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968 Windshield

I know for sure that I am not the only person looking for a 968 windshield. I understand that the windshield our of a 944 S2 works for the cars with air bags.
Please help. Thanks. Deems Riddle
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Not sure what you’re asking or even if there’s a question in your post. If it’s a windscreen you are after for a 968, Safelite is your best bet.
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968 windshield

I will start from the beginning. I have a 968 that needs a windshield. I just replaced a windshield (less than 45 days ago) on my 944, which was installed perfectly, but didn't cost an arm and a leg. Thusly, I thought that it was no big deal to buy a new 968 windshield. Boy, was I wrong. Not only doesn't any one make a reasonably priced windshield, they don't seem to make one at all. I think that I cannot be the only one to own a 968 that needs a windshield and cannot find one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Deems
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I doubt you will find any of the cheap Chinese made windscreens for a 968, there just aren’t enough 968’s in the US to justify the aftermarket suppliers making them. iirc there are only about 3000 coupes imported and the convertibles, which have a different windscreen to the coupe, even less.

Therefore I think your only option is OEM from Safelite or the dealer. OEM was made by Securit.
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Cab glass is shorter

you should inquire if the only difference between a 968 and a 944 windshield is the antenna.


safelite came up with $384 estimate for a green tint coupe glass replacement at my residence

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There was someone on this board about 1-2 years ago talking about making these windshields. I think it was in the Classified section.

Here it is:

Coming Soon Porsche 968 New Sekurit Windshields!
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ProSsource glass has them at a reasonable price. I have ordered mind. I bought my 914 windshield several months ago. They are a great resource.
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You didn't say if your 968 was a coupe or cab. I lost the windshield on my 968 cab in 2015 and got a new one from Porsche, no issues. There is a guy in MA selling OEM Securit 968 coupe windshields. He had a bunch of them, priced at around $400. he had them on eBay. So they are out there.
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Man, hard to believe "1-2 years ago" really was 4 years plus.

I guess that I am just old.... time is flying by.
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i've done this both ways over the years, and learned the hard way that trying to save a couple of bucks often costs more.

a few things to think about when replacing a windshield:

1. sourcing your own subjects you to the responsibility of transporting it. if it breaks in transit to your installer, it's on you.

2. most installers will not install a windshield you source, without the breakage disclaimer. they will not generally take responsibility if it breaks, new or not.

3. most installers will not guarantee a windshield you have sourced against leaks.

4. there are 3 different tints available. be sure you get the one you want.

5. don't forget the gasket.

in the end, i have found that it is easier and better to just drop off the car, and let the glass shop handle it. that way, you get a guarantee against leaks, and you won't have to worry about breakage. the $200 i might save is not worth the headache if it goes wrong
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