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Old 11-14-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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Top Down?

Hey guys-

How often do you take your top down? I leave my side windows off pretty much all the time and sometimes by back window. I take the whole top down sometimes but when the sun is beating down I usually leave it up. It's awesome having a Jeep!!

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Old 11-14-2006, 03:24 PM   #2
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i only have a hard top, but that thing is off pretty much all summer.

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Old 11-14-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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As often as possible. I only run a bikini top during the summer. It's suppose to be a mild winter here so I opted to run the full soft top this winter instead of the hard top.

I can't wait for spring though. I'm ready for some warm weather!
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:31 PM   #4
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i really need to get one of those fancy bikini tops.
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:46 PM   #5
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It's actually one of the cheapest and most fun mods I've bought. I think the whole thing was less than $ 150.00 with the windshield channel and all.
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:54 PM   #6
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i like the one that covers the front and back passengers. i think 4wheelparts had one for 100.00 plus 32 bucks for the channel. i'll probaly search around a little more because i really dispise that company.
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:55 PM   #7
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which channel do you have? drill or no drill.
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:55 PM   #8
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i just had to put it for a while
but during the summer i leave it off all day
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:04 PM   #9
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As often as I can! Being in CT means that theres only 5 or 6 good months that you can run top down for any period of time. this year kinda sucked cause it rained almost once an week. I wish there was someplace to store the windows and uppers from the doors when u drive around besides behind the rear seat.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:14 PM   #10
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which channel do you have? drill or no drill.
I have the Best Top no drill header and the short bikini top. It just covers the driver and front passenger.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:18 PM   #11
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You know, someone should come up with a really waterproof top cover that you could drive with. During the warm periods I run only bikini, windjammer, and duster. If a sudden storm pops up it gets wet inside. Even if you put on the top door skins there is a 6 inch gap between the doors and the windjammer/duster. A throw on cover that didn't cover the windshield or back would be a very convenient item to have. Maybe I'll check with an upholstery shop and try to invent one.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:22 PM   #12
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the windjammer and duster? are those the ones that cover that rear seats and also right behind the passenger seats?
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You know, someone should come up with a really waterproof top cover that you could drive with. During the warm periods I run only bikini, windjammer, and duster. If a sudden storm pops up it gets wet inside. Even if you put on the top door skins there is a 6 inch gap between the doors and the windjammer/duster. A throw on cover that didn't cover the windshield or back would be a very convenient item to have. Maybe I'll check with an upholstery shop and try to invent one.

This it what I'll eventually get as soon as they start production:

http://vikingoffroad.com/viking_fastback.html

I've been waiting on this top to be released for about six months now.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:45 PM   #14
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Took my top down first thing. I barely have it on. I run a mesh top in the summer when it's in the hundreds out here.

(froze my butt off this morning)
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Old 11-14-2006, 05:12 PM   #15
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Took my top down first thing. I barely have it on. I run a mesh top in the summer when it's in the hundreds out here.

(froze my butt off this morning)
So now you have no butt and no juggs. I bet that's attractive.
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Old 11-14-2006, 05:51 PM   #16
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He's paying attention folks!!
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Old 11-14-2006, 06:23 PM   #17
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the windjammer and duster? are those the ones that cover that rear seats and also right behind the passenger seats?
Yes. See thread: http://wranglerforum.com/showthread.php?t=2236
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:56 PM   #18
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Yall use your tops?
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:15 PM   #19
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Yall use your tops?
that's what i'm wondering. i'm just not sure what this thing is that ya'll are referring to....a top you say?
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:52 PM   #20
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Looking forward to Cali so I can leave it down most of the year.
What's the difference between the drill and no drill? I want to get the safari cover that protects the rear seats too, but not sure where to buy it cheap.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:11 PM   #21
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Man, don't even bring it to Cali, just get a beanie and a sweatshirt, you'll be good to go.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:55 PM   #22
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I take the top down whenever I can, but because I shave my head I always carry the bikini top and a no-drill header with. 2nd degree burns on the top of my head one time here driving around all day made me decide to be prepared a little better.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:57 PM   #23
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You must look funny in a bikini top
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:05 AM   #24
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You must look funny in a bikini top
Yeah I have a hard time getting the straps right.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:20 AM   #25
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I hate that, it always screws up my tan lines.
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:13 PM   #26
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I carry spare sunglasses, hair ties, and sunblock all the time. I got a really crazy burn once...hair all over the place and the sun blazing on me for a few hours left me hurting. Don't ask why I was making an interstate drive in a bikini, just know that you never want sunburn that close to your nipples. The burn gel hurts worse than the actual burn.

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