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Windshield Replacement

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

  1. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    GreyBaldTaco

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    yea, that
     
  2. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    MikeyMcFly

    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    I hear windshield and I twitch.

    I've had two OEM windshields crack already. I've got an FY one in there now that hasn't had an issue and has lasted longer than either OEM. The glass guy I used for the FY said he has had more luck than with Pilkington in his experience as quality has changed.

    My poor truck got absolutely butchered by a "recommended" chain shop (scratched paint, leaks, etc) and it took months to get everything right. I had a local indie guy do the FY while I was there and saw how he did everything. The chain shop used what almost looked like strips of felt adhesive that caused all kinds of issues. The indie guy used epoxy and I haven't had an issue since.
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    golfindia

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    If I find out there is anything on any vehicle I own that costs $500 to recalibrate it is either going to get removed or disconnected.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    Beerpayzdabillz

    Beerpayzdabillz Pastryatarian

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    fixed it for ya
     
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  5. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:59 AM
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    If you care about the GoPro mount also make sure you double check because sometimes they use ones that would work on 2019+ that don't have the mounts on them. 2018 is a one off from the previous 2017 and everything after that.
     
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  6. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    aturk

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    Do you guys really not have glass coverage on your policy?

    I've had $0 deductible auto glass coverage on my policy for this very reason for years. Most everyone I know has it as well.

    You can always request "OEM" glass and they should accomodate. I just went through this on my 2013 Acura TL. Getting ready to sell it and wanted to make it as marketable as possible.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    InfernoChalupa

    InfernoChalupa Using CRAWL control on Bunny Trails

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    Simply put, go with the $250 option self pay. No need to worry about glass quality between OE or aftermarket. You can request "Pilkington" if you wish since they make the OE and aftermarket. Only difference between the two are a Toyota stamp in the corner. No need for an insurance claim if it can be done cheaper than your deductible.
     
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  8. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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    InfernoChalupa

    InfernoChalupa Using CRAWL control on Bunny Trails

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    and they'll happily give you an "OEM equivalent". You can request "OE" and then pay the difference if you truly want it. Getting OE glass when aftermarket is available at no extra cost only happens under special circumstances.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    SearArtist

    SearArtist It's wet, slick, and ready to go.

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    Have PGW and have no issues. Paid $250 out of pocket for a local company to replace it... Insurance wanted a $500 deductible.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    Just went through this a couple months ago. My body guy ordered a Pilkington replacement, it was so bad it would even fit in the frame. Since the truck was less then 12 months old, Allstate will pay for an OEM (also Pilkington), fits great, and even had the GoPro labeled camera mount (I use for my dash cam). I was pleased with the install and quality of glass. However, since my '18 has all the safety stuff, it was $500 to calibrate everything. The glass shop my body guys uses has a mobile calibration unit. Seems like Insurance paid about $1500 for everything, $0 out of pocket. I would check with your agent and make sure everything is done correctly. Comprehensive claims are different than collision.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2019 at 6:13 PM
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    Don't agree with doing it. But it isn't insurance fraud if they pay for it. Gateway drug to morally corrupt hell. But not illegal.
     
  12. Oct 10, 2019 at 8:23 PM
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    Pro-Taco

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    Not illegal??? Since when is defrauding trucking company or insurance is not illegal? So if I get a scratch on my truck, then write down some poor Joe's license plate number who happen to park next to me days later and claim it trough my or his insurance is not a fraud? Because of the mentality like that our insurance rates are going trough the roof. Why not man up and take care of it like one should, or add a glass coverage to your insurance so you don't have to get "creative" in the situation like this. I can't believe you guys even entertaining this idea.
     
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