I was looking forward to taking the top down and doors off for this Memorial Day weekend. Well I get up early Saturday to go through the process for the 2nd time ever. When I check the weather they were calling for a heat index of 112F. After a few minutes of driving the temp gauge said this. temp.105f.pdf
The top stayed on and I cranked the AC. What is your temperature trigger, either hot or cold?
It depends on how I'm driving. If i'm going to be in bumper-to-bumper, not moving an inch, no airflow traffic... top up, AC keeping my bum cool. If I'm sitting in that traffic, it's likely a work day, and I'm not willing to have sweat stains at 8:30am.
Now, if I'm gonna be able to cruise down the highway and keep a constant breeze, I'll probably keep the top down no matter the temp.
I am good to about 94║-95║. After that I think I'll seal it up but, up till then I am good with the sides off and top up. it also depends on what I am going to be doing. I don't mind the sun and hot is OK if I am just cruising. Scorching is not good at any time! But again, it all depends.
The American Dream is not to own a house, car, and be employed. It's the freedom to pursue them.
I will drive with hardtop off regardless of temp, its the rain I have issue with. If you put a safari top on the sun is not a factor. I'm in south Texas it's hot and windy. The wind helps, but if it gets too much just point the a/c in your face. This is the way I roll!
Me personally? 80+ and the top is on. I only drop/remove the top in my convertibles from 0-70 degrees. Above 80 and it gets hot and nasty, so the top goes up and the AC goes on. I hate heat, and roll around with my top down in December. Unlike 99% of this board, and any board, my top is on permanently in the summer, and off/down during the rest of the year.
If it is too hot to take the Jeep I don't go...same if it is too cold...but than Blu goes if we need protection from the elements or it is a "social function" where appearances matter.
Blu's top is sun rider...only been off once so far...maybe this weekend...mini vaca in MI!
That is the nice thing about having 2 one is always ready!!
If i am driving really slow or in stop-n-go traffic I run the AC with the top off. It works quite well and will put a smile on your face (as well as a blast of cold air). Indulgent, hell yes but that's why I live in America. One of life's little luxuries like riding with the top off in the fall/winter with the heat on.
I put the top on if the temperature is below 35-40 degrees... and like FAS550 I turn the AC on when it's super hot out, but keep the bikini top on to give me a little shade (It still feels like a furnace though, haha).
Doors on the other hand... as long as there isn't rain in the forecast for a couple days they're off.