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Old 08-13-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Cracked Windshield - 2010 JKU

I caught a big rock with the windshield, which will need to be replaced. It's covered by insurance and I can use anyone I like, but they have a partnership with SafeLite.

Anything complicated about this fix that should lead me to use someone else? What do I do about the inspection stickers on the current glass?

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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Happened to me with a lawnmower. The guys insurance covered it and used safelite. No issues with the window at all. As for the stickers just peel em off and put them on the new window when you get it installed.

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I have cracked mine twice now, glass guy says jeep windshields are easy to fix, cost me 200 bucks installed for the new one.
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The 2011 has the grill emblem and little Jeep climbing uphill in the windshield. I know I will need a replacement soon with all the rocks they throw on the road here in Colorado for traction in the winter. Do the replacements at Safelite and others have them or will you have to pay big bucks for Mopar glass?
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The 2011 has the grill emblem and little Jeep climbing uphill in the windshield. I know I will need a replacement soon with all the rocks they throw on the road here in Colorado for traction in the winter. Do the replacements at Safelite and others have them or will you have to pay big bucks for Mopar glass?
I go through about 1 windshield per year. Massachusetts roads are terrible, and cracks from stones are inevetable. It would bother me to replace mine with an aftermarket windshield without the Jeep logos. I wonder how much an actual Jeep windshield would cost.
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:39 PM   #6
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I just replaced my windshield for $250 CDN, dealer wanted $350 for aftermarket and mentioned "double" if replacing with the OEM with the Jeep edges.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:53 PM   #7
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I just replaced my windshield for $250 CDN, dealer wanted $350 for aftermarket and mentioned "double" if replacing with the OEM with the Jeep edges.
Do you mean that your replacement doesn't have the black masking around the edges?
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:56 PM   #8
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i had mine replaced a few months back.. caught a good rock from a semi on the highway. I went with the company my insurance sent out.. they took 20mins or so and everything seems fine.. its not mopar but i can see thru it so i'm good
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:38 PM   #9
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I caught a big rock with the windshield, which will need to be replaced. It's covered by insurance and I can use anyone I like, but they have a partnership with SafeLite.

Anything complicated about this fix that should lead me to use someone else? What do I do about the inspection stickers on the current glass?
I had the windshield on my Honda Accord replaced three times within 2 months through SafeLite. Back in June, I hit a rock and it caused an 'already fixed old chip' to expand! I called the dealership and they advised me to go through SafeLite. I had to choose between an original and aftermarket windshield. I did a lot of research on the difference between both and I found that the origional is more durable due to minimized 'Stress points' within the glass during production. The significant price difference however made me go with the aftermarket ($700 vs $200). Furthermore, SafeLite informed me that the only difference is that the original has the Honda Logo and that’s all what you are paying for! In July, I hit a small rock and it caused the windshield to crack so fast (it did not even give me a chance to get it fixed)! I disputed the quality of the aftermarket windshield and after days of going back and forth, SafeLite agreed to replace it at no cost. Unfortunately, the tech who installed the second windshield did not do a proper job causing air leak plus he broke a plastic trim. SafeLite again replaced the windshield and the trim no charge. My advice is to go through SafeLite because it is a very large company and cares about its reputation and customer satisfaction (they will even come to your house and do the repair and they will place the old inspection/registration and even the EZ tag on the new windshield without any problems). If you are able to have the insurance pay for an original windshield, do it because there is a quality difference between aftermarket and OEM.
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Do you mean that your replacement doesn't have the black masking around the edges?
Thats correct. The glass is clear to the edge and now does not have a black moulding around it - the glass is glued to a hidden molding I suppose. I queried them about this but it is warrantied so we will see. I loved the mini jeep and jeep grill on the original but got over the love and $500 more.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #11
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I live in WV. Had to have windshield replaced on my 9 month old Wrangler. My insurance company authorized replacement with Mopar instead of aftermarket because of WV statute which states that an OEM windshield must be offered as a replacement if vehicle is less than 36 months old.

So, I got an OEM, black banded, Jeep Hill Climbin Logo'ed, Full Warranty windshield just for knowing the state statute.

Also helps to have OEM glass as far as resale or trade-in down the road is concerned.

You might want to check with DMV on your inspection sticker. Some states have rules against peel off and install on new windshield. Some states' stickers are designed to disintegrate or leave a major telltale when removed so it is very easy to spot by the LEOs.
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I live in WV. Had to have windshield replaced on my 9 month old Wrangler. My insurance company authorized replacement with Mopar instead of aftermarket because of WV statute which states that an OEM windshield must be offered as a replacement if vehicle is less than 36 months old.

So, I got an OEM, black banded, Jeep Hill Climbin Logo'ed, Full Warranty windshield just for knowing the state statute.

Also helps to have OEM glass as far as resale or trade-in down the road is concerned.

You might want to check with DMV on your inspection sticker. Some states have rules against peel off and install on new windshield. Some states' stickers are designed to disintegrate or leave a major telltale when removed so it is very easy to spot by the LEOs.

Thanks for the info. Looks like the statute for newer vehicles is favorable in WV, MA and maybe another state or two. Not so for NJ. However, I called the insurance company and they are willing to give me OEM as an exception given that my Jeep has only 6k miles.

Does anyone else have aftermarket glass that does have the black surround?
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As far as I was able to research and find out, the only glass with the surround decal is Mopar OEM. Autolite ordered it from my Jeep dealer. It took about ten days to get it.
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I have cracked mine twice now, glass guy says jeep windshields are easy to fix, cost me 200 bucks installed for the new one.
This, I paid $150

When I owned my Tj seems like I replaced every spring for s&g's

Edit: I read the entire thread and realized yours is different
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As far as I was able to research and find out, the only glass with the surround decal is Mopar OEM. Autolite ordered it from my Jeep dealer. It took about ten days to get it.
Thanks. My 2010 Mopar glass has no Jeep logos or grill emblem. Just a black border around the glass that is a half inch wide or so, and the Mopar logo and glass specs in the bottom middle. Hard to image how things would look if the glass was clear to the edge. Looks like the border covers the adhesive and hides the gaps in the interior trim and dash.
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Dealer quoted $750 plus tax on Mopar glass for my 2011.... I can get decent American glass for $300 fitted.... I will miss the logos, but they aren't worth $500!
It looks like a nice little business opportunity for someone to make decals for aftermarket windshields....
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If you want to keep or add the little jeeps on your windshield without paying the MOPAR price look here
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/lit...al-133441.html
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #18
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I just got my MOPAR windshield replaced under warranty. Has the little Jeep on the border like the original. The invoice price was $460 which is more than aftermarket but not as bad as some here think.

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