Need Windshield - OEM or Aftermarket?
We just took a trip to Nashville and on the way home caught a rock on the far right side of the windshield that chipped the surface of the glass. Unfortunately within 10 miles a crack started to move from the passenger A-pillar toward the center of the windshield. The crack grows a little each day and is now about a foot across so I'm going to replace the windshield - but the question is to go OEM or to a glass replacement company?
I have a Laramie Longhorn with the auto-dimming headlights and auto wipers, both of which use sensors to 'see' through the glass. Does the OEM windshield have special properties to enable those functions to work or can I go with any glass company's version for the Ram? I don't have comprehensive coverage on my truck so the replacement will be on my dime. My local dealer saw a different chip in my windshield when I was in for the AEM update and quoted $568 (!) for new glass.
Thoughts and experiences welcomed ;-)