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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing my front windshield with After Market

Hi All,

I'm a bit sad that I am going to replace my Front Windshield with the After Market ones.

I really wanted to get it replaced with an OEM because of the Willy's Jeep logo on the window.

Unfortunately the non-OEM is priced at $290 and the OEM is priced at $450. Both are the total price out the door including tax and installation.

Its not like I'm going to sell my TH anytime soon and I know how much the value goes down if its not the OEM window with the Willy's Jeep Logo.

I've been holding off on my window replacement because I wanted to get the crack to get worse before I replace it. There's been quite a few times where my window has gotten hit and chipped by pebbles on the freeway while there is a crack on the window already. Now the crack has gotten worse and its calling for a replacement.

If I sell my TH which I highly doubt. I will replace it with the OEM with the Willy's Jeep Logo. But for now...non-OEM window it is

I had a Lexus IS as a previous car...I feel that I get hit by rocks more often now with my TH. Possibly because the TH sits higher?
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Still way better than my TJ. I replaced the TJ windshield almost every year. I carried glass coverage with no deductible so typically we fixed a couple rock chips and when the third hit, I'd just let the thing go and replace it. With the KL, I have only one rock chip thus far but really had the thought of the windshield having to be replaced with all the warmers, etc there.

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Still way better than my TJ. I replaced the TJ windshield almost every year. I carried glass coverage with no deductible so typically we fixed a couple rock chips and when the third hit, I'd just let the thing go and replace it. With the KL, I have only one rock chip thus far but really had the thought of the windshield having to be replaced with all the warmers, etc there.

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It was funny to me when my sister came to visit and explained to her why I haven't replaced my window...a few minutes later a rock hit the window and chipped it. Then I yelled "SEE THIS IS WHY I'M NOT GETTING IT REPLACED JUST YET!!"

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Hi All,

I'm a bit sad that I am going to replace my Front Windshield with the After Market ones.

I really wanted to get it replaced with an OEM because of the Willy's Jeep logo on the window.

Unfortunately the non-OEM is priced at $290 and the OEM is priced at $450. Both are the total price out the door including tax and installation.

Its not like I'm going to sell my TH anytime soon and I know how much the value goes down if its not the OEM window with the Willy's Jeep Logo.

I've been holding off on my window replacement because I wanted to get the crack to get worse before I replace it. There's been quite a few times where my window has gotten hit and chipped by pebbles on the freeway while there is a crack on the window already. Now the crack has gotten worse and its calling for a replacement.

If I sell my TH which I highly doubt. I will replace it with the OEM with the Willy's Jeep Logo. But for now...non-OEM window it is

I had a Lexus IS as a previous car...I feel that I get hit by rocks more often now with my TH. Possibly because the TH sits higher?


Don't feel too bad about the value. I've been through 7 or 8 windshields in the two THs I've owned and the windshields with the Willies logo isn't available anymore. FCA stopped producing them. Even brand new Cherokees don't have the logo anymore.


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the Willies logo isn't available anymore. FCA stopped producing them. Even brand new Cherokees don't have the logo anymore.

What?? hmmmmm, I'll have to ask Tyler if his 2016 has the logo........

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Don't feel too bad about the value. I've been through 7 or 8 windshields in the two THs I've owned and the windshields with the Willies logo isn't available anymore. FCA stopped producing them. Even brand new Cherokees don't have the logo anymore.


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From what I've been reading around. You can only get the Windshield with the Willy's Logo from the dealer.

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where is the logo at I dont see it on my 2016 TH
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where is the logo at I dont see it on my 2016 TH

They stopped putting on for later 2016's, I don't have it, build date was 11/14/15.

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base of the windshield in the center...looks like this

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SWEEET I just talked to the guy that's installing my window. They went to pick up the aftermarket window from the vendor but they didn't have any. So he pulled some strings and got an OEM without the Jeep Willy's Logo for $290. Basically the 2016 Jeep window

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