Thread: Windshield

  1. Windshield

    How can I protect my windshield from stones getting thrown up from the road? I gave a 2016 and have replaced 4 windshields and filled some small nicks.
    Its getting crazy


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    Windshield

    Sorry I don't have a direct answer.

    Never heard of so many exchanges. You live near a gravel pit or mainly dirt roads?
    Is say let your insurance co pay for the changes. Many do it for free.

    I believe fed law prohibits non breakable windshields on the road. So no plexiglas or better.

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    Re: Windshield

    Jeeps are rock magnets and the new Gorilla glass might be tougher but is still not the answer. Within my first year my '16 JK windshield got several small chips that have not grown. Been driving the Jeep more cautiously and avoiding highways whenever possible, keeping far away from other vehicles on the road especially trucks and keeping lower speeds (no tickets+enjoying the scenery). Safest time seems to be 5-6am when the traffic is extremely light when driving to Jeep events.

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    Re: Windshield

    Would one of those hood deflectors help ????

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    Re: Windshield

    I dont think so. Because this is a brick, there is a weird air flow up front that a deflector doesnt do much.

    The snow or rain actually rolls to the front of the hood.


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    Re: Windshield

    I was reading online that you can get a protective barrier for your windshield - understand they mostly have them for high performance sports cars I have another factor in the mix 18 yr old on my insurance so glass getting replaced often makes it look careless.... any other ideas?


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    Re: Windshield

    Quote Originally Posted by JPNinPA View Post
    Sorry I don't have a direct answer.

    Never heard of so many exchanges. You live near a gravel pit or mainly dirt roads?
    Is say let your insurance co pay for the changes. Many do it for free.

    I believe fed law prohibits non breakable windshields on the road. So no plexiglas or better.

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    Yeah i have a 19 year old on my insurance policy so its kinda expensive to put in claims so often



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    Re: Windshield

    Quote Originally Posted by JPNinPA View Post
    I dont think so. Because this is a brick, there is a weird air flow up front that a deflector doesnt do much.

    The snow or rain actually rolls to the front of the hood.


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    Yeah I know


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    Re: Windshield

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    Re: Windshield

    I know motocross racers use to have several layers of plastic film on their goggles and peel the top one off when muddy. Though I don't know if this is DOT approved.


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    Re: Windshield

    NASCAR also utilizes the tear offs on their windshields but I've never heard of anyone using them on a street legal vehicle.

    post #9 made me grin

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    Re: Windshield

    A more affordable way to go is to increase your interval from the rig in front of you. Not trying to be a smart@ss but when I was young I had the same issue, following too close.
    Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.
    If you run out of gas, no matter which way you decide to push, the closest gas station will always be uphill and in the other direction. Corollary: The likelihood of running out increases when all of the nearby gas stations are closed.
    The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep.
    We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch).

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