Aftermarket Windshields?

  1. roaniecowpony

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    Anyone successful in finding aftermarket windshields, particularly in the southern California area? My rock hit from several months ago expanded to a 10" long crack a while back and now has run top to bottom.

    Safelite didn't seem to have an aftermarket option when I used their online quote engine, even though I checked the option for aftermarket, it still was ~$500. The local All Star Glass web engine was about the same. I'm assuming OEM glass at that price.
     
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    So I know that I am very likely setting myself up for a cracked windshield, but....

    about 2 months ago driving in southern IN with temperatures just a few degrees above freezing Fahrenheit.

    driving the back roads at around 50 mph.

    out of nowhere a hawk dive bombs my windshield. Hits dead center if the windshield. I thought.... well here we go just a few months into ownership of a ‘20 Sahara and I’m going to be replacing the windshield.

    No damage. No mark. Nothing!!!!
     
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    I’m also in SoCal. Safelite offered me two options Mopar factory windshield or aftermarket. Price was not far off, I just went with the OEM.
     
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    Litebrite has a video on how the OE winshields suck and they found a good aftermarket one.
     
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    I’ve heard of hitting birds but that takes the cake. lol

    Louisville region Sahara here. I’ve made it out to Interlake SRA once since we bought in Oct.

    As to glass, somebody asked on a FB group I belong to... one of many JL type. He asked and somebody replied that Gorilla glass is now, supposedly, available. It sounds like that’s what many have been eagerly anticipating so maybe check around for that possibility.
     
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    Pretty sure that windscreen is a unicorn. Try to find it......
     
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    Agreed. They provide no source (very unusual for them) and if you google the name the closest you find is some east coast glass installer whose website makes no mention at all of selling aftermarket windshields.
     
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    Hawk=0, You= (+1)
     
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    You won't find the windshield Kevin installed.

    Most interesting part of the video is the fashion show at about 25:30.
     
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    Anyone seen American Factory on Netflix......
     
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    I always buy the zero-deductible glass coverage. It's cheap (less than $100/year). With the flat windshield, it's well worth it.
     
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    I have OEM windshields, and i've had mine replaced once. It has a hit in it now, but hasn't expanded beyond the initial damage/crack to the windshield. Going to let it be until it expands and then replace it with OEM windshield.

    They're all just as susceptible to chips and cracking and whatnot than any other, unless you have some sort of film over it
     
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    I believe Mopar has Gorilla Glass for the JK but not the JL yet. Mine was cracked after 8,000 miles but Florida Insurance has us totally covered and deductible is waived. So OEM till there's something better on the market
     
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    Yeah. The company that makes the windshields for FCA is huge today.
     
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