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Old 02-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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Up guys. So quick question. Are these the straps you put on the soft top when folded back. I just found out I had these.

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:20 PM   #2
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Their for when you have the sun rider back.

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Nope, the straps for the soft top are velcro.

Those are straps (in the pic) for rolling up your rear window. Don't use them....or you will scratch up your rear window.
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Sorry their for when you roll the back window up.
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No. The sunrider straps have velcro on the ends. Those are the straps that snap on the back of your top and hold your rear window if you roll it up. I would not advise using them and rolling the rear window up. Doing so will cause it to develop scratches over time.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:24 PM   #6
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Thanks, so where would I put the rear window
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:26 PM   #7
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Thanks, so where would I put the rear window
If you feel under the top just above the rear window zipper, you will feel where they snap to the top. Again, I would advise against using them.
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Thanks, so where would I put the rear window
Are you talking when the soft top is done? Some people have window rolls, I lay mine between two fleece blankets and loosely roll it up.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:33 PM   #9
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Now that u know what they are, toss them in the trash.
Best not to roll up your rear windows. The one and only time I used them my rear window got the crap scratched out of them, and they were clean when I rolled them up.
If you want the rear window open, zip it out and put it some where protected. The clear acrylic scratches very easy.

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Are you talking when the soft top is done? Some people have window rolls, I lay mine between two fleece blankets and loosely roll it up.
This is what I mean. So y'all say not to roll it up because it scratches it. So if I fold the soft top all he way, you would put it between a soft blanket
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This is what I mean. So y'all say not to roll it up because it scratches it. So if I fold the soft top all he way, you would put it between a soft blanket
What exactly are you asking? I was under the impression that you wanted to know what the pictured straps were for.

If you want to know what to do with your windows when the top is down, that has nothing to do with those straps. They are for when the top is still up.
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The straps in your pic are actually for rolling up your rear window when your soft top is up. But as several have stated, no one does it because the "plastic on plastic" scratches and hazes easily.

With your soft top down, remove the entire rear window and find a nice window roll or nice, soft, blanket or towel.

I keep two fleece blankets in my Jeep, and when a take my top all the way down, I "layer" my side in rear windows in the fleece.

But I now hardly ever put my soft top down. Too much of a hassle trying to "not scratch" the windows. I just go sunrider while unzipping the rear window and letting it flop on top of my Tuffy trunk enclosure (on top of a fleece blanket).
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Ok the straps are for when you roll up your window, but you shouldn't use them because they will scratch it. I know that part, now when you fold the soft top you take out the window. Where do you store it?
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The straps in your pic are actually for rolling up your rear window when your soft top is up. But as several have stated, no one does it because the "plastic on plastic" scratches and hazes easily. With your soft top down, remove the entire rear window and find a nice window roll or nice, soft, blanket or towel. I keep two fleece blankets in my Jeep, and when a take my top all the way down, I "layer" my side in rear windows in the fleece. But I now hardly ever put my soft top down. Too much of a hassle trying to "not scratch" the windows. I just go sunrider while unzipping the rear window and letting it flop on top of my Tuffy trunk enclosure (on top of a fleece blanket).
Oh sorry never mind didn't read your last post thanks.
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My window is scratched to all hell because of them. Oh well. Now i can roll it up and not have to worry about scratches lol
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:46 PM   #16
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So when you go sunrider you just take the back window off
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So when you go sunrider you just take the back window off
I just unzip the sides.
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Now that u know what they are, toss them in the trash.
Best not to roll up your rear windows. The one and only time I used them my rear window got the crap scratched out of them, and they were clean when I rolled them up.
If you want the rear window open, zip it out and put it some where protected. The clear acrylic scratches very easy.

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My window is scratched to all hell because of them. Oh well. Now i can roll it up and not have to worry about scratches lol
It is kinda odd when you think about it.
People are always coming up with cool mods and uses for stuff on Wranglers. But I don't think anyone has ever come up with an alternate use for those straps.
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I just unzip the sides.
Yup...
Unzip most of it from one side all the way to the other and lot it flop inward.
Easiest way to drop the rear window with the top up. Being that you never remove the window bar, it is also the easiest way to close up the rear window as you are basically just zipping it up. It is a 12 second process.....and half of that is opening and closing the rear gate so you are not rubbing your clothes up against the spare (if you happen to be wearing something light colored and nice).
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Which one of those would you recommend
I personally have the Bestop, but I never take them with me anymore. Another method that works really well is to hang the windows using pants hangers.
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Yup... Unzip most of it from one side all the way to the other and lot it flop inward. Easiest way to drop the rear window with the top up. Being that you never remove the window bar, it is also the easiest way to close up the rear window as you are basically just zipping it up. It is a 12 second process.....and half of that is opening and closing the rear gate so you are not rubbing your clothes up against the spare (if you happen to be wearing something light colored and nice).

So you unzip the whole back window and let it fold inside
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So where are the straps for the sunrider?
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There are a lot of good Youtube videos (including some from Bestop) that you should check out.
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So you unzip the whole back window and let it fold inside
Yes....
This is pic from the inside of kjeeper10's ride.

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I personally have the Bestop, but I never take them with me anymore. Another method that works really well is to hang the windows using pants hangers.
Yep, I use the hangers with clips to store my windows in a closet.
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I personally have the Bestop, but I never take them with me anymore. Another method that works really well is to hang the windows using pants hangers.
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Yep, I use the hangers with clips to store my windows in a closet.
Mine are currently on pant leg hangers in the garage. They are hanging from my hoist, along with my soft top.
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There are a lot of good Youtube videos (including some from Bestop) that you should check out.
Are those straps for the sunridrernecessary
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Are those straps for the sunridrernecessary
I've driven without them a few times and the header bar can bounce when you hit bumps and if the wind catches it right it can balloon up a bit. Best to put them on. Think they are usually in a plastic bag in the center console (from factory).

As far as the rear window, everything already posted is valid. Personally I roll up the rear window, use the straps and then drop the top. Scratching is an issue and is worse if the window is dirty. I ALWAYS put tinted windows on my Wranglers which don't seem to scratch as easily as the clear. Then the side windows get folded and I slip them between the folded down soft top and the rear seat.

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