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Old 07-17-2014, 07:24 PM   #1
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So This Happened

So yea this happened today on the way to work.

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Old 07-17-2014, 08:12 PM   #2
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Man!.....so sorry.....but isn't that a standard YJ feature.

You can find windshields for as low as $125.....but sorry it happened.

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Old 07-17-2014, 08:12 PM   #3
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Good news is the yj wrangler windshield has got to be the cheapest one on the planet.
That said, everybody with a busted windshield is worse off than you.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:31 PM   #4
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I have a crack in mine from top to bottom in the middle. I'm putting off changing it.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:45 PM   #5
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Should be free with insurance, usually road hazard covers windshields. At least here in FL does.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:07 PM   #6
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i think that depends more on your insurance company than state? i had a rock from a suburban's tire put a big spiderweb across my windshield and it was replaced for free the next afternoon
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mine is cracked too! ItsAJeep!
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:02 PM   #8
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mine is cracked too! ItsAJeep!
sorry if i am taking this the wrong way but are you saying that because it is a Jeep it should have broken crap on it? If so i think we have very different ideas of what Jeeps are all about
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:01 AM   #9
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Apparently my jeep doesn't have glass coverage and the reason why it cracked that bad is because the object that hit it was about the size and shape of my rear view mirror.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:27 AM   #10
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sorry if i am taking this the wrong way but are you saying that because it is a Jeep it should have broken crap on it? If so i think we have very different ideas of what Jeeps are all about
If I was worried about a scratch or cracked windshield I would have kept my corvette.... Its a Jeep or is it a Mall Crawler?? I live in Texas and dont even need a windshield to pass inspection....
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:43 AM   #11
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insurance should cover it
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insurance should cover it
...only if you are fully covered. If you just have the legal minimum (plpd), then the new windshield is on your own dime.

Sorry for the loss - what did you hit?
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If I was worried about a scratch or cracked windshield I would have kept my corvette.... Its a Jeep or is it a Mall Crawler?? I live in Texas and dont even need a windshield to pass inspection....
Im not worried about a scratch or 2 either but a jeep should be a vehicle capable of going through the worst hell and coming out the other side not looking like a trash heap. If all you want is a hunk of steel to drag across rocks and smash into trees why bother upgrading at all. The point of the lift kits and bigger tires and extreme bumpers is to help you get through trails with out destroyingthe Jeep
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Im not worried about a scratch or 2 either but a jeep should be a vehicle capable of going through the worst hell and coming out the other side not looking like a trash heap. If all you want is a hunk of steel to drag across rocks and smash into trees why bother upgrading at all. The point of the lift kits and bigger tires and extreme bumpers is to help you get through trails with out destroyingthe Jeep
Im not upgrading, staying stock completely. Like I said its a Jeep not a fancy car. Been there done that (fancy cars) and nobody really cares.
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I don't think its right for one owner to say how every other Jeep should look. It's like saying that if I brought a Corvette then, I have to race it, and smash it up and probably total it, or I'm not a "real" Corvette owner. I can't have my 'Vette as a daily driver, and for dating the ladies. Or, I can't have a nice Jeep, that I like to go camping in, go play in the snow, and use it as a daily driver. That's just plain wrong.
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You don't actually need full coverage just comprehensive. You should look into adding it it costs me like $20 for six months for a $100 deductible. Covers glass theft someone keying it, animal damage etc. why people don't carry it is beyond me
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Collision is the expensive part and that only covers you if you hit something. If something hits you that's under comprehensive which is not expensive
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I think we are off the topic here but I'll add my .02 Having a Jeep is a reflection of our individuality, you build it like you want, i built mine for show purpose only, it's made to go through anything but I don't even take it in the rain, it's not my DD. So I don't care personally if someone tells me a jeep is supposed to get banged up and dirty I say "to each there own" I built it myself and I am proud to drive and enjoy it, but I'm a car builder and that's my hobby, some guys just buy a jeep and never do anything and that's cool, nothing wrong with that. So enjoy fellas!!
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You don't actually need full coverage just comprehensive. You should look into adding it it costs me like $20 for six months for a $100 deductible. Covers glass theft someone keying it, animal damage etc. why people don't carry it is beyond me

Thats right. I don't have full coverage insurance. But I do have the fire, theft,vandalism,,hail, windstorm,riot,falling objects,flood,etc. I pay $46.30 for 6 months with a deductible of $250 (comprehensive). It doesnt make sense cos replacing the winndshield for my yj doesnt cost that 250...I have to talk with them and decrese the deductible to 100 or less.
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[QUOTE=TrailHaunter;12034666]So yea this happened today on the way to work.



Sorry to see this man.
Since you don't have glass coverage, gotta dig in to ur pocket.
I don't know where U located, In NY, we got a bunch of places by Citifield METS stadium,Queens or by Hunts point , Bronx..less expensive compared to fancy places for the same product. I can send u some address if necessary.
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great time to find and fix windshield frame rust!!
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By brother had my jeep before me and between the 2 of us we have put 3 windshields in it and this one is broke again so I got a polysheild so I don't have to worry about it any more. I have yet to install it though.
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great time to find and fix windshield frame rust!!

Having to replace the frame before new glass would fit in was the expensive part of my last windshield install.

My jeep windshield has always picked up twice the number of cracks and rock chips of the other two vehicles combined, all while being driven in the same environments. I always attributed it to the fact that it is more perpendicular to the road than the other two.
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What is a polyshield?
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Polycarbonate, its an off road windshield that's like lexan but supposed to be more durable and within 3% hardness of glass to resist scratching. Supposed to be unbreakable. It is not street legal though, due to the fact that rescue crews cannot break it to get you out. But who will know?
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Interesting. Who sells it?
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I got mine from Roadless Gear
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...only if you are fully covered. If you just have the legal minimum (plpd), then the new windshield is on your own dime. Sorry for the loss - what did you hit?
Well I didn't hit anything. Something about the size and shape of my rear view mirror bounced off I-91 from under a tractor trailer and hit my windshield.

Luckily I work for a bus company so I can get a new piece of glass for $89 and the labor is free because my boss, who is a Jeep freak like us, said he would help me do it tomorrow.
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Well I didn't hit anything. Something about the size and shape of my rear view mirror bounced off I-91 from under a tractor trailer and hit my windshield.

Luckily I work for a bus company so I can get a new piece of glass for $89 and the labor is free because my boss, who is a Jeep freak like us, said he would help me do it tomorrow.
3m makes clear vinyl security film. Do the outside of your shields trust me. It might not have stopped that but it would have reduced it drastically. It helps random chips from breaking your ws. I install it on every vehicle I own. Why replace your windshield more than you have to...Then you become faMiliar with rust..who wants that?
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:43 PM   #30
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So here's what I've found.

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