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10-16-2013 10:25 AM
wlindsey Great to know! As many, the only reason that I was considering Rampage was for the window storage option especially since i have a hard top and need to have all the hardware. Thanks for the info!
10-15-2013 08:49 PM
Red Dirt Dauber Thumbs up on InfernoGirl's thread. That, exactly what I did with my '03 TJ. I just flip the top back, lay the windows on the Spiderweb (with towels between them) and then I have 2 bungee cords Xed to hold them in place. Works great!
10-15-2013 04:35 PM
wlindsey I've had my eye on this top as well, I know that it was mentioned, but has anyone successfully stored the windows above in a spiderweb shade? I currently have a spiderweb shade under my hardtop so I know that headroom will not be a problem.
07-11-2013 07:19 PM
SirRyan Just a thought as I just put my top on yesterday. How about the bags that come with the foldable lawn chairs...the one with the sling on them. Amazon.com: Quik Chair Heavy Duty 1/4 Ton Capacity Folding Chair with Carrying Bag (Grey): Sports & Outdoors

I also have a few old tent bags ...thinking of trying one of those.
07-10-2013 03:52 PM
drossman I posted this in another trektop nx thread in the jk forum too... here's my tj window storage solution..

I used a 11'x15' tarp that I had laying around. The size should be whatever works for you. It was on sale at Harbor Freight months ago and I had one left over. I layed pieces down and folder over, as simple as that.

Use towels, blankets for added protection..


layed out with one upper slider


folded over once with next upper slider on top


folder over again with side and back windows rolled up


folded over one last time


bungie secured, tail gate retainer added and staged for hoist


secured in the bed
05-13-2013 06:43 PM
dj_johnnyfive I like lee indy's idea but has anyone else found a better way to store the rear windows in the back of a jku while driving?
04-28-2013 12:14 AM
jowwo I got the NX because it looked a little nicer than the rampage. Then putting it on I realized the back window doesn't just roll up like a normal soft top, and the windows have those huge plastic things in them, making them a pain too. I still don't know if I like this top or not.
04-27-2013 06:17 PM
mxbsp I can confirm that the plastic pieces will slide out of the side windows and the windows will fit into the bestop window bag without them. Pain in the a** but will work.
04-26-2013 05:23 PM
mxbsp Hello. Seems to be a more popular topic as more purchase the trektop nx. I have just recently received mine and puchased the bestop window storage bage. The bag doesn't seem like it will work no matter how I try which is frustrating. Some of the other methods described here also seem like they would work for factory tops but not the trektop nx or would discontinue use of the back seat. Has anything else come up for ideas?
08-16-2012 12:43 PM
IslandTJ Although I don't have the Trektop, I do have the framed Supertop and I store my rear window and side panels within a product called the Cloverpatch Window Roll. The bag itself rests on the rear trunk accessory cover and attaches between the Sport Cage bars on each side via a strap. Looks tidy .

The only down side to the Cloverpatch system is the cost, it is expensive for what you get.
08-16-2012 10:46 AM
danatkins Anyone having any luck storing the windows in the overhead above the bars? I just got to thinking I'm gonna be putn an ORfab bolt in cage in mine that should help keep them out of my way :-D
06-28-2012 11:52 PM
jordorunway I know this thread hasnt been posted in for a while, but im considering getting the trektop nx in the next week or two and i like some of the ideas of storing the windows, but for some ideas seems to be forgetting about the rear window, especially the over head storage. Like the youtube video for example, i like the overhead idea alot, but i dont think you could fit the rear window in that. I could be over thinking this but im just trying to figure out all the options and if i have to, get the stuff to start rigging something up to store ALL the windows in for when i get my top. So would it be possible to get all the windows in over head storage without losing head room?
05-13-2012 06:09 PM
hunt2687 I bought some black denim cloth and made a flat pouch by tracing the windows, lined it with felt and put velcro in the opening. Both windows fit in and you can fit them behind the seat, even with my tailgate storage bags. Also, sometimes I have put a diamond plated toolbox built for trailer tongues in place of the rear seat so i can lock stuff up when the top is down. They fit in the toolbox an also in front of it behind the front seats when i want
05-13-2012 09:33 AM
InfernoGirl You can rig a SpiderWeb type shade to store the windows similar to how the Rampage top does... At least we did with the stock top, and it worked quite well, no reason it should not work with a trektop also.
05-12-2012 01:51 PM
mac Airt I'm thinking the bag strapped to the roll bars would be the best bet. What about the back window just rolled up in a blanket and thrown in the trunk?

Would it be possible to tighten the bag enough that it doesn't slouch into the back seat's head room or front seat's visibility?
05-12-2012 01:06 PM
lee indy rampage is thin material. and less support thats why its easy to roll up the windows.
05-12-2012 12:24 PM
s14sh3r
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Originally Posted by Powertrip View Post
Not trying to sound like an @$$, but this is one of the main reasons why I went with the Rampage Frameless top versus the Bestop. My Rampage top has special pockets specifically designed to stow the windows.
That's what's making me lean toward the Rampage top if and when I get a new top.

To the OP: What about something like this?

Topless-Tools Window Hide - YouTube

It doesn't look like one would be too hard to make or have made.
05-12-2012 10:04 AM
JAngeli Not to hijack, but how do you find the quality and fit of the Rampage as it seems that the Bestop is of high quality by the sounds of it.
05-12-2012 01:42 AM
Powertrip Not trying to sound like an @$$, but this is one of the main reasons why I went with the Rampage Frameless top versus the Bestop. My Rampage top has special pockets specifically designed to stow the windows.
05-11-2012 12:20 PM
lee indy i tried rolling it before i wne to this option. maybe the rail clip in the tj is different but smallest i could get it rolled was too big to work. a trifold worked best for me.
05-11-2012 12:15 PM
InfernoGirl I haven't tried, but you should be able to roll the side windows short ways, leaving the rear corner plastic in place. The rail clip is flexible enough to roll, it won't roll up tight, but it will roll with no ill effects.
05-11-2012 11:23 AM
Kota7x
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Originally Posted by lee indy View Post
how much pain is that plastic piece to pull in and out?
It should just slide out of the pocket. Its not like the stock windows where you need to unzip the little pocket.
05-11-2012 10:21 AM
nissanman1 we've got the same top coming so i have that question too. the bag for windows only fit the regular top windows and do not fit the trektop windows. fyi
05-10-2012 05:20 PM
lee indy i came up with something in my jk. might help some of you might not




05-10-2012 10:01 AM
lee indy how much pain is that plastic piece to pull in and out?
05-10-2012 08:56 AM
TXST8tj I think removing the plastic corner pieces and then rolling the windows up in a custom bag is the best idea.

That is the only way to get the windows flat enough to take up as little space as possible.


It wasn't the topic, but for garage storage, I picked up some of those $.99 spring clamps from Home Depot (the neon green ones) and attached those to the wall, and hang the windows from them.
05-10-2012 07:38 AM
lee indy in the garage.

im working on something but i need to get the wifes sewing machine into the garage. the back window rolled up around the tailgate bar fits behind the seat pretty easily. so ill probably sew up a tube lined with a fleece or something for just it but the two windows im leaning towards storing flat either between the rear roll bars under the safarit top. (this will be an endeavor to sew up and fit) or flat under the rear mat.
05-10-2012 07:23 AM
danatkins Ok where do u store them rolled up?
05-10-2012 06:43 AM
lee indy there little. the windows in the trektop are huge
05-10-2012 06:31 AM
danatkins Thanks for the idea gunner hadn't thought about that. So why wouldn't the lil storage bags work?
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