Miami - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 01-29-2011, 10:14 AM   #1
irontom's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Poznan, Poland
Posts: 148
Images: 2

I'm in Miami now. The weather is brilliant. One question to all Wrangler owners in miami:

Why do you ride with your tops on?!

YJ 1989 2.5l
irontom is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-29-2011, 10:44 AM   #2
G-Pur's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lowell, MA
Posts: 1,645
I was just down there for two weeks and noticed the same thing. It made me want to punch each and every one of them. How can you live in a place where its in the low 70s everyday with no rain, and not have the top or windows down. It was insane.

Check us out at

G-Pur is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-29-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
Ugly Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
PecosRiver's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Jose, New Mexico
Posts: 1,546
Theft from vehicles is huge down there.
PecosRiver is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-29-2011, 03:57 PM   #4
irontom's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Poznan, Poland
Posts: 148
Images: 2
And if you have your softtop on its safer, yes?
YJ 1989 2.5l
irontom is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-29-2011, 06:34 PM   #5
coolbreeze's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Redding, Ca
Posts: 863
Mostly for the AC
2004 Black X 4.0, auto, 3.73's, soft top 31-10.5-15 Toyo A/T's on 8" Ultra 175's, 2" Teraflex BB.
coolbreeze is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-31-2011, 08:35 AM   #6
derfC's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Space Coast, FL
Posts: 485
Originally Posted by coolbreeze View Post
Mostly for the AC
In the summer, yes.

Something about living in S. FL thins your blood, though.... as soon as it gets below 60, they break out their winter clothes. It also seems like everyone that I know who lives down there is either running their A/C or heater. They're never content to just open up the windows & enjoy the fresh air

derfC is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-31-2011, 11:06 AM   #7

WF Supporting Member
cavediverjc's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On the grassy knoll...
Posts: 7,133
I lived in Key Largo for a good many years. It rains almost every single day in the summer in south Florida, the humidity is overwhelming, mosquitos are the state bird, and the heat index is stifling. The only people you'll see in south Florida with their tops down in the summer are the tourists. That's the easiest way to spot a non-native. The winter is the exact opposite. It's the dry season in the Keys. It almost never rains in the winter. The mosquitos aren't near as bad, the temps along with the UV index and the heat index are down. THAT'S when you'll see the locals start dropping their tops.

Top down in the summer = massive sun burn and blood loss from the mosquitos.

Top down in the winter = fun.

You're not hardcore until you live in Barrow, AK and you leave your top down year round in your daily driven Jeep.
Americans sleep safely in their beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do them harm...

Happiness is a Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber and a target at least a click out........

I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you with tears in my eyes, if you f**k with me, I'll kill you all.....
cavediverjc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-31-2011, 11:15 AM   #8
G-Pur's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lowell, MA
Posts: 1,645
I know all about the weather there. I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. Lived there for 25 years, was blistered to within an inch of my life in the upper deck at Dolphin's games, but I've got to tell you... There's no way in hell you would catch me with my top up between November and May. Rain starts in June, but even then, in the opressive heat, I'd ride with a bikini top on, and the ac going (if I had ac).
Check us out at

G-Pur is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #9
sonofabeach's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Green Cove Springs, Fl.
Posts: 1,705
Living in north Florida I see Jeepers all the time with their tops fully on in spring & summer. I usually think they figure it's too much trouble to drop their tops or doors even take the doors off or maybe the ac has conditioned them to be a puss when it comes to heat. Now, I sometimes ride with the top up bikini style but the doors and windows will almost always be off in just a month or so all the way through October & possibly November.
My ac went out 2 years ago and I have no urge to fix it. I for one love the heat and can't wait until it's hot as hell.
sonofabeach is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2011, 10:58 PM   #10
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,162
Babes and waves... And retired people. Gotta love Florida.
KidRock171 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-13-2011, 11:34 PM   #11
lost's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: ɹǝʌo dılɟ Miami,FL
Posts: 2,165

74'cj5: 360v8, d30, d44, 32"BFG a/t's
73'cj5: 258, d30, d44
lost is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-14-2011, 04:57 AM   #12
HMFIC's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 12
My top stays off during winter. The only top that travels with me is my quick top to keep my seat dry while working.

I keep it off during the summer when its not raining, which is not often.

At work

When the top must go on

HMFIC is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New from Miami, FL Bombero37A WF New Member Check In 2 09-06-2010 09:06 AM
Lebron James to Miami dj_chizzle Off-Topic 18 07-18-2010 09:49 AM
Yo! From Miami Jorge121990 WF New Member Check In 5 04-19-2010 06:17 PM
New From Miami =D URuiz1989 WF New Member Check In 7 09-05-2009 10:47 PM
places to ride in miami? anybody know upinar TJ General Discussion Forum 6 09-26-2006 08:26 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:46 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC