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Old 08-04-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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Straps for securing rolled-up rear window?

Someone brought this up last week, but I can't find the thread.. My 05 Unlimited didn't come with the straps for securing the rolled-up rear window on the soft top (If you zip up both sides to the corners, leave top zipper attached, roll it up). Anyone know where I could get replacements? Also, how do they attach to the top, all I see are 2 snaps on the inside canvas. Thanks!

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Old 08-04-2009, 10:26 AM   #2
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Those snaps are what they are connected to. If you cant buy them you can make them. Go to walmart and in the handcrafts dept. Buy some snaps. Then buy some elastic bands. Just put a snap in each end of the band.

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Thanks dudes!
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I just unzip mine all the way and roll it down and put it behind the seat. That way my tailgate bar is still secure and it only takes 5 seconds to zip it up if I need to.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:50 PM   #6
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do these work with 2009? the dealer never gave me straps. I have called them several times and he keeps saying, look on the sticker for bla bla bla. I cant find my sticker lol

9.95 isnt much, save me the time seeing the moron!
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:15 PM   #7
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I just unzip mine all the way and roll it down and put it behind the seat. That way my tailgate bar is still secure and it only takes 5 seconds to zip it up if I need to.
x2. Faster and it prevents the ubiquitous strap scratches.
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I just unzip mine all the way and roll it down and put it behind the seat. That way my tailgate bar is still secure and it only takes 5 seconds to zip it up if I need to.
I am a first time Jeep owner, so I am curious, that doesnt harm the back window? that seems much easer and answers my question to what to do with the tail gate bar if I was going to roll up the back.
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x2. Faster and it prevents the ubiquitous strap scratches.
x3, my straps are also missing.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:25 PM   #10
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x4 - strapless here as well.... rolling up the window behind the seat without totally unzipping it completely.
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I am a first time Jeep owner, so I am curious, that doesnt harm the back window? that seems much easer and answers my question to what to do with the tail gate bar if I was going to roll up the back.
I Leave the tailgate bar in place, the door holds it in place. Just be careful nothing is in back there to scratch the window and it will be fine.
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x4 - strapless here as well.... rolling up the window behind the seat without totally unzipping it completely.
ok I am a newbie jeep owner so, do you actually roll it up? or just lay out down against the back door?
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I have the insta trunk so I roll it and let it lay on top of the trunk. If you don't have a trunk it would hang down the back side of the tailgate.
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gotcha, i just did that in my garage. pretty excited about the ideal, feel like a moron that i didnt think of it lol

but i have been training myself how to work the soft top solo, since i am single. i got it down to a science now
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:05 PM   #15
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I almost always have my back seat folded forward, and I just unzip all the way around the window and flop it forward. Kinda tuck the top corners under to keep it from getting creased, and there it is. It had a brand new top on it when I got it. I had seen both of my parents' YJ's back windows get worse and worse over the years I wanted to avoid getting those strap marks myself. I think I rolled it up once when it was nice and clean, just to do it, but since it was hot out the straps left temporary impressions in the window. Never did it again. Just a little bit of dust on there and those straps will do their damage but my back window is just as clear now as it was six years ago.
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if you make your own, make sure you buy a heavy-duty elastic. if you plan on leaving it rolled up for periods of time, they will stretch and you will also be more likely to scratch up your window.
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x2. Faster and it prevents the ubiquitous strap scratches.
I have mine up all the time and I have never had any scratches develop because of the straps. I would be more concerned about tossing it in the back. Rolling it up dirty will over time scratch the crap out of it unless you roll it up in one of those felt things then put it in a bag.

Windows are $150, +/-. Plan to buy new ones ever few years any way.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:16 PM   #18
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I kleave the tailgate bar in the window and roll it right up using velcro straps to hold in place, no scratches in 2 1/2 yrs yet.
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Back window rolled up

Can anyone post a pic of them rolling their window up using these straps to show proper way of doing it?
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No one mentioned this but I made two small fleece "sleeves" out of an old hat. slip the sleeved over the straps and bingo, no strap marks when you roll things up. I've done this on two different Wranglers and never had any issues. You'll still get light scratching on the window itself but its not bad. If it really bugs you, I think I saw a sleeve somewhere that covers the whole window. You just unhooked the rear tail bar, slip the sleeve over everything and roll. Really simple and protects everything. I'll see if I can find a link somewhere.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #23
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These straps are excellent. My 98 didn't have these with it, so I bought the straps linked above to use and they've always worked great. I recently got an 04 that came with the factory straps, and they are nowhere near as nice. They aren't as elastic, and the material is much more stiff; I'd imagine they would have a better chance of scratching your windows. I use the straps I bought for the 98 instead since they're much nicer. I've never had any scratching with the above straps, and they hold the window much more secure and tightly rolled. And I never remove the tailgate bar; it helps you to roll the window up better.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #24
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Geiman, those look nice so I just bought some. Thanks.

I'm like you regarding the tailgate bar, I never take mine out, just roll it with the curtain.
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HI,

I just purchased a 2009 Wrangler X and the rear straps were not there either.

I listened to you guys and ordered a set off of JEEPIT.COM and had them within a week! I put them on today and got to enjoy the S. Florida weather!

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

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Old 12-24-2013, 04:13 AM   #26
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I simply went to the hardware store and bought about $4 worth of stuff and made 4 straps....
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:00 AM   #27
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I made mine out of paracord with some clever knots. Basically a monkey fist on one end that fits through an eye on the other. I can roll my window up much higher and tighter than the stock elastic straps would let me. Plus the rolled window doesn't bounce around scratching itself nearly as much.

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