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How many replacement windshields?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TastyHuman, Dec 24, 2011.

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How often have you had to replace your windshield?

Poll closed Jan 23, 2012.
  1. Once per year

    16 vote(s)
    17.8%
  2. Every 1-2 years

    12 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. Every 2-3 years

    7 vote(s)
    7.8%
  4. 4+ years

    5 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. Never

    50 vote(s)
    55.6%
  1. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:24 PM
    #1
    TastyHuman

    TastyHuman [OP] Oh. Bummer.

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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?
     
  2. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    Sunner

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    I think you might be onto something(or just badluck), never had chips on any of my other cars but have had 2 on my windshield in the last 3 months that I have had it, I need to go get them fixed too.
     
  3. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    4x4jeep

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    3rd time this year! I have only owned it a year and a half
     
  4. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    TACK

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    WTF are you guys doing to your windshields?? :eek:
     
  5. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    moblarkus

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    130,000kms, (approx. 82,000 mi.) On my 3rd. Cracked all along the bottom, started as a stone chip, (fucking Alberta roads!) the the defrost took care of the rest. I've been averaging one a year for the last three years. Gonna wait until this one falls in my lap before I shell out the 500 bux CDN for a new one.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    4x4jeep

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    How many will insurance replace before they get pissed or jump rates?
     
  7. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    moblarkus

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    In BC I can get away with about 1 a year without to much hassle. That being said my comprehensive deductible is about the same as a jobber replacement. I usually choose the latter. ICBC is the anti-christ!
     
  8. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    4x4jeep

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    Here you don't have to pay a deductible for auto glass. Some law in Florida. My normal deductible is $1000
     
  9. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Sunner

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    Still not worth moving there:D
     
  10. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    4x4jeep

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    And I have a jeep with a v8 open headers no smog test! FTW :D
     
  11. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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  12. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    Sunner

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    Son of a bitch!:facepalm:Screw Cali!!!!
     
  13. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    Prolly don't have a lot of gravel roads in Miami eh?
     
  14. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Maticuno

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    When I bought my '08 it did not have the factory glass which means it was replaced AT LEAST once before I bought it. In the first month I had it I picked up a chip that immediately spread larger than can be repaired. Had it replaced a few months ago then picked up a new chip last week. I'm hoping I can schedule a repair before it spreads.

    EDIT: I like the poll results so far. Either you replace it every year, or you never replace it.
     
  15. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    About 629 miles from Miami but no gravel roads around here. Cant remember the last time I saw a gravel road
     
  16. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    TastyHuman

    TastyHuman [OP] Oh. Bummer.

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    Wow, some people are more than one per year. Guess the poll won't be accurate :eek:

    I wonder how much aerodynamics have to do with it and how much is just the glass. I drove Rangers for 15 years and only had to replace one every 5 years or so. Still not worth going back to Ford.
     
  17. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Every damaged windshield I've had was caused by oncoming big rigs on two lane highways.

    Besides, if you follow the semi close enough that you're drafting off of him, the rocks will hit your bumper or grille instead. :D
     
  18. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    muisejt

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    never replace, but it should be. the truck was about 3 months old and caught a rock below the wiper and put a few cracks in the windshield but none are in my line of view when looking straight ahead so I never bothered getting it replaced.
     
  19. Dec 24, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    About 2 weeks after owning my Frontier I had a damn boulder pop up from a Ranger in front of me and hit the windshield(going 55mph), chipped it to hell and had Safelite(through insurance)fix it.

    I think youre right about the thinner glass maybe because my 2010 Ford Fusion had oodles of rocks hit the windshield(at highway speeds) and it NEVER chipped(but then again it had some super thick acoustic glass).
     
  20. Dec 24, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    charles08tacoma

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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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