No chips or cracks yet in the year i've had my 2010 JK. My last truck only had to replace it once and that's because I moved to a state with inspections and needed it to pass. It wasn't that bad though after using it for 7 years and it was already 10 years old before I owned it.
15 months, 21,000 miles and I've had two windshields replaced. Both got cracks from rocks on the hwy that grew rapidly with in days. :/
2012 2DR Wrangler Sport, Silver/w dual top. 2.5" Teraflex coil and shock lift with 33" Goodyear Duratracs. Cat back stainless exhaust with resonator removed and Rugged Ridge split dual TP system/K&N Filter and back seat removed. 4.10 gears with Auburn HP LSD. Rampage stainless steel mesh grill insert. Third Wrangler I've owned and fifth Jeep total.
Life is Good!
Got mine in June. September, I had something hit the windshield on the passenger side at the very bottom of the glass. I was traveling about 75 mph down I65 in Alabama (Roll Tide!) It started as about a 1/2" crack. Within 5 minutes, it went from the bottom of the windshield to the top. Very sickening watching it grow. I have not replaced yet. I tried to save some money after divorce and child support payments and had a deductible placed on my comprehensive insurance a few years back. That was a mistake.
Since it is on the passenger side, it doesn't bother me. Been spending money on modifications, will replace in a few weeks. It will cost about $250 for a non-Mopar glass. I worry about the sealing of the replacement windshield after reading some of the horror stories on here. Guess I need to get accustomed to replacing the windshield.
Had a chip in mine when I bought it. Didn't see it until after. A passenger noticed it. Small and fixable. Need to take care of it but I got to ask my insurance if they will pay for it. We have no deductible Glass here in SC. But I don't know if that only extends to cracks and replacements or will it cover the patching? Got to find out.
Is it true that the flat glass of the Wrangler windshield means replacements are a lot less money than a typical curved windshield?
Yes, but do realize the cheap Taiwan windshields will not take a hit like the factory or factory approved replacement. Any of the major windshield replacement companies usually can give you a choice of cheap or better quality.
__________________ Jeff _(OIIIO)_
08 Black and Khaki JK Sahara Unlimited, Dual Tops, MyGig, Tow pkg, Trax-Lok Rear Diff,
Mods -- 3.5" Rock Krawler front springs, 2.5 TerraFlex BB, PitBull Rockers 35x12.50x17 on BlackRock Vipers, AEV Premium Bumper,
__________________ 2010 Dark Charcoal Pearl Jeep Wrangler Sport S Automatic
4.88 Yukon w/Trac-Lok rear and Eaton ELocker Front - Synergy Gussets - B&M 70264 Trans Cooler
BDS 3" lift - BDS Fox 2.0 Racing Shocks
XHD front Bumper - Trektop NX - Goodyear MT/R w/Kevlar 35X12.5X15 on MB Chaos 5 Wheels - Thrush Turbo Muffler