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Old 04-04-2012, 03:10 PM
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ugh. rock cracked the windshield....

Its definitely ugly and it sucks but at least theres insurance. Is it just me or does the car being so low make it seem like EVERYTHING hits it?
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:31 PM
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that just sounds like bad luck with the windshield crack. my vw that I had before the s2k was practically scraping frame with coils and nothing like that ever happened to me.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:45 PM
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Sorry dude, but you are right, I think I can drive under grasshopper jumping sometimes.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:51 PM
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The front bumper is beat to $h!t too. gonna have to respray sooner than later.. then im going to get one of those clear shields put on
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:01 PM
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Yeah, it definitely seems the shape of the car welcomes debris impact. (Or, maybe it's just us). Anyway, I've learned to back off a bit, but sometimes it's difficult with people switching lanes in front of me...which is annoying as hell.

Others have said this, and I agree: Windshields, like tires, oil, and filters...are just another wear & tear item.

You'll be happy with how clear a new one is, but do your research to decide if you want OEM or OEE glass. (I went with OEE, and regret not getting OEM).
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim21680 View Post
Yeah, it definitely seems the shape of the car welcomes debris impact. (Or, maybe it's just us). Anyway, I've learned to back off a bit, but sometimes it's difficult with people switching lanes in front of me...which is annoying as hell.

Others have said this, and I agree: Windshields, like tires, oil, and filters...are just another wear & tear item.

You'll be happy with how clear a new one is, but do your research to decide if you want OEM or OEE glass. (I went with OEE, and regret not getting OEM).
Thats why i pay for full coverage. no arguements. Its from safelite. I have had them do work a few years ago, pretty painless imho and i plan on being there for moral support. I swear, i never meant to hit her. I love her. It was an accident I swear!
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Before I painted my hardtop there were chips on it from impacts just behind the windshield. And my DD has had a few chips in the windshield that were above the roof line of my S2000 so you know you're going to get them everywhere. No way around it with a low car. I try not to follow other cars very close but that's not always easy.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Silverstone_Ryan View Post
Before I painted my hardtop there were chips on it from impacts just behind the windshield. And my DD has had a few chips in the windshield that were above the roof line of my S2000 so you know you're going to get them everywhere. No way around it with a low car. I try not to follow other cars very close but that's not always easy.
Its never easy when they dont get out of the way... but this was really random, i was out on my own and bang! BTW respect for the low milage AP1. My 02 has about 18600
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:00 PM
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you can lose a windshield at any time. goes with the territory. tough luck but it happens. like jim said, "wear and tear." whadda ya gonna do?
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by slostwok View Post
BTW respect for the low milage AP1. My 02 has about 18600
I wish I could drive her more. With kids and a fam I just don't get as many days to enjoy driving nirvana as I would like. Maybe this summer I'll get to log some more miles...
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:27 PM
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I noticed I'm getting a TON more bug splats on my windshield vs my 300zx. the 300zx is just as low but the S2000's windshield is much more verticle than the super sloped Z.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by JDMricist View Post
I noticed I'm getting a TON more bug splats on my windshield vs my 300zx. the 300zx is just as low but the S2000's windshield is much more verticle than the super sloped Z.
Yeah, mine right now has quite a few bug splats on it right now.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:11 PM
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Sorry dude, but you are right, I think I can drive under grasshopper jumping sometimes.
Lmao, I was thinking the same thing. I live near a lot of land, and I feel like while I am driving, it is like the end of the world for all insects and they all try to commit suicide on my S.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:28 PM
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The good thing is nothing is better than a new windshield. So clear...
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:13 AM
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Hi Everybody -

I hope I'm not hijacking this thread, but I didn't see anything about the problem I have with my windshield, which is pitting. I noticed after I bought the car (used), I could never get the windshield really crystal clear (especially noticeable when driving into the sun). Then I realized that the windshield has quite a bit of pitting. It appears to have gotten worse in the three years I've owned the car. Is there some service I can get to polish out the pits? I have just one small rock chip, so I'm hoping I don't have to replace the windshield to resolve the problem. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 09-09-2012, 12:08 PM
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Sorry to have to tell you this. However, imo once a windshield is pitted the only thing you can do is replace it. I leave in the canyons of So Cal and after a few years of the Santa Ana winds all my windshiels get pitted. I have tried all kinds of stuff, all failed. So far all the cars that I have onwed for five years have had the windshields replaced at least once. That includes my S.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:56 PM
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Will -

Thanks for the response. I notice that most of the information on the web concerning pitted windshield supports your opinion. I did notice one local guy who does windshield repairs including removing scratches and pitting for exotic and classic cars in the Concours d'Elegance here. But I bet the cost of his service wouldn't be much cheaper than doing a replacement. I may call him just to see how expensive his service turns out to be. He's had excellent reviews for the quality of his work. I guess worse case, I could just get him replace the windshield as you suggest.

Thanks again for your help.

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Old 09-10-2012, 09:10 PM
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No avoiding rocks i've been driving along go through a corner and flick a rock at myself i'm still on my first screen and mine is a `99 model so it's just luck whether they chip or crack
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