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Old 10-09-2006, 12:30 PM   #11
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I don't know what other vehicles you have owned, but a car sits lower to the ground and has a higher chance of being struck on the windshield due to it sitting lower to the ground
While this would seem true.. My 00 silverado had 5 windshields in it'* first 2 years of life.
Do you drive it more often? How about in worse weather conditions?
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Mine suffered a pebble attack from a dump truck that blew by on a busy rainy day in 1998 in Michigan. It sounded like a shot and took a nick out, but it has not spread to this day, even though I now live in Florida and it gets the full heat every day.

On the other hand I replaced my Ranger windshield in January due to a rock hit and subsequent cracking. Then in February another highway pebble hit it and it is cracking again. Luck of the damned draw, I guess.
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Yeah, the cars I have been in that rocks have hit the windshield, they have all been like gun shots. One of the loudest things I have ever heard.
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haha bill...windshield smackdown!!!

but uhh, hah, thats odd, i mean my windshield is goin on 18 years old and it does not have one crack. just a few knicks from hail.

maybe the glass they installed was like...eh low quality?
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Smack it to understand what it takes. I've done this and you might hit a window as hard as you reasonably can 20 times before cracking it.

From the sounds of the rock that hit.. "deafening sound", I personally would take that into account before wondering about the quality of the window. My thought is.. would that rock have sent you to the hospital if the window didn't stop it?.. Most likely.
Well, the windshield it had when I bought it was deffinitly from the factory. It had a large crack along the bottom running the entire length of the glass. The replacement from that looks identical to me, though I'm no glass expert. I've had a couple of Maximas and and they were pretty low as far as height goes, but I never had the first problem with them. I guess I'm just a little sore cuz I'm going on my third windsheild in less than a month. Oh well, I'll just hope it doesn't spread.
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Our 98 Yukon has had 4 or 5 replaced. One in MN wasn't done right, so they had to pull the glass, strip the roof and repaint it.

EDIT: My 93 looks to be on OEM glass, and it'* pitted to hell, i have glass coverage, but do you think it'* broken yet?
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Our 98 Yukon has had 4 or 5 replaced. One in MN wasn't done right, so they had to pull the glass, strip the roof and repaint it.

EDIT: My 93 looks to be on OEM glass, and it'* pitted to H***, i have glass coverage, but do you think it'* broken yet?
Sounds like me. All that lovely sand in the winter does a number on them, but do you think I could get someone to actually break it?? I ain't brave enopugh to break it myself and hope they don't figure it out.

But, 3 windshields in a month? Personally, I would look at driving habits. Without knowing what'* going on in the least, the first thing that pops into my head is "following too closely".

But, it could just be a run of bad luck. Who knows....
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Our 98 Yukon has had 4 or 5 replaced. One in MN wasn't done right, so they had to pull the glass, strip the roof and repaint it.

EDIT: My 93 looks to be on OEM glass, and it'* pitted to H***, i have glass coverage, but do you think it'* broken yet?
if I was closer I would solve that for you
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Our 98 Yukon has had 4 or 5 replaced. One in MN wasn't done right, so they had to pull the glass, strip the roof and repaint it.

EDIT: My 93 looks to be on OEM glass, and it'* pitted to H***, i have glass coverage, but do you think it'* broken yet?
Sounds like me. All that lovely sand in the winter does a number on them, but do you think I could get someone to actually break it?? I ain't brave enopugh to break it myself and hope they don't figure it out.

But, 3 windshields in a month? Personally, I would look at driving habits. Without knowing what'* going on in the least, the first thing that pops into my head is "following too closely".

But, it could just be a run of bad luck. Who knows....

Well, this morning there wasn't anyone ahead of me for at least 8 or 9 car lengths. And more importantly, there were no trucks or any kind. Although, I was very near the airport, perhaps one of those blue bricks or poo gave me a direct hit.
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I look at each of my cars and notice a pattern on the hood of sand blasting and rock chips. Add that to a couple of windows..

yup..I think I prolly follow at the right distance for rock flight.
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My Bonnie is on its third windshield, and it needs a fourth. We have limestone quarries around here and trucks carry the stuff back and forth on the highways to a local concrete company. My windshield got nailed by a rock that fell of one of these trucks. More interestingly, neither my insurance company nor the highway patrol cared. My insurance company just shrugged and said the cost of a new windshield was less than my deductible, and the highway patrol said it was my word against the trucking company'*. They allowed me to file a report, but they didn't actually *do* anything about it.

While I'm sure it takes a lot of force to crack a Bonneville windshield, it can happen fairly easily if you get hit with a rock on the highway. And oh yeah, if there was no windshield there and the rock hit me, it would have been pretty messy.
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