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07-12-2013 10:59 AM
Ljcrawler05
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Originally Posted by RnEmOvr View Post
Yes it hurts like hell. Next time you are driving down the road in the rain, stick your face out the window.
Can't be too much worse than when I got caught on the Intimidator 305 in the rain at kings dominion. That was aweful... 95 mph in heavy rain... no thank you. But I think folding the windshield down is pretty sweet, but I doubt I'll ever do it just from laziness
07-12-2013 08:22 AM
SinfulDragon Well I could certainly see how that would make sense. My apologies, I thought he was referring to the two bolts at the windshield.
The two security are oblong holes that would press the windshield tighter/looser to the seals so I can see why Jeep would want to set that at factory and no one mess with it. Lucky it left a perfect ring in the paint on where to put them back and 2 thunderstorms later, no leaks so I must have lucked out. I'll check out those two bolts under the padding next time the top is off, though I don't imagine I'll actually drop the windshield again until the next 4th of July.
07-12-2013 02:22 AM
Wesboy
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Originally Posted by JDT View Post
You don't need to drill out the safety torx, you're supposed to remove the 2 bolts on each end if the bar. The safety torx is there to help the windshield and the door surround line up right.
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Originally Posted by SinfulDragon View Post
To remove the forward part of the roll cage that connects to the windshield you DO have to remove these two (one on each side) safety torx. I guess you could just leave the roll bars sticking forward hooked to nothing but it certainly looks stupid this way.
Sorry Sinful, but JDT is right - fold back the rollbar padding and each bar has 2 bolts attached to the 'B-pillar roll bar'.
I haven't seen the user manual for my Jeep in a while, but remember it advises these are the torx to undo when removing the bar - Jeep manual also advises not removing the security torx as they are set at the factory.

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07-12-2013 01:04 AM
nyoungblood Hardcore!
07-11-2013 08:03 PM
JDT
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Originally Posted by SinfulDragon View Post
To remove the forward part of the roll cage that connects to the windshield you DO have to remove these two (one on each side) safety torx. I guess you could just leave the roll bars sticking forward hooked to nothing but it certainly looks stupid this way.
I was saying you remove the two torx bolts on each end of the bar. This method removes the entire bar, and doesn't leave anything on the roll bar.
07-10-2013 03:22 PM
JeepGuy425 Would absolutely love to drive around with the windshield down but will have to wait 'til the cooler months.... Here in Florida you'd just be asking for a mouthful of love bugs.
07-10-2013 03:12 PM
D.Restrepo
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Originally Posted by NCJeepin View Post

Today was our first pretty clear day haha. It drizzled a few times though but I didn't care haha.
Right! Today looks like another great day. Hoping this nice weather holds out some.
07-10-2013 11:40 AM
RnEmOvr
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Originally Posted by kgg View Post
Aren't any of you worried about a catching a rock in the face?
No different then being so n a bike.
07-10-2013 09:40 AM
kgg Aren't any of you worried about a catching a rock in the face?
07-10-2013 07:37 AM
SinfulDragon
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Originally Posted by JDT View Post
You don't need to drill out the safety torx, you're supposed to remove the 2 bolts on each end if the bar. The safety torx is there to help the windshield and the door surround line up right.
To remove the forward part of the roll cage that connects to the windshield you DO have to remove these two (one on each side) safety torx. I guess you could just leave the roll bars sticking forward hooked to nothing but it certainly looks stupid this way.

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Originally Posted by crazykosmo View Post
Brookston? And for what it's worth in Indiana you HAVE to have a windshield, but I doubt anybody would actually write you for that one
Remington. No one said anything the couple of days I kept it that way. Small town charm I'm sure.
07-10-2013 06:41 AM
RnEmOvr
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Originally Posted by crazykosmo View Post

Brookston? And for what it's worth in Indiana you HAVE to have a windshield, but I doubt anybody would actually write you for that one
If no windshield then you just need approved safety glasses
07-10-2013 05:40 AM
GoldenSahara00 I'm waiting til I get my trail cage in, like TJ dave. I think it looks better and would want some protection, especially on the trails. I haven't dropped it in a year or two now. Hopefully next summer.
07-10-2013 05:16 AM
RnEmOvr
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Originally Posted by JeepDrum View Post
I've personally been caught in the rain with no top. I've heard of people getting caught with no doors also. Has anyone here been through a storm with the windshield down?
Yes it hurts like hell. Next time you are driving down the road in the rain, stick your face out the window.
07-09-2013 10:04 PM
JeepDrum I've personally been caught in the rain with no top. I've heard of people getting caught with no doors also. Has anyone here been through a storm with the windshield down?
07-09-2013 09:01 PM
NCJeepin
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Originally Posted by crazykosmo View Post
Brookston? And for what it's worth in Indiana you HAVE to have a windshield, but I doubt anybody would actually write you for that one
Well technically we all have windshields... just not in the erect position.
07-09-2013 08:21 PM
crazykosmo
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Originally Posted by SinfulDragon View Post

