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Windshield Replacement

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Xx_Evilvirus_xX, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Oct 7, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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    Xx_Evilvirus_xX

    Xx_Evilvirus_xX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So rock crack my windshield left a lasso type of crack right on the driver side today. First time actually having to replace a windshield out of 7 vehicles I have own. I could go with my insurance 495 deductible. I found Affordable Auto Glass for 250. Guess I'm more concern about get what you paid for? Recommendations? TIA
     
  2. Oct 7, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    13tacosport

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    Find a 18 wheeler that’s hauling dirt or rocks with a sticker that says how’s my driving, call that number and say their truck dropped rocks or something that cracked your windshield and most likely they will pay for new one. You’re welcome, buy me beer.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    TacoMamba35

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    You're driving a 2018? It's gonna be more than $250, thanks to that camera sensor mounted on the windshield. It usually requires a calibration following glass replacement.

    The total might come closer to that $495 deductible.
     
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  4. Oct 7, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    Rujack

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  5. Oct 7, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    I heard it on one of those stand up comedy shows lol forgot who it was. Sebastian or jokoy?
     
  6. Oct 7, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    Xx_Evilvirus_xX

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    Exactly my thoughts.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2019 at 10:59 PM
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    Jfish12

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    well thank god i have a 2017... no camera sensor on mine. i have a crack in my windshield also.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2019 at 12:05 AM
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    Pro-Taco

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    How about insurance fraud. Have that ever crossed your mind?
     
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  9. Oct 8, 2019 at 6:17 AM
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    I've replaced exactly ONE windshield in the 20 years of driving BEFORE I bought my Taco. I'm on my 4th windshield in less than 3 years.... We all love the tough looks of our trucks with their boxy truck-like appearance... but it comes at a price as they are far from aerodynamic. I'd stick with OEM if I were you personally b/c generally you do get what you pay for but this is coming from a guy who's paid $500 out of pocket 3 times now and all of those instances were normal driving on the highway, same roads I've always driven...
     
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  10. Oct 8, 2019 at 6:18 AM
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    I was quoted not much more than your deductible for the glass but you also need to recalibrate the sensor. Around DC, all the glass shops told me the only places that can do that are Safelite and Toyota so I'm getting the glass done third party later this week, disabling the system, and taking it straight to Toyota to have the calibration done because fuck Safelite's cheap glass. Insurance is paying the glass shop directly and I'm getting reimbursed for the recalibration.
     
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  11. Oct 8, 2019 at 6:28 AM
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    I had my windshield replaced when my truck got hailed on. Oem windshield was $566, installation was $150, and they wanted $500 for recalibration. I skipped the calibration since I knew I'd have to remove the windshield again to replace my roof and I had to wait a day for the guy that does the calibration to be available. Everything worked fine without recalibrating though.
     
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  12. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    I really wish I'd had the presence of mind to do this the night that an 18 wheeler coming off of a caliche road actually did drop a rock right in front of me. Also probably should have done it when another one rode the shoulder and blasted my hood with rock chips. That's several months removed now, though, so I'll have to wait til another one gets me. It shouldn't be too long now, oilfield truck traffic is awful.
     
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  13. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    slim shady
     
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  14. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    next time man, next time! just glad you know what to do next time lol
     
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  15. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    nope, been paying thousands of dollars a year for nothing, now its time for OP to take some back.
     
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  16. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    Thanks, I am considering going thru my insurance now. That's a good idea.

    Was also considering applying a windshield protector film.

    https://madico.com/automotive/windshield-protection
     
  17. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  18. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    The only 2 options for windshields are the OEM one and the Pinkerton one.....Pinkerton makes the OEM one
     
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  19. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    Be careful, in many states, anything on your windshield outside a few very specific areas isn't legal. That stuff probably isn't going to stop a rock either - it's more for pitting and the like.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    Pinkerton are those detectives that are going to track down the shady characters in this thread :anonymous:
     

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