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Old 10-01-2016, 01:38 PM
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BMW windshields

I have replaced 3 x5winshields in 18 months 8 stone starbursts in all is any anybody having this problem
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:46 AM
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:56 AM
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I have replaced 3 x5winshields in 18 months 8 stone starbursts in all is any anybody having this problem
What brand is your X5's replacement windshieldS?

Mine is ~60K miles and four years old and has taken some hellacious whacks in the year and a half that I've had it.

My next previous German vehicle had one replacement windshield in thirteen years.
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:53 PM
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thank you for your response It is a bmw brand carlex e 11
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:32 PM
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thank you for your response it is a bmw brand carlex e 11
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:38 PM
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Did you have a bad winter with lots of gravel spread on the roads??
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Old 10-04-2016, 05:58 AM
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This problem is NOT unique to BMW.

Due to the CAFE requirements, all companies have recently begun to obsess over weight reductions.

One of the result is that windshield have indeed become thinner.....

Ever pick up a large piece of glass and feel how heavy it can be.

Now, consider as an engineer if you can cut even a modest amount of weight from a portion of the car that virtually no one will ever notice.

At first glance, this appears to be a nearly perfect place for this method.

The only problem..... by it's very nature this compromises the strength of the windshield.

For most urban drivers, they will never even know.

It is the highway drivers that are being struck by even modest highway debris that are taking the hit.

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Old 10-04-2016, 07:18 AM
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A BMW X5 windshield is an integral component of body stiffness.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:46 AM
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A BMW X5 windshield is an integral component of body stiffness.
That was started on US cars in 74, nothing new.. It was a federal mandate to add strength to the roof of a car in a rollover accident .. The main change was using a stronger urethane type sealer to retain the WS in the car, instead of the WS "popping' out..

Sad thing is after a piece of Laminated glass ( windshield ) breaks it has NO structure or strength....
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