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Old 04-06-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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Jeep hard top panels off - what do you do with.....

The back window - Can you drive around with it open? If you don't the airflow blows.

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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nice word play

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:39 AM   #3
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Doesn't sound like a good idea. Seems like if you stopped too fast or something, the window could slam shut and break.

I assume you rolled down all the windows? Air flow should be fine. If not, REMOVE THE REAR TOO!
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:17 AM   #4
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I would not. The glass is very heavy and when the glass pistons fail the glass will come crashing down.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:57 AM   #5
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I have done it before, but I was paranoid the entire time, even though I went speeds up to 45mph and the glass never budged. Not planning to do it again.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:03 AM   #6
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I've seen a couple people on trail rides do this.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
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I do it all the time. With my Tj and the Jk.
Keep reading its not a good idea. Never had a issue
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:40 AM   #8
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I do it all the time. With my Tj and the Jk.
Keep reading its not a good idea. Never had a issue
Me too. I'never had a problem or worry.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:14 AM   #9
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You got to think they know what they are doing. How long has the Freedom top been out? Has there every been a report of "blown" out windows to date? They got one of the most sophisticated wind tunnels on the planet.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:13 AM   #10
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see it all the time around here. I don't
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #11
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would be nice it the back window could be easily removed. top on..doors and back window off... would be nice
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:21 PM   #12
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Ever left the glass open for a wile....the struts dry out and is a pain to close. Never had a problem with the glass bouncing around. Wouldn't do it all the time though.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:43 PM   #13
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just order a trextop I think they are dope.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:52 PM   #14
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I've gone around town with rear hard top window in 'up flap' position.... and at low speeds without any issue. Haven't tried it at freeway speed.k
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:57 PM   #15
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Yea, I doit all the time, in town/rocks/shale, but

Not when it's dusty and you should always keep at least one of your OTHER windows open a little--no carbon monoxide that way !

I only doit, cause I like the exhaust rap !

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Old 04-18-2012, 02:32 PM   #16
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I actually drove with mine open the last time I had the panels off. I just had the rear window sitting between the spare tire and tailgate. Gives a small opening. Was going up to 70 without any issues. Took care of the buffeting issue in my 2Dr.
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I actually drove with mine open the last time I had the panels off. I just had the rear window sitting between the spare tire and tailgate. Gives a small opening. Was going up to 70 without any issues. Took care of the buffeting issue in my 2Dr.
I haven't been brave enough to try that at freeway speeds. I assumed the back window would slap back and forth between the 3rd taillight boom and the gate. I wish the rear side windows would pop out at the rear like our Chrysler minivan. That would take care of the air getting jammed up in the back.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #18
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I guess I should have qualified my post. I have completely removed my third brake light bracket and put a three inch light inside of my spare. Also the window does not bounce around when opened. You get the buffeting issue because the air gets caught up. With the open rear window the air more glides out.
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I drive with mine flipped open all the time. The you have 2 shocks so it won't come "crashing down" it'll lower, yes if it fails, but it'll also hit the tire which isn't too far below
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I use a bungee cord to keep the rear window parallel with the ground. No problems.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #21
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We have an unlimited and if you crack the back side door windows about 3" it makes it nice and smooth.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:48 PM   #22
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Not to rain on the parade, but doesn't the manual state that doing this will allow fumes from the exhaust into the Jeep? I know that the freedom top panels are out, but is this a concern?
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NOPE, not if you ALWAYS keep a window, or two semi open--or open-


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Not to rain on the parade, but doesn't the manual state that doing this will allow fumes from the exhaust into the Jeep? I know that the freedom top panels are out, but is this a concern?
That'll provide a positive pressure inside the hardtop, so the fumes won't be drawn in !

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NOPE, not if you ALWAYS keep a window, or two semi open--or open-




That'll provide a positive pressure inside the hardtop, so the fumes won't be drawn in !

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Also, don't run it in a closed garage!!
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I'm sure everyone else has said the same thing, but I wouldnt.my friend broke her back window that way
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NOPE, not if you ALWAYS keep a window, or two semi open--or open-




That'll provide a positive pressure inside the hardtop, so the fumes won't be drawn in !

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That makes sense. Thanks for the explanation! Wouldn't want anyone to pass out while driving! Lol.


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Also, don't run it in a closed garage!!
Lol definitely not a good idea!

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