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Old 01-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #31
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I hate the process of putting it down, plus it looks pretty awful on a JK


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Old 01-09-2013, 07:20 PM   #32
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It looks like it would ruin your line of site and make it hard to see over the hood.

It would be fun though to do to your wife's Jeep late one night and see the look on face before she has to leave for work one cold winter morning.

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:05 AM   #33
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I pulled this from the CJ-8 forum on the history of why military vehicles have fold down windshields. There is some good reasons for it other than reducing vehicle height on the trail.

History of Fold Down Windshield...

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:22 AM   #34
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oh pluke...close enough
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:26 AM   #35
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^ Ouch, I'm not sure that's what the OP had in mind pluke. I hope nobody was hurt.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:13 AM   #36
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I pulled this from the CJ-8 forum on the history of why military vehicles have fold down windshields. There is some good reasons for it other than reducing vehicle height on the trail.

History of Fold Down Windshield...

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:07 AM   #37
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I would do it if I lived out in Moab or if I used my rig soley for a off road buggy. I did it a few times with my YJ and it was actually really easy and cool for the moment did a few laps around my apt. complex etc....but no way would I drive on a highway like that. It all buttoned up and sealed up pretty nice, functionally offered really 0 for me but hey I tried it ...LOL
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:16 AM   #38
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^ Ouch, I'm not sure that's what the OP had in mind pluke. I hope nobody was hurt.
I'm sure Teraflex didn't have that in mind either!
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:16 PM   #39
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Excellent video

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Good luck getting pics on this. Not many people do because it is such a pain:

That video completely convinced me to NEVER do that
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:47 AM   #40
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i used to lower the windshield on my old CJ frequently (that was just 2 flip-clips and then down; I used to lower it at stoplights using a short rope tied to the lash hook on the inside of the windshield - actually, that is shown in my Avatar picture, sitting in "Cape traffic" on rte 3 in MA) and I lowered the windshield on my TJ (when I lived in LA) all the time.

In LA, there was something great about cruising to work on the 10 and 405 with no windshield... there are no bugs in LA, really, so that helps; it was tougher when I lived in DC. To make life easier, I always kept the forward roll cage supports OFF and stored in the garage -- that way it was only the corner windshield bolts that needed to be removed so it only took a couple minutes to drop the windshield.

The addition of that plate on the JK makes this much more complicated and annoying and increases the likelihood of scratching paint... but STILL... I'm definitely going to do it this summer.

Honestly, it's just a few bolts - it's nothing! Jeeps are meant to be toyed with! We all have the #40 Torx handy anyway!

If you have never driven your Jeep with the doors off and the windshield down, IMO you're missing out on one of the core Jeep experiences!
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:56 PM   #41
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Someone in the aftermarket needs to develop a flatter windshield/frame combo.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:45 PM   #42
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Has anyone here ever put their windshield down? Pros? Cons? I would think that it would ruin your painted bolt heads......?

this pic makes me terrified to think how this truck could buckle if in a serious accident. really makes me wonder about installing a roll cage

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