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View Poll Results: How often have you had to replace your windshield?
Once per year 16 17.78%
Every 1-2 years 12 13.33%
Every 2-3 years 7 7.78%
4+ years 5 5.56%
Never 50 55.56%
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:30 PM   #21
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Guess I've been lucky. I still have the factory windshield on my 08. I bought the truck new & hope to keep the windshield much longer. Hope I didn't jinx myself now.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:48 PM   #22
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In one week I'll have had my Tacoma for five years. In 85k miles the windshield has required replacement five times, one per year, and repairable chips have always been fixed ASAP before they get bigger. In the name of weight saving, cost saving and pedestrian saving (?) Toyota probably went to thinner glass along with most other manufacturers. So, I'm curious, how often have you had to replace your Tacoma's windshield?
Mine's still hangin' in there.

Drivin' Hwy 26 and Hwy 6 can put the hurt on a windshield especially during the winter.
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:58 AM   #23
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'11 Taco no cracks & never replaced.
'95 PreTaco same crack it's had for over 10 years & never replaced.
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:34 AM   #24
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Six weeks after I bought my Taco I got a small chip in the windshield. Two days later the temp dropped and I had to use the defroster and the chip grew into a crack that spanned the length of the windshield.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:20 AM   #25
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Bought my 11 in March and had to replace the windshield in Oct.

Had my 07 for 3 years and had to replace it once.
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Old 12-25-2011, 05:47 AM   #26
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Had to replace the first one on my 2007 DCSB in 2009. Now I need another one. Probably going to wait until spring...
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:18 PM   #27
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how much are you guys paying to replace your windshields?? i just got a crack on mine and need to replace it. should i go to the dealer or a small window shop. i want it done right.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:16 PM   #28
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Bought mine Feb 2010. It has gotten several chips in it. Got them all repaired before they grew. I'm curious if anyone has a bug deflector/hood protector on the front and if that has helped?
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:44 PM   #29
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Just replaced mine 3 week ago after having the truck for a year. Small chip that was fixed and then went to a full crack. two week later.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:59 PM   #30
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10 years in the Jeep on OEM glass.

1 month in the Taco and I get a chip/crack.

2 weeks later with a brand new windshield, i get another chip.

I dont follow semi's, just shit luck i guess. guess i'm not the only one, that makes me feel a little better.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:01 PM   #31
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although Im a first gen, I've done 30k in my truck and never got a chip. I have had a 3" diameter chunk of concrete fly up and smack the very edge of the class, barely scratched it but no chip.

the windshield was replaced right before I bought the truck, not sure if it was the original but it had 146k on it.

edit. almost all those miles have been 75mph freeway.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:23 PM   #32
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I have a weathertech bug/rock deflector no damage so far.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:46 PM   #33
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I pretty much plan on one a year for each of my cars sometimes more for the work cars that spend all day oh on he road. It's been that way no matter what I drive in the 9 years I've lived in Colorado. Thankfully I've got all 6 vehicles on one insurance policy and my insurance company charges a total of 5 bucks a month for unlimited no deductible glass replacement on all cars on the policy. Not a bad deal.
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:43 AM   #34
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$180 is a ok price on a taco glass with new molding. Ihave done auto glass for a long time and have done prob 100 tacos. just be happy u don't drive a jeep
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:22 AM   #35
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I've had a chip in my glass for almost a year. A rock on the highway hit it and took out a circular chip. Been through a full winter with the chip and hasn't grown. I have full glass with no deductible, just haven't gotten around to replacing it.
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:42 AM   #36
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On my 2008, the windshield has had to be replaced once. Although it was chipped in a few areas, the airbags deploying killed it. Heh.

It does seem as though new windshields are weaker because many are so much bigger. Siennas, Avalons, etc all have easily damaged windshields. My mother's 2006 Sienna has had at least four new windshields (270K+ miles) but her 2001 (380K+ miles) has never had one replaced.
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I have a weathertech bug/rock deflector no damage so far.
Any pictures of it?
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:49 PM   #38
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:28 AM   #39
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Word of caution here boys, if replacing your wipers, you accidentally let the arm go and hit the wind shield with no blade in it, expect a crack and a need for replacement.

Ax me how I know. I have done that before on a car or two and never had a problem, the wind shield laughed at the hit. Not the Toyota one though, maybe there is a stress point in that area ??????
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:45 AM   #40
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I had my Tacoma for about 3 months before a caster from some scaffolding came flying right at me at about 70 miles an hour. Luckily, the glass stopped it, but had to be replaced ASAP.

And having about 4 months on the replacement windshield a rock came at me at the exact same spot. Hoping this one is repairable though. It chipped the glass pretty good though.

I am glad I stumbled on this, as I thought it was just me.

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