Maybe I'm worrying over nothing, but has anyone heard of Wrangler soft tops detaching on the highway?
I am concerned that my Wrangler Soft Top could fly off in a heavy wind on the highway. This is my first Jeep (a 99 TJ with a fairly new Bestop), and just don't know what could happen.
Most of all, I worry that the leading plastic insert edging on the Bestop front plastic channel could pry off from the right or left edges. The top sure makes a helluva racket at 65 mph or higher.
What is a safe highway speed with a soft top? 70 mph OK? Have you heard of soft tops blowing off Wranglers on the highway?
How about when external wind speed is considered, like 40 mph winds. Or should I just slow down to a maximum combined wind speed of 70 mph - 30 mph winds + 40 mph highway speed = 70 mph.
Also I have questions about added strain with any combination of a) roll the windows down b) remove the doors c) unzip / remove windows.
For example, I see guys flying down the highway with soft tops and side windows removed, but the rear zipper window up, or all the windows unzipped. Is that risky?
And last but not least, is there something that would warn you your soft top is about to blow off, such as detachment at edges of front channel etc.