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Windshield Visibility Issues

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by DanielDD, May 25, 2021.

  1. May 25, 2021 at 11:56 AM
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    DanielDD

    DanielDD [OP] Too Old to Rock and Roll and Too Young to Die

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    We live in a small farming community and the nearest town is about 6 miles away. At the square, which is in the middle of town, there are a series of street lights and it goes without saying that I can't get through the square without getting caught by a couple of the stop lights - every stinking time!

    It was interesting this morning that I noticed every time I stop for a light, I have to crane my head forward and struggle to look at the traffic light because the top of the windshield is short and obscures my vision. I'm not a tall guy by any stretch of the imagination, so that is not the issue. You might wonder if I'm pulling to far forward and this is why I can't see the light.

    No. That is not it...

    I believe these 1st generation windshields just don't have the vertical visibility that other newer vehicles have. The obvious remedy is to stop the vehicle further away from the intersection in order to view the traffic light more easily. That may be a hard habit to break.

    Maybe I could just quit going to town...
     
  2. May 25, 2021 at 12:39 PM
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    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy New Member

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    Interesting. I thought the 1st gen was the best for visibility since the A-pillar is thinner than the 2nd and 3rd gens. I hate having to look around it to see up the road when turning onto a main road.
     
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  3. May 25, 2021 at 12:41 PM
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    14CRWMX

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    Lowering your seat might help :D:anonymous:
     
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  4. May 25, 2021 at 12:44 PM
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    DanielDD

    DanielDD [OP] Too Old to Rock and Roll and Too Young to Die

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    I just had the interior removed for cleaning. Don't see much room available for lowering the seat. Thanks for the suggestion..
     
  5. May 25, 2021 at 2:29 PM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    Too many
    The geometry of the intersection is going to impact this too. I'm guessing where you live the intersections are fairly small. Around here, they are pretty big so I've never had this issue. Wish I could be more help.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2021 at 5:11 AM
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