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Old 04-23-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Rear side windows cave in softtop

Do all the softtop rear side windows cave in while driving? I noticed this with my clears, but now that i have the tinted ones they really cave in more touching the cross bar. If i drive with the windows closed it's not that much but still noticable while looking thru the side mirrors at them. Just curious.

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Unzip the rear window a little to let some air flow through.

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Old 04-23-2009, 05:14 PM   #3
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Yep.... That's normal. When you drive with your windows open, it creates negative pressure inside the Jeep. You can alleviate this somewhat by opening the back window up.
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Thanks. I don't know why this bothers me, but it did. I'll try that tomm. after work.
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If all your windows are closed and you run your defrost selection it will pressurize the cab and keep the windows off the cage. Helps keep the noise down too. That all depends on how air tight your soft top is.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:31 PM   #6
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My windows do the same thing, it's funny because maybe it is a coincidence why that vinyl strip is on the window.It is aligned perfectly with the cross bar and it keeps the window itself from hitting the crossbar.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:32 PM   #7
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My windows do the same thing, it's funny because maybe it is a coincidence why that vinyl strip is on the window.It is aligned perfectly with the cross bar and it keeps the window itself from hitting the crossbar.
yep, they did that on purpose. it keeps the plastic from wearing.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:27 PM   #8
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I drive mine backwards and don't have that problem...
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I towed my junk backwards once. That was the end of that. They don't like going in reverse that well. LOL

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I towed my junk backwards once. That was the end of that. They don't like going in reverse that well. LOL

Ya gotta put the big tires in the back.
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Ya gotta put the big tires in the back.
I don't need big tires to go wheelin.
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I don't need big tires to go wheelin.
The big tires are in the back, remember he is going in reverse.
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I run the floor vent or the dash vents when I have the Jeep closed up. Like it was said above this will increase the inside pressure and puff out the top/windows lessening noise from flapping.
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Personally I like the flapping and the noise.... drowns out the G/F nagging at me.
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Personally I like the flapping and the noise.... drowns out the G/F nagging at me.
I'd just find a new GF!
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I'd just find a new GF!
I've tried that as well. Seems nagging is a feature common to all GF models.

Mine's currently saying something about how it's unsafe to take the doors off, and she won't ride that way. This leaves me with two problems.

1. Keeping the doors safe whilst storing them in the garage
2. Finding something for the passenger seat to keep the weight balanced

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Old 04-24-2009, 11:43 AM   #17
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Buy a dog. That'll solve number 2.
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I've tried that as well. Seems nagging is a feature common to all GF models.

Mine's currently saying something about how it's unsafe to take the doors off, and she won't ride that way. This leaves me with two problems.

1. Keeping the doors safe whilst storing them in the garage
2. Finding something for the passenger seat to keep the weight balanced

Well buy 2 dogs. One to watch the doors on even days and then one to watch them on odd days. You can have your balance with one dog! Everything is safe and dogs don't nag
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I've tried that as well. Seems nagging is a feature common to all GF models.

Mine's currently saying something about how it's unsafe to take the doors off, and she won't ride that way. This leaves me with two problems.

1. Keeping the doors safe whilst storing them in the garage
2. Finding something for the passenger seat to keep the weight balanced

the problem here is that you need a better girlfriend. find one w/ her own jeep and this will not be a problem. the nagging will still be there, it will have just move on to a different subject, like "he i wanna drive my jeep today." the "nagging" feature is standard in all girlfriends there are other available options to replace this, but they are far less popular. see, i nag my hubby, but i have my own jeep so there is never a problem w/ me nagging about the jeep.
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the "nagging" feature is standard in all girlfriends there are other available options to replace this, but they are far less popular.
Dogs are popular, and they can guard Jeep doors in the garage. I dont know if gf's can do that.
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Dogs are popular, and they can guard Jeep doors in the garage. I dont know if gf's can do that.
can dogs nag intruders??

don't think of it as an annoyance, think of it as an anti theft device.
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I've tried that as well. Seems nagging is a feature common to all GF models.

Mine's currently saying something about how it's unsafe to take the doors off, and she won't ride that way. This leaves me with two problems.

1. Keeping the doors safe whilst storing them in the garage
2. Finding something for the passenger seat to keep the weight balanced

As for #1, if you dont need to store a hard top, you might think about getting (or building) something like these..

Quadratec Exclusive JW-DSC - Deluxe Storage Cart for Half or Full Steel Doors - Quadratec

09D0018 - Steel Door Storage Cart for Jeep® CJ-7, CJ-8 Scrambler & Wrangler YJ, TJ, Unlimited - Quadratec



If you insist on taking the GF w/ you, this MIGHT solve some of the complaints about safety..

http://www.quadratec.com/products/11146_1000_07.htm

Plenty of companies make them, this was just the first link I found..just an idea..
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Just leave her door on and take yours off.
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Just leave her door on and take yours off.
Thats like a bird with one wing. Your jeep will only drive in circles.
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I asked about the rear windows and ended up getting advice on girlfriends and dogs. Man this forum is somthing else!

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