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This is a discussion on Windshield Specs within the Focus RS Discussions forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; Got a rock hit, then a giant crack on my way to FocusFest. Will be needing a new windshield too. So are you saying I ...

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    Got a rock hit, then a giant crack on my way to FocusFest. Will be needing a new windshield too.

    So are you saying I have to wait for the RS specific windshield so that my stock mirror mounts correctly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrous Blue RS2 View Post
    Got a rock hit, then a giant crack on my way to FocusFest. Will be needing a new windshield too.

    So are you saying I have to wait for the RS specific windshield so that my stock mirror mounts correctly?
    Or you could pick up the windshield from literally any other Focus and be better off for it. Some of us have considered replacing the windshield with one from another Focus just so that we can use other mirrors. And others have had more creative solutions...

    Mk. 3 Focuses are in junkyards already, but I don't know enough about the equipment in each of the trims to know what trims would make good donors. Although I guess if you just want a compatible mirror you could choose any one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrous Blue RS2 View Post
    Got a rock hit, then a giant crack on my way to FocusFest. Will be needing a new windshield too.

    So are you saying I have to wait for the RS specific windshield so that my stock mirror mounts correctly?
    Yeah, that's what it's looking like. The people at Safelite told me the RS windshield is on backlog and they had no idea when they'd be able to get it. Like @randman2011 said, you should be able to pick up a plain wedge mount Focus mirror for pretty cheap at a junkyard or Ebay. I just figured I'd upgrade since not having homelink was driving me nuts.

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    Well thankfully it's not blocking the drivers view. Guess I'll wait it out.
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    I'd trade my CD player and FENG box for homelink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haze View Post
    Quick question. I'm trying to get my windshield replaced and the people at Safelite are trying to tell me their records show the RS has blind spot detection, infrared detection, and a heated base. I haven't heard anything like this in all the things I've read about the car here and elsewhere. Just looking at it, I can tell it isn't heated but I can't say for sure about the other two things. I never noticed anything that would lead me to believe it has blind spot detection, and I have plenty of miles on the highway. Can anyone confirm?
    Was your crack on the bottom by the vin plate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mullick View Post
    Was your crack on the bottom by the vin plate?
    No, it started at the base of my windshield right in the center and slowly spread up into the driver's side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haze View Post
    No, it started at the base of my windshield right in the center and slowly spread up into the driver's side.
    Right along the bottom edge? Do you know if it was a rock or did it just appear one day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullick View Post
    Right along the bottom edge? Do you know if it was a rock or did it just appear one day?

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    It was definitely something that got kicked up by a car in front of me, I'm not sure if it was a rock but I'd assume so. It hit right around the wiper blades so I didn't realize it was cracked until it started spreading.

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