We all know to well that our windshields are vulnerable to chips, cracks and the likes.
My 2017 JKUR was purchased new, in less than 2weeks I had 2 rock chips.
I know you feel me here.
Anyway, 5-6 months past and I got a few more chips, probably 6-7 total before the windshield cracked to the point that it really bothered me.
I broke down and had it replaced, like a fool, I spent the extra $ to have the stupid little Jeep in the corner and the grill logo behind the mirror. Forget the price but those stickers aren’t cheap.
Fast forward exactly 2 days, another rock chip ( cry or laugh), can’t remember whichever I did but I rode it out until the second windshield got so bad that it had to be replaced.
I wasn’t going to spend the money a second time for the silly little Jeep in the corner, and while looking for the cheapest windshield I could find, I found “GorillaGlass” by Corning (not cheap by any means).
I looked at reviews, and I lamented.
Could this windshield be worth the money?
I ended up finding one on Amazon for just under $500 and pulled the trigger. (Came with the stickers)
I had it installed.
It’s been a few weeks short of a year now. I’ve taken multiple “hits”, a few really good ones.
Knock on wood, I still have zero chips.
I get it, it’s a Jeep, and chipped/cracked windshields come with Jeep ownership. I’m ok with that until I have cracks running through my field of view.
Now I’m not saying that this windshield is bulletproof, I may wish tomorrow that I never made this post.
I’m not saying that you will have the same luck.
I am saying “so far so good” and that I don’t (so far) regret spending the extra for the little Gorilla in the other corner.
If your looking to replace a windshield this may be something to look into.
If you do look for one, make sure you look good and hard, I’ve seen them over $700. They can be had much cheaper.
I had mine installed by a local “mobile” guy, he charged me $65