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      02-08-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
First Lieutenant

Drives: '10 E90 335i Space Grey
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bozeman, MT

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I just had mine replaced (rock chip in my line of vision so it wasn't a good candidate for repair). My car was at an autobody shop to fix some scratches and he does windshields as well. The shop recommended an OEM replacement. Insurance company (Arbella) resisted at first, but the shop did the haggling for me and insisted that with all the electronics that are associated with the windscreen OEM was necessary and the insurer agreed and coughed up the dough. Might be worth pressing the issue if you want OEM (brand is Pilkington, but has the BMW logo for whatever that's worth).