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      06-07-2017, 07:34 AM   #1
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Help with windshield replacement cost

What does it roughly cost to get the windshield replaced? Parts vs labor. I'm only interested in OEM. I'm not opposed to getting a clean used windshield. Is the part number more my E90 M3 the same as a run of the mill E90?
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      06-07-2017, 08:36 AM   #2
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Check with your insurance. Sometimes they will cover it. I had mine replaced last year and i think I paid around $50. If I remember right it would have cost around $750 if insurance hadn't covered it going through Safelite.
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      06-07-2017, 08:40 AM   #3
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^ in addition they can come out to your house for the install
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      06-07-2017, 08:53 AM   #4
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OEM windshields will be the most expensive. I would suggest you go with one of the OEM suppliers, such as Pilkington. It will still be more than the shitty Safelite brand, but far cheaper than the factory glass.
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      06-07-2017, 09:10 AM   #5
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I got a crack in mine about a month ago. Not the best way to find out I dont have comprehensive glass coverage, I do now for $4 more a month. It cost me $312 for glass and install, shaded and water sensors. No complaints so far.
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I would avoid the current OEM glass which is made by St. Gobain for BMW. It is very soft and pits and cracks easily. I went this route once and the parts alone from the dealer were over $1k (included seals and clips).

My car originally came with Pilkington from the factory but somewhere along the line BMW switched to St. Gobain. I've found the Pilkington to be a much better windshield for durability so I've switched back.
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I would avoid the current OEM glass which is made by St. Gobain for BMW. It is very soft and pits and cracks easily. I went this route once and the parts alone from the dealer were over $1k (included seals and clips).

My car originally came with Pilkington from the factory but somewhere along the line BMW switched to St. Gobain. I've found the Pilkington to be a much better windshield for durability so I've switched back.

Odd, both of my Audis had the St. Gobain glass and I never had a problem with pitting/cracking even after years of driving on downtown Chicago's shitty streets. Maybe you got a bad one?
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Odd, both of my Audis had the St. Gobain glass and I never had a problem with pitting/cracking even after years of driving on downtown Chicago's shitty streets. Maybe you got a bad one?
Certainly could have been a bad one. It started pitting within 1-2 months and cracks started after 6 months. Since I've switched to Pilkington a couple of years ago, it sill looks relatively good with only very minor pitting. Insurance paid for both windshields so cost wasn't a factor in my switch.
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If I'm not mistaken, Saint Gobain has been making glass for BMW for as long or longer than Pilkington. I remember my e30 had Saint Gobain glass in it...
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What brand glass does Safelite use for our cars?
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      06-08-2017, 11:06 AM   #11
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I think I was quoted $750 for oem, but I opted for aftermarket. I paid $325 installed. No issues.
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Not my M3 but my Z4M Coupe was $680 installed at satellite for a new OE windshield with rain sensor. I would imagine you'd be looking at roughly the same $700 or so for OE glass.

Also, to answer a question above, the M3 windshield is no different than an equivalently optioned non M.
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What brand glass does Safelite use for our cars?

You can typically choose between their in-house brand (crap), aftermarket (Pilkington, etc), and OEM.
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You can typically choose between their in-house brand (crap), aftermarket (Pilkington, etc), and OEM.
Thanks!

I did an online quote which was $425. Hopefully it's pilkington but I will ask.
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