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Old 11-11-2010, 08:42 AM   #1
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Stupid Question... Back Window Roll-Up

Alright I admit I feel stupid for asking this but I see guys driving around with the back window of their soft top rolled up to the top. I want to able to do this too but I cant figure it out lol In the nicest way possible can someone explain this to me

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Old 11-11-2010, 09:13 AM   #2
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Can't say for your '07 - but on our 2011, Jeep provides two loop straps that snap to the upper crossover bar. These straps allow a way to hold up the window once it is rolled.

A second thought here is that Jeep warns against driving with just the rear window either removed or rolled up, while all the other openings on the vehicle are closed. This is because of the possible danger of exhaust gases entering the vehicle.

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I have the two straps and the snaps inside my top but do u just unzip it completely then roll it and hang it there or is there some cool way of unzipping that allows it to roll up?
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I know with mine I just unzip both sides and roll the window and bar up as one and then loop it
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I move both zippers to the near middle and then roll mine up so all the weight is not on the loops.
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When the window is on, there's one zipper located on each side of the window. Zip them both up a ways, so the only connected part is at the top.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:30 AM   #7
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mimes a bit different...zippers on both sides..but they zip down to the bottom..and the window lays down folded over the back to the inside..
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i prefer to zip both zippers to the same side ans roll the window down and tuck it behind the rear seat. this way i have a completely unobstructed view behind me. i do this with my tj, but i am pretty sure it can be done like this on a jk too. i can take a pic if necessary.
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mimes a bit different...zippers on both sides..but they zip down to the bottom..and the window lays down folded over the back to the inside..
sure your Jeep isn't upside down?
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thats a kewl idea with the hardtop too, but

Like Hiker said, you gotta have one or more front/side windows open, for air dilution of the Carbon monoxide from the exhaust--

I have my rear window up all the time (except when dusty)-

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The zipper up to the near center idea is what I had been trying but couldn't get my zipper on the left side to come loose and didnt want to force it because I wasnt sure it was supposed to. But ill go give it another shot thanks for the help!
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sure your Jeep isn't upside down?

Somebody grab a snatch block...there's work to be done!
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Yea i'm pretty sure....
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My advice is don't do it if you value the longevity of the window.
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My advice is don't do it if you value the longevity of the window.
come on Daggo66...you can't drop that on us without something to back it up. If rolling them up is bad, what should we do with them instead?
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If they're dirty and you roll them, the grit in the dust will mess them up.
So, before you roll it, clean it.
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come on Daggo66...you can't drop that on us without something to back it up. If rolling them up is bad, what should we do with them instead?
Nice warm fall day and I decided to roll up my back window. Early in the evening with the temperatures dropping, I decided to unroll it. CRACK!
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Nice warm fall day and I decided to roll up my back window. Early in the evening with the temperatures dropping, I decided to unroll it. CRACK!
This is WHY I run a hard top all winter.
I can't say I like it, but it protects my soft top & winders
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Nice warm fall day and I decided to roll up my back window. Early in the evening with the temperatures dropping, I decided to unroll it. CRACK!
oh jeez. that really sucks. good to know that. thanks.
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Eventually when your jeep gets old enough it will matter less. No matter how much you clean the winder before you roll it up, it will gather dust and grit and make two marks on it that look like two rectangles of translucent but not transparent marks at the bottom. Mine has that and it matters not. I bought it to use and knew that eventually it would show signs of wear. It can be made to look better with products like plastx. Why worry about the inevitable. Use it and have fun while doing so.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:37 PM   #21
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/\.... x2... Use tha darn thing.... I always zip tge two zippers to the middle n use the loops ( that are prolly by your user manuel if not already installed ) to keep it rolled up... I usually double loop each side to keep it tucked under the top... Better view
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I used to roll mine up, but it did get scratched pretty bad--not only by the two straps, but also horizontally (i guess i must've rolled it too tight). Never really liked it rolled up like that because it blocks a decent amount of your view.

Now, I just put both zippers all the way down on the same side (unzip the whole window basically) and let it flop down and inwards. It doesn't get scratched this way and doesn't block your view.
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Good to know! thanks guys
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i prefer to zip both zippers to the same side ans roll the window down and tuck it behind the rear seat. this way i have a completely unobstructed view behind me. i do this with my tj, but i am pretty sure it can be done like this on a jk too. i can take a pic if necessary.
Yes it can...this is how I do my JK.

My YJ had two "stripes" from rolling it up and strapping it.

Like others have said, just do it, even without rolling it up mine is scratched....no big deal.
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My TJ seems to be missing those straps (and all the other ones mentioned in the manual too) Does anyone know where you can get new straps from?
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Nice warm fall day and I decided to roll up my back window. Early in the evening with the temperatures dropping, I decided to unroll it. CRACK!
Man, I had this happen to the rear window on my Fiat Spyder this spring. On my wrangler in high school I used to use this protectant that kind of repelled the dust (supposedly) It only got hazy, but never scratched. Mother's makes a great plastic window cleaner/polisher. Makes them look nearly new, but requires ALOT of elbow grease.
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Someone had removed one zipper pull on mine. So with one you cannot roll. I now have two. To put them on correct start at left side put first pull on normal and immediate adjacent to it put the other pull on backwards. Pull them up togethet to center of window and then you will be set zip left and zip right to close and zip both up to center to roll.
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Yes it can...this is how I do my JK.

My YJ had two "stripes" from rolling it up and strapping it.

Like others have said, just do it, even without rolling it up mine is scratched....no big deal.
Agree- was shown this way from a guy at work
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Does anyone have any ideas how to keep the roll up window out the way when your loading and unloading stuff in the back. Just curious it is always in the way when I am putting stuff in the back.
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