Yeah I mainly need to see the quality. I prefer products that look OEM, not after marketOne has a bit of a lip on it, the other doesn’t. Kind of odd, but I imagine the slight lip will deflect better. But I agree, I’d like to see it in-person first if I can.
The idea is that it doesn't chipHere we have to replace windshields frequently... Just lots of rocks everywhere. So most of us carry zero-deductible class replacement in our insurance.
So why would I pay extra for a more expensive windshield? I'm doubting when it gets chips that the insurance will replace it with another Gorilla Glass. Or it will be higher insurance premium?
Hopefully all car manufacturers start to add this to their vehicles, and good upgrade.Jeep Adds Gorilla Glass Windshield Option to Gladiator & Wrangler (roadandtrack.com)
We all know that the steep angle of the JK / JL / JT windshield makes them prone to impact damage, so it looks like Jeep is offering a stronger glass windshield. Given the slope of the Bronco windshield I wonder if this would be an issue as well. I would gladly spend an extra $95.00 for a Gorilla Glass windshield and I hope Ford offers this soon. Thoughts if the Bronco will have the same issue with cracked windshields as the Wranglers?
In Colorado, it doesn't matter how close you tailgate. I live in the Rocky Mountains and there is a term "Colorado Windshield" for a reason. Our roads could kick up enough rocks to crack any windshield, but definitely will crack this type of windshield annually, at a minimum.Don’t ride people’s asses and that should help with rocks getting kicked up hitting windshield
Not all cracked windshields in Colorado are caused by debris hitting them. There's a weird phenomenon here that has to do with temperature differentials. Turning on your front defroster without completely removing the snow first, or trying to wash your windshield when it's been sitting in the sun for a while causes a temperature swing in the glass that can crack it with no impact.FWIW, one of the demo units I saw in Denver already had a cracked windshield.