Okay, check this out. I bought a 2004 Jeep Wrangler X three months ago. Since then I've had the windshield replaced once and now the new one has a lot of chips in it from rocks hitting it. I drive the highway every day on the way to work and I was wondering, do the bug shields that places sell on the internet really work or is there no hope for me? I'm really stuck between a rock and a hard place here. I'm thinking really hard about selling my Jeep now because I cannot keep gettin a new windshield every time a rock smashes into it. Anyone's help would be greately appreciated.
Selling your jeep isnt gonna change the fact that rocks are hitting that windshield. Its where you live at as well as what vehicles you follow.
I have the Bug defelctor on mine but I got a rock chip in the windshield. They are designed to keep the rocks and bugs from tearing up the edges of your hood.
Welcome to the club... jeeps are as aerodynamic as a brick. I am on my fourth windshield in the 5 years i have owned my jeep. I put a bug/rock deflector on last year and so far so good (knock on wood) HTH
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Where are you driving???? Unless you live next to a rock quarry and your stupid enough to follow a dump truck closely, this shouldn't be a problem. Sell the Jeep and buy a Ferrari, you'll still get the same rock chips. It's not the Jeeps fault!!!
15 years and 5 Jeeps, and never a single chip!!! and half of that was in Rural ARIZONA!!!!!
Four years and two chipped windshields. Latest one has been chipped for almost a year now as it isn't bad. Unfortunatley Jeep windshields are very vertical and rocks don't glance off like on many other vehicles. Other than increased distance between you and the car in front there isn't much you can do. (maybe look into repair instead of replacement of the windshield if possible)
Ive got a little rock chip. went to NAPA and got a little chip repair thing. i havent gotten the time to use it yet, but you guys could maybe get a kit and fix it. How much is a new winshield?
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four years (100,000 miles) and getting a second replacement new windsheild tomorrow. Handy full coverage auto costs me only $50. I wait until it cracks. If I got only the chips fixed it would be free with the hassle of scheduling. I checked into actual cost, $360 for a new windsheild installed.
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I actually have about 5 chips around the same spot in my direct view when I'm driving. I'm going next week to see about getting them fixed then I'm going to get the front window tinted. I wonder if that will help me not notice them if and when it chips again.
im not sure where you are located but i believe a policy/law in florida is that an insurance company must replace your windshield if it gets chipped or cracked. my buddy just got his replaced on his saturn a while back and i think it was $40? just something you may want to check into. . .
In the quadratec magazine, there is a windshield replacement called SpeedGlass. It advertises shatterproof, scratch resistant from stone and tree limb smacks. It says it's not DOT approved because the stuff is so tough, that it is not easily removed by fire or rescue personell. The disclaimer says "Recomended for serious off-road use only!"