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thinkxingu 05-22-2013 02:41 PM

OEM vs. Aftermarket Windshield
Thoughts on durability, clarity, etc. of OEM vs. aftermarket glass?

tontwins 05-22-2013 02:58 PM

I have has both sadly the oem for like 1500 miles my insurance deductible was 500 so I went with non oem replacement u can buy the jeep decals if u care I was planning too but honestly I don't care anymore. The aftermarket is holding up good had a few rocks I've herd hit it but no chips so far

tontwins 05-22-2013 03:00 PM

Clarity the same I use rain x and its helps I think with bugs and rain spots

Reece 05-22-2013 03:32 PM

I'm in the same $500 boat. What did you pay for the aftermarket? Any thoughts on Plexiglas? I'm getting a lot of hits.

TreeClimber1 05-22-2013 04:45 PM

There is only a few (two or three) glass windshield manufacturers. Your OEM glass and your Aftermarket glass are one and the same. Federal safety standards dictate that they both have the same lamination.

The only thing I'd be concerned about is the installation, as a poor install will result in leaks, and possibly safety concerns in a collision due to poor bonding; a quality install will last the life of the vehicle, and be safe.

tontwins 06-05-2013 12:02 AM

150 installed

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