Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 20:09:52 GMT
From: Johannes <>
Subject: Re: Non-OEM windshields?

Dave Hinz wrote: > > On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 19:39:28 GMT, Johannes <> wrote: > > > > ShazWozza wrote: > > >> I know that Saab have used IR (infra red) reflecting windscreen glass on > >> cars since at least the NG900. It is unlikely that the non-OEM glass will > >> have this feature so you should ask the supplier about this feature. This > >> kind of glass makes a significant difference to the AC load and in-cabin > >> temperatures. > > > I just wonder if there is such a thing as non-OEM glass? Surely Saab don't > > make the windscreen glass themselves, they probably source it from a common > > supplier, e.g. Pilkington. > > Right, but to Saab's spec. The PPG or more generic replacement you'll > get on the cheap, however, is made to fit the opening, not to meet > Saab's specs. > > > I wouldn't worry about it provided the windscreen > > is the exact specification for the model, which it has to be in any case. > > I once had a windscreen fitted from AutoGlass on my 9000 and there was > > absolutely no difference. > > (shrug) some people can't hear the difference between amplifiers, or see > the difference between normal and HD TV. Hello! Pilkington is a leading auto glass manufacturer of top notch quality. Used by many car manufacturers over the world.

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