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Old 03-26-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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Is this a record?

Okay we all know that jeep windshields are prone to stones and cracking but this is getting ridiculous. Last Tuesday I just had my third windshield installed. one week later, another rock. Even I thought that I could get more than a week out of it. What's the shortest amount of time between windshields for you all?

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Old 03-26-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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1st week i had mine. It is 6 months old. Pitted and cracked from one side to the other. I am trying NOT to get a new windshield because it will be cracked again within the week. Waiting until the vehicle inspection is due, or just can't be seen out of. Rediculous.

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Old 03-26-2014, 10:33 AM   #3
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Three small rock chips in less than 2000 miles, and I spend almost no time on the highway. The roads are covered in sand, rocks, and salt for those people who need to drive their BMW's to work at 90mph in the winter. I say stop throwing the sand, rocks, and salt and let Darwinism work its magic. If nothing else, we will have less bridge, road, environment, and car damage. I would love to see them force everyone to outfit their cars with snowtires, and do away with the nasty salt and sand/rock mixtures.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:35 AM   #4
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Not on a jeep...but...I picked up a brand new '08 Tundra on Jan. 3, 2008, near Salt Lake City. I got on the freeway headed back to Moab and less than 5 minutes later a rock put a good sized chip in the windshield. I called my friend who owns Moab's best glass shop and he met me at his shop after hours to fix it that day. Luckily, I did not have to replace that huge windshield.
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WOW, thank my angels again. I have 58K on the clock (a 2010 JK sport) still running the factory windshield
With that said, check with your local tint guy, they have a protection film that can be applied, has no tint, that may protect/prevent some of the stone bruises.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:07 PM   #6
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I know I am going to jinx myself by saying I have yet to get one, but I do have a question for you guys, how close are you traveling to people on the freeway? I know that is not an end all solution, but it will help if you have stop tailgating.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:14 PM   #7
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I"ve been smacked at all distances. Far away to close. It doesn't matter. It is a rock magnet.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:16 PM   #8
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I know I am going to jinx myself by saying I have yet to get one, but I do have a question for you guys, how close are you traveling to people on the freeway? I know that is not an end all solution, but it will help if you have stop tailgating.
Believe it or not, mine seem to come from cars heading the other way, they drive past me and WHAM!
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:19 PM   #9
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The roads are covered in sand, rocks, and salt for those people who need to drive their BMW's to work at 90mph in the winter. I say stop throwing the sand, rocks, and salt and let Darwinism work its magic. If nothing else, we will have less bridge, road, environment, and car damage. I would love to see them force everyone to outfit their cars with snowtires, and do away with the nasty salt and sand/rock mixtures.
Yes.

Plow the snow off and call it good.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:23 PM   #10
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WOW, thank my angels again. I have 58K on the clock (a 2010 JK sport) still running the factory windshield
With that said, check with your local tint guy, they have a protection film that can be applied, has no tint, that may protect/prevent some of the stone bruises.
A cheaper alternative might be to plasti-dip or bedline the windshield

I had mine for about four months and no chips until my dad drove it. I suspect it was from following too close.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:32 PM   #11
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waiting for Safelite to come this morning to replace the 2nd windshield after the last one lasted 4 months on a 2013 JKUR...having had 4 other Wranglers without a problem other then hitting a owl dead center in the windshield going goose hunting...now that was a experience! the ultra thin glass is a unacceptable for the monies spent, poor engineering on the glass composition, doubt if Chysler cares as they sell everyone they make.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:36 PM   #12
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Believe it or not, mine seem to come from cars heading the other way, they drive past me and WHAM!
Same here, never with any other vehicle have noticed that.
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Three small rock chips in less than 2000 miles, and I spend almost no time on the highway. The roads are covered in sand, rocks, and salt for those people who need to drive their BMW's to work at 90mph in the winter. I say stop throwing the sand, rocks, and salt and let Darwinism work its magic. If nothing else, we will have less bridge, road, environment, and car damage. I would love to see them force everyone to outfit their cars with snowtires, and do away with the nasty salt and sand/rock mixtures.
Here in philly they are filling pot holes with damn gravel LOL. I guess it's better to break a windshield then to have the low profile tires hit a pot hole.
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You guys know Chrysler covers your windshield replacement for the first 12 months right?

Says so in the owners manual.

All lights, glass and mirrors are all covered for 1 year.
Basic warranty 3 years.
Drivetrain 5 years.

I made it TWO whole days before cracking my first windscreen!
Second one lasted almost 6 months.

Jeep dealer replaced both for free. 3rd one was on me.
$50 deductible, insurance covered the rest.
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You guys know Chrysler covers your windshield replacement for the first 12 months right? Says so in the owners manual. All lights, glass and mirrors are all covered for 1 year. Basic warranty 3 years. Drivetrain 5 years. I made it TWO whole days before cracking my first windscreen! Second one lasted almost 6 months. Jeep dealer replaced both for free. 3rd one was on me. $50 deductible, insurance covered the rest.
Will they cover if its obvious that its from the rock chip? On my insurance i have $250 deductable. Dont want to go through insurance on this. I hope dealer will replace it.
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You guys know Chrysler covers your windshield replacement for the first 12 months right?

Says so in the owners manual.

All lights, glass and mirrors are all covered for 1 year.
Basic warranty 3 years.
Drivetrain 5 years.

I made it TWO whole days before cracking my first windscreen!
Second one lasted almost 6 months.

Jeep dealer replaced both for free. 3rd one was on me.
$50 deductible, insurance covered the rest.

tired they didnt. dealer will replace stress cracks from improper glass/ installation that causes cracks. If they can trace a crack to an impact point they wont replace.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:43 PM   #17
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WOW, thank my angels again. I have 58K on the clock (a 2010 JK sport) still running the factory windshield
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Every time it's happened to me, I have been behind or near a semi trailer.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:08 AM   #19
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12,000 miles on mine, without any chips, or cracks.
Plus I drive on the highways with these 18 wheelers hauling rocks.

Maybe it is just the luck of the draw!!!!!
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In my 2009 purchased in April of 09'. I changed approximately 1/2 dozen or so windshields in the 24,500 miles I drove it. Three within (as of a few weeks ago) 8 months.

After two weeks of purchasing the 2014 JK. I got a nice crack on the windshield last week, and of all things, while I was driving the Jeep to see if the DANG TPMS light would go out!

That's the reason I have a zero deductible windshield replacement on my insurance.

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Old 03-27-2014, 03:36 AM   #21
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Will they cover if its obvious that its from the rock chip? On my insurance i have $250 deductable. Dont want to go through insurance on this. I hope dealer will replace it.
Don't go through insurance. Get the aftermarket windshield and be done with it. You lose the little Jeeps around the windshield though, but around here at least it only costs $180 for glass and install.
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Every time it's happened to me, I have been behind or near a semi trailer.
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:20 AM   #23
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I had a four door for two weeks. I managed to have two seperate cracks running across the windshield in that time but haven't had a single problem with my two door that I've had about two years
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I have had my front teeth cracked and nearly knocked out several times, but by driving with my windshield folded down solved the issue for me.
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Same here, never with any other vehicle have noticed that.
yeah i feel ya on this one. 55 mph back roads. pass a semi going the other way. Thing has an entire debri field about to let loose all over your jeep. haha

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