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Old January 3rd, 2009, 06:10 PM
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Any tips or tricks on doing this? I did it once and dont remember what went on first.. I remember it was a pain in the royal ass though..
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Randy........this is the best tech install post I have found. A little confusing as I had to read several times to understand the "string trick".

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?sh...&hl=windscreen
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 09:46 PM
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A local glass guy did it for me for $40, it took him ten minutes. Might be worth calling around.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 03:12 AM
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A local glass guy did it for me for $40, it took him ten minutes. Might be worth calling around.
$40 bucks? and only 10 minutes? where is he? LI or the city? my glass is cracking as we speak.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 09:10 AM
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I brought everything to him, that was just to install. He's in Medford out on the Island.

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I can get you details if you want.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 09:30 AM
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huh, I did the glass once on my truck. Its not hard. Just a pain to get the gasket on the glass at first.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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I cracked a heated 110 screen trying to do it. It was already chipped so no big loss, but still it sucked.

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Now I fork over whatever the glass man wants and listen to him bitch about how much the new gaskets suck.

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Old January 5th, 2009, 09:09 AM
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Easy as pie, do it yourself. I reccomend KY jelly to lube the gasket and cotton clothesline for the cord, it is the right size.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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installed the glass in about 10 minutes today. easy as pie.. I used Echo string trimmer cord around the gasket with some soap and water. I also had the frame off of the truck and an extra set of hands.

The hardest part was lining up the gasket on the glass for the first time.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 12:52 PM
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Randy........did you install the heated glass??

Are the "heating elements" (little lines in the glass) as annoying as they are on the Range Rovers???

I have a RR sport with heated glass and I can't stand it......especially at night.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 01:14 PM
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Nikojo,

You don't like the heated windshield? Let's trade I have a nice non-heated windshield in my 110 and would like to go back to the heated one, we could swap!
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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:15 PM
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I have a heated one in my 90 and its not bad... The one i installed in my dad's new 90sw was not heated though.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 10:25 PM
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Nikojo,

You don't like the heated windshield? Let's trade I have a nice non-heated windshield in my 110 and would like to go back to the heated one, we could swap!
The heated windscreen is in my RR sport not my D90.

Are the heated windscreen elements different than the ones in the RR....anyone see both????
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Old January 5th, 2009, 10:43 PM
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They're about the same, but personally I don't even notice them usually. It seems like they really bother some people and others never even know they're there. I see them if I look AT the windshield but when I just look THROUGH it I don't even see them.
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They are worse in a defender than in a RRS.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 10:30 AM
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You think so Ron? It stands to reason that they would be worse with a completely flat windshield, but I've never found them to be particularly noticeable.
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I think the lines are more pronouced too in the Defender. I have only looked at RRS, but I had two current spec RRs and they both were not as pronouced as the defender glass.

It does not bother me in the least, but some people really don't like it.
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