Nox.
I have not made the purchase yet...I worried about the additional restriction force the channel design will place on the window motor and regulator track assemblies?
Can you comment if you notice any additional change on the motor when the window meets the channel during opening or closing?
Actually there didn't appear to be much resistance at all to close the window after installing the visors. I've installed in channels on other vehicles that the window mechanism labors to close; not so on this installation.
Prior to the install, the window channel must be prepped. The included Scotch Brite pad is used to scuff the bonding surface and alcohol wipes are provided to clean the surfaces.
I used a putty knife in conjunction with the pad to assist prepping the channel, and also using the putty knife wrapped with a cloth and using a bottle of alcohol to assure the surfaces were clean. I found the supplied alcohol pads to be insufficient.
I found that it's important to carefully position the visors prior to raising the window. I used some old gift cards in the window track as a guide tool to assure that the glass slides by the visor when first raising it with the visor in place. This prevents the glass from possibly hitting the visor and breaking it when initially raising the glass.
As soon as the window is closed, I remove the card/tool from the window track. After the tape bond is cured, they recommend 72 hours with the window closed, the window won't interfere with the visor.
Another critical note to proper installation is that the end of the visors, where they meet the B pillar: They don't go in the window channel, but the tab is inserted in between the plastic outer trim piece of the B pillar and the window channel. This tab doesn't have tape applied to it. The tape is only applied to the flanges of the visor that go into the window channel.
I'm pleased with the look and fit, but the old WeatherTech brand visors I've used on other vehicles seemed to have been finished a little nicer. The GM/Lund visors are just a little rough on the edges whereas the WeatherTech's were very smoothly finished.
This install requires some attention to detail, but taking some time to do it properly will result in a good result. Prior installs I've done were a lot easier because of the configuration and shape of the glass. I installed a set on a Chevy Sonic. The fronts were installed by twisting them when installing; they snapped into the channel in seconds without any tape. The Equinox visors are more difficult to do properly.
Hope this helps !