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    Trend of cracked windshields?

    Adam noticed a chip/crack in my windshield when he was installing my w400 package. It was mainly a chip then but has spread almost half way across the windshield now.

    The odd thing is he had another customer mention he also had a crack in the same place and was getting a replacement. Then I found this thread where the user has a crack at the "base" of the windshield. Windshield Specs

    And another thread about a cracked windshield. Windshield replacement 2 more users in that thread have a crack in undisclosed locations.

    Starting to notice a trend here. The location is odd for a rock chip as it would be a miracle it missed the hood. Not saying it isnt possible but I would be really lucky. New windshield < New paint.

    The other Tune+ customer mentioned he heard it crack when the wipers were on. I have no idea when it occurred but assumed it was from a track day even with its location. If you suffered the same maybe we can get ford to look into it. If nobody else did then it must just be a coincidence.

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    Looks like an impact hit.

    I would think if it were a stress related fracture it wouldn't have that cratered look.

    Interesting nonetheless.
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    Looks like its just a coincidence. Most know for sure it was an impact. I just got really lucky it seems and it missed the hood
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    These windshields are super thin and weak..... They pit really easy too.

    When I was removing my EZ Tag from the windshield of my ST after trading it in for the RS, the windshield totally deflected as I pulled on the sticker. I was shocked how much it was deflecting as I was pulling.

    You can also make it deflect outwards just by pushing on it with your finger. Kinda scary when you think about it.
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    I cracked my windshield 15 minutes after purchasing the RS. Literally drove 10 miles plus on the highway and BOOM. Within next 2 hours was cracked at least 24" long. Replacement cost was $800 installed with warranty by good shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmer View Post
    I cracked my windshield 15 minutes after purchasing the RS. Literally drove 10 miles plus on the highway and BOOM. Within next 2 hours was cracked at least 24" long. Replacement cost was $800 installed with warranty by good shop.

    Did you get a direct replacement for that price? I got the one for a normal Focus because they couldn't find a direct replacement. $319 installed in my driveway
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    Quote Originally Posted by mullick View Post
    Did you get a direct replacement for that price? I got the one for a normal Focus because they couldn't find a direct replacement. $319 installed in my driveway
    I suspect at that price it wasn't an official Ford product, but an aftermarket unit. When I did a windshield on my Vette it was over $2K because of the heads up display.

    I knew a guy who had to have a windshield done in his Lamborghini Aventador, and the total bill was just under.....$50K! I assume it's made of diamonds. I know it had to be shipped in from Italy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    I suspect at that price it wasn't an official Ford product, but an aftermarket unit. When I did a windshield on my Vette it was over $2K because of the heads up display.

    I knew a guy who had to have a windshield done in his Lamborghini Aventador, and the total bill was just under.....$50K! I assume it's made of diamonds. I know it had to be shipped in from Italy.


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    Yea it better be made of some exotic material for that price lol. I have no idea on the price of the oem replacement but there is nothing fancy in the windshield so it shouldn't be too crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullick View Post
    Yea it better be made of some exotic material for that price lol. I have no idea on the price of the oem replacement but there is nothing fancy in the windshield so it shouldn't be too crazy.

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    I'd still bet a real Ford windshield is close to $1K. Warranty usually uses an aftermarket windshield unless there is a reason they have to use a Ford product.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    I knew a guy who had to have a windshield done in his Lamborghini Aventador, and the total bill was just under.....$50K! I assume it's made of diamonds. I know it had to be shipped in from Italy.


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    that's like a quarter of the price of the entire car wtf!

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