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Old 05-30-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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Question What is window indexing?

Can someone explain what this is to me.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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I have them on my '06 Stang GT and I don't care for them...the driver and passenger door windows drop about an inch when opening the door and then go back up when you close the door (giving supposedly a perfect seal)...unfortunately in the cold months (with ice, snow, etc.) they have a tendency to "stick" and then you'll struggle opening your door or if your battery goes dead then you have to pull very hard to open your door and hope that you don't ruin the glass...(then closing the door is even worse if you haven't fixed the problem of indexing)...it's just another gimmick that is prone to not working right.
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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I have them on my '06 Stang GT and I don't care for them...the driver and passenger door windows drop about an inch when opening the door and then go back up when you close the door (giving supposedly a perfect seal)...unfortunately in the cold months (with ice, snow, etc.) they have a tendency to "stick" and then you'll struggle opening your door or if your battery goes dead then you have to pull very hard to open your door and hope that you don't ruin the glass...(then closing the door is even worse if you haven't fixed the problem of indexing)...it's just another gimmick that is prone to not working right.
Damn. Thought it was something new from Microsoft

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Old 05-30-2009, 11:37 AM   #4
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I had this feature on my BMW 330 convertible. I thought it was a great feature, especially with a soft top and the huge amounts of seals that the car had (no pillars...). I never had an issue with their behavior.

caveat - I garage my car, and we don't get tons of snow here (plenty of ice at times), so I can't say how they'd do in Buffalo (my hometown) in a January blizzard!
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:03 PM   #5
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But you can't say the windows for the Camaro are gonna stick in the winter.

If ice is on it, it's not the fault of the mechanisms that's on the ice. Get it off.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:10 PM   #6
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I had this feature on my BMW 330 convertible. I thought it was a great feature, especially with a soft top and the huge amounts of seals that the car had (no pillars...). I never had an issue with their behavior.

caveat - I garage my car, and we don't get tons of snow here (plenty of ice at times), so I can't say how they'd do in Buffalo (my hometown) in a January blizzard!
I'll let you know haha. I don't own a camaro yet, but just messing around with them at my dad's dealership, it makes a noise when I open the door, and it makes me feel empowered. haha
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:11 PM   #7
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well i live in buffalo and i wont be able to tell you how it works in a january blizzard cause she will be stored.
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It should be mucho reliable. The windows in my vette have this little ribbon that breaks. They got rid of that a while back.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:15 PM   #9
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well i live in buffalo and i wont be able to tell you how it works in a january blizzard cause she will be stored.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:35 PM   #10
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:06 PM   #11
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The first Re was the answer.
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:09 PM   #13
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the driver and passenger door windows drop about an inch when opening the door and then go back up when you close the door (giving supposedly a perfect seal)
that pretty much sums it up.
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:21 PM   #14
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Go to your local Chevy dealer and if they have a vette (I'm betting they do) ask to open then close a door and observe how the glass is seated in a channel in the weatherstrip and how the glass has to drop an inch or so so the door can be opened or closed. At very high speeds it really helps keep the glass nice and tight.
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:15 PM   #15
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I wish we had an abbreviations thread at the top. It will come in handy when the mods get cranked up. oem, nos, ect.... for now r6p and so on theres a bunch of them now. my .02
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:36 PM   #17
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Can someone explain what this is to me.
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Like others have said, that is it .. had it on my 135i and loved it ..

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Old 05-30-2009, 07:51 PM   #18
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As mentioned, it allows for a frameless glass door (which enables the convertible) to have a much better seal.

The old designs, Gen 4 Camaro, C5 Corvette had a little plastic tab about 1/3 the way up the pillar. The glass could come off the seal at high speeds resulting in wind noise.

The XLR was the first GM vehicle to use this. It is also on the C6 and the G6 Coupe and Convertible.

It is done for sealing purposes. In order to open the door, the glass must drop to clear the seal along the roof.

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Old 05-30-2009, 08:29 PM   #19
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:57 PM   #20
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i cant wait to drive all over buffalo in my 2010 IOM 2SS/RS
I'll be one of the people looking at it when you go by, especially if you're driving around Lincoln parkway or nichols haha. I love how no one has answered his question, and Buffalo has taken over this thread for a little while.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:33 PM   #21
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I have them on my G35, the only prob I had was that after about 3 years the window tinting on the drivers side had sort of been pushed downwards from the repitious movement. But most tinting gives a lifetime warranty so I got it redone and it will still look great wen I finally get my #2386.... Soon I hope...
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:41 AM   #22
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LOL this is the first time i have seen anyone from Buffalo on the site. Nice to see im not alone lol.
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:52 AM   #23
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As mentioned, it allows for a frameless glass door (which enables the convertible) to have a much better seal.

The old designs, Gen 4 Camaro, C5 Corvette had a little plastic tab about 1/3 the way up the pillar. The glass could come off the seal at high speeds resulting in wind noise.

The XLR was the first GM vehicle to use this. It is also on the C6 and the G6 Coupe and Convertible.

It is done for sealing purposes. In order to open the door, the glass must drop to clear the seal along the roof.

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Old 05-31-2009, 11:07 AM   #24
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I had no idea there's anybody from Buffalo on here too !
Mine will be stored as well. Sold my 96 Z28 last week, it never saw a winter.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:32 PM   #25
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But you can't say the windows for the Camaro are gonna stick in the winter.

If ice is on it, it's not the fault of the mechanisms that's on the ice. Get it off.
better not leave ice scraper in your car,lol
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