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Old 03-16-2014, 09:11 PM   #1
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What Temperature is good "Doors Off" weather?

I live in New Orleans and recently this past weekend on Friday I took the doors off my jeep and it was a good 73, 74 degrees and the ride was comfortable when the sun was literally beaming down on us, but driving under trees or shadows or downtown, it was freezing, I've only owned my jeep since October, so I was really anxious for a sunny day to take the doors off, so my question is what is the perfect temperature to have doors off??

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Old 03-16-2014, 11:04 PM   #2
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80+ for me....anything less requires a hoodie or light jacket unless the sun is beating down on me.

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Whatever temp you can handle , everybody is different
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:26 AM   #4
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Having driven my Jeep on the highway at night in temps around 70 I would say I have to agree with Ruby Tuesday in that around 80 is fine and below that especially without full sun you will want a sweatshirt or light jacket. In the summer last year I stuffed a light wind resistant jacket in the back for just such times. All day may be fine but then if I'm driving home from work after dark I toss on the Jacket and then adjust other parameters like closing the roof or turning on the heat full blast from the upper vents aimed at my sleeve openings.
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I used to have a Mustang GT convertible that I LOVED to drive topless. The best thing that I ever bought for that car was a wind diverter, which is a mesh fabric frame that covers the open area above the back seat, and also had a vertical mesh fabric frame to block the wind from coming into the cockpit. I could cruise comfortably (with heat on) down to about 30 degrees! Of course, it was a lot more fun with the sun shining down.

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Old 03-17-2014, 12:45 AM   #6
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I usually go 40+ and no rain/snow
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:50 AM   #7
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Whatever temp you can handle , everybody is different
I rode doorless and topless in 30 degree weather. Granted I had a jacket and gloves on but nevertheless an AWESOME ride. Co-workers thought I was nuts, though.
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:03 AM   #8
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80 and above for comfort!!!!!!!
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:29 AM   #9
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I'd say 65 or so for "comfort" I've run naked at 40 a few times cus I'm to lazy to put everything back on, and its cold but survivable.
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I always keep a couple of sweatshirts or fleece in the back to be on the safe side and that's usually enough to take the edge off.
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Anything above 70, top and doors off for me!
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:53 AM   #12
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I would say 75 to 85 depending on the humidity would be perfect.

What I do though is anything over 55 top off and over 70 doors off.

If only going to be nice a day then just top off.

Been off down in the 30's in the morning in order to enjoy a afternoon warm up.
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Does running the heater on those chilly nights make a difference, or is the heat sucked out too fast?
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Does running the heater on those chilly nights make a difference, or is the heat sucked out too fast?
Helps a lot with doors on but not near as much with them off.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:03 AM   #15
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I go top off at 45+ degrees and doors off at 60+ degrees. But I am from MI so to me 60 degrees feels like 80 degrees for most people.
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If it's in hte 70s (and possibly 60s) I'm taking the top and doors off. My fiancee, however, doesn't always aprove...
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Helps a lot with doors on but not near as much with them off.
We were doorless and topless the other day and I must say I think with a sweatshirt and shorts early am/once sun went down the heater kicked azz and was fairly comfortable. Probably around mid-60s give or take at those times on the highway. Once it hit 70s with sun was perfect. I live in Phoenix tho-will have to see how that works out when its oh about 112' tho lol! I know folks here who run naked 365.

Tho interesting observation-last week I broke the passenger door latch and running doors on/top off with windows full down seemed a heck of a lot more windy than with both doors and top off with zero windows for some reason.
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If it's in hte 70s (and possibly 60s) I'm taking the top and doors off. My fiancee, however, doesn't always aprove...
My kids loved it the other day with it stripped down and 75. The next morning going to school when it was 35 not so much lol
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70+ for comfort but laziness or stupidity has had me running doorless in the 40's before (not fun even with a jacket).
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must be at least 60. 55 degrees at 55mph does NOT fell like 55 degrees.
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must be at least 60. 55 degrees at 55mph does NOT fell like 55 degrees.
In the dark 60 is pretty cold in a jeep. In the day it's great tho
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In the dark 60 is pretty cold in a jeep. In the day it's great tho
Yep, 60+ in the daytime is tolerable. 60's at night is cold!
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It gets 40 at night in the summertime here, so 40+ sounds pretty awesome
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We take the kids Jeep sledding at zero with no doors or top.
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Here lately, because I'm so anxious to get her naked, I've been pulling the top and doors off any time I see 70's in the forecast. I go into work at about 5:30am and most roads I take are 55mph roads and for me... It doesn't matter what you've got on, it's effin cold. As soon as the sun comes out though it feels amazing. I would say my bare minimum is probably about 45 degrees with no top and no doors but 70~80 feels perfect to me.
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I've done it when it was 35 degrees - that is waaaay too cold. I usually like about 70 degrees but my wife complains if it's colder than 80.
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60*-110* F around town. For out of town trips, 55*F at 70MPH is tolerable. 40*F at 70MPH I was freezing. Doors came off last week, not going back on till October give or take a few days.
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I used to have a Mustang GT convertible that I LOVED to drive topless. The best thing that I ever bought for that car was a wind diverter, which is a mesh fabric frame that covers the open area above the back seat, and also had a vertical mesh fabric frame to block the wind from coming into the cockpit. I could cruise comfortably (with heat on) down to about 30 degrees! Of course, it was a lot more fun with the sun shining down.

Check Quadratec for "Windstopper" and you'll get an idea of what I'm talking about...worked well for me!
I loved mine on my last 2 convertibles. I havent seen one for the the jku yet. Closest I have seen is the spiderweb shade. but I am not sure if it will work the same way.

Were you able to find one? have any pics?
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Get a Lava Jacket! Should keep you warm down into the 40s.

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