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"Stronger" is conditional to what forces the window will experience. Your windshield for example is a structural part of the vehicle that is designed to help support the roof in the event of a rollover. The rear windows are considerably less critical in that aspect. (being made of 1/8" tempered glass instead of thicker laminated glass like the windshield). In the case of a theft deterent, the plastic windows will frustrate a thief so much he'll probably just smash out one the front side windows instead. A full swing from a baseball bat to a plastic window will result in the window flexing briefly, followed by the bat bouncing of the glass. You could swing a bat at it all day, it won't break. It won't break even if you use an axe or a sledgehammer. The window will flex to deflect the impact, and then laugh at you. You may end up denting the window, but you'll never break it. Even if the window was shot at, you'd have round little holes where the bullets penetrated, but it wouldn't shatter. The easiest way for someone to penetrate the window would be from a cordless powertool. A cordless drill with a 3" holesaw would eat through it in seconds, so would a cordless sawzall.

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Sounds good. Don't care about the front windows as much. The value of the car is sitting where the back seat was and the seats are locked so you can't get access to it from the front. You can't even open the doors unless the alarm is disarmed. These windows should work nicely.

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I am trying to get the windows for $250 a pair for the quarter glass, $125 for the hatch glass. Shipping will be $24 in canada, $48 to the USA, and $89 International, regardles of how much you buy. (up to 2 full sets of glass). Availble in pairs or as a set of three pieces, tinted or clear. Clear windows have factory blackouts around the edges. Factory style fitment, molded curved MR10 1/8th Lexan.

Group buy to begin once I finalize a price, and end one month later. PayPal only, cash up front.

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hehehe,

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I am interested in that for the price, factory fit or bolt in style, dont care.. but i want them like.... tomorrow. :D

similar set of windows for my other car would probably cost me 5x that price wholesale cost. i cant believe stuff for these cars is so cheap!

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so will the side windows have the hinge & latch pieces ?


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I imagine it would be if it uses the OEM hardware. It's only three holes.

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i wonder how lightweight i can do the stereo and still hear it over the engine/exhaust ...


How much weight are you willing to sacrifice? Deck=1-2lbs, front speakers=1-2lbs, rear speakers=1-2lbs, subwoofer=15-20lbs with fiberglass enclosure, amp for subs=5-15lbs. It can be done pretty light for a small system. In fact, a Bazooka bass tube probably weighs around 20lbs and it has the sub and amp on the same chassis.

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i dont know how formed lexan windows are made, but i do remember the dude that tinted the windows on my old metro was bitching about how hard it was cause the rear side windows are bubbled slightly. this could be a factor, posibly making things more complicated...

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Other cheaper companies will sell you a flat sheet of plastic and tell you to contort it to fit, over time the plastic will start forming cracks from the constant stress. I'm assuming the windows we're getting will be molded with the same curvurature as the OEM glass, in the case of the rear window, I don't think we have any choice, the bottom of the window especially has a rather extreme curve to it.
I remember tinting the windows on my old MK 1. I had to seam it horizontally in four places to get it to sit flat. I've also heard of shops using heat guns to give some shape to window film before installing it.

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Count us in as well!!

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Count me in for a set quarter glass and rear hatch. Is it possible to get the quarter glass sealed??? I don't want the hinges there....I never open them anyways. No wiper hole either I took the rear wiper off when I gutted the car.

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So is the group buy official now?

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I am still waiting for the supplier to get back to me on his final prices. As soon as he does, the group buy will commence and end one month later.

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forgive me if i do a little dance for some delays, certain upcoming events have my wallet cowering in fear :)
regardless, i really don't want to miss out, cheers for giving the group buy another go.


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How is this group buy going?

I am interested in a set.

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I cant seem to nail down a manufacturer who is willing to build these windows for us. I might have to do it myself....

If anyone knows of anyone who can thermoform Lexan....let me know!

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i can form saran-wrap pretty good....

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NO SERIOUSLY....



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I don't recall if the IS300 race car went through all the heat treatment... the shop in Calgary that did it was pricey as hell from what I remember. They did an awesome job on the install and it still sounds like Lexus while driving it (minus the two turbos).

If you want, I'll look into where/why/how....

you guys do all the fun stuff when I get rid of my car...


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you guys do all the fun stuff when I get rid of my car...


...well...we've been waiting for you to get rid of your car for a long time now :mrgreen:

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Did this group buy workout ? I would like to contact the company in regards to doing the rear sides and rear windshield for the 97-2001 US/Canadian HB cars.

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Dr. Kuzuki, try these guys for the windows. http://store.percyshp.com/sporcommolap.html
888-737-2970
Let me know if they deal. I would like to do the same for the 95-2001 US/Canadian HB.

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