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Old 04-01-2006, 03:08 AM   #1
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When I took my car to get the windows tinted, I had a few chips fixed on the front windshiel as well. There a LOT of chips in the window...the guy at the shop said that a HUD is around 400...
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A regular window will work for ALOT cheaper..say 120 or so....
and he said that he did it in his car and you can hardly tell the difference....
What do you guys think about this? Is is a good idea to go with a regular window or the one made for the HUD?
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The HUD windshields have a special film in them so the image only displays once.

What happens when you dont have a HUD specific window is that the light goes through the first pane and shows and image, but also goes through the film and shows up on the outter edge of the 2nd pane of glass. which creates another visiable image.

There is a good chance you will end up with a double or ghost image of the HUD instead of just one.
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ok thanks...if anyone has gone with a regular window..will you let me know if it is a BAD double image or if it is livable..
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You won't be happy. Each image will be less than 50% as bright as your current image. The double-ghost image will drive you nuts and be hard to see on bright days. It will be very distracting.

I almost bought a 1992 SSEi last summer with a cheaper WS installed, and the HUD was the first thing that clued me in.
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Ok great..thank you soooo much for the reply....didnt want to get something that I WOULD not be happy with
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Ok great..thank you soooo much for the reply....didnt want to get something that I WOULD not be happy with

yeah if you use HUD get the windshield my last SSEi did not have it and it makes the HUD pointless
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i dont for for sure about bonnevilles, but on my 93 Grand Prix i have a non hud windshield and the hud image is just as good as on my friends 95 GTP with a hud.
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i dont for for sure about bonnevilles, but on my 93 Grand Prix i have a non hud windshield and the hud image is just as good as on my friends 95 GTP with a hud.
the Bonne HUD is prolly different....you NEED the HUD WS to have a clear image
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I strongly recommend the HUD windshield. : )
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Yep, definitely!!!
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