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Old 03-14-2007, 02:18 PM   #1
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Soft top in the rain

just wondering what you guys do when it rains. do you put the top up AND the windows, or just the top and leave the windows off? it might rain the next few days but it's been unusually warm where i live and i'm not quite ready to button back up so i wondered if a light rain/drizzle is okay to leave the windows off.

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Old 03-14-2007, 02:24 PM   #2
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I've been known to just put the top up and leave the windows out when it rains. Just roll up the front windows and fold and flip the back seat forward. Keep in mind that anything left in the back will get wet. I did the whole rainy season last year with just a safari top and didn't have any real problems. Got a little wet when the wind blew the wrong direction, but not enough to make me put the top and windows back on.

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Old 03-14-2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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I little rain won't hurt. Just pull you plugs on the floor board so it can drain out. I've had several inches of water in mine before, so I try to keep it in the garage at night when the tops off.
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X2 on the drain plugs. It's no fun to go outside to find 2 inches of water in your floorboards. I ran mine w/ a safari top and windjammer for 2 weeks until my duster came in. It doesn't cause any real damage as long as the water doesn't stand in there.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:57 PM   #5
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Left the back half open all summer last year, when it rained I just put the top up and left the side panels off. If it's a hard rain I'll put the upper half of the doors back on, but most of the time I just flip the seats forward, although I usually forget to pull the plugs out untill the next morning when I already have a couple inches on the floor.
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:40 PM   #6
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I did the whole rainy season last year with just a safari top and didn't have any real problems. Got a little wet when the wind blew the wrong direction, but not enough to make me put the top and windows back on.
you lazy old devil I just got a hard top on instead since my soft top didnt come with windows lol
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:08 AM   #7
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you lazy old devil I just got a hard top on instead since my soft top didnt come with windows lol
I'm not lazy, I just love the outdoors.... (Ok, I am a little lazy)

I'd rather wear a down jacket and crank the heater than to drive with the Jeep closed up. The only reason I have the factory top on now is because I'm in a car pool with two other people and neither of them care much for riding in an open Jeep.

And who you calling old?
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:07 PM   #8
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Honestly, if you're going through the hassel of putting the soft top up, why not put the windows in? Doesn't take that much longer. Now, you have to understand, my Jeep is 1 1/2 years old. I might change my tune in a few years.
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And who you calling old?
it was just a figure of speech
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Out here in Hawaii where its always warm but has been raining for like the last month everyone who actually has their top on has the rear windows removed pretty much permanently. I did the same thing before just switching to a bikini top and you really don't have to worry about anything up front getting wet as long as your front windows are in. Now that I just run the bikini I have broken down and ordered a duster and windjammer because I am sick of the water running down the back of my neck every time I drive out of a parking lot. And if you are worried about water somehow getting in your speakers (I was) just relax, it can't run UP.
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but it can be blown up though lol.. Anyhow you can allways replace with marine environment stuff
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Honestly, if you're going through the hassel of putting the soft top up, why not put the windows in? Doesn't take that much longer. Now, you have to understand, my Jeep is 1 1/2 years old. I might change my tune in a few years.
yeah i'm still in that break in period with my jeep where i actually still baby it and care what gets wet LOL

i'm sure i'll get over it EVENTUALLY
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Within the 1st 1/2 month of getting this new tj '06 it rained. I mean it really, really rained. Like a mid summer WI. tunderstorme kinda rain. Did not have the side windows in and it got soaked. Drove it home that evening and put it in the garage and by the next day was dried up. Not advocating this practice, but it did not seem to harm it any to much. Friends thought I'd lots my mind, because I wasnt over babying, my new baby. Dont be fooled I pamper it like there's no tomorow.

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Newbie question, where are the floor plugs?

Where are the floor plugs? Can you leave them out all the time?
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There is one under the carpet in each floorboard and at least one under the carpet in the cargo area. I took mine out and put them in the glove box, b/c you never know when you'll forget to roll up a winder

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