Originally Posted by NewbernD
Didn't expect they failed much..
Apparently it's VERY common. A bunch of the M3 guys have had this prob. In fact, one guy didn't replace it, it started to leak (remember it's toxic), he was hospitalized, and is suing BMW and the manufacturer of that toxic crystal material.
And the prob w/ price is, the stealerships want $300ish. You know me, I never pay full price for anything. My hookup was gonna get it for me for $215ish for one, and $250ish for the other (about $100 of each one). But that's still $400+, then you have to disassemble the ENTIRE mirror, and remove the existing lenses w/o breaking them so you won't risk harming/poisoning yourself. Needless to say, most guys ended up buying the regular non-tinted lenses and just using those instead.
Originally Posted by Nameless
Leave med school and come work with me - we need more ppl with crazy ideas in our department =)
LOL Paul, PLZ don't tempt me man. You know I'm STILL am interested in electronically adjustable ride height... https://www.rx7club.com/3rd-generation-specific-1993-2002-16/modernizing-fd-461840/
(as much as I like to support FEED).
Going back to the original question though, this has been considered and vendors to mfrs do already have the capbaility to do it. Issues have been cost and demand, and ultimately - is the consumer willing to pay a premium for such a thing.... (ie. people other than Ramy)?
Good question. I personally think that it depends on what car this is offered. I say that b/c at least from my observation, if it's a car that mostly only the well-to-do can afford, they tend to often buy options just because they can lol. Usage and practicality aren't much of a concern often times. And of course, much like anything, once it hits the market, it's only a matter of time before the technology's mass produced enough to make it affordable on a variety of vehicles. Heck, I'd think even if this tint worked ONLY when the vehicle was stationary, it would be a good idea; it could be marketed to keep your car safe by obscuring visibility of your valuables, protected from the sun's harmful discoloring rays, and cool from the hot sun