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Old 08-12-2012, 09:27 AM
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Re: New windshield for overland ...question.

It makes a difference. I replaced it with OEM and it was like I just drove it off the lot! Go OEM!
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Re: New windshield for overland ...question.

Just had to have my windshield replaced on my '11 Limited due to a stone chip. Went through my insurance company (Geico) who set everything up with SafeLite. I requested that they use an OEM replacement and they were very easy to deal with. No push back whatsoever. Mobile truck came to my home and had it installed in about an hour. They did a great job!!
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:24 PM
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Re: New windshield for overland ...question.

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Just had to have my windshield replaced on my '11 Limited due to a stone chip. Went through my insurance company (Geico) who set everything up with SafeLite. I requested that they use an OEM replacement and they were very easy to deal with. No push back whatsoever. Mobile truck came to my home and had it installed in about an hour. They did a great job!!
when you say OEM, does it state MOPAR on the glass or something else? My dealer ordered OEM and it doesn't state MOPAR, but the they claim it came from the same place and it is OEM. It has the same part # on the glass as the overlands on the lot, but it does not have the mopar tag. They said that Mopar does not actually make the wk2 glass.
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when you say OEM, does it state MOPAR on the glass or something else? My dealer ordered OEM and it doesn't state MOPAR, but the they claim it came from the same place and it is OEM. It has the same part # on the glass as the overlands on the lot, but it does not have the mopar tag. They said that Mopar does not actually make the wk2 glass.
It should say mopar at the bottom in the center of the winshield. I had three windshields that were non OEM (said pilkington on the bottom right) and there was considerable wind noise coming through due to the rubber strip on the top and sides of the windshield not laying correctly. Put tape on those areas and the noise went away. Told safelite what I had done and they replaced with the OEM windshield today. No wind noise now! Wish I had found this thread earlier. Would have saved the headache and part of my sanity.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:39 PM
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It should say mopar at the bottom in the center of the winshield. I had three windshields that were non OEM (said pilkington on the bottom right) and there was considerable wind noise coming through due to the rubber strip on the top and sides of the windshield not laying correctly. Put tape on those areas and the noise went away. Told safelite what I had done and they replaced with the OEM windshield today. No wind noise now! Wish I had found this thread earlier. Would have saved the headache and part of my sanity.
yep, it says Pilkington on the lower right. They are claiming it's the same company that makes the oem glass and is OEM. I always thought PPG made the jeep glass, but maybe it changed. The tech and I had a conversation regarding sticking with the OEM glass and the invoice is listed as OEM price...I'll be placing a call to him right now. It needs to go back anyway as the glass slid down and created a large gap at the top before fully curing.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:01 PM
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Re: New windshield for overland ...question.

the pilkington is being replaced with the mopar one tomorrow. The replacment looks great, but the top seal has a huge gap and the wipers take a lot of moisture to initiate a swipe and the wipers always make one pass at every start-up. THe dealer claims they've never had an issue with the pilkington, but agreed with me and is swapping it out.
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the pilkington is being replaced with the mopar one tomorrow. The replacment looks great, but the top seal has a huge gap and the wipers take a lot of moisture to initiate a swipe and the wipers always make one pass at every start-up. THe dealer claims they've never had an issue with the pilkington, but agreed with me and is swapping it out.
Good to hear! They may not have had to replace any windshields with rain sensors. My wipers did the exact same thing. I haven't had a chance to drive in the rain yet to see if they are back to normal. Let us know if the OEM fixes your troubles.
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Good to hear! They may not have had to replace any windshields with rain sensors. My wipers did the exact same thing. I haven't had a chance to drive in the rain yet to see if they are back to normal. Let us know if the OEM fixes your troubles.

I'll be sure to post back. They claim they've done many with the rain sensors and have never had any issues, but I'm not buying it.
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when you say OEM, does it state MOPAR on the glass or something else? My dealer ordered OEM and it doesn't state MOPAR, but the they claim it came from the same place and it is OEM. It has the same part # on the glass as the overlands on the lot, but it does not have the mopar tag. They said that Mopar does not actually make the wk2 glass.
It does say MOPAR on the glass and the tech let me take a look at the glass before he installed it so I made sure that it was true OEM.
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Re: New windshield for overland ...question.

Oem was swapped in today and everything is good as new!
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Oem was swapped in today and everything is good as new!
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PPG and Pilkington, according to a very trustworthy local glass guy, make a large percentage of the glass for almost all manufacturers in the US. Mopar is etched for OEM applications. He said the biggest difference is when it comes to vehicles with 'tech poo' (his edited words). You want OEM (Mopar branded) because it has to meet the exact factory specs. They can get away with a little bit of deviation for most other vehicles with non-branded replacement (pilkington vs. Mopar). For example, had two windshields (one PPG, last Pilkington) replaced on my JK Unlimited. Both due to rock chips and using the defrost on a cold (CO people know what I'm talking about) no issues, but it was also 'simple straight glass' according to the tech. For the 'fancy setups' (again, his words, not mine), he said always ask for OEM Mopar-branded glass.
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