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Old 08-17-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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Thinking about winter!!!

This will be my first Winter with my 4 bannger YJ. I plan to leave the soft top on it eventhough I have a hardtop. How are they in the winter say when it gets -10 Below zero and with 12-20" of snow?
Do they stay warm enough and heat up quickly?
Would a windjammer behing the seats be a good thing to warm things up quicker? They are only around $50 and I have no back seat.

Thanks ahead of time.
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I wouldn't bother with the windjammer. The Jeep heats up pretty quickly. I run my soft top year round, but I'm down south where snow isn't an issue.

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Old 08-17-2010, 06:45 PM   #3
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Outback Wind Breaker by Smittybilt has clear plastic window and extends to the floor. WTF I'll get it on $50.
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roger,
haven't been through a winter with mine yet. but everyone says the heaters in Jeeps are beyond amazing and that they heat up very fast. I would keep the soft top and save the $50 for a better mod. I'm not afraid of an Iowa winter in my wrangler, I'm really excited for winter actually!
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:52 PM   #5
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Last winter was my first with my Jeep. Only have a soft top and I never suffered. Sub zero temps, and wind chills and snow, it was ok. I do park in the garage, so cleaning snow and ice wasn't much of an issue for me....

And seriously, I doubt that winter will hit in the next two hours........ Be a bit more patient, some of us consider this time frame to be dinner time.....
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:57 PM   #6
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OK. Thanks everyone. I'll hold off. I really am looking forward to a snow storm. Love to drive in it. Also have a 95 Bronco too.
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The only thing I worry about is the weight of snow collapsing my soft top and breaking the hardwear
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Hell I drove one winter with a bikini top and the windjammer. The heaters do work well.
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My dad's collapsed with only 8in of snow in colorado and I personally enjoy running with a hard top during the winter
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:36 PM   #10
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My brothers old lady has a 2000 tj, and her soft top got owned last year by 8-10" of wet snow over night. Got up in the morning and it was mostly inside the jeep. Top was totaled and alot of the suports were bent up. Was a rather expensive fix that had to be done ASAP....She picked up a Hardtop this summer to avoid any more snowcones in the front seat.
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would sticking panelboard or something on the inside between the windshield, rollbars, top frames, etc. help with the collapsing thing... or is that not a good idea? I am also looking at my first winter with my soft top jeep in Pa. and I fear collapsing...
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Hmm i was afraid here in NJ. I mean by buddy used his soft top in PA and NJ all year round no issue's. What i was worried about is the soft doors???? Am i gonna freeze with them on?

I also have a remote starter, so i figure if it gets crazy i'd start her up with the heat full blast.
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My brothers old lady has a 2000 tj, and her soft top got owned last year by 8-10" of wet snow over night. Got up in the morning and it was mostly inside the jeep. Top was totaled and alot of the suports were bent up. Was a rather expensive fix that had to be done ASAP....She picked up a Hardtop this summer to avoid any more snowcones in the front seat.
Get the congo cage and you can haul around 500 pounds of snow! Put down some ply wood on the rack and your e good to go

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