Someone Call A Waaaaaaabulance. - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > Wrangler General Discussion > Someone Call A Waaaaaaabulance.

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineRockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits Rough Country Jeep Suspension Deals at Rockridge 4WD!

Reply
Unread 05-19-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
MadGerbil
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: St Johns, Michigan
Posts: 365
Someone Call A Waaaaaaabulance.

I don't even have 700 miles on my new Jeep.
I do have a chipped wind shield though.

Got it going through town at about 30mph.

I'll be the one off in the corner weeping silently to myself...



MadGerbil is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
Maverickxeo
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Posts: 1,777
You should see pictures of my windshield... its more chip and crack than glass. I know I need to replace it; but the SECOND I do, itll just do the same.
Maverickxeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
MadGerbil
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: St Johns, Michigan
Posts: 365
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maverickxeo View Post
You should see pictures of my windshield... its more chip and crack than glass. I know I need to replace it; but the SECOND I do, itll just do the same.
I wonder if the fact it is flat makes it more likely to chip.
MadGerbil is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #4
zenman
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Junction City, KS
Posts: 289
Quote:
Originally Posted by MadGerbil View Post
I wonder if the fact it is flat makes it more likely to chip.
Well it means rocks don't slide off easily
__________________
New Jeep: 10th Anniversary Rubicon, Anvil with Red Leather seats

Old Jeep: 2012 JK Sahara Dozer
zenman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
muddr1
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Weare, Nh
Posts: 456
Quote:
Originally Posted by MadGerbil View Post
I wonder if the fact it is flat makes it more likely to chip.
Yes, a flat glass is more prone to chip.
__________________
If we knew what we were doing it woulnt be called research
Albert Einstein
There are no rules here, were trying to accomplish something.
Thomas Edison Keep Calm,Chive On
muddr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2013, 05:35 PM   #6
MrB
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland
Posts: 178
Join the club. I'm on my third windshield and it is currently cracked. I refuse to replace it again. My windshield has been cracked longer than not.
MrB is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #7
2jhanna
Web Wheeler
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denton County, TX
Posts: 5,109
I bought a used TJ a few years back. The PO had already replaced the glass about a year earlier. Got my first chip just a few months later, have several now.

just a fact of wrangler.
__________________
jhanna
denton county, tx
2jhanna is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2013, 10:24 PM   #8
Moabrubi
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Posts: 1,260
I have 80,000 on my Jeep and the windshield has never been replaced.

Now I'm going to have a rock crack my windshield since I said it.
Moabrubi is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2013, 04:51 AM   #9
wesboy
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 391
My TJ is on its 3rd windshield in 4 years.
My brothers 2010 JK is on its 4th windshield in 3 years and it needs replacing again.
__________________
97 TJ Sport 4.0L Auto RHD
wesboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2013, 05:35 AM   #10
Jankoid
Carpe deez nuts
 
Jankoid's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Albemarle, NC
Posts: 4,670
Been driving Wranglers for 4 years and never had a cracked windshield.
Jankoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2013, 06:26 AM   #11
Rproject
Web Wheeler
 
Rproject's Avatar
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sandwich, IL
Posts: 2,665
I replaced the windshield on my last Jeep three times. On my first outing with this one, I got a chip. I really wish there was a coating that could be placed over the windshield to protect it, kind of like a cell phone screen cover. The vertical stance of the Wrangler windshield leaves it very vulnerable to chips/cracks.
__________________
1995 Blue YJ i-4 AX-5 33" Cepek Crushers on 2.5" Rancho lift - SOLD October 2010
1996 White ZJ i-6 auto bone stock
1987 Maroon YJ i-6 Auto (1.5" body lift. OME 2 1/2" lift. Rancho RS5000 shocks. Rancho steering stabilizer. A-Z Fabrication rock slides. More upgrades coming soon - LOL)


The "sideways" build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/r...hread-2164793/
Rproject is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2013, 08:13 AM   #12
cyberpyrot
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 1,575
I filled up my wiper fluid with jergins lotion right before I get on the hiway I spay the windshield I have never had an issue with rock chips. and if im feeling a bit randy...
__________________
I have attention defiiiii hey is that a rabbit?

Thought of the day
Trust people who like big butts they cannot lie...
cyberpyrot is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2013, 10:15 AM   #13
PMSteve
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere,, Nevada
Posts: 116
Flat glass + upright positioning = rock chips & cracks.

On the plus side, the flat glass means that they're not as expensive to replace as an SUV windshield.
PMSteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #14
frenchy206
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,197
The only solution is to apply Clearplex. It's a clear film for the windshield. It will protect against rock chips. The only down side is the cost...about $200, which is more than new glass, however, if you hate to go to the glass shop and waste the time, this is a good solution.
__________________
03 TJ Rubicon
frenchy206 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2013, 11:32 AM   #15
NonRubicon
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The southern armpit of California
Posts: 1,981
OP - Your Waaahmbulance is on the way!



NonRubicon is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.