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Old 04-30-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Can you run the soft top with NO windows on 2 door?

Was wondering as soft top weather is coming (it will be my first season, got the Jeep last month) if you can run the soft top up with the side and back windows removed, on a 2 door. Just having the 2 rear corners connected, and of course the front...
Kinda oversized Bikini style or "Safari"
What about with doors off?
If it is possible, Pics would be great !
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p.s. "oversized" and "bikini" are two terms i NEVER wanna put together again....

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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Yes. Careful with the sliders for the sunrider portion. Also sometimes I've rolled the rear corners up around the top and took the rear window out. For an even bigger bikini.
Yes you shouldn't say that either.
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Yep, I've done that as well and even at highway speeds the rear corners didn't pop out.

However, my top was still new (tight) and I've heard stories where the corners did pop out.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:13 PM   #5
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Yes you can. We drove like that 90% of the time for well over a year now. No problems.

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:27 PM   #6
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That's the I have my '11 set up now. I just keep the top folded in back in case we get a freak rainstorm. I've driven many times at 75mph on the interstate with no issues.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:59 AM   #7
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Yes you can. We drove like that 90% of the time for well over a year now. No problems.

can you take the doors off too?
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:19 AM   #8
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Sure you can take the doors off also with the top configured like that. No pics to prove it but it works.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:14 AM   #9
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Sure you can take the doors off also with the top configured like that. No pics to prove it but it works.
On a hot day, that's often how we run. The breeze gets through but the top still provides some shade. As long as you have the door surrounds on, the top will work just like it always does.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:24 AM   #10
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If you don't want the top up but want shade, get a spidershade.
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if you don't want the top up but want shade, get a spidershade.
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I've used the soft top without windows, with and without doors, and with and without the door surrounds when doorless. So many possible configurations. I also have a SpiderWebShade mesh top.
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Yes you can leave the top on with the doors of and the windows out.
Not the best picture but here you go. Plus here is a picture of the SpiderWebShade.



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I've used the soft top without windows, with and without doors, and with and without the door surrounds when doorless. So many possible configurations. I also have a SpiderWebShade mesh top.
I've wondered about running with the soft top up without door surrounds. So it's fine to run that way? Does it basically just flap a little from the cable not having a channel to rest in?
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:19 AM   #15
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Make sure u take ur back window out if u take ur sides out. It will catch wind and maybe tear ur top up
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Definitely possible. Saved me from getting wet today. Weather man said no rain, so I pulled the windows out before work. I left the top up because it was still a little cool out.
By lunch there was a nasty drizzle going.
When it clears up, I'll drop the top the rest of the way.
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I've wondered about running with the soft top up without door surrounds. So it's fine to run that way? Does it basically just flap a little from the cable not having a channel to rest in?
If it does flap, I haven't noticed it enough to be an issue.
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My Jeeps like this right now, top up all 3 windows out and doors off. I do it all the time. Maybe I'll run out and grab a pic for ya in a little bit.
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My Jeeps like this right now, top up all 3 windows out and doors off. I do it all the time. Maybe I'll run out and grab a pic for ya in a little bit.
OK, went out and nabbed one:


Didn't drop the entire top since I needed to load some stuff in the back and it would get in the way. Later today/rest of the week she'll be totally naked.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:43 PM   #20
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thanks boys...I'm getting pumped to put that softy on now....
this is great for me, cuz i like open air but wife doesn't like the sun so much..
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I've wondered about running with the soft top up without door surrounds. So it's fine to run that way? Does it basically just flap a little from the cable not having a channel to rest in?
It doesnt flap. It just wont seal properly. Water will get in if it rains
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It doesnt flap. It just wont seal properly. Water will get in if it rains
Ok, cool. Thanks.

No worries with the rain coming in a little bit.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #23
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No windows, top up, is how I like to run mine as much as possible.

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I've had no major issues. Sometimes you will get just a bit of a flap on the sail panels (the 2 parts that tuck in the rear. ) A small bungee would take care of that, but it hasn't bothered me enough to do that. If your on the interstate quite a bit it could be a good idea. It was suggested when I asked about the same question a year ago. http://www.jk-forum.com/stock-jk-tec...e-cool-237243/

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• I like how you don't get fried mid day with the top up.

•You may get a cool gust of wind from time to time with all the windows out. With the rear windows in, rolling down the front windows feels like someone is holding a leaf blower to your face.

•It's easier to load stuff without the folded up soft top in the way.

•Without 2 people putting up the top is annoying and awkward. You can still use the sun rider feature, where you fold back just the front seat part. I never do that, but on a starry night it could be cool. The sun rider is painless to clip back in.

•If you remove the carpet (or better yet bedline the tub) only major downpours pose much of an issue.

You might want to also check out Trektops as an alternative.

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