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I just pre-ordered mine for my Gladiator. Right now they are offering a discount for preorders.
I have one on order also. They are hoping to have them ship by the end of the month.
I have had to replace 4 windshields in various vehicles in the last two years. This will be my fifth, so I might as well try it. Farmers Insurance said they will pay up to the original OEM cost.





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I sent an email to racing optics and "Roger" called me on the phone out of the blue. He explained the film. It is thicker for the Jeep than other applications and has 3 layers, so, 2 tear offs. He recommended Rain-x for cleaning and said it was very scratch resistant and proven in NASCAR. He also offered phone help for the installation from his tech. guy. I am excited, I like that the Jeep film is thicker. I think this will solve the problem... :)

I will post up how the install goes.
I received the Racing Optics Jeep kit super fast. Here is a couple of pics of the kit. The film is thick and looks to be great optical quality. Like looking through glass.

link to Racing Optics
https://www.Racingopticsjeep.com

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Here are some pics just after installation. The film still has smudges on it and has not been cleaned yet. I just got all the water out. You cannot tell it is on and based on the thickness of the film, I am excited that it will really protect my windshield. The main tip is to make sure your windshield is spotless. Clean it many, many times before installation. I changed my mopar windshield last week and I saw 3 rock hits already during the installation ! The last pic shows you the 3 layers and the peel offs.
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@hjdca I read on their site that each layer only lasts about 6 months. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts.
 

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@hjdca I read on their site that each layer only lasts about 6 months. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts.
Yes. I talked to Roger at Racing Optics and he said 6 months is a guideline based on usage -- ie. lots of dirt, rain, rock hits, etc... will effect the film. He told me that he has it on his car for the last 6 months and the first layer still looks new -- but, that is a car...., but, I am optimistic that I can get longer on each layer in the Jeep. He recommended Rain-X cleaner for the film to help cleaning and longevity. For some reason, I am getting pit marks already in my new replaced Mopar windshield after only one week. I cannot sustain such constant damage, I had to try something.

Update - I talked to Chris (tech support) at Racing Optics and he told me that the film is not affected by sunlight or UV and the length of time you keep a "tear off" on the windshield is based on your tolerance of pits and scratches on the plastic. Once you had enough, you remove a layer. So, for a guy like me, that only wants to see through my windshield with no cracks, I will wait until it is really bad before I do a tear off.

PS. Those guys at Racing Optics were really cool, they were very informative and had great expertise on their product. :)

Here are a couple of pics of light transmission. The windshield blocks all UV light now, so, it seems cooler.
Pic comparing no window to windshield
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Pic comparing stock side window to windshield --- Very nice.
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Yes. I talked to Roger at Racing Optics and he said 6 months is a guideline based on usage -- ie. lots of dirt, rain, rock hits, etc... will effect the film. He told me that he has it on his car for the last 6 months and the first layer still looks new -- but, that is a car...., but, I am optimistic that I can get longer on each layer in the Jeep. He recommended Rain-X cleaner for the film to help cleaning and longevity. For some reason, I am getting pit marks already in my new replaced Mopar windshield after only one week. I cannot sustain such constant damage, I had to try something.

Update - I talked to Chris (tech support) at Racing Optics and he told me that the film is not affected by sunlight or UV and the length of time you keep a "tear off" on the windshield is based on your tolerance of pits and scratches on the plastic. Once you had enough, you remove a layer. So, for a guy like me, that only wants to see through my windshield with no cracks, I will wait until it is really bad before I do a tear off.

PS. Those guys at Racing Optics were really cool, they were very informative and had great expertise on their product. :)

Here are a couple of pics of light transmission. The windshield blocks all UV light now, so, it seems cooler.
Pic comparing no window to windshield
NiFEbG.jpg

Pic comparing stock side window to windshield --- Very nice.
YDxdQ5.jpg
Looks great! Is the Jeep kit pre-cut to size?
 

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Looks great! Is the Jeep kit pre-cut to size?
yes, it is pre-cut to the jeep. It seems to be great quality, I am very happy with it, and the tech department was first rate. I sent them an email and they called me back right away and their technician called me also. Here are the secrets to the installation.

1. Get the windshield and everything around it super clean,
2. Also spray the outside of the film with solution after you put it on the windshield to help with the squeegy.
3. Use a lot of weight on the squeegy while pushing the water out, and keep the outside of the windshield wet with solution. You will not scratch the film, so, push hard and try to get all the water out. Any water left will disappear with heat and time, but, it is better to get as much as you can out.

The best thing is the peace of mind, not always having to worry if a truck is in front of me..
 

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Exactly. I have glass coverage with my insurance. In Colorado, you need it. Jeep dealer tried to sell me a $900 glass coverage as an "add on." Nope... Insurance does it for me. I usually get about one a year and they don't ask too many questions. Just want to know a date when it happened..

Many windshield shops will repair small chips working directly with your insurance so there's no cost to you.

If it's too big they'll replace the windshield (insist on factory glass!) working with your insurance agent. You may want to check with him/her to add a windshield adder to your policy if you don't have one already.

Gorilla glass is coming for sure. I assume the insurance companies will pay the cost of the factory glass and we'd have to pay for the difference but I'm not yet sure
 

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I received the Racing Optics Jeep kit super fast. Here is a couple of pics of the kit. The film is thick and looks to be great optical quality. Like looking through glass.

link to Racing Optics
https://www.Racingopticsjeep.com

8a0DQo.jpg


fRaQ5K.jpg


Here are some pics just after installation. The film still has smudges on it and has not been cleaned yet. I just got all the water out. You cannot tell it is on and based on the thickness of the film, I am excited that it will really protect my windshield. The main tip is to make sure your windshield is spotless. Clean it many, many times before installation. I changed my mopar windshield last week and I saw 3 rock hits already during the installation ! The last pic shows you the 3 layers and the peel offs.
PhyVNY.jpg


Kiid0t.jpg


bgqVmf.jpg
How has this been holding up for you as I got to do something to protect the next replacement windshield. The High Performance and Gorilla glass are like $700+ to buy as replacement.
 

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With the Lite Brite discount, ~$650, before tax.
Another ~$170 to install.
This will be my third windshield in 13k miles.

Kevin

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That would make a Jeep JL/JT an expensive vehicle to drive!

I just sold my 2006 Ram 3500 105K with the original glass!
 

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That would make a Jeep JL/JT an expensive vehicle to drive!

I just sold my 2006 Ram 3500 105K with the original glass!
Yep its just something gotta deal with suppose. I've gone through 2 windshields in 9 months
 

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With the Lite Brite discount, ~$650, before tax.
Another ~$170 to install.
This will be my third windshield in 13k miles.

Kevin

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Couple of questions...

DId you get any insurance compensation for this?
How do you find an installer in your area? I tried looking on the HGPs website and couldn't find a vehicle locator <?>

It's something I'm seriously thinking about. My wife's JL literally has a huge break 2 days after getting the OEM glass installed. Thankfully I have USAA glass coverage but I think it only covers 2 times a year IIRC.
 

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Couple of questions...

DId you get any insurance compensation for this?
Probably, but I haven't had the work done yet. The windshield replacement is part of the whole deal to fix all the rock chips.
How do you find an installer in your area? I tried looking on the HGPs website and couldn't find a vehicle locator <?>
I just called the local glass shop that's done work for me in the past. It's a Novus Glass shop.

Kevin
 

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