Internal sunvisors are about 25mm to short in depth!.

Submitted: Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 19:25
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Have noticed repeatablly, that when you drive into that blinding sun on the odd occasion, that the sun visor needs to give you just that little bit more protection, Noticed it today with the LC100 series, and other vehicles at times'.

Anyone else notice this?

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 19:33

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 19:33
Axle,

I spose it depends on your size!

Mine work fine for me the 100, but the wife has to struggle a bit being shorter.

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 19:52

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 19:52
You need one of THESE

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:03

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:03
That looks like a good invention Doug!, You got one?, or just selling them,lol,,lol,


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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:37

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:37
No I have not got one...there's been times I wish I did though.

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Follow Up By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:43

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:43
Can't see a lot of difference between that and putting your sunglasses on ...... other than the $35 cost.

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 21:21

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 21:21
Maybe he just needs one of THESE instead Doug LOL

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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 03:41

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 03:41
There was a "How to Fit" video on the site at Doug's llink .

How dumb can you be if you can't work that thing out.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 09:43

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 09:43
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I guess there are people that would look at it and wonder which way it fits, they're the types that probably put their underpants on over their head, and there's a lot of them around.

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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 19:56

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 19:56
Gidday Axle

I posted a similar thread on this a long time ago and received a bashing.

What I was looking for was one of those old window stickers that adorn the top of the windscreen. This was around about the time that some manufactures where incorporating block out dots built into the glass.

However I was never successful in finding anyone who could provide an aftermarket film.

And yes I agree with you, it’s a pain in the rectum in certain conditions. LOL

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Follow Up By: Muntoo - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:01

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:01
Yeah i agree, the only thing i could find was either a full length sticker on the outside, or some of that DIY window tint film you can get from Super Cheap/Ebay/Auto shops. I probably prefer the sticker though.

But after spending good money on a sticker once and having my window smashed i am a little hesitant now. Just got windscreen on my current ride fixed today actually. Mongrel Truckie and his loose trailers.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:30

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:30
Its not the sun visor thats too short LOL




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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:48

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:48
LOL, Smarty!!,....Maybe the seats to low,


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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 21:13

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 21:13
Are you sitting up straight like teacher told you to.

You see some drivers ,usually young almost lying down to the extent they can barely see over the bottom of the windscreen


At 6ft 2 I have trouble seeing under them
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Reply By: outsider - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:59

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 20:59
Yes I find them a little short at times,
What I find annoying is when the sun shines directly through the gap in the center where the rear vision mirror is.
Used to get me on the way home from work (seasonal) as the road / sun seemed to be at just the wrong angle.
I ended up cutting a piece of cardboard to fit in the gap.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 09:07

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 09:07
Unclip the inner end and pull it towards you will stop that.





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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 21:14

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 21:14
Hi Axle,
I have the opposite problem.
As far as I'm concerned they are far to close to the dashboard!

Seriously, in the Troopy if I lower mine I'm lucky to see 30 metre's past the bonnet!

My partner's Honda Civic is worse! I'd reckon in hers I'm lucky to see 15 or 20 metre's!

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Follow Up By: gbc - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 08:55

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 08:55
Yep, my colorado is the same - have to point the base toward me to get it high enough to see.

What's that song from the seventies? "Short people ain't got no reason......."

Just kiddin.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 08:58

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 08:58
I call it ADD, Altitude Deficiency Disorder better known as Short A..e Syndrome!

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Follow Up By: Nargun51 - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 09:11

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 09:11
My mother was slightly more couth than her son and used to call it "ducks disease". Means the same though
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Reply By: Atta Boy Luther - Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 23:03

Friday, Apr 09, 2010 at 23:03
Say this slowly>>>>>>>>>
Lift........your............seat...........up.................higher.................so
..........your.............head............is........................higher.....................up .
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Reply By: Stu & "Bob" - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 07:47

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 07:47
Why not just wear a hat?


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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 08:38

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 08:38
I wonder if Expore Oz could make their windscreen sign in an opaque version, with different colour lettering for the sign?
I would want to be very, very sure that anything that said I could look directly at the sun really had adequate filtering. I'd rather trust good sunglasses, and even then you dont look directly at the sun for too long unless you have super filtered ones that are probably too dark for driving.
But you could easily make a clip on extension for the visor so it covered lower and/or the gap.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 09:08

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 09:08
There is a definite legal limit to how much tinting is allowed on a windscreen.

Sooner wear sunglasses myself
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Follow Up By: DIO - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 10:12

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 10:12
The only tinting allowed on front window screen is a strip across the top - generally about 100 mm wide. Anything more than that is illegal. Most modern vehicles already have a tinted section incorported into the top of the screen that helps to reduce glare.
Final solution. STOP, pull over to the side of the road and wait for conditions to change. To continue driving if conditions are so bad could amount to driving without due care or more serious charges if collision occurs with other vehicle resulting injuries or death. It's called DRIVER responsibility.
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 09:38

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 09:38
Cut the elastic off your old jocks & use it to attach the top off your beer carton
to the topside of your visor & adjust to suit. Simple...cheap..effective.....
....oldbaz..:)))).
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Reply By: Fab72 - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 13:19

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 13:19
Ha, ha. My missus is 4 foot 10, so doesn't matter how high she puts the seat up, it's still no good.

EASY NO COST FIX. Get a piece of A4 paper. Fold in half and drape over the sunvisor. Works for her. No hard or sharp edges if there is a collision. Always easy to come by. Leave no marks or stains and even works with junk mail.

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