Originally Posted by TehMark
That must be why our windshields crack so easily. Seems like anything will chip these things. I convinced myself that I was just crazy but an odd type of windshield probably has at least a little effect on the durability. Do you have the option of getting a normal windshield as a replacement?
These windshields are a big target. Also being so aerodynamic and lower to the ground there is not much of a pressure wave in the front so rocks aren't slowed down much before hitting.
Accoustic just means it uses a sound deadning plastic inner layer in the windshield. The windshield is laminated with the outer glass, plastic middle and another layer of glass. A non acoustic windshield may cause you to hear more wind noise around the windshield area. If you are sensitive to sound then stick with the acoustic shield...or turn up the radio.