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So there’s always questions about if GG is worth it and lots of different opinions. I said I’d post my experience after a year so here you are. I’ve driven it in Interior BC Canada weather through two seasons of sanding and salting. I off road it pretty hard and do lots of highway driving as well. It’s been little over a year. No cracks. No chips. Someone asked me about sand pitting. I suppose I think there is one tiny pit mark on the passenger side where I got nailed pretty hard with a rock about 6 months ago but it’s so small I can’t find it months after the fact. So is it worth it? For me it is. The extra cost you pay to install it you could easily end up paying with it a year after replacing the stock windshield every time it cracks (so every three months). Also the windshield place told me that the extra cost for initial install is one time. If it ever does need replacing it falls under insurance to cover the whole amount. That’s my input.

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So there’s always questions about if GG is worth it and lots of different opinions. I said I’d post my experience after a year so here you are. I’ve driven it in Interior BC Canada weather through two seasons of sanding and salting. I off road it pretty hard and do lots of highway driving as well. It’s been little over a year. No cracks. No chips. Someone asked me about sand pitting. I suppose I think there is one tiny pit mark on the passenger side where I got nailed pretty hard with a rock about 6 months ago but it’s so small I can’t find it months after the fact. So is it worth it? For me it is. The extra cost you pay to install it you could easily end up paying with it a year after replacing the stock windshield every time it cracks (so every three months). Also the windshield place told me that the extra cost for initial install is one time. If it ever does need replacing it falls under insurance to cover the whole amount. That’s my input.

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Is it covered under insurance the next time
If breaks if you got it installed after the fact? Or does it have to be a factory option so it’s attached to the Vin?
 

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Thing is, over the year you’ve owned your Wrangler, Jeep jacked up the price of Gorilla Glass from $95, to $195, to $495.

There’s inflation, and then there’s shameless greed.
 

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i cracked mine over the weekend and i was thinking of getting GG as a replacement? Do i just go to the dealer and get it installed or do i need to order it and have it installed at a later date?

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I ordered GG from the factory on my jeep delivered 9/21. driving to SoCa (3000 miles), while going through the mountains, got hit with a gust of wind and small debris. crack at 2 mo and 4000 miles. took picture to show meets warranty criteria. Tried to claim warranty. From 2 dealers, Jeep, and Mopar, I heard, 'what warranty'. When I read the mopar warranty to the mopar person, she responded with 'is there anything else I can help you with'. I restated the warranty 3 times and each time she stated 'is there..." Dealers both said claim declined due to no warranty. Heres what I confirmed. GG out of the factory does NOT have mopar 2 year warranty. Only aftermarket install. wow. Not a good start for a first time buyer of one of their premium vehicles. (4xe). also, took a rock, smaller, on 45 mph road, and got a second large impact crack. this one like a bullet and slightly larger than a quarter. In my real life experience, two window ending cracks in 4 mo by events that should have been fine. Warranty is vapor - dont buy because you think there will be a free window, because that is an empty promise. I started another thread trying to find ANYONE who successfully replace a GG window under warranty - and only one - aftermarket install and dealer had their back and forced the replacement - or the dealer actually replaced it themselves as the right thing to do. either way, I have found no one who bought factory option GG and successful used the warranty
 

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i cracked mine over the weekend and i was thinking of getting GG as a replacement? Do i just go to the dealer and get it installed or do i need to order it and have it installed at a later date?

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GG was a horrible experience for me with 2 window ending cracks in 4 mo - warranty from factory was vapor. Note though, your crack would not meet warranty criteria. If you get it, I truly hope your experience will be better than mine. A moron ran a red light and totaled my new jeep - so re-ordered exactly what we had before...minus the GG
 

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All of which suggests that the OP’s experience is due more to plain good luck, than to any Gorilla Glass super powers...
 

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My daughter's 2010 JK had her windshield replaced last month as a couple large cracks showed up. We said we wanted OEM glass. They installed GG. Insurance covered it without any deductible. Thinking they went with the GG as the actual OEM glass for that model was no longer available?
 
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I ordered it, but after all the stories, if mine cracks I'm just getting mine replaced with non-GG. Just give me the other if it makes no difference.
 

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I buy cheap windshields on my trucks and now my JLUR. GG has a standard sheet of tempered glass on the outer layer, from what someone else posted here.

Having a high end windshield means nothing if its all sand pitted and scratched because it's too expensive to change. Buy cheap and change often. A good condition cheap windshield is still better than a pricey "best" windshield thats scratched or pitted, IMO. Especially at night or driving into the afternoon sun.
 

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I buy cheap windshields on my trucks and now my JLUR. GG has a standard sheet of tempered glass on the outer layer, from what someone else posted here.

Having a high end windshield means nothing if its all sand pitted and scratched because it's too expensive to change. Buy cheap and change often. A good condition cheap windshield is still better than a pricey "best" windshield thats scratched or pitted, IMO. Especially at night or driving into the afternoon sun.
Agreed. I live in a windy desert and our windshields get blasted with sand all the time. GG would be pretty expensive to purchase every other year if warranty doesn't cover it
 

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My daughter got her GG windshield replaced yesterday that got cracked in our wheeling adventure a few weeks ago. Dealer had to order it, but it was in the next day. Got it installed and on her way in a couple of hours. No issues with the dealer at all, and no problems with warranty. 2 year coverage so far is being honored.
 

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My GG windshield on my '21 Wrangler took a hit and chipped/then cracked after having the Jeep <1 year. Working with Safelite to replace and they indicate 1 year wait for GG Wrangler windshields. The safelite guy is trying to convince me that GG isn't even for cracks/chip prevention and that it is for the interior only to prevent penetration all the way through the windshield. Quick fact check call BS on that. Corning website even states it is 3X stronger against chips/cracks.

So is it worth it? My experience has not been stellar with it.
 

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Mine was 2mo old when it got hit by a rock and cracked 12". I am not seeing how GG is amazingly better so far. The company doing mine couldnt get the GG so I have a standard MOPAR one now.
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