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08-01-2013 08:10 AM
lysol
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Originally Posted by Snowren24 View Post
The June/July in NE Ohio has been awful with the 50% chance of rain every day. But today it dropped down to 10%, its only in the low to mid 70s but screw it, I went topless and doorless today.

in mid June I spent a week at the beach, so I went topless and doorless for most of it, but even then we had a few days with rain.

How much sand do you get inside when you drive on the beach with the top down? Is it reasonable to clean up?
08-01-2013 08:06 AM
joemaxtravbran
Summer & Tops down

Well, the weather has not been great in VA. Fair piece of humity & high temps & rain. Thank g. for a 2nd vehicle. But 2010 Jeep Wrangler top been down since 1st week of March & the doors off since last week of March. Have been caught 3 times in heavy rain since March. Had to remove all the carpet & seats to dry it out.

Last time was a road trip through SkyLine Drive starting from the south end & driveing norther all 105 miles of it. Got caught in the rain again. This time thoough put top up but didn't put the windows in. 2 days later I had dry carpet. Darn rain. The wife didn't apperciate the shower in the Jeep either. Too bad.
08-01-2013 07:15 AM
Dunkin_D
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Originally Posted by Tagg View Post
It Blows in Pittsburgh.
I am right there with you! Another morning of rain.
08-01-2013 06:54 AM
lexington01
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Originally Posted by Happy JK View Post
Wish rain was predictable in PR. It could pour on one side of the island and sunny the other. Between the sun and rain, good idea for a bikini or safari top
No wonder you have a happy JK.
08-01-2013 12:31 AM
DallasJKU I missed the spring here in Dallas which is the best weather. Fall will be nice but it rains more during the fall. Summer is way too hot here for me so I have had the top off for about 10 days total.
07-31-2013 10:41 PM
mikeymac we go to run for about 3 weeks without the top...but have had it on for the last two weeks with off and on showers and chance of rain almost everyday..sucks....but we need the rain!
07-31-2013 07:58 PM
Tagg It Blows in Pittsburgh.
07-31-2013 07:30 PM
rics1997 Rain is awful this year but I run the same set up all Summer. Just add a duster for rain and open the sunrider on those perfect days.

07-31-2013 06:57 PM
st1264 Garbage weather is back... rainy, wet, humid and gloomy. 3 more days of this crap
07-19-2013 06:15 PM
flipmeover This is how my Jeep has spent the summer... working in the rain
07-19-2013 05:56 PM
chopperbobby Not great. Lots of pop up showers all summer. Keep having to run out during work and put the top up. Got tired of that so I just leave it on.
07-19-2013 03:32 PM
Happy JK Wish rain was predictable in PR. It could pour on one side of the island and sunny the other. Between the sun and rain, good idea for a bikini or safari top
07-19-2013 12:05 PM
SuperDave81
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Originally Posted by flyingbigf00t View Post
So now it's just wicked hot. I saw this on my way home yesterday!!!!

Worst of all, my spiderweb shade has yet to arrive. Hot day to be stuck in a traffic jam...
That's not too bad, mine read 112 here in Dallas last week.
07-19-2013 11:52 AM
st1264
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Originally Posted by flyingbigf00t View Post
I like it too. The key word is ride. Sitting on the freeway in 100+ is rough...
Add in humidity. Some people have 100 with 10% humidity... It's 60% humidity right now. It was 87% last night at 2am. The air is like a sauna when the humidity is high.

I'm thankful the AC is fantastic in my JKU. Strong blower and it's ice cold.

A cold front is coming through, I'll wait until it does and go topless.
07-19-2013 11:41 AM
flyingbigf00t
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Originally Posted by cannonballgsu View Post
Guess I'm just odd. I'll ride around in 100+ weather with the top down and doors off.
I like it too. The key word is ride. Sitting on the freeway in 100+ is rough...
07-18-2013 07:03 PM
cannonballgsu Guess I'm just odd. I'll ride around in 100+ weather with the top down and doors off.
07-18-2013 06:22 PM
Hmcostello LOUSY!!! The weather in north east Florida has not been great. I have the top down a lot but I only take the doors off if the chance of rain is low for about a week. Love my 2010 unlimited but dealing with 4 heavy doors is a lot harder than my CJ-8 when I use to take off the doors and just throw them in the back.
07-18-2013 06:12 PM
flyingbigf00t So now it's just wicked hot. I saw this on my way home yesterday!!!!


Attachment 274535

Worst of all, my spiderweb shade has yet to arrive. Hot day to be stuck in a traffic jam...
07-18-2013 01:17 PM
Scottbod Great now that the rain has let up in FL. Installed the Trektop and am able ride with the doors off and safari up top so I don't get fried.
07-18-2013 12:55 PM
smohr33 I've only had my JKU for two weeks, but the first week it rained, and this week it's been HOT. Over 90 every day, almost 100 today, and fairly high humidity. Needless to say I've only had my freedom tops out twice.

