Im looking to buy a new soft top for my rubicon, and haven't found a soft top with tinted windows past 35%. Are there any soft tops that have darker windows, or what's my alternative?
I'm no drug dealer, I live in Houston and go to school in a high crime rate area so I want to feel safe when I leave the jeep out for a while.
Just my opinion but a tinted soft top isn't going to make you any safer from theft than a non tinted soft top. If they can see though the window and see theres nothing in there worth taking (assuming you leave nothing of value out in the open) then they will probably just move on. If they can't see inside their curiousity just might take over or maybe they think to themselves..."what's this guy hiding?"...and then you have a slashed soft top...
Thanks for your input! I know leaving nothing of value inside the car is the best way to prevent a crime, and I practice that daily. But what about the day it slips my mind or I'm in a rush, darker windows will prevent tempting someone to break in to my jeep.
If you have nothing of value in the jeep I'd just leave it unlocked. Prevents slashed windows but it takes time getting used to. I was always used to locking the doors but now I don't because there's nothing to steal and windows are expensive. Just install some protection like an alarm I guess. Same concept as having the top and doors off really.
The 31% tinted windows are dark enough to make it hard to see what's inside. I leave my doors unlocked and minimal valuables in the Jeep. The faceplate comes off the head unit and stays with me, all else is easily replaceable.
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I just lock the face plate in my center console. They could still get it if they wanted to, but someone just walking by wont be able to get it. Just a factory soft top, and unlocked doors all of the time
I'm really not sure why half doors with soft uppers come with locks? Thieves could just unzip your back windows if the wanted anyhow. I keep nothing of value in my jeep ever. If you do want security by a tuff box center console or instatrunk. I think tinted windows would just make someone curious to see what you are trying to hide???