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Old 11-18-2013, 12:02 AM   #1
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Anyone install rear window louvers?

Hey y'all! The question is almost rhetorical because I know this has been discussed in the past, but I couldn't find enough post regarding the differences between the products offered out there. I am dead set on having these and will be purchasing them soon enough, but I'd really like to hear from some of the guys who have a set on their car. For one, for those who have the smooth aluminum kit, was it worth the extra dough? Are there any considerations other having debris logged inside and the obvious turbulence/highway speed resonance I expect to experience?

These are the ones offered on AM right now. I'm thinking I should just go with aluminum set, but I'd love to know what people think about theirs.

PS post em' if you got em'!

Also, I am definitely talking about the rear window louvers and not the side window louvers/scoop!

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Old 11-18-2013, 12:41 AM   #2
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I've owned a couple cars with aluminum louvers. I loved 'em. Mine were hinged with a prop rod for easy window cleaning. I never noticed any vibration or problems at high speeds. If they weren't so expensive, I'd own another set now and have them painted/striped to match my ride.
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The rear louvers were pretty straight forward install. They are Willpack from American Muscle. You can do the install by yourself. Take your time, use a grease pencil to mark the glass and edge of the body frame. If you want more info. just ask.
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Recommend you stay away from ABS and only get the Aluminum louver...stronger and less flex while driving. My current louver doesn't hinge, but that may be a good feature to get if you need to clean your back window often.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:00 AM   #5
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Wow, those really look good! I'm guessing the extra cash invested towards aluminum really makes the difference. Is the willpack set offered with a prop for cleaning or are they static as well?
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The Willpack louvers have 6 double sided tape metal brackets that mount to the rear window. Easily removed if needed for cleaning. My car is dd and sees all kinds weather and none of the higher speeds have ever effected them.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #7
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The Willpack louvers have 6 double sided tape metal brackets that mount to the rear window. Easily removed if needed for cleaning. My car is dd and sees all kinds weather and none of the higher speeds have ever effected them.
That really looks good! So all it is just marking off the spots your are going to place the double sided tape and then making sure it's aligned , and then stick it ? Funny most of the mods I want to do involve less drilling and screws than tape and glue lol
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Mine rattled at 90 but then I added some velcro around the sides which stopped the rattle well as long as I don't go over 125 then it does rattle a little. Install was pretty easy and yes be sure you mark up the spots correctly as the post stick very quickly and don't remove easy. When I installed it I missed aligned one and had to call wilpak but they sent me a new pack of mounts for free.

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Mine rattled at 90 but then I added some velcro around the sides which stopped the rattle well as long as I don't go over 125 then it does rattle a little. Install was pretty easy and yes be sure you mark up the spots correctly as the post stick very quickly and don't remove easy. When I installed it I missed aligned one and had to call wilpak but they sent me a new pack of mounts for free.
Are yours aluminum or abs?
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Are yours aluminum or abs?
I have ABS right now because it matches the side window louvers very nice. A few years down the road I may replace them all with metal but for me it was all about the matching and the metal rear doesn't match the place sides that I have on the car.
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I have ABS right now because it matches the side window louvers very nice. A few years down the road I may replace them all with metal but for me it was all about the matching and the metal rear doesn't match the place sides that I have on the car.
Well I believe the guys above have painted aluminum and it looks fine to me! I assume you're experiencing more rattle than they are at higher speeds because of that?
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Well I believe the guys above have painted aluminum and it looks fine to me! I assume you're experiencing more rattle than they are at higher speeds because of that?
I do think that the rattle was due to the ABS. Mine is painted too. But if you look at my side lovers they are different than the ones posted above. The shape of my sides are rounded not squared off on the ends. So I got a back louver that was rounded as well the metal ones are squared off. Someday in the future I may replace them all and then get a metal one for the rear.

In any case be sure to shop around, all of the sites have about the same price for the ABS louver but look for free shipping. I could have saved 200 in shipping if I would have used carid.com but I found that side after I had already ordered and received my louver.
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I do think that the rattle was due to the ABS. Mine is painted too. But if you look at my side lovers they are different than the ones posted above. The shape of my sides are rounded not squared off on the ends. So I got a back louver that was rounded as well the metal ones are squared off. Someday in the future I may replace them all and then get a metal one for the rear. In any case be sure to shop around, all of the sites have about the same price for the ABS louver but look for free shipping. I could have saved 200 in shipping if I would have used carid.com but I found that side after I had already ordered and received my louver.
No one ships free to Canada :/. I think american muscle will quote me fairly. It was only about 120-150 for my axle backs. I assume it'll cost more or less the same.
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Go with the aluminum louvers. They are awesome. I love mine.
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Go with the aluminum louvers. They are awesome. I love mine.
Those are drop dead sexy. Kind of reminds me of those they fitted on later 3rd gen Camaro/firebirds.
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Those are drop dead sexy. Kind of reminds me of those they fitted on later 3rd gen Camaro/firebirds.
ya I really like them. They also keep a lot of sunlight out of the rear seats.
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ya I really like them. They also keep a lot of sunlight out of the rear seats.
Haha awesome. This is happening. Either in January or maybe in February if I'm not at sea.
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I have the MRT aluminum louvers on my 2011 GT and love them- get lots of positive comments on them too.
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I have the MRT aluminum louvers on my 2011 GT and love them- get lots of positive comments on them too.
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Thanks- the wheels are Steeda Spyders. 9-1/2x20 front and 11x20 rear.
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Wow! Pure sex! I'm totally convinced that aluminum is the way to go
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I have the MRT aluminum louvers on my 2011 GT and love them- get lots of positive comments on them too.
Are those painted and if so, did they ship painted?
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They came either pwder coated or anodized i am not sure which they are (been a while sunce i bought them). You could check on MRT's website.
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MRT all the way. The most expensive but absolutely worth it!!
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MRT all the way. The most expensive but absolutely worth it!!
Absolutely gorgeous ! Damn that grabber blue is really nice... Has the pedigree of an old school Mach I ! Love it.
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Thank you. I love it too. And my MRT louvers!
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I just ordered the MRT aluminium ones! I'll post pictures once they are installed!
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Got the MRT ones today. Ordered them Saturday. I was pretty impressed by how fast I got them. My best friend and I spent a bit installing them this evening. Here are some pictures! I love them, and I'm glad I got the hinged ones. Rear visibility is actually quite good - much better than I anticipated. Makes the car look completely different, and much more aggressive than before.
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I really miss my louvers, but I don't miss the rattle . Even with some padding , they would rattle at 70-80 mph depending on crosswinds . I just don't think they would look as good on my 15. They are still one of my favourite exterior mods for the 10-14's


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Looks very nice. Takes me back to a 70's Mach 1 that I almost bought... Just awesome.
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