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Old 03-21-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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2-door soft top rear window storage

So I have been taking down the soft top for a couple of days now. At first, I was simply rolling up the rear window and putting everything down. After reading several posts I realize that its better to remove it entirely. But that brings up the next question, where do you store it? If part of the theory is that it shouldn't be rolled up, then where can you lay it flat in a 2-door? And, if I do roll it up, its too long to fit in the trunk with the factory subwoofer. What do you guys do with the rear window?

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:22 AM   #2
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I put mine behind the front seat. Roll it up with a beach towel. Not the best solution but it works.

About to order a Cloverpatch window roll

EDIT: Just found this in the Vendor Section
Rugged Ridge Jeep JK Window Storage Sport Bar Bag

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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That seems like a great solution, thanks.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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This is what I use. Cut a pool noodle to fit and roll the window duffel up around it, so the plastic windows won't crease or sag in the heat.

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...or you can take the rear seat out and lay them flat under a mat... like I did
I want to take down the rear window as well, it really impedes my rear view
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This is what I use. Cut a pool noodle to fit and roll the window duffel up around it, so the plastic windows won't crease or sag in the heat.

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KB, that won't work for me because I have the OEM sub enclosure in the back, which doesn't allow the rear window to fit rolled up. I think the only option I'm looking at is a strapped in option on top of the lowered soft top. I was just curious as to what Jeep expects owners to do with the rear window after they instruct you to remove it before lowering the top. They just use some general line "store in a safe place".
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I just put the soft top back with the rear window still on. It doesn't bend much and I make 100% sure that I don't crease it. Comes out fine.
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KB, that won't work for me because I have the OEM sub enclosure in the back, which doesn't allow the rear window to fit rolled up. I think the only option I'm looking at is a strapped in option on top of the lowered soft top. I was just curious as to what Jeep expects owners to do with the rear window after they instruct you to remove it before lowering the top. They just use some general line "store in a safe place".
It'll work. You don't have to strap it to the bar like they have in the picture - you can put it anywhere you want it! I just toss it in the back or leave it in the garage.
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What i do is just unzip toward the side that doesnt come off. Then fold it inward so its hanging inside the "trunk" and then just put the top down normally. Nothing ever happened to it, not even when i had the 4 door
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KB, that won't work for me because I have the OEM sub enclosure in the back, which doesn't allow the rear window to fit rolled up. I think the only option I'm looking at is a strapped in option on top of the lowered soft top. I was just curious as to what Jeep expects owners to do with the rear window after they instruct you to remove it before lowering the top. They just use some general line "store in a safe place".
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It'll work. You don't have to strap it to the bar like they have in the picture - you can put it anywhere you want it! I just toss it in the back or leave it in the garage.
Yup...what Sueby said.

If I take the windows with me, I just attach the HOSS bag to my Tuffy box w/a couple of bungee cords.

Another handy way of storing them in your garage is to use pants hangers...a suggestion from WF member Inferno Girl.
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...or you can take the rear seat out and lay them flat under a mat... like I did
I want to take down the rear window as well, it really impedes my rear view
If you want better vision do what i do .i unzip the back window up to the corners and then i take the bar of the window and tuck it on top of the rollbar in the back seat area push it towards the speakers.and also what i did was buy some button snaps scewed them into the plasitc by the speakers and using the elastic snap cords secure them tight

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