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The dealer recently replaced my windshield because of a rock greeting the top of the glass...crack started around 2" then due to heat/driving over the next couple days went to over 18"! Is there a way to check and see if my replacement is the acoustic version or not? I would imagine they replaced it with the non-acoustic since that is what came originally...
Google the part # that's on the windshield and see what trim levels it corresponds to. If you see Laredo and Limited you have your answer.

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Re: Driver's Side Window Cracked. Learned something new.

Roll your front and rear passenger window down a few inches. Look at the top of the glass. You will see the front is about 2x thicker and will have a thin piece of plastic laminate between the two. You can also compare the the left against the right window.
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Roll your front and rear passenger window down a few inches. Look at the top of the glass. You will see the front is about 2x thicker and will have a thin piece of plastic laminate between the two. You can also compare the the left against the right window.
He's asking about the windshield.


Roll the front down just a miniscule crack while driving and you can really tell what an effective job that acoustic glass does. I believe the SRT's distant German cousin, the AMG ML63 has that type of glass everywhere. $131k for a similarly equipped one of those...heated steering wheel? That'll be $500. Oh, you like that flat bottomed steering wheel? Another $1100 please, LOL!
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Roll your front and rear passenger window down a few inches. Look at the top of the glass. You will see the front is about 2x thicker and will have a thin piece of plastic laminate between the two. You can also compare the the left against the right window.
Thanks for the info...good to know if I for some horrible reason have to have one replaced. Just checked mine and they are accurate as described. Thanks again!

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He's asking about the windshield.


Roll the front down just a miniscule crack while driving and you can really tell what an effective job that acoustic glass does. I believe the SRT's distant German cousin, the AMG ML63 has that type of glass everywhere. $131k for a similarly equipped one of those...heated steering wheel? That'll be $500. Oh, you like that flat bottomed steering wheel? Another $1100 please, LOL!
Yes sir the windshield...haha that is great info on the AMG ML; I am sure the vehicle is great but for the value, you cannot beat the SRT!! Parents have a 13 Cayenne Turbo, and while I see where the extra money is spent...give me the cash difference in the back of the SRT all day long!! Same with Rover's too...you get so much goodness in a great package with the SRT that I cannot justify the extra money spent (at least in my current mindframe haha )
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Thanks for the info...good to know if I for some horrible reason have to have one replaced. Just checked mine and they are accurate as described. Thanks again!



Yes sir the windshield...haha that is great info on the AMG ML; I am sure the vehicle is great but for the value, you cannot beat the SRT!! Parents have a 13 Cayenne Turbo, and while I see where the extra money is spent...give me the cash difference in the back of the SRT all day long!! Same with Rover's too...you get so much goodness in a great package with the SRT that I cannot justify the extra money spent (at least in my current mindframe haha )
I was showing off my SRT to someone I work with, who had been testing high end import SUV's for the last 6 months. She said "What kind of Jeep IS this??" and a week later placed her order. She still says she can't believe she bought a Jeep, but it was the closest driving experience to her BMW 6 series that was being replaced.

Anyway, back on topic. I seem to have glass replaced on my vehicles once every few years. I always insist on OEM glass, not a knockoff. I have seen visible defects in aftermarket glass. I'm told aftermarket glass, while just as safe, is sometimes thicker and heavier than OEM glass. I don't know if other insurance policies work like this, but I've never been denied the OEM glass, and if I was, I'd pay the difference out of pocket.

If I have a repairable chip, I get the windshield replaced anyway since they can't force you to accept a repair. It's never more than 6 months before I get a ton of pockmarks that are especially visible when driving towards the sun so why not just get a nice clear fresh one. Ah, the wonders of full glass coverage with no deductible.
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I was showing off my SRT to someone I work with, who had been testing high end import SUV's for the last 6 months. She said "What kind of Jeep IS this??" and a week later placed her order. She still says she can't believe she bought a Jeep, but it was the closest driving experience to her BMW 6 series that was being replaced.

Anyway, back on topic. I seem to have glass replaced on my vehicles once every few years. I always insist on OEM glass, not a knockoff. I have seen visible defects in aftermarket glass. I'm told aftermarket glass, while just as safe, is sometimes thicker and heavier than OEM glass. I don't know if other insurance policies work like this, but I've never been denied the OEM glass, and if I was, I'd pay the difference out of pocket.

If I have a repairable chip, I get the windshield replaced anyway since they can't force you to accept a repair. It's never more than 6 months before I get a ton of pockmarks that are especially visible when driving towards the sun so why not just get a nice clear fresh one. Ah, the wonders of full glass coverage with no deductible.
Would you believe that I was actually able to get my windshield replaced under warranty at the dealer? Crazy I know...created a great relationship with my local dealer and the service advisor. She took some pictures and sent them higher-up for approval...and sure enough they covered it! I have been so impressed with my dealer that I will be giving them my business for the indefinite future!!

And that is great you got a BMW person to convert to the dark-side! She no doubt will be happy she made the change...I have 2 of my friends that both bought 2014's (Overland and Limited) based on my endorsement of the 14's and the 8-speed with 8.4" Nav...they are both VERY happy with their rides to say the least.
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