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    Been Around the Block YAHAHA's Avatar
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    How Long Did it Take to Break?

    Weíve had 2JLs and both of the windshields broke from the first rock big enough for me to hear it hit. Both were just very small pieces of gravel kicked up by another vehicle. One was big enough for me to see, the other was so small I didnít see it.

    Heís anybody replaced their windshield yet? Is aftermarket any stronger than the factory glass?


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    Mine broke in 300 miles. That was in late 2018. At the time there was only two choices, ďcheap china crapĒ or a Mopar one with some sort of antenna button and wires on the upper portion. I think it was about $400 and I donít even notice the button.


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    My Gladiator's broke at 700 miles. Then after replacing it, about a week later, it got another small crack in the corner that isn't affecting my view.

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    Mine made it 4000 miles before it broke. Replaced it with another factory windshield and have had it for about 25,000 miles. No chips or cracks yet, but it is pitted everywhere from rocks. Really noticeable when the sun hits it certain ways.


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    Havenít had mine break on the JL yet but went though a couple windshields on my JK. Check with your insurance, sometimes you have to pay extra for coverage with a small deductible and sometimes itís automatically covered. Insurance will usually replace with OEM glass. I have a $50 deductible for anything that canít be repaired


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    Our first crack occurred at 200 miles, while driving it home from the dealership.

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    Mmh, seems like I am a lucky JL owner, no crack or tip after now 7k miles

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    I had mine chip on the seventh day not sure how many km's I had at the time.
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    Now I get it....chip not tip as I wrote before

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    Quote Originally Posted by YAHAHA View Post
    Weíve had 2JLs and both of the windshields broke from the first rock big enough for me to hear it hit. Both were just very small pieces of gravel kicked up by another vehicle. One was big enough for me to see, the other was so small I didnít see it.

    Heís anybody replaced their windshield yet? Is aftermarket any stronger than the factory glass?
    Which one? The first or the 2nd?

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