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post #1 of 22 Old 11-27-2008, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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cracked windshield AGAIN!!

Does anyone have a trick to save on windshields?
I got one replaced last year, and acquired a crack last night. I put a claim with the Insurance company so they will take care of it.
but is there anything to do to keep from getting cracks/chips?


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post #2 of 22 Old 11-27-2008, 05:05 PM
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You can add a wind/bug guard up front but they rarely help because of the extreme angle of the windshield. All a matter of luck.

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post #3 of 22 Old 11-27-2008, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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do you think yours helped at all?

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post #4 of 22 Old 11-27-2008, 05:11 PM
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my bug deflector works great, ive never had a bug on the windshield.

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my bug deflector works great, ive never had a bug on the windshield.
are you telling me that bugs dont fly higher than you bug sheild. i still got bugs on every vehicle i have ever owned with a bug sheild, and that is about 8 different vehicles
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post #6 of 22 Old 11-27-2008, 05:30 PM
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The Company that replaced mine gives a lifetime free replacement if for any reason it cracks again.
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post #7 of 22 Old 11-27-2008, 08:14 PM
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lifetime warranty probbaly won't cover rocks.if it does tell please tell us who they are
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post #8 of 22 Old 11-27-2008, 08:29 PM
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i dont belive that one either if it is true they wont be in buisness long enough for it to matter

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just be careful how many you report to your insurance...went through 4 in my old yj in 2 years and they almost dropped me.

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post #10 of 22 Old 11-27-2008, 08:36 PM
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I went through something like 3 windows in about 18 months before I put a bugshield up front. My jeep see's a lot of gravel roads.

I have found it to make a difference at speed because it changes how the wind hits your jeep and it creats a wind channel up over the windshield instead if into it. It's certainly no miracle worker, I still get bugs, and is easy to snap the bugshield, but fwiw since I put a bugshield on I have not broke a window. (KNOCK on Wood!)

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post #11 of 22 Old 11-27-2008, 08:39 PM
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lifetime warranty probbaly won't cover rocks.if it does tell please tell us who they are
There called ryans auto glass there out of Pittsburgh PA area
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Was it actually a rock? or a crack from the lower part of the windshield up?

If its a crack from the bottom of the windshield, did you have your defroster on? I know that causes them to crack at speeds when its cold out, and you have the defroster on. Thats how my first one cracked.

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post #13 of 22 Old 11-27-2008, 09:55 PM
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I want to know about this I just live a couple hours away from pittsburg and it would be worth the drive.
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post #14 of 22 Old 11-28-2008, 02:54 AM
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I want to know about this I just live a couple hours away from pittsburg and it would be worth the drive.
Just google search them. I don't know how far they travel but they come to you and replace the windshield.
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post #15 of 22 Old 11-28-2008, 04:54 AM
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Mine started a crack in the bottom-center of the glass about 2 years ago. Now it's about 6 inches long, but I don't even notice it anymore.

BTW, check Quadratec #12501.303, It says TJ windshield glass for $110. Is this correct?

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