UNcracked windshield club

  1. WXman

    WXman Well-Known Member

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    There are a lot of threads about cracked windshields that make it seem like Jeep is using junk for the glass on Wranglers. Potential shoppers may be turned off by this.

    Let's start a thread for those of us who have no issues with the windshield. Post your positive experiences.

    For me:

    1992 YJ - Have no idea how many miles, never cracked a windshield

    2011 JKU - Never cracked a windshield in a full year of driving all over the Ohio Valley region

    2012 JKU - Never had a crack, even running large tires with negative offset wheels at the offroad parks within a 4 hour radius of my house and lots of highway travel

    2018 JLU - Coming up on 11,000 miles with no chips or cracks. There's a rock quarry 1.8 miles from my house. Dump trucks everywhere. 4 lane highways, interstates, county roads, etc.

    The windshields in the Wranglers seem just fine to me.
     
  2. Bearded_Dragon

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    I've had mine for about 8 months and 3800 miles, no chips or cracks yet. It did take a hit once which scared the hell out of me and I thought for sure it would be cracked, but it took it like a champ lol.
     
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  3. TXRubicon

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    My JK had a cracked windshield at about 2k miles. Replaced it and never had another one for the remaining 25k miles I had it for. JL cracked at 2k miles. Haven't replaced it yet, but hopefully it's one and done too. I drive on highways with a lot of trucks...bound to happen.
     
  4. ZEN357

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    I had a 2012 RAM I owned for 5 years and went through three windshields. First one was a rock chip. Second one was a rock chip. Third one was a rock chip that happened no more than 60 days after the second one. I couldn't win with this truck. Ended up trading it. It was like a curse.
     
  5. Rubidouxit

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    It's been about 9 months for me and around 7500 miles including 2800 miles to SW Colorado and back in September with no cracks. So far, so good!
     
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  6. Sean K.

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    Largely depends on where you drive/live. In Phoenix, it's all rock on the sides of the freeways/roads so stone chips and cracks are constant. We've got ~3500 on our Rubi....already several small chips and big crack we got last week coming into work. The vertical nature of the windshield is part of the problem certainly, but our '98 TJ has much thicker, stronger glass than the JL. Windscreens are a major weight consideration when trying to get better MPG or better power to weight ratio...which is probably why FCA thinned them out.

    And yes, I realize this thread was supposed to be about windshields that aren't cracked...but I posted b/c they've definitely been thinned out. If you haven't had a cracked one...it's probably b/c you've either been lucky, or don't drive where a lot of stones end up on the paved roadways.
     
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  7. rkammer

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    I have haf my JL Sport since July with little over 9,000 miles on it and no chips or cracks in the windshield. I have had a couple stones/rocks hit the windshield.
     
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  8. Edorand

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    I've had probably 15 vehicles and never cracked a windshield -- Jeep wise though:

    04 TJ, had for 25k miles
    10 JK 2 door, 50k miles
    15 JK 4dr, 35k miles
    18 JL 4dr, 4k miles
     
  9. Flyguy81

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    Had the JL for a year next week. On my 3rd windshield.

    Colorado loves crushed rock on the roads.
     
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  10. CypressWrangler

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    I have taken 4 good impacts on the highway without any damage. Not so lucky on the 5th as I got a chip. Chip was repaired before it spread. 10K miles in 6 months.
     
  11. Sean L

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    2000 Dodge Dakota, Windshield never cracked
    1998 Ford Mustang, Windshield never cracked
    2002 Ford Mustang, Windshield never cracked
    2005 M1116 HMMWV Up-Armor, Destroyed by IED, Windshield never cracked
    2010 Dodge Ram 1500, Windshield never cracked
    2017 Honda Accord, Windshield hasn't cracked yet.
    2018 Jeep Wrangler, Windshield hasn't cracked yet, taken a few impacts from small stones thrown by gravel trucks.

    The only vehicle I've owned/operated on a regular basis that had a windshield crack was my 1992 Saturn, and that's because I had a crash with a Cadillac.
     
  12. Jeepsmashin

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    I have 17k on my jlur and windshield isnt cracked. I've never had a windshield crack on me either since I've been driving.
     
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  13. Andy2434

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    Lol . . . I’d write something positive, but don’t want to jinx it.
     
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    Well its an upright windshield, and its bound to happen. Oh I was supposed to give a positive, I haven't cracked one in 3 months.....
     
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    I've had 5 Wranglers, most of which had a chips that I fixed right away and never had issues with the windshield cracking.

    On the JL a rock chipped my window on the way to our first offroad park with it. We pulled over and I purchased a DIY fix kit and applied it while the wife and kids had a long lunch. Still no issues, and if you asked me today where it happened I wouldn't be able to point it out. I now carry a kit with me everywhere I go.

    Most Jeeps that come into the shop have chipped or cracked windshields. I don't for one second think it's cheap glass, just the angle of the windshields making them more prone to damage.
     
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