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This is a discussion on winshield stress crack? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hi.. just wondering if anyone out there with a ws6 t/a has had any problems with windshield cracking?.. discovered a ...

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    Question winshield stress crack?

    hi..
    just wondering if anyone out there with a ws6 t/a has had any problems
    with windshield cracking?.. discovered a rather large crack that appears to possibly be a stress crack,..???? any info???

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    Do you happen to have a 3 point STB in your engine bay?

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    not sure what stb is.. can you elaborate a bit.. so i can relay to my hubby

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    STB is Strut Tower Brace

    Were at are you located in bucks county? I live in levittown

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    STB is strut tower brace. If you have a 3 point one, it would be connected under the cowl. There have been a lot of people with Camaro's and Trans Ams that have had the 3 point STB crack their windshields.

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    yes im in bucks county... also levittown

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    ok.. thanks for the info.. going out to the garage to have hubby take a look at this

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    nice ... You will probably see me ripping around haha.. I have put 5000 miles on my car in 3 months so I am always out on the streets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    STB is strut tower brace. If you have a 3 point one, it would be connected under the cowl. There have been a lot of people with Camaro's and Trans Ams that have had the 3 point STB crack their windshields.

    actually before i go out to the garage,what is the fix for this so that i dont end up with another cracked windshield?

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    it seems every time i go out cruising, i get pulled over for one thing or another.. lots of jealous bristol township cops!

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    Yeah i got hit with a 60 in a 40 out on RT13 the other day... The window should only be cracked for a few reasons:

    1. It is too stiff when it needs to flex.

    2. It flexes to much.

    3. Stuff hitting the window.

    Also may be because of the heat/cold we have been having but i dont know if that would effect the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stew215 View Post
    Yeah i got hit with a 60 in a 40 out on RT13 the other day... The window should only be cracked for a few reasons:

    1. It is too stiff when it needs to flex.

    2. It flexes to much.

    3. Stuff hitting the window.

    Also may be because of the heat/cold we have been having but i dont know if that would effect the window.
    i had the car out briefly on saturday ..the day before easter.. and there was no crack.
    no one drove the car all day easter sunday, until that evening ... my husband noticed it when he pulled it into the garage. its already about 8 inches long.. and it goes from the bottom of the window right between the two wipers.. it comes up and to the left.. and to the right.. grrrrrr... i hate the thought of gettin another windshield.. but i want to know if there is something preventive if its a stress crack.. so that it doesnt happen again.

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    I would take it to a glass place and ask them what they think the cause may be. It cant hurt to get a professionals opinion.

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    it appears thats what im gonna do, i cant see replacing it.. if something else needs to be done to stop it from happening again,.. for an irish girl.. my luck sux!

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    There is a glass place on rt13 right by the new walmart. The name of the shop is Matt's Glass. That is the only glass specialty shop i know of in the area off the top of my head.

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    thanks.. make yourself known if you see me around levittown..
    btw.. at 18 how the hell do you afford a transam?... im lucky to afford this one in my 40''s... lol!

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    Been working since i was 13... I currently have a 72 c10, 99 Trans am, and empty pockets haha.

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    lol.. i know that feeling,.. been unemployed since august 2nd

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    well that does not help at all ... Good luck finding a job

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    Quote Originally Posted by stew215 View Post
    well that does not help at all ... Good luck finding a job
    Nope it doesn't but unemployment helps...not to mention quite a few extentsions. Oh well thanks again! Good night

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