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Old 01-30-2009, 09:04 AM   #1
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OEM windshield versus aftermarket.

Hey Folks,

Got a stone that cracked the windshield. What are your opinions on aftermarket glass versus OEM. Its on a 325ci (heated windshield).

Also, has anybody had their windshield replaced and where. Any tips/info i should be aware when having it replaced?

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Old 01-30-2009, 09:33 AM   #2
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Aftermaket is great aslong as its not made in China. PPG is the #1 choice imo.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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PPG is the best, more resistant to chips and dis colouring than OEM Sekurit brand. Just make sur to use the BMW OEM gasket from dealer and you'll be fine.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:55 AM   #4
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PPG and oem gasket huh.. know anybody that installs with these items? mine is cracked too.
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:13 AM   #5
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I do windsheild replacements, PPG glass and a premium gasket (not oem, never had complaints with these)

Jaystyles, what year 325ci do you have?

E36is, what year/model? heated?
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:09 PM   #6
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1995 2 door coupe, heated. pm me price and warranty.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:10 PM   #7
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I do windsheild replacements, PPG glass and a premium gasket (not oem, never had complaints with these)

Jaystyles, what year 325ci do you have?

E36is, what year/model? heated?
2001.. i was quoted $250 for the job with some aftermarket windshield manufacturer (eclipse) I've never heard of or double that for OEM.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:31 PM   #8
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Ok just talked to my supplier, PPG has no listing for a heated glass on a 01 325ci, all they could find was one with a rain sensor which im sure you have.

Glass with the sensor and new gaskets = $360 installed, drive away.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:34 PM   #9
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Have a look at this thread incase it has any info. to offer you.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/show...ghlight=Alfred

I am replacing my windshield in the spring and by getting it from the dealer (staff discount from a friend) it will be just over $200.00. I will buy the gasket also and have the work done by a Mobile Windshield expert I was referred to and discussed the job with. I heard great things about him, he was pleasant when I spoke to him, and I really liked that he works for Dealerships but can come do it at your place if you arrange it with him personally.

Here is his contact if you would like to check with him:
Jonathan Alfred 416-451-9679

He offered to supply PPG glass for me, but I wanted the oem BMW glass with logo ect. and at Dealer cost it is actually pretty cheap, otherwise I would have gone with the PPG from him (Heard great stuff about the PPG glass also). All in all when I added it up it was a better deal/cheaper to do it this way with OEM glass from BMW then going aftermarket with any of the windshield shops I called for the job.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:40 PM   #10
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Here's the best service/price in town:

JAMS AUTOGLASS: Jonathan Alfred 416-451-9679

Tell him Mike from Kitchener w/white Bimmer sent you!
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