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We made these to help the defrost vents blow the cool air towards us. Use to just close them, but found it cools much better having the cool air blow towards us. It slips down between the windshield and the dash stays in place very well.

Wish our 21 NorthStar crew cooled as well as the old body style 18 NorthStar crew that we traded in. Our 18 had a much larger cooling coil than our 21, and it kept us nice and cold!
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Interesting. I close my defrost vents too. Will have to look into this.
Do you have a template you could share? Or send me a few? haha
I’ll get one for you. Give me a few days and I’ll get you fixed up! I made a quick drawing of it, but it didn’t come out very well, but it will give you a good ideal of what it will look like.

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No sir! Just made it to help with the crappy ac these things have. Our 21 crew doesn’t cool anything like our old body style 18 crew.
Thanks for the reply. I agree, the A/C is almost useless!
 

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Wyo, curious if you have tinted windows yet? I'm in Austin, Tx and we have the same machine. My windows are dark all the way around including windshield across the top 6". First thing I do with every vehicle I own is dark tint the windows. Thanks for the drawing, I'll try to make some as well.
 

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Wyo, curious if you have tinted windows yet? I'm in Austin, Tx and we have the same machine. My windows are dark all the way around including windshield across the top 6". First thing I do with every vehicle I own is dark tint the windows. Thanks for the drawing, I'll try to make some as well.
No sir they are not! I really didn’t know if the tinting would stay on very well, or if it would scratch from all the dust we have here in Wyoming. No paved roads around us. Closest paved road is about 5 miles away.

I’m going to be in your neck of the woods in about a month. Going to drive from Buffalo, Wy to Portland Tx, then up to Seguin. From there to Spring, then to Huntsville and after that head back home. Going to be a quick 17 day trip. It’s been about 7 years since I’ve been back to Texas. Boy am I ready for some good food!
 

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Small world. My son graduated HS last year and we took an 8,000 mile motorcycle trip around the US. We went through Buffalo on our way from Devil's Tower to Ten Sleep. Now a year later and he is graduating tech school in the Air Force and we are driving from San Angelo, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska starting September 9th. Our route has us passing through Buffalo again heading to Alaska! Not quite as fun in a car but I'm looking forward to the Canadian Rockies!
 
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Small world. My son graduated HS last year and we took an 8,000 mile motorcycle trip around the US. We went through Buffalo on our way from Devil's Tower to Ten Sleep. Now a year later and he is graduating tech school in the Air Force and we are driving from San Angelo, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska starting September 9th. Our route has us passing through Buffalo again heading to Alaska! Not quite as fun in a car but I'm looking forward to the Canadian Rockies!
It is a small world for sure. My wife and I are both retired Air Force! We met in Alaska, Eielson AFB outside of Fairbanks. Back then we were both in transportation. I cross trained into Huey’s, and she went in to missiles, Titan II, then later into Space Launch on the west coast of California launching a lot of classified satellites into polar orbit. Married in North Pole Alaska. We drove back up there the year I retired, 1994. Your going to love it!

Wyoming is our kinda place. We absolutely love it here. We live in a large ranch (not ours) and get to fish and hunt in it. 3 stocked ponds, and about 2 miles of creek access for brown trout. Just an amazing place. Ten Sleep is where we go for Indian Taco’s! Not too many people here. Most can’t stand the cold winters. That’s one of the reasons we moved here. Your going to be going right past Red Grade, one of the best places to head up in the mountains outside of the town of Big Horn just before Sheridan. Great pizza there too, at the Big Horn mercantile.

Hope your son has a great career in the Air Force! We sure did. I still talk with a lot of people I served with, some almost 50 years ago. I had the opportunity to serve with some wonderful people!
 

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No sir they are not! I really didn’t know if the tinting would stay on very well, or if it would scratch from all the dust we have here in Wyoming. No paved roads around us. Closest paved road is about 5 miles away.
Without window tint the ac really struggles. Mine are really dark and I put tint on the front as well but not as dark. My buddy has the exact machine as mine and his windows are not tinted. On 100° days he has to roll his windows down while i cruise in comfort.
The tint is applied to the inside so dust should be minimal.
Thanks for posting the plans for the defrost vent deflectors. I'm going to make a set for extra comfort.
 

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Without window tint the ac really struggles. Mine are really dark and I put tint on the front as well but not as dark. My buddy has the exact machine as mine and his windows are not tinted. On 100° days he has to roll his windows down while i cruise in comfort.
The tint is applied to the inside so dust should be minimal.
Thanks for posting the plans for the defrost vent deflectors. I'm going to make a set for extra comfort.
I have the 4 sides and rear covered with dark tint, the windshield has light tint and a dark strip at the top. It definitely helped, but the heat that comes from the radiator almost overwhelms the A/C.
 

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Without window tint the ac really struggles. Mine are really dark and I put tint on the front as well but not as dark. My buddy has the exact machine as mine and his windows are not tinted. On 100° days he has to roll his windows down while i cruise in comfort.
The tint is applied to the inside so dust should be minimal.
Thanks for posting the plans for the defrost vent deflectors. I'm going to make a set for extra comfort.
I guess that’s something I’ll have to add to my list of things I need on the Ranger. I bet it would really help. Not sure how dark I need to go. I have to be able to see out of it at night. Too many deer and prong horn around here at night. They come out around here like misquote’s down south!
 

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I have the 4 sides and rear covered with dark tint, the windshield has light tint and a dark strip at the top. It definitely helped, but the heat that comes from the radiator almost overwhelms the A/C.
What temperature does your machine run at? Mine stays around 178-180 unless I’m cruising up a hill doing 50. Then it may hit 190-192. Goes right back down as soon as I get to the top. Did you just take it to someone to get it tinted? Is it ceramic tint! I really don’t know what the difference is. Is one really better than the other or not.
 

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What temperature does your machine run at? Mine stays around 178-180 unless I’m cruising up a hill doing 50. Then it may hit 190-192. Goes right back down as soon as I get to the top. Did you just take it to someone to get it tinted? Is it ceramic tint! I really don’t know what the difference is. Is one really better than the other or not.
Mine seems to run 185°- 205° much of the time.
I did take it to the local tint shop to have it done. I don't believe it is ceramic tint. I don't know if one is better that the other either. One thing I did notice is that you get reflections off of it. When you pull up behind another vehicle, you see the reflection of their brake light in your windshield.
 
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Mine seems to run 185°- 205° much of the time.
I did take it to the local tint shop to have it done. I don't believe it is ceramic tint. I don't know if one is better that the other either. One thing I did notice is that you get reflections off of it. When you pull up behind another vehicle, you see the reflection of their brake light in your windshield.
Reflections are pretty bad but I got used to them. The biggest issue I had was the reflection coming from my rocker switches. I put lithographers tape over them to remedy that problem. The tape is clear but tinted red. So you can still see the switches if you need them but they don't throw a glare.
My machine runs at 178° with the ac on.
 

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Mine seems to run 185°- 205° much of the time.
I did take it to the local tint shop to have it done. I don't believe it is ceramic tint. I don't know if one is better that the other either. One thing I did notice is that you get reflections off of it. When you pull up behind another vehicle, you see the reflection of their brake light in your windshield.
Reflections are pretty bad but I got used to them. The biggest issue I had was the reflection coming from my rocker switches. I put lithographers tape over them to remedy that problem. The tape is clear but tinted red. So you can still see the switches if you need them but they don't throw a glare.
My machine runs at 178° with the ac on.
Are your machines tuned, or stock? When mine was stock it ran 200-210, & sometime a little hotter when going up a small hill.
 
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