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Old 01-23-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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How long did it take for you to get your first windshield crack?

I took delivery of my 2012 JKU-R back in mid Aug, 2011...
It took me till yesterday. 5 months 4892 miles, pretty nasty bulleye with ugly cracks... I took care of the crack before it ran up and across the whole windshield. I knew it was going to happen, I did not know it was going to hurt as much as it did.

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Old 01-23-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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Owned the Jeep for 11 months and 1 day. Still no chips or cracks.

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Old 01-23-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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2 years and no cracks on my TJ.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:01 PM   #6
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2 years and no cracks on my TJ.
I had my 2004 Tj for a little under 5 yrs and not one chip, Oh well...
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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I had my 2007 for a total of a month...was driving to work... Some idiot was mowing his GRAVEL lawn and a rock flew up and boom. hello crack
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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3 Jeeps and about 17 windshields

I'm Jk ..... 5-6

Flat windshield + rocks = cracks
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #9
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I got windshield crack with in the first two months. And now the crack is from one side to the other
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:23 PM   #10
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I took delivery of my BFG JKUR on December 13th and I got my first crack yesterday. The snow in Rhode Island on Friday and Saturday had the trucks out and sure enough, driving on the highway I took a rock to the windshield right about where my rear view mirror is. Bummer.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #11
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about a month for me, its only a small chip tho
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:01 PM   #12
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it took me about a month. first time putting the top back on. dropped it and cracked the windshield all the way across
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:18 PM   #13
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We bought ours complete with character!!! It's got several but not anything we added to! Gotta love a jeep :-))
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:21 PM   #14
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Cracked the loaner Jeep on the way to return it. Had my Jeep 2 days when a bolt got kicked up and hit mine.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:24 PM   #15
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Two weeks on the first one right after we bought it. Then again about a month later we got number two. SSHHHHHHHHHHH...................over a year now on the third, but this thread probably just jinxed me.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:34 AM   #16
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a month... at first I thought it was a squashed bug.. sadly i was wrong
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #17
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1600 miles. Rock shot across 3 lanes of traffic to smack the windshield. Nasty chip and crack. Getting it replaced next week when I have time.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #18
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Had sizable rock ding the very first week....went to get the windshield doc treatment. Worked well this past 12 months.

Odd sense of time distortion....saw the truck coming the other direction....saw the mysterious flying object...saw the trajectory ominously winging toward my left shoulder....*ZING*....it was all over...starburst about the size of my little finger nail.

Nice man at the glass docs said "Oh, one of THESE"....no insurance (at the time) had a $50 out of pocket bill, my very first MOD!!!!
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:01 AM   #19
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2 Months. Right after I put on my Duratracks I grabed a rock in the treads and then slong it up and ran into it.

Now I don't take off fast when I get back on the pavement. I slowly build up speed to clear anything that may have been traped in the tread. So far this has worked well.

If I am on a trail I will stop and check but hard to do that on the gravel town roads.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:46 AM   #20
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2 months, got it replaced last week, close to a year later. Installed a replacement not the original OEM. Same quality same fit but no jeep on the corner and no jeep logo on the top center. OEM = $400+ and replacement cost $160 including tax, installation and a $5 tip to the installer
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #21
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Dealer tried to sell me this : diamonfusion.com I don't remember details on it though
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #22
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I let my wife drive my jeep to work and she cracked it. A rock kicked up by a wood truck got it. Only 3 days old.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:54 PM   #23
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I have a small crack on the bottom corner. I keep an eye on it and it isn't mobile or changing.

I have a ton of specks in the glass that won't clean off outside or inside. Anyone else have this? More noticeable/hard to see when driving into the sun.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:07 PM   #24
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over 18 months/30,000km old now and (touch wood) no chips yet!
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #25
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Got my first windshield crack last month. Took a stone on the highway.

Guy at work fixed it up good as new for like 25 bucks.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:22 PM   #26
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To everyone who thinks the don't have any chips in there JK wash windshield then look very closely you will be amazed at how many little time chips you find!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:48 PM   #27
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got a "bulls" eye on the test drive. bought another jeep at different dealer.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #28
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I took delivery in mid August and three days later got a big crack on the passenger side. A rock was kicked up by a new beetle on the interstate and hit about half an inch from the top of the windscreen. It grew over a foot within a day. I was so bummed. I still haven't fixed it...
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:04 PM   #29
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Two in 3200 miles for me. Took delivery early Nov, and good until a few weeks ago. First was a small pit, repairable, and out of my view behind the mirror. 2 weeks later and I got one high on the driver side, that I noticed when it had managed to crack down a few inches.

I love the Jeep grill above the rear view mirror and especially the rock climber imprint on the lower passenger side corner. Anyone replacing theirs getting a factory replacement with these "features?"
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