I agree, but my 2006 pilot is thicker and when a rock hits it on the highway, it just make a small dent. but the new pilot is the same thickness as the ridgelineBut that tiny collision was probably at combined speed of about 100mph
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I am fairly certain that the acoustic windshields are slightly thicker than the non-acoustic windshields.Is it thinner or just a side effect of this new Acoustic windshields that manufacture are starting to use?
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I just re-read this entire thread; does anyone happen to have the part number for the clips? I think that adding it to this thread will be useful.my body guy put a Honda glass in, all is perfect.
All sensing systems work just as they did before, no calibration needed.
Chances are near 100% that the side trim retainer clips will break upon trim removal. There are 3 on each side, have them on hand if you are planning a glass swap.
91570-TG7-A01 clip, fr. Windshield side garnish
I did get the policy change, and BAMM, another stone.Confirmed: "... it will cover any rock chips to the windshield (full replacement, crack repair, pinhole repair, etc."
For my two Hondas, that's under $50 for the year.
Stone collisions, None. Deflectors on my trucks only help to protect the front area of the hood. Had to replace a couple deflectors damaged by road debris over the years. Wind shield will still takes rock impacts (chips, cracks). The only thing that might get deflected, maybe small bugs. So if your looking to protect the wind shield only, don't waste you time. If looking to protect the nose of the hood, yes, that's why I have the low-profile deflector on both my Honda's.My question on this topic is this: Which hood deflectors can actually MAKE a difference on helping to reduce the stone collisions?
I'm not a big fan of the deflector, but if it does the job or cuts the likelihood down by 50% then it might be worth it.
I have the RTL without all of those sensors, but this is really a problem topic since it affects so many of us.
Agreed, my experience is the leading edge of the hood takes a beating so now the low profile hood deflector can. I have the OEM on the RL that I installed myself and the AVS Aeroskins on our CRV and Accord which were easy to install as well. I also do the gutter guard behind the grill just for that extra bit of protection. The RL's upper portion of the grille is a little on the open side so it can't hurt.Stone collisions, None. Deflectors on my trucks only help to protect the front area of the hood. Had to replace a couple deflectors damaged by road debris over the years. Wind shield will still takes rock impacts (chips, cracks). The only thing that might get deflected, maybe small bugs. So if your looking to protect the wind shield only, don't waste you time. If looking to protect the nose of the hood, yes, that's why I have the low-profile deflector on both my Honda's.
Just had the same thing sorta happen. Back window with power slider only honda dealers had it. Fortunately here in MN we a required to have zero deductible glass coverage. The reason they do this is so people fix glass vs not fixing.Took a VERY small stone to the windshield this am on the way to work and in an instant had a 10" crack running from left to right right through my field of vision.
Literally, the smallest little "ting" of the stone hitting the glass...almost like the bits of sand that gets thrown up when someone drives across rumble strips.
I was shocked..and pissed...my ridgeline is just over 2 weeks old.
But that's only where the saga starts... the dealership I purchased it from, Phillipsburg Easton Honda in NJ, said they would replace the windshield for $495 plus $115 to re-calibrate the LKAS.
My insurance company quoted me a price of $589 of which I'd be responsible for $500 (my deductible)...however, honda dealership says if I have it replaced elsewhere, the cost to re-calibrate the LKAS would be $230 for 2 hours of labor...that they were offering me a "deal" by doing the glass there.
I decided to let the honda dealership and their glass guy do the job...only to get a call back later that their glass partner "Novus" can't get the glass for the 2017 ridgeline.
Honda would have to special order the windshield to have them install...now the total windshield replacement, with parts and re-calibration was going to cost me $950+
I called around to a couple of other dealerships and they all say the re-calibration will cost around $200.
so that means no matter what, I'm looking at a $700 windshield replacement?
Honestly, if the glass breaks this easily and is this expensive to replace, I don't know if I will be able to afford to keep this car.
I just drove a 2008 CR-V for 10 years and 208,000 miles..I took MANY stones off the windshield and only ever had to have a couple small chips repaired.