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Old 09-29-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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Soft Top in Winter?

I currently own a 2000 Wrangler with a soft top. Will the soft top withstand the cold temperatures? Do you have any recommendations to help preserve the condition of the soft top?

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Old 09-29-2009, 05:35 PM   #2
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Soft top is fine, just keep the heat on. As soon as you shut the heat off, it gets really cold inside.

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Old 09-29-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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-Extreme- cold weather can be an issue for the windows. Just don't mess with them when it's cold.

In fact, that's really the advice for the whole top - don't fold it up and down when it's cold (like you would), don't scrape the windows, just leave it alone and it'll be fine.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses, I was not sure how the soft top would hold up in the cold months.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:59 PM   #5
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IMO, winter in NY = hard top
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:08 PM   #6
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when it gets like this let it warm up for a couple extra minutes
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:11 PM   #7
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but its better if you have a car port USUALLY!!
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:12 PM   #8
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-Extreme- cold weather can be an issue for the windows. Just don't mess with them when it's cold.

In fact, that's really the advice for the whole top - don't fold it up and down when it's cold (like you would), don't scrape the windows, just leave it alone and it'll be fine.
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Don't scrape your windows to get the ice off. Let it warm up inside then wipe off the ice.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:21 AM   #9
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better get my heater fixed before it snows LOL.
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:23 AM   #10
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but its better if you have a car port usually!!
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:06 AM   #11
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you should be alright, I live in Alaska and I have a soft top and it works fine. just dont scrape the ice let it melt when you heat up the jeep. Also try to keep a lot of snow off the top it can get real heavy and may split the top.
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I have an '06 Wrangler X with a soft top, and it has gotten me through 3 Nebraska winters with no problem! Just don't scrape the windows (as previously mentioned) and keep large amounts of snow off the top. It handles cold temps (-10F) with no problems, and the cab heats up just as quickly as a hardtop does. When its cold, its cold...no getting around that!
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:27 AM   #13
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I bought this for my softop windows and it works like a charm. Cleans off the frost, water, etc....Eddie Bauer Fog Off

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Old 10-01-2009, 11:31 AM   #14
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I've had a hard top on my '99 TJ. I have a soft top on my '00 and the Central PA winters where the same. The soft top will hold the heat. For a little bit. I also have full doors I think that makes a bit of a difference.
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you should be alright, I live in Alaska and I have a soft top and it works fine. just dont scrape the ice let it melt when you heat up the jeep. Also try to keep a lot of snow off the top it can get real heavy and may split the top.
If the soft top works for you in Alaska in the winter, it should be fine for me because the winter in Jersey is not as bad.
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:48 PM   #16
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I unzipped a corner of the back window after a day of skiing to slide the skis in the back and it was brittle and snapped.
Then I snapped and bought a hard top.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:01 PM   #17
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I was upstate NY Watertown with a soft top in -20/30 temps with no problem. In fact the cab gets warm very fast.
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keep the Jeep in a garage and ya wont have to clear the windows near as often. thats what I did this year.
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Old question is old.

Soft top is ALWAYS ok in winter.

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