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Old 05-05-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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Windshield woes

Cracked windshield. Any issues with going with aftermarket glass, or should it be coming from Porsche?? If so, why?
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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I need to check mine, but I think it's made by Sekurit. Personally, I'd go with OE glass as I've heard too many bad stories (in the Mercedes community) about aftermarket windshields being a bit wavy.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:29 AM   #3
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Cool Cracked Windshield

I Can agree only with OE Glass by Securit. You don't want to take a chance with aftermarket once, besides there's not much savings anyway ..
Securit are not only supplied by a Porsche dealer in fact, they source them out to independent installer/supplier specifying Securit brand.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:50 AM   #4
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Aftermarket isn't bad as long as you tell the installer you want to see it off the car before installation. If it is not clear (wavy) just tell him you want him to come back with one that's not wavy.

Factory glass is terribly expensive and not worth it in my opinion when you can just make the company bring out a new piece of glass that's better and tell them you don't want crap on your car.

The other issue is the retainer hoop on the windshield. The mobile installer I used called me to reschedule saying that I would need to provide one or he would use the generic gasket they have for windshields. I had it shipped to me from Sunset Imports (cheapest place I could find it) but it arrived bent by UPS and it was worthless, so I got credit for it and had them use the generic gasket material... which I actually think looks better!

You just might get points taken off at concours though.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:45 PM   #5
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my only real concern would be whether there was an antenna in the replacement glass
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:03 AM   #6
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I replaced mine about 5+ years ago. If I recall, it was pricey! I'm thinking around $900 installed. It was at a Porsche dealership. I remember inquiring about an aftermarket one but don't remember why I didn't go with it???
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