2009 Wrangler X - straps w. snaps in glove cot - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

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

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-31-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 22
2009 Wrangler X - straps w. snaps in glove cot

Picked up my new Wrangler and there's 2 of the same small straps in the glove compartment each with a female snap piece (along with the 2 velcro straps for the sunrider top) - can't figure out what they are for.

Anyone?

hambones is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-31-2009, 09:16 PM   #2
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
jk'n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: First Quadrant in the Land of the Free
Posts: 4,778
On the rear bow is two male snap parts for those loops. When the rear window zippers are zipped to the top and the window rolled up, the loops will support the window in the rolled up position held there by the snaps.

__________________

Participate in life....Keep movin'....Go there....JK'n it.........Do it! Jeep #1: Red Rock 08 JK Rubicon 4dr, 6 sp manual, Stock Mud Tires, MyGIG Upgrade, Hard Top, after sale BestTop SunRider Soft Top, Congo Cage Rack, Mopar slush mats Jeep #2 Black 08 JK Rubicon 2dr, 6 sp manual, both tops, some chrome...uggg (my wife's jeep) Jeep #3 White 92 YJ (my son's jeep) A great quote from a good friend: "All hail click clack and master jk'n." Click and clack are my idols!
jk'n is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-31-2009, 09:38 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 22
Got it - thanks.

Any advantages of doing this as opposed to just zipping it down and letting it hang behind the gate? (like what I do with the sunrider top half down)?
hambones is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-31-2009, 09:49 PM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
jk'n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: First Quadrant in the Land of the Free
Posts: 4,778
Quote:
Originally Posted by hambones View Post
Got it - thanks.

Any advantages of doing this as opposed to just zipping it down and letting it hang behind the gate? (like what I do with the sunrider top half down)?
This is one of the things that I like about this forum. I hadn't thought of doing that with the rear window. I suppose doing that would relieve the pressure while driving at highway speeds. Have you done this before?

Regarding rolling the window up and putting it in the loops, doing so, in my opinion, degrades the finish on a new plastic window. The only ways to prevent this would be to wash the window each time prior to rolling it up or just not roll it up. My window is currently abraded by use of the straps this summer. I'm going to try some plastx on it to see if I can get it back to its shiny new look. I've been reading in this forum that plastx works well for this purpose.
__________________

Participate in life....Keep movin'....Go there....JK'n it.........Do it! Jeep #1: Red Rock 08 JK Rubicon 4dr, 6 sp manual, Stock Mud Tires, MyGIG Upgrade, Hard Top, after sale BestTop SunRider Soft Top, Congo Cage Rack, Mopar slush mats Jeep #2 Black 08 JK Rubicon 2dr, 6 sp manual, both tops, some chrome...uggg (my wife's jeep) Jeep #3 White 92 YJ (my son's jeep) A great quote from a good friend: "All hail click clack and master jk'n." Click and clack are my idols!
jk'n is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-31-2009, 11:28 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by jk'n View Post
This is one of the things that I like about this forum. I hadn't thought of doing that with the rear window. I suppose doing that would relieve the pressure while driving at highway speeds. Have you done this before?

Regarding rolling the window up and putting it in the loops, doing so, in my opinion, degrades the finish on a new plastic window. The only ways to prevent this would be to wash the window each time prior to rolling it up or just not roll it up. My window is currently abraded by use of the straps this summer. I'm going to try some plastx on it to see if I can get it back to its shiny new look. I've been reading in this forum that plastx works well for this purpose.
With regard to your above about takig the window down to relieve pressure--to my understanding you MUST take the back window down/up/etc while riding with the sunrider top. From the dealers mouth, the wind coming in from the open top will eventually warp the frame (from the pressure/wind coming in) and Chrysler doesn't support that on their warranty. I personally don't know much about these (jeeps) as this is my first one--but I bought it from one of the most reputable jeep salesmen in the northeast and he HEAVILY stressed this.
hambones is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-01-2009, 12:06 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
jeepnpr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: woodbridge, VA
Posts: 279
I have never used them I simply unzip the rear window from right to left, disconnect the zipper (window part) from top and let it hang down into the "trunk" My side windows I take off and lay flat on the floor with a towel between them. So far no scratches or damage to either. The windows do not blow around or move at all, so no worries about having one blow out of the Jeep while driving at highway speeds.
Hope this helped.
__________________
'11 Mango Tango Rubicon Unlimited
09 Sunburst Orange JK Unlimited X aka Sunny = Traded-in
'82 CJ-7 = SOLD (WHY WHY WHY)
BUT I CAN'T BE OVERDRAWN...I STILL HAVE CHECKS!!
jeepnpr is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-01-2009, 03:49 PM   #7
Newb
 
Qman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SE PA
Posts: 5
Agreed, just unzip and have it fold or lay down in rear. no worries, no problems.

Qman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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 2009 Wrangler Unlimited Owner with Questions irish529 JK General Discussion Forum 9 08-14-2009 01:52 PM
2009 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.8 CRD 3D interior panorama and gallery leoric01 Pictures Forum 0 08-05-2009 09:03 AM
For Sale: 2009 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Loaded / Manual Transmission, Belleville, MI the Scholar Classifieds Archive 8 07-19-2009 12:54 AM
straps in the glove box cocktail JK General Discussion Forum 5 03-28-2007 08:48 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:40 AM.



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