I ordered a spiderwebshade today though and plan on rigging up a hardtop lift when I get home. I'm taking the top off this thing even if I have to sweat!
07-18-2013 12:36 PM
DetailGuy I know down here in Texas its been stupid with the weather lately. One minute its gorgeous and the nxt its a thunderstorm. One of these days ill go full nakee, so far ive only run doors off or top off never together.
07-18-2013 11:58 AM
RevCo666
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post
Are you talking about right in front of the rear windows on the soft top?


That has to be the most common mistake made by soft top owners on the JK. There are a hundred threads on the subject...she isn't making the extra "90 degree" turn to tuck the "L" into the door channel. Pretty much everyone makes that mistake at first.
Both sides windows where they should tuck in. I don't know if she ruined something or not, but it doesn't look right at all. And last year she did do it right, so I'm not sure why she isn't now... I guess I shouldn't talk as this is my first season for putting my soft top up At first I found it intimidating, now its like "I can do this on my own" like ridding your first bike without training wheels lol
07-18-2013 11:51 AM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by RevCo666 View Post
The only person I seen drive topless/top down is a lady who owns a blue 2 door JK a few houses down from me. Tho, for some odd reason when she puts the soft top back up, the areas where they join around a surround section (assuming JK's have that... I don't know) seem to flap out like dogs ears in the wind if that makes sense...

Sorry, didn't mean to go off topic but I don't want to insult the woman by asking whats wrong with her side sections
Are you talking about right in front of the rear windows on the soft top?


That has to be the most common mistake made by soft top owners on the JK. There are a hundred threads on the subject...she isn't making the extra "90 degree" turn to tuck the "L" into the door channel. Pretty much everyone makes that mistake at first.
07-18-2013 11:50 AM
RoadiJeff
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Originally Posted by RevCo666 View Post
Thanks for the response Jeff, now if someone didn't have a hoist available, then I imagine that would be the game changer then right?
Definitely. You'd certainly need two people to lift it and then decide where you were going to store it. I've heard the 2-dr version weighs around 125 lbs, although it seems more bulky than heavy.

There are some videos of solo people removing them with no help but then it shows them dropping it as they attempted to get out of the Jeep.
07-18-2013 11:48 AM
cannonballgsu Rain, rain, and more rain here in the southeast. I normally just pop the windows out so that I'm covered if it does start to rain. If the chance is 40% or below, I'll take the top off. 10% or lower, I'll take the doors off as well.
07-18-2013 11:48 AM
RevCo666
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post
Probably depends on the vehicle and driver. It is at least a two person job to remove the top on a 4 door unless you have a hoist. Or they might pop the freedom panels instead of removing the entire top.

Plus the 4 door JK's are often used as SUV's by a different group of buyers.

My friends (now ex) girlfriend purchased a JKU a few years ago and never took the top off, not even the freedom panels.
The only person I seen drive topless/top down is a lady who owns a blue 2 door JK a few houses down from me. Tho, for some odd reason when she puts the soft top back up, the areas where they join around a surround section (assuming JK's have that... I don't know) seem to flap out like dogs ears in the wind if that makes sense...

Sorry, didn't mean to go off topic but I don't want to insult the woman by asking whats wrong with her side sections
07-18-2013 11:47 AM
ninjaturtle0 was safari only since mid May and I finally had the top back on due to rain... we need it though we get low water levels etc from the heat.
07-18-2013 11:43 AM
RevCo666
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Originally Posted by RoadiJeff View Post
We have a hard top. I replaced the Torx head bolts with ones that I can remove by hand. Once those 6 bolts are out and the rear wiper/washer is unplugged I just lift it with a Harken Hoist.

If I had to remove it in a big hurry I imagine it could be done in about 5 minutes. I usually take my time, have my wife help and it takes us closer to 10 minutes.
Thanks for the response Jeff, now if someone didn't have a hoist available, then I imagine that would be the game changer then right?
07-18-2013 11:42 AM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by RevCo666 View Post
Question to all the JK owners: Is it a PITA to take your top off?? Reason I ask is because I own a TJ, and all of the local JK owners I've seen while driving always have the hard tops on where as TJ's owners are topless/top down when we can...

In no way am I inciting some sort of TJ vs JK war here, I'm just curious.
Probably depends on the vehicle and driver. It is at least a two person job to remove the top on a 4 door unless you have a hoist. Or they might pop the freedom panels instead of removing the entire top.

Plus the 4 door JK's are often used as SUV's by a different group of buyers.

My friends (now ex) girlfriend purchased a JKU a few years ago and never took the top off, not even the freedom panels.
07-18-2013 11:39 AM
RoadiJeff
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Originally Posted by RevCo666 View Post
Question to all the JK owners: Is it a PITA to take your top off??
We have a hard top. I replaced the Torx head bolts with ones that I can remove by hand. Once those 6 bolts are out and the rear wiper/washer is unplugged I just lift it with a Harken Hoist.

If I had to remove it in a big hurry I imagine it could be done in about 5 minutes. I usually take my time, have my wife help and it takes us probably a little over 10 minutes.
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