This has probably been asked many, many times before on here.. but I am new to posting to the forum and don't quite have the hang of it yet - sorry in advance!
About a month ago, I purchased a 2010 JKU Sport 4D and am considering a hard top purchase for a 2,000 mile drive from AZ to VA next summer. I have an 8mo and am thinking the hard top would be better for him to travel with. He will be over a little over a year old by summer 2013.
How hard/time consuming is it to remove the soft top, and replace with the hard top? I've never owned a hard top... I live in sunny Arizona and the winters here are mild, to say the least. Current temp around 3pm is hitting 81° and we're still using our A/C during the day.
Other than theft deterrent, better insulation and sound, are there any other great benefits to owning a hard top vs. soft top? I understand they are much heavier and harder to remove/store. Do they get better gas mileage or are they more aerodynamic? Anything?
Thanks a bunch!