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Old 06-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #51
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Got to back out sorry. Would love it but othe areas of my life need the cash.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #52
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would it be possible or even wise to go down to 1/8th all around? I know standard is 3/16 but if its stronger maybe go down to the 1/8th? i dont know
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:55 AM   #53
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would it be possible or even wise to go down to 1/8th all around? I know standard is 3/16 but if its stronger maybe go down to the 1/8th? i dont know
i would go the most weightloss if you are doing it but thats just me
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would it be possible or even wise to go down to 1/8th all around? I know standard is 3/16 but if its stronger maybe go down to the 1/8th? i dont know
The issue you'd run into isn't strength, it's that you'll have a gap between the window and the trim - because the trim is designed for the 3/8th OEM windows.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:55 PM   #55
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Yeah there would be a 1/16" gap on the quarter panel windows, and I don't know if the door windows would seal properly when closed if they're 1/16" thinner than stock. But it depends on what your main use of the car is. I don't know the weight difference between the 3/16 and 1/8 optic glass; wish I did but considering how little their 3/16 glass weighs, I can't imagine it would make that much difference compared to the gap issue. If you're building basically a track-only car, then go with 3/16 front and 1/8 everything else. Otherwise it's probably better to stick with 3/16 to avoid gap issues IMO.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:28 PM   #56
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We need to hurry up and get a few more in on this. I might not be able to wait to much longer. The crack in my windshield is growing bigger everyday.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:05 PM   #57
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We need to hurry up and get a few more in on this. I might not be able to wait to much longer. The crack in my windshield is growing bigger everyday.
Well put the word out! I've been trying to get us to the 10 mark.
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I have been. Hopefully we can get a couple more to make it happen.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:55 AM   #60
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We only need 4 more people to get this deal; anymore takers?
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #62
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #63
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NASCAR actually mandates the bracing for crash safety. They utilize a 1/4" window which is much more rigid of course than the 3/16" that we recommend for most street and drag applications. But there truely is no need to go any thicker than 3/16" for 95% of the vehicles out there. However with that said if you are running in a sanctioning body that requires 1/4" such as some road race organizations we can accommodate you.
95%.... At what point would one need to worry about the front windshield? I plan on doing standing mile events and will probably see 180+mph. Would it be ok for that?
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #64
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For those speeds I'd bolt the window in (I think they have pics of an install like that on their website) and/or consider the 1/4" window. Ask Jim from Optic about that specifically though since he'd know what the requirements are.
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Over 1800 views to this thread and we can't get just 4 more people to at least get the windshield? You don't need to buy everything to be one of the "ten" buyers we need. With the 10% discount you'll get the windshield for $450. For a high quality polycarbonate windshield that's 16 lbs lighter than the factory windshield and 250 times stronger, that's a great deal!

We do need 10 orders for the side quarter windows though to get the discount on those.
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I guess I'll have to give them a call. I was kind of hoping he would respond in here to my question that's why I quoted him. Confusing though...if it's 250 times stronger then why does it have issues with wind/speed? But no worries i'll give them a call.
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Let us know what he says. Even though they're 250x stronger for impact, the air pressure at 180 mph is so great it might cause it to flex and bend enough to pull it loose from the glue (windshields are glued to the car normally).
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:38 PM   #68
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doc you think its possible to post a thread on the FI section and the ZL1 and general Camaro section? I think this could reach 10 in one day
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:36 PM   #69
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Yeah go for it. Spread the word.
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It will flex under high speed.
It will scratch from everyday use.
Great product for a race car.
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It will flex under high speed.
It will scratch from everyday use.
Great product for a race car.
did you read the whole thread, or at least watched the video?
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did you read the whole thread, or at least watched the video?
I don't think he did.
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Let us know what he says. Even though they're 250x stronger for impact, the air pressure at 180 mph is so great it might cause it to flex and bend enough to pull it loose from the glue (windshields are glued to the car normally).
I talked to Aaron I believe... But anyway he said that 3/16 will start to bend inward around 150-160 but it's not going to cave in. They advise bracing at that speed to maintain aerodynamics. He also said a very light bracing is all that is needed. I may look into a removable brace. He also said that the 1/4 inch wouldn't have a problem without bracing. He also mentioned that they can be tinted 35% or 18% from Optic Armor and the tint is internal and that aftermarket tint might not stick well or long because of a silicone like film that is on the Poly Carbonate windows.
I'm interested in these windows but I'm not currently in a position to get them. I also don't want a permanent brace in the car. I'll look into purchasing all but the rear in glass in 2 or so months.
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I'm in if they can also tint it for the HUD along with the factory-like tint.
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I talked to Aaron I believe... But anyway he said that 3/16 will start to bend inward around 150-160 but it's not going to cave in. They advise bracing at that speed to maintain aerodynamics. He also said a very light bracing is all that is needed. I may look into a removable brace. He also said that the 1/4 inch wouldn't have a problem without bracing. He also mentioned that they can be tinted 35% or 18% from Optic Armor and the tint is internal and that aftermarket tint might not stick well or long because of a silicone like film that is on the Poly Carbonate windows.
I'm interested in these windows but I'm not currently in a position to get them. I also don't want a permanent brace in the car. I'll look into purchasing all but the rear in glass in 2 or so months.
That's good to know, thanks!

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I'm in if they can also tint it for the HUD along with the factory-like tint.
I'll count you in unless they say otherwise on the HUD. They do say it will work with their existing windows but not be as bright. Maybe they can do a HUD tint.
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