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.
'01 TJ Sport, 4.0l 5sp man.
2"BDS coils,Bilstein 5100's, 32/11.50/15 Falken Wildpeak AT's yellowed out, on Black steel D's.