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Old 06-30-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Question about rolling soft top windows

I just got my 2010 Sahara two weeks ago with the dual tops. The hard top came off the day after I bought it and I have been playing with soft top up/soft top down with every change in the weather forecast.

I don't have a good spot to store the side and rear windows, so they usually get dragged to the dining room table and hang out there til I need to put them back on again. Thinking of investing in the Clover Patch roll bag so I can keep them with me when I am out.

From the pictures I have seen, It looks like the rear window gets put in first, with bar towards the seam of the felt pads and then the side windows go in horizontally as they would sit on the soft top when installed, then the whole thing gets rolled horizontally from the open end. What about the vertical pieces that insert into the slit in the door? They seem kind of stiff and like they wouldn't roll too easily. They don't seem like they would fit on the pads the opposite way to roll them with the stiff edge. Has anyone had any issues with this?

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First Welcome to the forum. I have the cloverpatch roll and it is a great investment. It does not harm the door surround tabs to roll them. I do suggest that if you are going to keep them rolled in the bag for any length of time and exposed to heat, that you purchase one of those swim noodles, cut it to length and wrap the windows around it to keep the bag from flapping and to prevent the windows from creasing in the heat.

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^^the noodle is a good move. works very well.

also, the hardest part of the window (the part closest to the front of the jeep) is the part that goes perpendicular to the rolling direction. that means that when you roll it, you are only rolling the less rigid part that tucks in at the bottom of the window. you're just gonna have to trust us that it works
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I have the Jeep window storage bag sold by Mopar. I enjoy using it just as much as the posts seem to indicate above. No issues with it yet. The roll is small enough to tuck in at the bottom of the rear seats in the back storage area. Very satisfied with it. Seems made of good materials. I've had it now for a couple of years and no wear showing yet.
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ordered the Clover Patch.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:14 PM   #6
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I'm a bad soft top owner.. I just throw mine under the rear seat.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:18 PM   #7
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Those cloverpatches scare me, I'de be afraid somebody who knew what it was would snatch it up
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:10 PM   #8
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So you can roll the windows, even though they are rigid? I have been tucking them behind the rear seat kinda standing up behind the soft top, id like to get a bag, but it doesn't seem like they will roll?
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So you can roll the windows, even though they are rigid? I have been tucking them behind the rear seat kinda standing up behind the soft top, id like to get a bag, but it doesn't seem like they will roll?
They roll just fine.
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Here is a little pictorial
Lay out the felt and layer the windows between the sheets
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Roll them tightly around the noodle, put them in the bag and attach them to your roll cage
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It's great to be able to take them with you when you are unsure about the weather. The roll will also fit nicely behind the seats.
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Those cloverpatches scare me, I'de be afraid somebody who knew what it was would snatch it up
I use a similar bag for my TJ, once they are in the bag secure it to the roll bar and then put the soft top down over it. If you do it this way no one can see that you have the bag there.
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Cool, thanks for the info...
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Here is a little pictorial
Lay out the felt and layer the windows between the sheets
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Roll them tightly around the noodle, put them in the bag and attach them to your roll cage
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It's great to be able to take them with you when you are unsure about the weather. The roll will also fit nicely behind the seats.
The windows in the '07 and newer models (I have the '10) Have a different shape. The rigid section the attaches at the door post can not be bent, you have to roll it lengthwise but if you buy the bag for the year you have it will be made accordingly.
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I got mine from Best Top. It has "pages" of soft material that goes between the windows. Works great and I usually keep it under the top against the gate. I leave the bar for the rear window installed.

I don't carry it as much as I used to becuase putting the top up and windows in without the doors just doesn't seem right to me ....
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Here's how the Clover Patch works for the '07's-'10's:





Always remember... 1-Window-Only between the sheets. This will keep them from rubbing on each other. Also, NEVER store them dirty! Clean them before you store them. Any dirt or grit on the windows, will scratch the windows when they're rolled up. When you unroll them, you'll wonder where the scratches came from.

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Those cloverpatches scare me, I'de be afraid somebody who knew what it was would snatch it up
Not a problem! With the Soft Top folded down, I just hide mine in the cargo area, between the Folded Soft Top and the Tailgate. Nicely hidden!

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where is the cheapest place to get the cloverpatch
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With those bags, do you guys roll up the rear window tailgate bar with them or do you remove it and leave it on the jeep?

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where is the cheapest place to get the cloverpatch

I found mine on EBAY last year, cheaper than Quadratec or a few others I researched.


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With those bags, do you guys roll up the rear window tailgate bar with them or do you remove it and leave it on the jeep?

I tried that once, and it left the bottom part of the rear glass wrinkled a bit. After the sun warmed it up, it went away. Now, I just remove the Tailgate bar and leave it on the Jeep.

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