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      01-13-2020, 09:53 AM   #23
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With clean air, and super smooth back-roads. Yeah, I'll take it.
So let me get this straight, you want everyone to move to where you are, where there are few people/cars, so there will be more cars on the road and more chances of broken windshields?
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So let me get this straight, you want everyone to move to where you are, where there are few people/cars, so there will be more cars on the road and more chances of broken windshields?
I suggested nothing of the sort, I was merely defending Middle Earth...well.
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With clean air, and super smooth back-roads. Yeah, I'll take it.
Now I want a Lotus. Beautiful shots.
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      01-14-2020, 11:16 PM   #28
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Except when you need to replace it every three years because of rock chips. Which is why the technology is inside.
I don't buy that at all. I've only had 14 cars in my life, but I've never had to replace a windshield. Secondly, I'm sure the technology exists to keep the windshield from collecting chips. Hell, even a thin layer of self-healing Xpel could do that.

I'm sure there are good reasons that the technology doesn't exist yet, but argument is that it's a foregone conclusion, so why not work on it now? The more autonomous vehicles come, and that's a foregone conclusion as well, the more the windscreen, windows, and back-light can be used as a landscape for entertainment (and it will).
Ive driven over 10 cars regularly over the course of 15 years and never had a windshield/rock chip issue, until 6 years ago. Brand new 2013 340ix had a windshield replacement a year into ownership, then 2016 M4 had a windshield replacement, then M3 ZCP had a windshield replacement, then M3CS had a windshield replacement, then a 2018 grand Cherokee which was the worst; I had picked up the Grand Cherokee from the dealership and as soon as i pulled out onto the highway, a rock flew into the windshield and destroyed it. Literally 20 minutes of ownership (Brand new vehicle) and i had to drive it from the dealership straight to the glass repair shop.

Moral of the story, windshield replacements are like accidents. They may rarely happen and you can be extremely cautious, but some things are inevitable regardless.
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Ive driven over 10 cars regularly over the course of 15 years and never had a windshield/rock chip issue, until 6 years ago. Brand new 2013 340ix had a windshield replacement a year into ownership, then 2016 M4 had a windshield replacement, then M3 ZCP had a windshield replacement, then M3CS had a windshield replacement, then a 2018 grand Cherokee which was the worst; I had picked up the Grand Cherokee from the dealership and as soon as i pulled out onto the highway, a rock flew into the windshield and destroyed it. Literally 20 minutes of ownership (Brand new vehicle) and i had to drive it from the dealership straight to the glass repair shop.

Moral of the story, windshield replacements are like accidents. They may rarely happen and you can be extremely cautious, but some things are inevitable regardless.
Damn, well, here's knocking on wood at 33 years with no replacements!
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The visor would be cool if you can also use it to overlay additional data. Trans temp, diff temp, air inlet temp, EGT. Overlay map or nav data or even weather or traffic alerts, highlight next turn. if you have another display in a sense use it.
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I'll just continue tinting my cars windshields as I go, 45% is a good middle ground but could be darker.
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Ive driven over 10 cars regularly over the course of 15 years and never had a windshield/rock chip issue, until 6 years ago. Brand new 2013 340ix had a windshield replacement a year into ownership, then 2016 M4 had a windshield replacement, then M3 ZCP had a windshield replacement, then M3CS had a windshield replacement, then a 2018 grand Cherokee which was the worst; I had picked up the Grand Cherokee from the dealership and as soon as i pulled out onto the highway, a rock flew into the windshield and destroyed it. Literally 20 minutes of ownership (Brand new vehicle) and i had to drive it from the dealership straight to the glass repair shop.

Moral of the story, windshield replacements are like accidents. They may rarely happen and you can be extremely cautious, but some things are inevitable regardless.
10 cars in 15 years is a lot. Move much or just like new cars?

I was serious about rock chips in South Florida. All the dump trucks transporting dirt/cement and lots of construction means chips are unavoidable.
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Ive driven over 10 cars regularly over the course of 15 years and never had a windshield/rock chip issue, until 6 years ago. Brand new 2013 340ix had a windshield replacement a year into ownership, then 2016 M4 had a windshield replacement, then M3 ZCP had a windshield replacement, then M3CS had a windshield replacement, then a 2018 grand Cherokee which was the worst; I had picked up the Grand Cherokee from the dealership and as soon as i pulled out onto the highway, a rock flew into the windshield and destroyed it. Literally 20 minutes of ownership (Brand new vehicle) and i had to drive it from the dealership straight to the glass repair shop.

Moral of the story, windshield replacements are like accidents. They may rarely happen and you can be extremely cautious, but some things are inevitable regardless.
10 cars in 15 years is a lot. Move much or just like new cars?

I was serious about rock chips in South Florida. All the dump trucks transporting dirt/cement and lots of construction means chips are unavoidable.
There are guys on here that have been thru 40+ cars (more than women) in a ten year time frame.

But it was a combination of my cars and household cars that I'd drive regularly. Especially sports cars are more vulnerable since they sit lower and usually have thinner windshields for weight reduction (as I was informed).
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