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post #1 of 34 Old 06-16-2019, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Mopar - Gorilla Glass Windshield

I have ordered a Gorilla Windshield for my 2015 Rubicon. First one my dealer has ever ordered. Should be a good experiment. I expect to have it in by June 22nd.


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I ordered and installed one in my wifes 2016 after cracking 3 stock windshields in the first 4 months of ownership.

No cracks in the Gorilla glass for the last 16 months of daily use. It's slightly expensive but wort the extra $$$ IMO.
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pricing ?

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My local (Dunkirk, Indiana) dealer quoted me $550 plus shipping and a 2 week wait time. They would not install it though.

I found it on Summit's page for a bit less here:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mop-68401325aa

If anyone can do better, let me know, My poly finally bit the dust after 5 and a half years when the wiper blade slid out of the frame and the poly got a big scratch in it. I'm about to pull the trigger on one of these.

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My local (Dunkirk, Indiana) dealer quoted me $550 plus shipping and a 2 week wait time. They would not install it though.

I found it on Summit's page for a bit less here:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mop-68401325aa

If anyone can do better, let me know, My poly finally bit the dust after 5 and a half years when the wiper blade slid out of the frame and the poly got a big scratch in it. I'm about to pull the trigger on one of these.
Did they say why they wouldn't install it? Do they simply not do windshield replacement, or did they just not want to install that one? My windshield is cracked right now and I've considered getting this one. May not be worth it, but still considering it.
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I ordered mine from Mopar Parts Giant and had the local (reputable) auto glass guy come out and put it in. They guaranteed it against leakage. What more could you really ask for?


I try and keep the dealer monkeys away from my wifes JKU as much as possible. Seems they do more harm than good.
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Did they say why they wouldn't install it? Do they simply not do windshield replacement, or did they just not want to install that one? My windshield is cracked right now and I've considered getting this one. May not be worth it, but still considering it.

Do it, it's totally worth it!
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I have made a deal with my dealer, he is getting me the windshield for an excellent price of 10% over cost, they are hiring a local glass shop to install it.

I am getting the dealers price to install the glass (no mark up).

This will be the first GG my dealer has ordered.

In return for such great pricing; I am going to be the R&D guy, the product tester. Giving feedback to the dealer and others who are interested.

The glass should be in at the dealer by Friday.


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Did they say why they wouldn't install it? Do they simply not do windshield replacement, or did they just not want to install that one? My windshield is cracked right now and I've considered getting this one. May not be worth it, but still considering it.
They just do no do windshields. If I ordered a regular one they would refer me to the local auto glass place to have it installed too.

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I have made a deal with my dealer, he is getting me the windshield for an excellent price of 10% over cost, they are hiring a local glass shop to install it.

I am getting the dealers price to install the glass (no mark up).

This will be the first GG my dealer has ordered.

In return for such great pricing; I am going to be the R&D guy, the product tester. Giving feedback to the dealer and others who are interested.

The glass should be in at the dealer by Friday.


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So what did you end up paying?

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So what did you end up paying?


Yet to be determined for sure; it has not arrived yet; however it may be 450-550. Ill get it installed next week. Then I will have the cost to the penny.


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Any updates on this windshield?
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Usually the way this works out. Op comes in and asks a question, never to return.

For the price, you can change a lot a glass out under insurance.


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Any updates on this windshield?


Tomorrow installation happens.


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Usually the way this works out. Op comes in and asks a question, never to return.

For the price, you can change a lot a glass out under insurance.


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Insurance for glass is too expensive here.

Plus I put on ~5000 ~ 6000 miles per month.


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I ordered one last week from Summit.

Arrived broken. Yes really.

Summit replaced it without question, new one will be in tomorrow.

Replacing glass costs more than just the glass. I hated dealing with it every few months. I put 6 windshields in my2007 JKU. When I bought my 2013 new, the glass broke within 2 weeks. I swapped in a poly unit, and have not needed to mess with it until now. Even now, the poly is perfectly serviceable even with a big scratch from the broken wiper. If I didn't want to try the gorilla glass one, I'd probably just leave it.

I hope I get similar life out of the GG one without any of the poly drawbacks.

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I had two different local glass places install each of our windshields (due to being in stock). $480 and 485 is what I paid for them installed. Still very happy and worth it.


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The replacement one from Summit arrived today, broken worse than the first one.

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The replacement one from Summit arrived today, broken worse than the first one.
Have you talked to your local windshield suppliers? Most around here would compete with price with the actual Mopar glass.
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The replacement one from Summit arrived today, broken worse than the first one.
That sucks. Are you going to try again? Don't know what carrier they are using, but I believe UPS/FedEx could break a box of packing peanuts in shipping. If I ordered a rubber mallet I'd half expect it to arrived broken.

I got a credit card from UPS today. It was shipped in a padded, bubble mailer. It had footprints on it, was partially torn open, had a huge (like half the mailer huge) black stain on one side and looked like it had been crumpled up by a gorilla. The card inside was nearly creased in half. I've had boxes arrive that looked like an accordion, crushed down to nearly half the original size. I realize they are dealing with more and more packages, and they are always under a time crunch, but what the hell. I get lots of stuff delivered to my house and even more for work, and I could rant for hours about the horrible experiences I've had with most shippers (UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL).

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Have you talked to your local windshield suppliers? Most around here would compete with price with the actual Mopar glass.
Yes. Now that Summit is out of stock. I found a local guy that can get the actual GG one.

I initially went with Summit, because all of the vendors I found would substitute the regular one for the GG part number as an interchange, and it was not very clear if I was actually going to get the genuine GG unit, or just an overpriced regular one.

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That sucks. Are you going to try again? Don't know what carrier they are using, but I believe UPS/FedEx could break a box of packing peanuts in shipping. If I ordered a rubber mallet I'd half expect it to arrived broken.

I got a credit card from UPS today. It was shipped in a padded, bubble mailer. It had footprints on it, was partially torn open, had a huge (like half the mailer huge) black stain on one side and looked like it had been crumpled up by a gorilla. The card inside was nearly creased in half. I've had boxes arrive that looked like an accordion, crushed down to nearly half the original size. I realize they are dealing with more and more packages, and they are always under a time crunch, but what the hell. I get lots of stuff delivered to my house and even more for work, and I could rant for hours about the horrible experiences I've had with most shippers (UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL).
Summit was quick to refund my money. Neither box show much outside damage. It's just a long box, and if it gets squished lengthwise more than 4-6 inches, it's into the glass. The first one just had a small crinkle in one corner, barely visible. The one that arrived today was completely smashed inside a nearly perfect box.

I once got a Dell server that had tire tracks on the box where someone drove over it.

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Its in.

Sure enough, it looks like a windshield. Lol. Little gorilla logo in the bottom left, Jeep in bottom right as usual.

Thunder storm shut down power to the town; so did not get an invoice yet.

Driving it tomorrow.



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Summit was quick to refund my money. Neither box show much outside damage. It's just a long box, and if it gets squished lengthwise more than 4-6 inches, it's into the glass. The first one just had a small crinkle in one corner, barely visible. The one that arrived today was completely smashed inside a nearly perfect box.



I once got a Dell server that had tire tracks on the box where someone drove over it.


Is Summit a Jeep / Dodge dealer? Are they getting actual Mopar Gorilla Glass. Sounds poorly managed. You had to pay for a windshield before you had it delivered?


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