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So, I've had the Ford wind deflectors a couple of weeks now. I've had a chance to drive it in wind and rain. I believe it does make for added wind noise, although obviously cannot do back and forth comparisons. As for rain, the small gap in front, above where the driver's side mirror attaches, does not appear to be a problem. There is probably negligible rain introduced from that area when the windows is left open a couple inches. There is intermittent sprinkles of rain entering from the top of the window. Appearance wise, it looks very good. It does not call attention to itself and the glossy dark smoked appearance closely matches the glossy black trim on the doors. So far, I have no adhesion issues. I did make sure to clean the soft window trim it is taped to and the kit includes alcohol wipes for a final cleansing. I always like to take a heat gun to freshly applied mounting tape, especially since it's rather cool lately. Bottom line, the kit is cheap enough and there is no "in-channel" alternative, that I would still recommend it if you want a deflector now.
I purchased my 2020 Explorer Platinum as soon as orders were being accepted by Ford, and received delivery mid-2019. I've been checking the WeatherTech web site every few weeks since then to ascertain availability of Side Window Air Deflectors for the 2020 Explorer. To date, WeatherTech's web site responds by indicating that the product is not available "yet." Has WeatherTech abandoned this product for the 2020 Explorer? I believe that the Side Window Air Deflectors are actually manufactured in Europe somewhere (so much for WeatherTech's "Made In USA" slogan), but this "not yet" response is now bordering on outright DISHONESTY. Does anyone have some actual and valid knowledge of this product delay? Best regards to everyone, and be well and stay safe. Ima
UPDATE: On October 12, 2020 I finally was able to get a response(s) from WeatherTech Customer Support. According to WeatherTech, they are "working on it" and since the COVID-19 pandemic hit their entire production capability, their timelines have been set back (understandable). Their best estimate is approximately 4 to 5 months (I'm betting around St. Patrick's Day - 2021 - hopefully). I'll keep you posted. Enjoy. Ima
Looks like AVS/Lund finally came out with a version like those used on the previous generation Explorer. These aren't the "low profile" ones and have a much better fit without leaving the gap near the mirror. The part number from AVS is 94332 - scored a set online for around $60 and will be glad to rip the current version off. Here's a stock picture, but having seen them on another vehicle, the fit is perfect.