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Old 09-21-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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tiny sun visors

Anyone put bigger sun visors on their car? The stock ones are impractical if the sun is to your left.. maybe just buy a pair of shades?
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:51 AM   #2
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A bigger sun visor would block the whole window. I'd go with a pair of shades.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:05 AM   #3
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Get limo tint across the top of the windshield (legal is down to the mark on the windshield on each side).

That is what I did and it made a huge difference. Have not needed the visors at all so far.

Edit: Sorry, complaint is the left.. got tint? 20 to 25% tint and no problems I'd bet.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:07 AM   #4
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Yea these sun visors are pretty much useless. I also did a strip of tint across the top of the windshield.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:11 AM   #5
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Cool pair of shades my friend. A bigger visor would just be too bulky and block you line of sight.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:56 AM   #6
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Cool pair of shades my friend. A bigger visor would just be too bulky and block you line of sight.
This is a nice solution....
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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My observation about this car is something like this. I was used to driving a 2007 white Silverado. I have just slightly sensitive eyes to bright light, so I always would wear sunglasses while driving.

I found, after purchasing this car, that because its windshield profile is so much smaller, and maybe because the car is black I don't know, but that I don't struggle as much in the sun while driving. While I prefer to wear my sunglasses, if I forget them I don't have to immediately turn around and go back for them like if I were driving my truck.

I believe someone on here at one point referred to driving a truck like that as "sitting up in a fish bowl." And since going back and driving my truck some after the Camaro, I feel exactly that way and I don't call it a compliment.

Basically my opinion with a Camaro tint the side and back windows if your state law allows, and get a decent pair of shades and rock out.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:21 AM   #8
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Anyone put bigger sun visors on their car? The stock ones are impractical if the sun is to your left.. maybe just buy a pair of shades?
Your talking about the side. I know what you mean. Sunrise or sunset there is no help for the sun blasting you or the passenger in the side of the face. The sun visors on the car work ok for the front direction, but for the side there is nothing. Sunglasses don't cut it for the side. I have seen some sun shade things at auto parts stores that static cling to the window or other types that stick on with little suction cups. I think Im going to try something like these.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #9
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The windshield isnt the problem, its the side window that the visors do absolutely nothing for.

Also, unless you are getting old man sunglasses, they dont cover the sides of your face.

So, limo tinted side windows is the only solution to blocking sun from the side since the visors and sunglasses do nothing
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:15 PM   #10
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Never had my windows tinted before, how long does tint last and what can i expect to pay? (Not tinting the windshield)
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #11
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Never had my windows tinted before, how long does tint last and what can i expect to pay? (Not tinting the windshield)
I was exaggerating about limo tint, as it is very illegal in most states and impossible to see out of at night, and can be tough to see out during the day.

Somewhere between 20% and 35% is legal/good looking/helps cut down on the sun.

Quality tint will last as long as you have the car, its done to the inside so it doesnt get hit with rain, bugs, etc.

I believe I paid 130$ for the side windows, the little 1/4 windows, and the rear glass. 35% on the sides and 20% on the back IIRC
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:49 PM   #12
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Sun visor extension maybe? A quick google brought up loads of products.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:29 PM   #13
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Or just turn your head.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:06 PM   #14
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So if GM reads these threads they will focus like a laser on the next gens cup holders and sunvisors....

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Old 09-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #15
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:01 PM   #16
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Get back on your walker, you are driving a camaro!
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #17
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Tint makes a huge difference with sun coming in - you can roll up the window with sun on your face and feel the heat leave as the shadow on your face goes up. Tinting side windows is easy and fun IMO. I did 20% on my other car years ago and it still looks good and only cost $25(includes tint, tool, spray and applicator) to do 2 windows using the GILA brand. Your leftover spray and tool can be used to apply vinyl later. Just squeegee like crazy.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:29 PM   #18
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Anyone put bigger sun visors on their car? The stock ones are impractical if the sun is to your left.. maybe just buy a pair of shades?
Uhhh, yeah... that's what I recommend.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #19
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I used some fold down plexiglass ones from an airplane. Fold up when not in use. When needed, down blocks the sun but you can still see through them. Just clip on and cut to size with a Dremmel.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:21 PM   #20
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:33 PM   #21
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I use one of those old visor cd holders. It works great.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:40 PM   #22
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All passengers complain about this. I was thinking of leather covers that match interior stitching and just slip over the visors but on the passenger side have a Velcro flap that pulls down for more sun blocking coverage . If someone makes these and makes a lot of money selling them, all I ask is to get me a free pair.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:05 AM   #23
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Tint.......... Then a cool pair of shades When we had our tint done the shop suggested a strip across the windshield. It does help. See my pic and you'll get the idea.

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