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Old 10-06-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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Freedom panel storage

How do you store your freedom panels? I 'd like to leave them in the Jeep in case of a change in weather. However I find storing them in the case it came with and hanging them across the rear heads rest and tethering to be a bit of a hassle. Is there a easier way without damaging them? Thanks.

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Old 10-06-2010, 11:20 AM   #2
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Yours came with a case? Damn. If I feel like taking mine off while I'm out and about, it goes one on the back seat, one in the cargo.

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Old 10-06-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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There's a thing that goes on the spare tire that can hold it... The canvas case is better than nothing though.

I cant find the bumper carrier, but I've seen a picture of it somewhere. :P
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:54 PM   #4
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There's a thing that goes on the spare tire that can hold it... The canvas case is better than nothing though.

I cant find the bumper carrier, but I've seen a picture of it somewhere. :P
It's a Mopar accessory.

http://www.jeep.com/en/2010/wrangler...acks_carriers/

Click the Freedom Top Carrier button. Not very pretty, but there it is.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:32 PM   #5
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I keep a blanket under the seat, when I take out the tops I put one in the cargo (flat) then spread the blanket (usually doubled) then the other lays flat on top. Works great
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:42 PM   #6
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I have the freedom top carrier. It works well!!
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:47 PM   #7
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Rampage top

Bit of an old post (5 months ago). I just got a new Unlimited Sahara. Took tops off for first time and they got scratched. Damn it. They lay down flat in the back very nicely even with the subwoofer. I started keeping a pretty heavy towel in the back and lay it in between them tops facing each other and have not had a problem since.

I just got a Rampage storage case. It is bulkier and much heavier duty than I anticipated. I am sure it will provide great protection. I too think the idea of strapping to the back seat is tedious for easy use and would like to lay them down in the back. I would strap them to the back when needed but for day to day just lay them flat in the bag. It is so heavy duty I would not worry about putting stuff on top it.

The only problem is the Rampage bag would fit perfectly in the back except it is rectangular and will not lay flat due to the subwoofer.

The Mopar storage bag, though it looks lighter duty, looks like it is formed to the shape of the tops and would fit with a subwoofer. Does the original Mopar bag fit in the back with a subwoofer? If so, I may swap it out.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:44 PM   #8
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it's a mopar accessory.

http://www.jeep.com/en/2010/wrangler...acks_carriers/

click the freedom top carrier button. Not very pretty, but there it is.

that link doesnt work.......anyone have a pic? I would really like to see what it looks like....thanks for the effort jeff lol
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The Mopar storage bag, though it looks lighter duty, looks like it is formed to the shape of the tops and would fit with a subwoofer. Does the original Mopar bag fit in the back with a subwoofer? If so, I may swap it out.


Yeah, it will fit upright as long as the angled part is on the subwoofer side.
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that link doesnt work.......anyone have a pic? I would really like to see what it looks like....thanks for the effort jeff lol
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:03 PM   #11
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Wow, that is hideous. If i were u, i would just lay them in the back with a blanket in between.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:04 PM   #12
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My Jeep came with the storage bag. Personally I find the bag to be kind of a pain. It is a really tight fit to get them in there. You kind of need two people to do it (one to hold the bag and the other to put the tops in). Or, maybe you just need one person who is smarter and more dexterous than my wife and I

I did it once, but now I just lay them down with the bag in between. I personally wouldn't spend $90 on the bag if I didn't have one. Blankets are much cheaper!
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:07 PM   #13
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I see it is about $350. How does it attach?
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:12 PM   #14
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I took mine off for the first time last week and gave up on the bag. The fit is too tight. I laid them in the back and sure enough I scratched one of them. Next time I will try the bag again with more patience.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:36 PM   #15
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I find the bag to be a pain too. I usually just stick one in the bag, and lay one on top.
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I take the driver's side one and lay it (interior side down) in the cargo area. I have a blanket and put it on top. Then I lay the other one (exterior side down) on top of that.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:51 AM   #18
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i see it is about $350. How does it attach?
my guess is by the hitch but i might be making that up.....makes sence though
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:53 AM   #19
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people who are scratching the feedom panels, do you have the painted hard top on the 2011 model?
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #20
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I remove mine and stack them up against the rear seats with a large towel between them.Then I use the left rear tether hook and a small ratchet strap across the panels and attach the other end to the roll bar near the sub. There is a hole in the roll bar that the end of the strap hooks into and then ratchet the strap tight. Only problem is the rear view mirror view is some what blocked but I just turn the mirror upside down.
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I remove mine and stack them up against the rear seats with a large towel between them.Then I use the left rear tether hook and a small ratchet strap across the panels and attach the other end to the roll bar near the sub. There is a hole in the roll bar that the end of the strap hooks into and then ratchet the strap tight. Only problem is the rear view mirror view is some what blocked but I just turn the mirror upside down.
I just stick mine in the bag that came with them and put the bag strap over the rear headrests. The bag isn't that difficult with a little practice.
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I put mine behind the back seat. tops facing each other. The first time i took them off i laid them down in back with the seat flipped up. Got a scratch, at first i was peeved about the scratch then i realized it's the roof of a Jeep. You never see it.
Plus its a Jeep and when properly used Jeeps get scratches.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:51 AM   #23
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Mine is not body painted. The black textured feel. I can color my scratches in with a sharpie and no one will ever know!
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I did a trail ride with lots of low cover last weekend. I just took them off yesterday and they are pretty well scratched up! I guess now I don't have to worry too much about how I store them.

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