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Old 08-14-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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How is it with rain. I found a guy for 20 bucks right down road w setup for mt jeep just has no hardware. I have the windshield channel for my full length bikini top already so I am sure that works. But I see some other parts needed. Does it kill the cab room like pictures look. My seats r both already past roll bar where I sit. But as far as on off road does it help keep seats dry. Also when driving is it a good help w rain coming up in from behind. I can just keep on all the time I feel and put doors on when it rains. Cause we have a week of rain here on by and sucks I have my jeep stuck in garage. I don't mind wet but if raining to and from work that is just no run.

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Old 08-14-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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I don't have the windjammer, though am possibly still looking at one. As far as the duster cover goes, I love it. And yes it does keep rain out of the back. Mine is a Bestop and it's a very tight fit which means it won't create the nice balloon effect I get with my safari top. Would recommend the duster just to keep items out of view, granted there are always ways to get around it. And for $20, if it's in good condition and no tears go for it. The duster I've seen online has been around $80+. I got my duster for $15 and in perfect condition.

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I had a Windjammer/Safari top/Duster combination and it was fine on rainy days unless the wind was blowing the rain sideways. There is a big gap next to the upper rear corner of the door surround that can allow a lot of wind-blown rain through.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:20 PM   #4
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So what's the normal use for guys who have jeeps as DDs without ac. I have my truck but just love driving my jeep! With all this rain I don't know what to do. I have a full length bikini top but. I have been waiting for replacement clips so I can have it on. Right now it's all topless and doorless
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I am driving the truck with A/C right now instead of the Jeep, it is just to hot and rains to much to keep the top off.
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It does kill the cab room. Our seats were always pressed up against the windjammer. Rain won't come in unless it is windy, but it does SEEP in over time. Our problem is the rain would seep into the roll bar padding, down to the seat belts and seats.

It was a fun experiment while it lasted but I am glad the duster/windjammer/bikini are now sitting on the shelf in the garage and not on the Jeep.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:07 AM   #7
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It does kill the cab room. Our seats were always pressed up against the windjammer. Rain won't come in unless it is windy, but it does SEEP in over time. Our problem is the rain would seep into the roll bar padding, down to the seat belts and seats.

It was a fun experiment while it lasted but I am glad the duster/windjammer/bikini are now sitting on the shelf in the garage and not on the Jeep.
Thank you. Pretty much what I think would end up happening. I may pass on it all. Downside of it all being 25 bucks is he has no hardware so then it's a chase for pieces. Stick to my bikini full length top.

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Unico how much for the duster and top??
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:10 AM   #9
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I have the safari top, deck cover, and wrap around jammer on mine. Yes it reduces the cab room but not too bad. I have my seat all the way back and leaning back some and I have pleanty of leg room @ 6'2".

You still have some floor space behind the front seat for a mini tool box. If you have the safari top you will get better coverage from keeping rain out of the cab but my deck cover is for running with the soft top hardware in place, even thought I took it out.

There are a couple spots where the top does not meet the jammer flush but if I really wanted to I could put a snap or 2 on the top and jammer to seal it a bit better. Safari top helps keep the rain from coming in the back when driving or sitting better than just the bikini top.

I have taken running it year round now over my soft top. I like the smaller cab feel especially in winter. Since my heater don't work the smaller area gets warm from the engine and transmission heat...

You can kind of see how the sides are on my jammer here:
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The Bikini top requires a channel. And there are a couple of buckle tabs that bolt onto the roll bars.

The wrap around Windjammer requires door surrounds. The regular Windjammer does not.

The Duster doesn't require a tailgate bar, but you want one (and the tailgate bar brackets, which you probably already have).

On some Jeeps, there are some optional tie-down points on the floor behind the seat for the Windjammer. These are optional, and I personally don't use them.

Can't think of any other hardware that's needed.

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