Those that log serious miles offroad or on the highway will be familiar with the scourge of rock chips. Damaging to not only paint, they’ll also do a great job of ruining a windscreen, with small chips often leading to larger cracks in short order. Insurance that pays for regular replacements is one option to deal with the problem. Jeep may be going one better, with MoparInsider reporting rumors the automaker is set to introduce special Gorilla Glass windshields as an option for new Wranglers and Gladiators going forward.
The report states the windshield upgrade will cost $95 on new orders, with an unnamed dealer source quoting an internal order code of “GMA” for the new option. While MoparInsider didn’t offer any hard evidence to confirm the reports, the official Mopar site already lists Gorilla Glass windshields as an upgrade part available for existing vehicles. The tougher windshields are not just limited to current-model Wranglers and Gladiators, with Mopar listing parts codes for the 2007-2018 JK Wrangler as well. Given the parts are already available for order through Mopar, it lends credibility to reports that the option will soon be available on new factory-delivered Jeeps.