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Old 11-30-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Yup, something wasn't quite right...missing windshield rests and latch.

2014 2 Door Polar Edition...

I think someone else noticed this and posted about it...

Polar

2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition| Limited Edition SUV

or MOAB

Jeep® Wrangler Moab 2013 | Off-Road 4x4 | Jeep® Moab Edition

Notice anything missing? The hood rests and latch for the windshield are missing!!!

It just doesn't seem like a Jeep if it doesn't have these...

I may very well not drill holes in my brand new hood right away, but I did order all the hard parts. Apparently the VIN does list these parts and the dealership was able to order them for me for the tune of about $45 bucks.

I'm not in an all fire hurry to drill holes in my brand new hood, especially since it isn't traveling into an area which would require the windshield be lowered... however, to squelch my "This Jeep needs these", they've been purchased and will live happily in my glove until such time as I an courageous enough to mount them...

... which will probably be the week after I pick the parts up (and be my first mod) .

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Old 12-01-2013, 05:28 AM   #2
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Might be because of that power-bulge hood.

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:04 AM   #3
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Might be because of that power-bulge hood.
4 Door has the same power bulge hood, but shows the bumpstops and window bracket. I suspect they airbrushed them out by accident on the 2 Door pictures.
On Jeeps site.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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4 Door has the same power bulge hood, but shows the bumpstops and window bracket. I suspect they airbrushed them out by accident on the 2 Door pictures.
On Jeeps site.
This is my bet.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:08 AM   #5
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I'm putting my money on them being photoshopped out and forgotten. I bet the designer who worked on the 3 colors of the polar edition had those on a separate layer in Photoshop and forgot to turn that layer back on when he exported the 3 versions.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:24 AM   #6
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It would be nice if a smooth hood was an option....I know a lot of Wrangler owners but I don't know one of them that has folded their windshield down. Not having them there would make it a lot nicer at the auto car wash.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #7
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It would be nice if a smooth hood was an option....I know a lot of Wrangler owners but I don't know one of them that has folded their windshield down. Not having them there would make it a lot nicer at the auto car wash.
You can pull them and install smooth plugs.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:57 AM   #8
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Lightbulb Nope they're not there...

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Might be because of that power-bulge hood.
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4 Door has the same power bulge hood, but shows the bumpstops and window bracket. I suspect they airbrushed them out by accident on the 2 Door pictures.
On Jeeps site.
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I'm putting my money on them being photoshopped out and forgotten. I bet the designer who worked on the 3 colors of the polar edition had those on a separate layer in Photoshop and forgot to turn that layer back on when he exported the 3 versions.
I own the 2 door, they're not on the Jeep and there are no holes. I don't know about the 4 door but they're on the Jeep website pic, thanks for pointing that out. Also, you can look at the Rubicon X, while it has vents the shape is basically the same. It has the rests and latch too.

So now I'm thinking they simply left them out on 2 door production for some reason...

As I mentioned, the VIN shows a place for rests and latch, and I was able to order all the parts based on my VIN. I will need to have them installed though or drill my own holes. I'm inclined to let the dealer do it and pay the fee since if they mess it up they get to replace the hood. It's too new and Murphy's law happens.
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It would be nice if a smooth hood was an option....I know a lot of Wrangler owners but I don't know one of them that has folded their windshield down. Not having them there would make it a lot nicer at the auto car wash.
I was thinking the same thing. What is the point of lowering the windshield if the roll bar still sticks up? I was under the impression tat the folding windshield was a feature left over from when bantam made the first jeep, the us gov wanted the top of the vehicle to be 36" and they had no roll bars so when the windshield was folded it lowered the total height. Maybe it is just nostalgia.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:08 AM   #10
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Cool Yeah, maybe it's a blessing...

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It would be nice if a smooth hood was an option....I know a lot of Wrangler owners but I don't know one of them that has folded their windshield down. Not having them there would make it a lot nicer at the auto car wash.
I used to fold down my FJ40's windshield on occasion. It was a blast to put on eye protection and get some serious wind , and when I did go off road it saved my windshield as I was in the woods at times on narrow trails. Fun factor is high for dropping the windshield .

However, I may just skip installation until I start off-roading again (if I do). I look at a car wash as a necessary evil, but maybe it's for the best if it makes for a cleaner wash. I much prefer to wash it myself by hand.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:14 AM   #11
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I'm not sure why Jeep stuck with the notion of the folding windshield on the Wrangler. You have to disassemble the front roll bar to lower it and also break a sealant they use, which will wind up leading to leaks.

It was a 5 minute process on my old CJ, which I expect was similar on your old Land Cruiser.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:17 AM   #12
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I bought a Rugged Ridge hood and it does not have the hoop and bump stops as well, didn't notice until lit arrived, would be nice to have them.
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My guess is 99% of newer Wrangler owners will never fold their window down and I would almost bet the window will be fixed position on the next generation. Jeep is getting us prepared by not putting those parts on the hood. When I bought my Jeep I thought the hood stops were for when I open the hood fully and rest it on the tub but found out quickly they don't line up that way.
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funy first thing I did with my 13 and 14 was replace the rubber bumps with Vector UFO's. Get way better mpg and much quiter ride......least that is some of the advatages Vector lists, me I just like how they look lol.
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Cool And there you have it.

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I spur chased a Rugged Ridge hood and it cows not have the hoop and bump stops as well, didn't notice until lit arrived, would be nice to have them.
Have your VIN checked and order up all the parts.

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My guess is 99% of newer Wrangler owners will never fold their window down and I would almost bet the window will be fixed position on the next generation. Jeep is getting us prepared by not putting those parts on the hood. When I bought my Jeep I thought the hood stops were for when I open the hood fully and rest it on the tub but found out quickly they don't line up that way.
That's because 99 percent don't really off road. I grew up on dirt bikes and when I tell you I went off road with my FJ40 I mean Airborne, submerged, bumps, rocks, crevices, did everything but roll it. What a blast that stock beast of yesteryear was .

If they made a modern Jeep all metal and vinyl I'd have probably got that, but I hate cloth, and then you start adding in creature comforts... it's like being sucked into the dark side of an off road nightmare lol. Would you like tea and crumpets while we are off roading dear?, lol, what movie would you like to watch?, where's the hotel hon, I don't think we'll need a tent or sleeping bags, oh gawd... . Leave the top off and don't worry about the rain, what what??? Are you serious! Mount marine speakers on the roll bars? what what? no way! Lol I lived with a bikini top from April to October. My Polar is a DD, love it, but it ain't no FJ40 tank.

I look at those windshield rests and latch as my connection to off road utility. It may in fact be fluff and never have a windshield actually rest on them, or the parts may live in the glove compartment, but I will have them!
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:27 PM   #16
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Talking Umm lol....

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funy first thing I did with my 13 and 14 was replace the rubber bumps with Vector UFO's. Get way better mpg and much quiter ride......least that is some of the advatages Vector lists, me I just like how they look lol.
I just looked these up: Vector Offroad

They make a LOT of wild ass claims...

I might just have to buy them

At the moment though, leaning toward not putting holes in my nice new hood.
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Vector Offroad

lol....love it....

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- Improved fuel efficiency *
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- Increases sexual appeal *
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:07 PM   #18
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you can see by the below photo they do what they say. Easily getting 30mpg and on the skid pad pushing a G.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #19
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Never Mind…Just saw the joke part

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