Welcome, x2 on removing soft top. I heard others running through car washes, but you will get some spray in near the rear window, mine does it just when I wash it. Good luck .
Nothing to it but to do it.
SIMPLE AS THAT.
'04 TJ RUBICON, 4.0l auto
2"BDS coils, Rubicon express shocks, 33/12.50/15 Dick Cepek Mud Country tires yellowed out, on Black steel D's.