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Old 04-27-2009, 11:11 AM   #1
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Sunrider softtop question

folks, just changed the top during the weekend. have a couple of questions on the sunrider top here...

1. how do you open the rear window? what I did was zip down the window but still leave the bar which holds the window in place (in the brackets), so that later on I can just zip the window up and it's done. is it ok this way or do i really have to completely remove the window and the bar?

also, i noticed that there are two "rear window roll-up" straps. how do we use them? should i take the bar out of the brackets, roll up the window from the bottom, and tight it up inside with the straps?

2. If i only open the 1st half of the top (the sunrider setting) and open the rear window, how fast am i supposed to drive? will it affect the gas mileage if i take it on the highway for a while?

3. and a stupid question maybe...with the rear window off, if there's something in the trunk, will it come out while i'm on the road?

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Old 04-27-2009, 12:48 PM   #2
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If you dont want to take the window out, simply unzip both zippers (one on each side) up around the corners. You should then be able to roll up the window (including the bar) and once rolled to the top, you should be able to grab the straps and put the around the ends of the window bar. this will hold it up in place.

As far as things flying out, it would have to be something pretty light, like papers, etc. Most cargo with any weight wont move.

I do 80+ with my sunrider back and the window open. Not sure if there is a recommended speed or not.

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Old 04-27-2009, 02:43 PM   #3
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thx for the answer
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:34 PM   #4

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They say not to run with the sun rider open and the rear windows in place. One post I read said that the top did this funky flopping around thing and loud noise when he took it on the highway. Probably not good for the stitching on the top doing that.

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