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Old 02-14-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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Windshield cracked... again

So my windshield had a little crack in for the past 6 months and in the past two weeks it has gone from a small 1/2 in. crack to a two inch crack. And then the other night it spread from bottom of the windshield to the top just parked in the be garage. I guess its time to it replaced again :-{

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Old 02-14-2014, 09:08 PM   #2
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Don't get too upset it may happen again. This is a common problem because the windshield is almost vertical so rocks and debris impact the windshield instead of glancing and deflecting. That's why the windshield folds down.

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Old 02-14-2014, 09:46 PM   #4
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Out here in Arizona most windshields don't last long anyhow. That in part is what inspired me to even get the Jeep - my windshield on my Mustang took its final ding and spidered literally the entire passenger side. I was like "Hmmmmmmm, replace the windshield AGAIN or replace the Mustang?" The Jeep won lol! *knocks on wood* I am actually surprised I made it 4 months without a ding because while Arizona ate Mustang windshields, the shape of Wrangler's is far more conducive to rock hitting.
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Out here in Arizona most windshields don't last long anyhow. That in part is what inspired me to even get the Jeep - my windshield on my Mustang took its final ding and spidered literally the entire passenger side. I was like "Hmmmmmmm, replace the windshield AGAIN or replace the Mustang?" The Jeep won lol! *knocks on wood* I am actually surprised I made it 4 months without a ding because while Arizona ate Mustang windshields, the shape of Wrangler's is far more conducive to rock hitting.
now that has to one of the more interesting and different reasons to look at buying a Jeep..
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now that has to one of the more interesting and different reasons to look at buying a Jeep..
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Of course that wasnt the only reason lol! I had been toying with the idea of trading in the Mustang anyhow. Those wide doors and low seating were just not conducive to my back or parking. And I was getting to where I would have to do some of the spendier maintenance, and tires.

I have always wanted a Wrangler. I remember looking at what I think were the Renegades way back when (ended up with a Ford Escort lol!). I always called them "Tinkertoys" because you could take pieces apart easily and on purpose.

My son got aggravated with his year old F150 and traded for a Wrangler a few weeks earlier. Then of course began inundating me with texts of doors and top off to inspire me that it was time to make the jump knowing I had always wanted a Wrangler.

So I was going to meet my sister for lunch one Saturday thinking "Hmmm, maybe I will just go out and test drive a Wrangler this weekend" - hadn't really decided to buy or not. Then as soon as - the precise moment- that thought was in my head BAMMMMMM out of nowhere came a sign from above -------- the rock (or golf ball not sure which) that spidered the windshield. It was DIVINE INTERVENTION I tell you! A message from my guardian angel above.

The Mustang was gone the next day.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:32 AM   #7
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I tint all my windshields with a very light tint (70% Cystalline) that you can hardly see- for heat and glare, though it does not really darken the windshield. That would probably be a waste on this new Jeep but I am so addicted to it in all my vehicles. However, at $180 per tint, I find myself watching for and avoiding flatbed trucks, stone carriers, etc....all the time. We need an long-lasting, optically correct, outside film. The windshield is a rock-magnet.
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After replacing my Windshield I can only offer a little advice here....
As soon as you see a crack forming, immediately get a Glass repair guy to fix it !
Most insurance Companies will pay for this...
If you have your windshield replaced, ask the Repair guy if he has a Adhesive that stays pliable and "soft".... This will allow the glass to better expand and contract with the weather and also the shock and twist of the Jeep body....
Worth a try...Good Luck ! "BH"
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lucky me today this happened without any chance to get it stopped before it ran.
4500 miles on my 14 jkur. Did better then my 13 jku which got it about the first week I had it. I will wait until winter is over to replace loll.
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Full glass coverage.....Worth it's weight in gold. I've had 2 windshields replaced on my Jeep so far. And I made sure I got the "special" Mopar glass...
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Full glass coverage.....Worth it's weight in gold. I've had 2 windshields replaced on my Jeep so far. And I made sure I got the "special" Mopar glass...
Just put full glass coverage on mine. Was it hard to get the oem glass?
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All summer it was to small to fix and then winter came. For the first two months it looked like I was goig to make to spring without having to fix it but.... toime to get it fixed. That will be the third windshield good thing I have glass cover on my insurance
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Just put full glass coverage on mine. Was it hard to get the oem glass?
No just insisted on original equipment as opposed to whatever the glass company had. They had to order it and told me it would be "more expensive" but since insurance covered it I didn't care.
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I've had 3 windshields in the 3 years I've owed mine. My buddy's jeep has some type of laminate on his that stops the cracks from spreading, not sure exactly how it works or what it is. They also put a special sticker in the window to show it's had it done so it would still pass inspection. I'm going this route next time and I know it'll happen again.
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I've had 3 windshields in the 3 years I've owed mine. My buddy's jeep has some type of laminate on his that stops the cracks from spreading, not sure exactly how it works or what it is. They also put a special sticker in the window to show it's had it done so it would still pass inspection. I'm going this route next time and I know it'll happen again.
Just replaced mine for the first time today.
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:40 PM   #16
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Full glass coverage.....Worth it's weight in gold. I've had 2 windshields replaced on my Jeep so far. And I made sure I got the "special" Mopar glass...
Is full glass coverage offered by all companies?

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