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Old 08-17-2010, 06:40 PM   #1
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Question on winter

Sorry but i posted this in the YJ section however it went unanswered. Any jeep with soft top qualifies.
This will be my first Winter with my 4 banger YJ. I plan to leave the soft top on it eventhough I have a hardtop. How are they in the winter say when it gets -10 Below zero and with 12-20" of snow?
Do they stay warm enough and heat up quickly?
Would a windjammer behing the seats be a good thing to warm things up quicker? They are only around $50 and I have no back seat.
Outback Wind Breaker by Smittybilt has clear plastic window and extends to the floor.
What you think?
Thanks ahead of time.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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check the YJ thread, just answered in there :P

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Old 08-17-2010, 06:56 PM   #4
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its not as bad here during the winter as where you are, but I don't get cold in mine.
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:05 AM   #5
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not too bad. I live in Ohio, so we do indeed get lots of snow and cold. I have no desire to get a hard top. keep the windows up, and your heater working well, and you'll be just fine.
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I have never run a hard top, always kept a soft top year round. However, I am in NC and our winters are not that severe. With that being said, my heater warms up the front and back within 5 minutes to the point I have to turn it off or crack the windows. Our winters usually get in the 20's --- give or take 10 degrees either way. But I have never been at a point where I even for a fleeting moment considered the need to purchase of a hard top, and I am extremely cold natured.

That being said, the only thing to consider is the snow issue. If you can always keep it in a garage, then no issue. But the weight of snow will stress the top. So personally, I think that would be the only issue. It does not snow here often, so I don't have that problem to contend with on a regular basis.

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Old 08-18-2010, 06:20 AM   #7
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snow and ice isn't too bad on soft tops. last winter a storm brought 2 feet, yeah, FEET of snow! my Jeep never sees a garage. it was that wet, heavy stuff too. the top did ok. and as for ice, it has trouble sticking to the plastic windows. the heater takes care of everything in 10-15 minutes
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If you have a hardtop
use it.
roll down windows are nice in
winter
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:26 AM   #9
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I decided on the Camo windjammer screen for appearance.
Goes along with Commie Jeep theme, my ammo box and grenade shifter knobs. Only about $60.00 WTF Going to keep the soft top for this winter. I have my 95 Bronco andf a Suzuki X-90 as a back up.
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I rocked the softop all winter long in mine. Definitely not too cold at all, jeep heaters work amazingly well. The only thing about it, is you can't scrap the windows like you can on a hard top which is much more convenient, I usually start my jeep 15mins before I leave early in the morning so I can get the windows defrosted to drive with.

I say if you have the hardtop use it. Plus with the softop you are going to have to be clearing the roof of the snow alot more often since the weight of 2+feet of snow wont' be good for it.

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