Curious, I've always wondered why everyone is so keen on an OEM windshield. Is there something special about it that aftermarket cannot replicate? (not sarcasm)
There are at least 4 issues in the current market:
1. Some of the aftermarket windshields do NOT have the cutout for the VIN, therefore it makes it obvious that it's not "bone stock" if that's what someone is after for their own satisfaction or to increase the resale value.
2. Due to the low overall production #'s of NSX, it can be next to impossible to obtain a "Non-OEM" windshield as well due to the fact that mfg don't want to waste the time producing and stocking it.
3. There are some heat, glare, thickness, and other engineering issues that make the OEM windshield superior from an engineering standpoint to MANY of the after market models, but not necessarily warranting the order of magnitude (non-oem glass can be as cheap as $300, vs $1750 to over 3K including shipping from Japan for OEM.
4. Given the precise fit, it's not easy to find an installer doing insurance work or some other "low income to the installer" type of job that will keep an NSX owner satisfied with the completed job. I've seen and heard horror stories of "so much glue" that you can see the overflow. It also requires getting into areas of the car that might "never be right" if done wrong.
I'm happy with mine, but I actually drive my car not just park it in the garage or take to C&C so it can be just "one truck tire throwing a rock away" from more drama again and I am looking into anything I might due to inject some prevention into the glass (and "just as rare" moldings".
Feel free to ponder or weigh in. I ended up inspiring some others to pursue OEM glass, but alas, the one issue that kept me from goin that route, is that shipping a giant piece of glass from Japan with the wrong vendor can result in a very expensive box of imported broken glass.
ATR are known good vendors. Just make sure to get ALL of the moldings AND clips. If you are going to spend that much on the glass, don't be too cheap to get the rest since 30 year old (or insert your car's age here) plastic WILL be brittle and WILL break at least in one spot or one or two clips minimum.