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Unread 07-19-2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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windshield cracked -fml

hey guys i washed the 4 inchs of mud off my jeep today and after i washed it i put the jeep in the street to dry i come back to notice my windshield has a nice spider crack on it - f**k i know i am so upset - what do you recommend i should do. have safelite come replace it for like 300$ or buy replacement window for like 125 and let some one install it or do it my self ? or maybe CL a whole frame with windshield ? some advice please

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Unread 07-19-2010, 06:01 PM   #2
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Leave it alone tell you cant pass inspection. It seems they all crack. My friend has replaced the front windshield three times. Mine is cracked top to bottom and a foot across, just learn to live with it.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 06:19 PM   #3
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i have brand new inspection and i doubt ill pass again and this crack is BAD it taked up the whoe right side of windshield
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Unread 07-19-2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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suck it up... its a jeep
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Unread 07-19-2010, 06:30 PM   #5
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Make a big "I rolled it over and all it did was crack my windshield" sticker. Put that on and let people think your rig is tough.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 06:42 PM   #6
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i have brand new inspection and i doubt ill pass again and this crack is BAD it taked up the whoe right side of windshield
Seriously they crack all the time. As far as I'm aware, you will still pass inspection as long as it doesn't obstruct your view of the road, and the window is not going to fall out. Like everyone else said...get over it.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:07 PM   #7
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windshield

I use those 12 dollar kits from auto zone they don't completely vanish but it looks allot better than before.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:15 PM   #8
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$300 bux for a windshield! I'd shop around for sure. I just got one installed in my 02 for $93+tax which was just under $100 and the guy came to my work and installed it there.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:48 PM   #9
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its not a fixable crack guys haha its spidered half the windshield- and im lifted 6inchs and i had the post owner have it pass inspection before i purchased the jeep which was maybe 4 weeks ago
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:02 PM   #10
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I got a quote from safelite online and it was less than 200 bucks
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:05 PM   #11
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If you call Safelite and get a quote, tell them it's coming out of pocket, not from insurance. They'll give you a much cheaper quote then. They replaced mine for less than 2 hundo.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:11 PM   #12
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what about insurance coverage?
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:13 PM   #13
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You should be able to have it replaced for under $150 (installed). Don't try to install the replacement yourself - it's a huge pain in the ***. It's the ONLY automotive work I've ever done that I wish I'd had just paid someone to do it - it was the job with the most effort and the least return - and the best part of doing any job yourself is pride in doing it yourself and knowing it's done right. I didn't even find appreciation in that. It sucked, and I've replaced 3-4 windshields before (2x CJs, 2x VW beetles). The glue-in thing is just no fun and it has to be done just right or it will either leak or look like crap.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 09:03 AM   #14
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safelite told me 300 thats crazy ill tell them no insurance this time and see what the deal is . im so upset cause what am i supposed to do with inspection? i know for a fact it wont pass its to high
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Unread 07-20-2010, 09:38 AM   #15
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OP, I realize yours obstructs the view, but for other Jeepers out there I'd tell you to leave it be (provided it doesn't obstruct the view).

Mine's been cracked for several years now. Rather than replace it with a new (soon-to-be-cracked) windshield, I just live with it.
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