|08-27-2013 02:15 PM|
Correct...google search is better and how I found this!
And the windows are kind of frustrating. JKWU is only a couple weeks old and we've already have issues with back window and one side window. Back window has to be because of those straps. I'll look to find a method to hold everything once taken out as noted above...... And agreed the back window is a bit of a b---- to take out.
Thanks! Great answers and help from the forum!
|04-26-2013 09:00 AM|
|AgBullet||I've rolled the back window up plenty of time without any issues. You just have to be careful not to pinch it when folding the whole assembly down. The side windows get stored flat under the "floormat" in the bed with a towel between them. I use a bungee on the anchors that come up through the floormat to keep things pinned down.|
|04-26-2013 08:13 AM|
|igivup||Here are some ideas as to how and where to store windows.....http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/che...ks-215074.html|
|04-26-2013 07:42 AM|
Well, this morning I went at the back window again. After struggling with the rear window again for 15 minutes, I finally realized I was trying to remove the wrong side of the zipper! the zipper stays on the window, not the Jeep.
Sometimes I wonder how I am allowed to drive at all!
|04-26-2013 12:55 AM|
|Jaxpilot||Newbie, first jeep and it's only been about 2 weeks. How DO you get the rear window unzipped completely off? I've tried a couple of times, but was in a hurry in the dark when I did. Looks like the passenger side unzips towards the driver side, bur doesn't look like the driver side comes off the zipper.|
|04-10-2013 09:10 AM|
|JamesWyatt||One more tip: found out the hard way I needed to put on gloves to put the top back up on a sunny day. The black metal bars get really hot even on a 78 degree day. Can't imagine how hot they would get in the summer!|
|04-10-2013 08:21 AM|
It's rare I go sunrider mode but that's exactly how mine looks when I do it.
|04-10-2013 08:12 AM|
|04-09-2013 09:02 PM|
One thing to note about the sunrider position to help fold/position the cloth correctly - it's the opposite of the natural "W" it forms when you move it back.
So what I do is unlatch the front latches and just fold it back naturally. Then go and lift up on it a little and the two parts that are folded forward should be pulled back on both sides. This gets all the cloth pulled back from above the rear seats and provides open sky to both front and back passengers. The final result is a bit of an accordion setup.
|04-08-2013 03:46 PM|
|04-08-2013 03:24 PM|
|Drmad7||Did it all of the time if I didn't feel like unzipping and packing away windows. I just unzipped both sides of the rear windows and rolled it up. And I have never had an issue with it. It's why I love Wranglers, sooo versatile!|
|04-08-2013 02:41 PM|
|04-08-2013 02:35 PM|
Little off topic, but i hate to start, yet another "top" thread....
Anyone ride with their soft top in the 'sunrider' position? Essentially, just the first half folded back? Seems like those small clips are just too weak! If anyone has any reference to how fast you can drive with it like that?
In the video I posted earlier, it references you can. I'm curious of real life experiences.
|04-08-2013 01:13 PM|
|04-08-2013 12:41 PM|
|04-08-2013 11:52 AM|
|04-08-2013 11:50 AM|
I also bought a boot cover (Rugged Ridge ~$80) and use the velcro straps to keep the arms down.
|04-08-2013 11:46 AM|
|Eichster||I also use my best top window roll which straps to the rear rollbar and acts as a good tool to hold the soft top down when on the road or trail.|
|04-08-2013 11:31 AM|
|04-08-2013 11:27 AM|
There are boots you can buy if you find that the velcro straps aren't enough. They're a bit pricey, but I think it makes it looks nice in the rear.
There are also storage duffels for the windows. Some people design their own... like using towels and pvc pipe (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/201...ge-164515.html)
BTW - Searching is easier for this forum if you use google instead of the built in search. I type in "Wrangler Forum [what i'm looking for]" into my search bar, and it'll pull up stuff from the forums.
|04-08-2013 11:12 AM|
|yellowtailfan||this ---> 2011 Jeep Wrangler Soft top operation Hilton Head Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram - YouTube|
|04-08-2013 10:26 AM|
Soft top windows
So here's a rookie question- you're out on a trip, you decide to fold the top down. Following the advice above and elsewhere, you remove the side and back soft windows, but do not tight-roll them. So what do you do with them?
There is no room to store them flat in the JK, especially with the stuff you are carrying for your trip...
|04-08-2013 09:30 AM|
Whoah man, that top is a mess back there
Use the Velcro straps through the hard top mount holes in the tub then around the soft top arms and it'll at least stop the bouncing against the wheel wells.
I'd also suggest folding the top with a W method so it goes flatter and also roll up the rear vertical panels so they're not hanging out the Jeep. Tuck them away once rolled up.
|04-08-2013 09:29 AM|
|04-08-2013 09:10 AM|
How do you guys secure the top itself when off-roading; or do you just take it completely off?
This was me this past weekend climbing a hill. The thing just kept flapping up and down. One thing to note is I DO have the Tuffy Security Enclosure; not sure if that puts the folded top at a higher plane or not.
I could try and bungee it, but the entire thing seems to bounce with the end part sometimes popping and stand against the wheel well.
|04-08-2013 09:09 AM|
Make that rear window your bitch and don't worry about it. I roll up the back window on my 2013 like I did on my TJs. It's a Jeep, and the windows will still last years before they need replacing. My rear window has a few scratches, but if I first clean the back window with a wet microfiber cloth it helps a ton. It's a pain to remove and replace the rear window - it sucks getting it back on, especially.
Also if your local automatic car wash uses foam and microfiber materials on their giant spinning thingies, you can take it through (contrary to the owners manual that says not to). My local car wash cleans theirs regularly. I have zero scratches on the windows from going through it.
|04-08-2013 07:46 AM|
|jwilson2598||There is a DVD that comes with the Jeep. I believe it shows on there how to do it. I honestly didn't even look because this is my second JK, so I had it down pretty good from the last one.|
|04-08-2013 12:29 AM|
I was really rough on my first set of soft windows and they never really scratched up that badly even when I stored them dirty, and I always rolled up my back window. And like the others said the straps arent used to hold the top down it just folds back and sits there. Careful about keeping your soft windows in the jeep with you though, my buddy had one of his fly out while driving.
Dont jeeps come with a movie anymore that shows you how to take the top off and how to do basic offroading stuff? My 05 came with a VHS I thought maybe they would come with a DVD now...
|04-08-2013 12:21 AM|
Yeah, remove the window completely when you fold the top. Don't even touch the windows, or store them on top of each other unless they are clean. Even one days worth of dust will scratch them if they are touched.
The roll up straps are a great idea, but in reality, rolling your window destroys it very fast.
|04-08-2013 12:10 AM|
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