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Old 03-23-2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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Moving to DFW area

I currently have a hardtop and thinking if it is a MUST to get a soft top in Texas. I won't have a garage and even if I get a soft top I plan to keep the hard top.

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I'm pretty sure nothing is absolutely required ... I only have the premium soft top, will never get a hard top, but that's just personal preference.

Summers here are nothing like SoCal (I'm from Huntington Beach, and go home every 6'ish weeks). It gets pretty hot here; can be 100║+ for quite a few weeks and super humid ... I don't drive with the top down on those days, because I'll be a sweaty, hot mess after 10 minutes. A/C is definitely your friend here during the summer.

Welcome (eventually) to TX!

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I don't think it's a must, but on the pretty days I think you'll be wanting one.

That being said, when it's 100+ in July you might enjoy having the cabin sealed up better with a hard top.

You might try running doorless for a while as a happy medium.

Also, welcome to DFW! There are some great clubs around here that meet fairly often. Check out Lone Star Jeep Club for their schedule.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:48 PM   #4
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I don't drive with the top down on those days, because I'll be a sweaty, hot mess after 10 minutes. A/C is definitely your friend here during the summer. Welcome (eventually) to TX!
LMFAO that's funny!!! Well I got a hard top cuz my previous Jeep got stolen last September! But I really want the netting instead of the soft top. Does it rain much there? How hard is it to remove the hard top?
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:52 PM   #5
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I don't think it's a must, but on the pretty days I think you'll be wanting one. That being said, when it's 100+ in July you might enjoy having the cabin sealed up better with a hard top. You might try running doorless for a while as a happy medium. Also, welcome to DFW! There are some great clubs around here that meet fairly often. Check out Lone Star Jeep Club for their schedule.
Thanks! I'm sure am gonna check it out Ill be there next week!!!
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:12 PM   #6
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Does it rain much there? How hard is it to remove the hard top?
It's Texas weather. If you don't like it, just wait.

We can have ice on Sunday, rain on Wednesday, and sunny skies on Saturday. Normally after June our chances of rain drop dramatically. The nets are great, but if you're going to skip the full soft top and do a net, I'd at least pick up a bikini top. The sun/heat is rough during the summer. If it's your daily driver and you don't have a full top, you'll be sweaty by the time you get to work.

The hard top is fairly easy to remove. Just undo some bolts, latches, and wiring harnesses. You will need help lifting it off. Two men can do it without too much trouble.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:18 AM   #7
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check out lone star jeep club or dfw crawlers. I'm out in weatherford (west of ft worth)
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I live in Forth Worth, my hard top was great over summer when it was hot and kept me cool with the ac. just took the top off on breezier days!
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I take my hardtop off and doors offs in April and they stay off until October. I do plan to buy a bikini top for this summer. Besides that I just drive my other car if it rains. For hot, my office is only a 5 min drive so I don't get sweaty.
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Hey Rubi, welcome to Texas(soon). I go 9-10 months or more topless/doorless. The heat isn't bad, but I highly recommend a spiderweb shade. They cut down the sun very well and still let air thru. I do have a second car for the few rainy days we do get. Once you get settled, you will have to make a trip south to the Austin area to wheel at Hidden Falls.
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Hey Rubi, welcome to Texas(soon). I go 9-10 months or more topless/doorless. The heat isn't bad, but I highly recommend a spiderweb shade. They cut down the sun very well and still let air thru. I do have a second car for the few rainy days we do get. Once you get settled, you will have to make a trip south to the Austin area to wheel at Hidden Falls.
Sounds great!
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Great. Let us know when you get here.
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I had both the hard top and the soft top. I sold the hard top after a few months.
The hard top is nice and all, but the weather changes so much here it was too much of a pain to take it on and off.
Whenever i had the hard top on, a nice day would pop up and i felt jealous of those going topless.
If i had one of those cool DIY winches that let you take the top off by yourself, that would of made it better.
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Wow I have been here for 3 days and I think I saw 20+ wranglers so far. Too many jeeps here! OMG the construction is driving me nuts :-/ when is this going to be done lol
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I had both the hard top and the soft top. I sold the hard top after a few months. The hard top is nice and all, but the weather changes so much here it was too much of a pain to take it on and off. Whenever i had the hard top on, a nice day would pop up and i felt jealous of those going topless. If i had one of those cool DIY winches that let you take the top off by yourself, that would of made it better.
I agree, I think I might keep my hardtop on for now. I don't have a garage and my spare bedroom is all my garage/tools stuff.
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Wow I have been here for 3 days and I think I saw 20+ wranglers so far. Too many jeeps here! OMG the construction is driving me nuts :-/ when is this going to be done lol
LOL the construction never stops in the DFW area.
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Hey man I'm going off-roading tomorrow in Bridgeport...it is on our events on our Facebook

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