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Cracking a Jeep Wrangler's windshield will soon require a more hardcore round of off-roading, according to a recent report. The SUV and its Gladiator sibling will allegedly gain an optional Gorilla Glass windshield in June 2021.

Dealer sources who asked not to be named told enthusiast website Mopar Insiders that the Gorilla Glass windshield is weeks away from joining the list of extra-cost features. While that's far from an official confirmation, they gained credibility by providing the three-digit order code (GMA) used internally by dealers and by adding that it will cost $95, which is a shockingly reasonable amount of money. Not all trim levels will be eligible to receive the windshield, however. At launch, it will only be offered on the Willys, Sahara, Rubicon, Rubicon 392 (pictured), Sahara 4xe, and Rubicon 4xe variants of the Wrangler, and on the Willys, Overland, Rubicon, and Mojave version of the Gladiator.

Gorilla Glass is not related to the ground-dwelling, mostly herbivorous apes that live in Africa. Normally found on smartphones and other electronic gadgets, it's a chemically-strengthened glass that's thin, light, and highly resistant to impacts. The part designed to fit the Jeep duo will consist of a thin Gorilla Glass inner ply and an outer ply that's about 52% thicker, Mopar Insiders learned. It will be about three times stronger than a standard windshield, which is fantastic news for off-road explorers who regularly have damaging encounters with branches and other obstacles, and for long-distance highway cruisers who end up with a galaxy's worth of chips after a year of driving.

Jeep hasn't commented on the report, and it hasn't announced plans to make a Gorilla Glass windshield available for either off-roader. If the rumor is accurate, official details will likely be revealed during the next few weeks.

If it's not, the aftermarket has already stepped in to fill this void. Michigan-based Hyperperformance Glass Products makes a Gorilla Glass windshield for the fourth-generation Wrangler and the Gladiator. It charges about $700 for a standard windshield, including free shipping and a two-year warranty but excluding the cost of installation. It also makes Gorilla Glass windshields for the original Ford Bronco, among other off-roaders.

Jeep hasn't commented on the report, and it hasn't announced plans to make a Gorilla Glass windshield available for either off-roader. If the rumor is accurate, official details will likely be revealed during the next few weeks.

If it's not, the aftermarket has already stepped in to fill this void. Michigan-based Hyperperformance Glass Products makes a Gorilla Glass windshield for the fourth-generation Wrangler and the Gladiator. It charges about $700 for a standard windshield, including free shipping and a two-year warranty but excluding the cost of installation. It also makes Gorilla Glass windshields for the original Ford Bronco, among other off-roaders.
 

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Jeep® Performance Parts (JPP) Introduces New, Industry-leading Gorilla Glass Replacement Windshield for Latest Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator Models
Glass recently featured on Jeep Wrangler Orange Peelz concept introduced at Easter Jeep Safari
  • Replacement JPP windshield made with Corning Gorilla Glass is now available for the latest Jeep® Wrangler (JL) and Jeep Gladiator (JT) models; also available for previous-generation Jeep Wrangler (JK) models
  • Light, durable JPP Gorilla Glass windshield uses the same chemical-strengthening technology used for cell phone screens and is backed with a two-year limited/unlimited-mile warranty
  • JPP Gorilla Glass replacement windshield is available from Jeep dealers and glass installers; for more information, visit mopar.com/gorilla



July 12, 2021 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Jeep® Performance Parts (JPP) by Mopar is expanding its industry-leading Gorilla Glass replacement windshield offerings to include the latest Jeep Wrangler (JL) and Jeep Gladiator (JT) models.

“Out on the trail or on a daily commute, windshield damage can happen anywhere at any time,” said Mark Bosanac, North America Vice President, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care. “Our proven, quality-tested JPP replacement windshields made with Gorilla Glass offer hard-core Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator owners additional protection and a factory warranty.”

The new JPP windshield made with Corning Gorilla Glass uses the same chemical-strengthening technology as cell phone screens. Mopar’s combination of an ultra-thin Gorilla Glass inner ply with a 52% thicker outer ply makes this windshield lightweight and durable, offering superior resistance to chips, cracks and fractures from stones and off-road debris that hard-core Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator owners are likely to encounter.

Backing the added strength of the Gorilla Glass is a two-year limited (from date of install), unlimited-mile warranty from Mopar. The replacement windshield features the original Jeep branding “Easter eggs” along with the Gorilla Glass brand’s signature gorilla head artwork.

In partnership with Corning, Mopar was the first to launch a mass-market windshield replacement program for an OEM when patented Gorilla Glass became available for the 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK) models in April 2018.

Later this summer, JPP Gorilla Glass windshield replacement offerings will also be available for Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator models equipped with additional options, including a forward-facing camera, a camera-surround heater and/or an embedded antenna.

The new replacement windshields made with Gorilla Glass are now available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada. Offerings with Mopar part number, National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS) identification and U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) include:

2018 – 2021 Jeep Wrangler (JL) and Jeep Gladiator (JT):
  • Mopar part 68522631AA (base) | NAGS DW02656GTY - $793
  • Coming Soon:
    • 68522632AA (base with antenna) | NAGS DW02728GTY - $820
    • 68522633AA (forward camera and surround heater) | NAGS DW02729GTY - $927
    • 68522634AA (forward camera, surround heater and antenna) | NAGS DW02730GTY - $932
2007 – 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK):
  • Mopar part 68401325AA | NAGS DW02479GTN - $645

For more information on JPP replacement windshields made with Gorilla Glass and to locate an installation location, visit mopar.com/gorilla
 
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