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Old 11-28-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Windstopper question???

I'm 6'1" and I was wondering if my friend that is about 6'3" and I would be able to sit comfortable or if I'll be eating my knees. Thanks for the feed back, I need to know before cyber Monday

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Old 11-30-2013, 12:42 AM   #2
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:47 AM   #3
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I don't see why it would be an issue. I'm 6'2" and while I don't have a windstopper yet, they go over the TOP of the roll bars, right? Unless you have seat risers, I'd say you have more than enough room
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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No what your talking about is a bikini top, what I'm talking about goes behind your head and the top connects to the bikini top.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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I used to run Bestop's Windjammer & it definitely restricts how far back the seat can be positioned. I'm only 5-11 and it felt confining to me. I can see where it might restrict the seat's position a little too much for someone taller as you are.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:05 AM   #6
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I have the Bikini Top, Windjammer back window, and Tonneau cover, and I don't remember not being able to move the seat all the way back. But, my brother is 6'3" and he has trouble with his knees just sitting in my passenger seat even with the seat all the way back. So, I can imagine he would have trouble in the drivers seat with the steering wheel. If you're 6'6", I think you should probably forget owning a Jeep TJ. lol.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #7
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I want to get a Windjammer, contacted Bestop and as Jerry said, they told me my seatback would have to be pretty much straight up and down. I need some lean to my seat. So am thinking another brand..one with long straps..
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:05 PM   #8
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... If you're 6'6", I think you should probably forget owning a Jeep TJ. lol.
No, no, no.
Just ride with no top.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:52 AM   #9
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Ever been in a Ford Ranger without an extended cab for longer then an hour? Your gonna need to jump out every hour to stretch your legs.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #10
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Ever been in a Ford Ranger without an extended cab for longer then an hour? Your gonna need to jump out every hour to stretch your legs.
I drove a 1990 single cab toyota for 3 years as a dd.. Previous owner was about 5'1 with elfish shoes.. I'm 6'4 it was a bit of a squeeze but after a few hoUrs my knees were killing me. Miss that truck but I love my jeep
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:15 AM   #11
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well hats off to you my friend, im 6 foot and my work truck was MURDER.. Work trucks are for sittin in not working. dang thing had me getting out to work just to straighten my legs. I think it may be a conspiracy..
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I think it may be a conspiracy..
I think your on to something here...
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:34 PM   #13
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I'm 6' 2" and have a bestop windjammer. My seats go all the way back on the sliders plus a few clicks of recline before the windjammer won't stretch backwards any more...

But I normally ride with my seat a few clicks from maxed out on the sliders so I can get a bit more recline...
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:32 AM   #14
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I'm 6' 2" and have a bestop windjammer. My seats go all the way back on the sliders plus a few clicks of recline before the windjammer won't stretch backwards any more...

But I normally ride with my seat a few clicks from maxed out on the sliders so I can get a bit more recline...
Do you have the wrap around windjammer from Bestop?
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:03 AM   #15
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IMO it is presonal preference...but that needs some explanation. I HAD a standard Jammer and that will give more "room" if you don't tighten straps all the way and also use your seat back as some of the "support" for the jammer. (Run your seat back to where it is comfortable than install jammer) Straps will not be as long as if jammer were installed with seats full forward.

A "wrap around" jammer is a little different animal as it must attach to the door surrounds.....so even if you adjust your seat and than ATTEMPT to install Jammer, it still must go to the same position, (no "adjustment straps" like a regular jammer).

I have had both, but kept my "wrap around" and "modified" it. The back window has been made "removeable" with velcro and a screen to keep rigidity in the fabric and "enclose" the Jeep when leaving the vehicle.

It has also been shortened to give it a little more flex, and it no longer goes all the way to the tub to secure on the z-channel bracket, but it does "button" (not snap) to the Duster to again keep the shape and support.

With the varied adjustments, of seat back and distance from the pedals (5 spd), I am able to drive the TJ with or without the jammer as I have it configured now. I am right at 6'.
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IMO it is presonal preference...but that needs some explanation. I HAD a standard Jammer and that will give more "room" if you don't tighten straps all the way and also use your seat back as some of the "support" for the jammer. (Run your seat back to where it is comfortable than install jammer) Straps will not be as long as if jammer were installed with seats full forward. A "wrap around" jammer is a little different animal as it must attach to the door surrounds.....so even if you adjust your seat and than ATTEMPT to install Jammer, it still must go to the same position, (no "adjustment straps" like a regular jammer). I have had both, but kept my "wrap around" and "modified" it. The back window has been made "removeable" with velcro and a screen to keep rigidity in the fabric and "enclose" the Jeep when leaving the vehicle. It has also been shortened to give it a little more flex, and it no longer goes all the way to the tub to secure on the z-channel bracket, but it does "button" (not snap) to the Duster to again keep the shape and support. With the varied adjustments, of seat back and distance from the pedals (5 spd), I am able to drive the TJ with or without the jammer as I have it configured now. I am right at 6'.
Great post. Thank you
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:09 PM   #17
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Update,
I bought a VDP windstopper.. its a mesh windstopper. I am not so tall as I am wide and round.. so my seat is at the very last stop, and I have the seat back leaned back pretty far, well beyond the roll bar. So I bought this one since I was hopeful the mesh would be a bit more flexible. Well it is, a bit, however, I also found some thick velcro straps that act as an extender for the straps that are on it now. This things works awesome for me. It stops about 80% of the wind that came in from the back. If the doors are off, then all bets are off, but with my full doors and it, I can run the a/c and keep cool, plus I run a duster and safari top. No more rain issues either. Before the rain would puddle on the duster and the wind would blow it on to the inside of the windshield. Not so any more. This thing rocks.. and I can still lean my seat, and the wifes back to where we are comfortable.
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