JGood - I'm a little north of Lafayette.
Brookston? And for what it's worth in Indiana you HAVE to have a windshield, but I doubt anybody would actually write you for that one
07-09-2013 06:35 PM
JDT
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Originally Posted by SEAICE View Post
Way to go! Wish I had the energy to drill out the safety pins on mine (or buy the right torx key) this is the way to JEEP!
You don't need to drill out the safety torx, you're supposed to remove the 2 bolts on each end if the bar. The safety torx is there to help the windshield and the door surround line up right.
07-08-2013 11:05 PM
NCJeepin
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Originally Posted by D.Restrepo View Post
I've been dying to do this but its been non stop raining for the past 16 days here in Gastonia....
The first day of no rain that windshield is coming down!!
Today was our first pretty clear day haha. It drizzled a few times though but I didn't care haha.
07-08-2013 11:01 PM
D.Restrepo I've been dying to do this but its been non stop raining for the past 16 days here in Gastonia....
The first day of no rain that windshield is coming down!!
07-08-2013 08:15 PM
rwhitmore74 Any advice on get mine safely secured when down. My light bar would be in to way.
07-08-2013 08:08 PM
calwick20 I put mine down every once in a while as well! I get waves from everybody when I do, not just Jeeps!
07-08-2013 07:51 PM
NCJeepin Dropped mine for the first time today. It was awesome!! I really need a front part to my cage. It would be so much easier to fold down and up.

07-08-2013 03:20 PM
sajeepgirl I'd watch using Armour All. I have had problems with it doing more damage than good.
It made my dash become sort of tacky after a while. When I went to clean it off, it was like a layer of plastic wipes off also. My brother in law accidentally used it on the bed cover for my father in laws truck and it started to come apart. The manufacturer said it voided the warranty and they explicitly say not to use it on their products.
07-08-2013 03:20 PM
RnEmOvr
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Originally Posted by dotey1 View Post
Has anyone thought to just turn the mirror so that it faces the back while windshield is laid down?
When folded down your angle is thrown off so all you see is the front side of the dash. Once I put my new cage in (Just pulled my OR-Fab and getting ready to install a Gen-Right) I will weld a tab in the middle so I can put the mirror on the cross bar. I actually got lucky and the rear view fell off the windshield last month so that will help with the moving.
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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
How did you manage windshield bounce? Did you tie it with some braided nylon cord? I broke mine in half about seven years ago when my knot came undone at the wrong time, and have not lowered the thing since.

Additionally, I disliked the look with the cage on, so I removed it, too. Now THAT looked great. But Mr. Dipstick forgot to take photos. The windshield cracked quickly and I just wanted to get it back home. It also looks really great with it up and the cage gone.

Of course, that means that you probably ought not choose that moment to roll it over... HAHAHA!!!

I seriously miss the CJ bar with diagonal stays. Those looked really good. I understand why the TJ cage is shaped the way it is, but I do not even have a back seat in mine. I wonder if I could get a CJ-like bar fabbed up to fit my TJ's attachment points. Hmmmmm... Christmas *is* just six months away...

Looks great, though. I hope you did not eat too many bugs. Mountain biker shades will do you wonders, as will old aviator goggles. And the chicks dig goggles. True story. ;-)
I actually use a spare grab handle from my cage. The velcro hasn't moved or let go even doing 70+ down the highway or off road.



07-08-2013 03:09 PM
SinfulDragon
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Originally Posted by dotey1 View Post
Has anyone thought to just turn the mirror so that it faces the back while windshield is laid down?
Thought about it, tried it, it doesn't work

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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
How did you manage windshield bounce? Did you tie it with some braided nylon cord? I broke mine in half about seven years ago when my knot came undone at the wrong time, and have not lowered the thing since.
ZipTies FTW
07-05-2013 07:01 PM
Holton345 How did you manage windshield bounce? Did you tie it with some braided nylon cord? I broke mine in half about seven years ago when my knot came undone at the wrong time, and have not lowered the thing since.

Additionally, I disliked the look with the cage on, so I removed it, too. Now THAT looked great. But Mr. Dipstick forgot to take photos. The windshield cracked quickly and I just wanted to get it back home. It also looks really great with it up and the cage gone.

Of course, that means that you probably ought not choose that moment to roll it over... HAHAHA!!!

I seriously miss the CJ bar with diagonal stays. Those looked really good. I understand why the TJ cage is shaped the way it is, but I do not even have a back seat in mine. I wonder if I could get a CJ-like bar fabbed up to fit my TJ's attachment points. Hmmmmm... Christmas *is* just six months away...

Looks great, though. I hope you did not eat too many bugs. Mountain biker shades will do you wonders, as will old aviator goggles. And the chicks dig goggles. True story. ;-)
07-05-2013 06:30 PM
dotey1 Has anyone thought to just turn the mirror so that it faces the back while windshield is laid down?
07-05-2013 03:28 PM
TJDave Nice!

I put mine down when I first bought my Jeep years ago. I liked it, but did not like having to go through removing the overhead bars and everything that goes with it. Especially those stupid lock-pin Torx bolts. So, I never did it again until this spring.

Last winter, I threw on an Or-Fab Sport Cage. All I have to do now is unbolt the two bolts at the windshield hinge, and two bolts for the windshield support at the top of the cage. Much easier. Don't have any good pictures yet, but I think it looks better than being all open up front. I will probably run some trails with it down this summer.

07-05-2013 02:08 PM
SHADYDC there is ajeep around here that runs like that, i just can grasp why lol
07-05-2013 12:54 PM
damndirtydog Yea, Looks good. JKs with the windshield down looks a bit dorky because its concave.
Just don't smile too much riding down the road on a buggy evening.
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