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Old 03-15-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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soft top window storage

where do you guys keep your windows when you take the top off and you bring them with you?

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Old 03-15-2011, 12:35 AM   #2
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Considering my roommate has our garage packed full of crap. I usually just put mine the basement, make sure they are flat or hung over something so i dont crease the plastic by accident.

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Old 03-15-2011, 02:13 AM   #3
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I bought a window storage duffel from JcWhitney. Just lay your windows flat between the felt liners and roll them up. Once rolled up, the duffel fits right behind my rear seat. Each window is separated buy a piece felt so they don't scratch each other. Just make sure you don't store them in it for extended periods of time. They could mold or get damaged if left rolled up. Lay them flat somewhere if storing over the winter etc.


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I use the cloverpatch roll. Protects the windows between layers of felt. The duffle can either be attached to the roll bars over your lowered top or they can be laid in the tub.
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Why couldnt you just keep the rear zipped partially, and just remove it from the tailgate. And then roll it up, strap it, and then let the top down?
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Why couldnt you just keep the rear zipped partially, and just remove it from the tailgate. And then roll it up, strap it, and then let the top down?
The top would not go down properly and you would eventually crease your rear window. If you want to keep it attached, you would be better off unzipping it, leaving the bar attached at the bottom and just laying it in the tub.
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That makes sense. I'm glad I haven't tried it yet!
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:58 AM   #8
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i think i'm going to go with a bestop window duffel. i want to be able to store them with me inside the trunk when the top's down so i'm going with that, over the clover roll. Amazon.com: Bestop HOSS Jeep Window Storage Duffels 42810-09: Automotive
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:18 AM   #9
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another quick question, when putting the top down, is the back window supposed to completely zipper out, or just roll up and snap to stay up and go down with the top?
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You want to remove the rear window completely to avoid damaging it. The window duffle will hold all three. They scratch pretty easily so don't take any chances.
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I bought a window storage duffel from JcWhitney. Just lay your windows flat between the felt liners and roll them up. Once rolled up, the duffel fits right behind my rear seat. Each window is separated buy a piece felt so they don't scratch each other. Just make sure you don't store them in it for extended periods of time. They could mold or get damaged if left rolled up. Lay them flat somewhere if storing over the winter etc.

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Santa brought me the same duffel bag a couple years ago. It works perfect - keeps the windows clean from scratches, rolls up easily and tucks behind the seat. I actually lay mine on top of the top when it's down, and the bag has straps at each end that attach to the rollbars to prevent sliding and falling.

Agreed on not leaving them rolled up long. Even if you're going to have the top down for a few weeks, it's better to lay the windows out flat. A buddy who didn't have a garage kept his windows under his bed. Worked perfect.
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So I'm deciding if i should get the rolled up duffel bag for window storage but then I see this cloverpatch roll but is there really much of a difference?
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No difference really. They both accomplish the same thing. They made be made slightly different but will both protect your windows. I believe I went with the duffel because it was a little cheaper at the time. Not sure how they compare now as I bought mine about 3 years ago.

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how does the rear window zipper out? both zippers to either side? I've only did both to the middle and then rolled it up.
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I just toss my windows in the back after I fold the plastic sides together, and I dont bother with my rear window just throw the top down and try to get it to look nice ish.

Advantages of my soft top being 11 years old, and scrated and marked up to heck: I dont care about keepin them pretty
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how does the rear window zipper out? both zippers to either side? I've only did both to the middle and then rolled it up.
Zip right zipper ((as facing back) all the way around to the left.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:29 PM   #17
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i cant get my top to fold down much lower than this..is there a correct way to get it to fold down lower
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I can't really see what you are doing wrong in that picture, but I know that it's not right. There are a ton of videos that instruct you on how to lower it properly. If you do decide to get the window roll, buy one of those swim noodles and cut it to the length of the bag. Once you have your windows layered between the felt roll the whole thing around the noodle before putting them in the bag. The noodle will prevent the windows from collapsing in on themselves which will cause creases if you leave them rolled for a while specially in the sun or heat. It will also help fill up the duffle bag so that you won't have any flapping noises while on the road or trail.
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i cant get my top to fold down much lower than this..is there a correct way to get it to fold down lower
Go to YouTube there are many vids on how to do it "right"

It helped me out at first!
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That's a great tip JDsDream. That's using the ol noodle. Pun intended.

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I dont have a rear door where should I start off?
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under my bed! :P
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Glad I found this post. I sometimes get stuck at work for a few days and was thinking if I put them in the house and a day later we got rain that would suck. I learned the hard way about creating the window.2 days after I picked up my Tj I went roading with a buddy and was detained by a mud pool. I opened the rear window to put a tow line on and when the window folded down a 8 inch tear appeared. But fear not with some super goop clear and painters tape I fixed it and holds just fine doing 80 mph with the front Windows down
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I'm a DIYer. Well, honestly, I'm a cheap-skate and will be making my own system similar to a clover leaf but instead of putting the whole wrap in a bag it'll go into a section of PVC pipe. I figure 4 sheets of felt from wallyworld and a section of PVC with endcaps will strap nicely to the back of the rollbar. Prior to this year, I would get the wife mad by storing them in the living room. She'd ask when I was going to get them out and I'd answer with "when it rains".
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BLK, I am curious to see what size pvc pipe you use and how well it works. I was thinking that it's a good idea and would like to give it a try also, so if you make it, perhaps you could post the specs here for others to follow suit. Also, I am curious, if I have the unlimited model, will it make a difference as far as the size of the tube? Thanks for any info you can offer.
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I wish I was motivated/patient enough to make something but I do try to find good deals. I snatched up the clover patch roll off of ebay (definitely best price with free shipping).

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I haven't started yet and probably won't until the weather gets warm enough to take them out. We've been having snow here lately and will be getting some more tonight and Saturday.
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i'm looking for a window storage roll that can fit inside of the trunk/behind the seat when the top is down. it looks like the clover roll only fits ontop, the window duffel looks like it goes in the trunk/behind the seat? Bestop Window Storage Roll for Jeep Soft Tops from Morris 4x4 Center

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