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vettefever5 09-16-2008 06:37 PM

q on soft tops in new england/cold weather
 
hey guys. i've been reading a lot of hard top vs. soft top threads on here and everyone seems to have their own opinion on what's better. one thing i never see come up though is whether or not there is any issue with the rear window fogging up in the winter.

i know most, if not all, convertibles sold up here (soft and hard top) have a glass rear window with the defogger lines built in. do any of the available soft tops for the tj have the defogger built in? if not, does the rear window fog/clear up quickly while driving?

i know when i get in my car in the morning anytime between late november and march all my windows start getting foggy, so if the windows don't clear up quickly then i'll need to make sure i have a ht before winter. thanks for any advice.

richp 09-16-2008 07:11 PM

usually there is enough air moving through the soft top to keep rear window fogging to a minimum LOL......
I've never noticed an issue with the rear fogging unless I'm stopped and fogging it up for some reason with some heavy ahhhh, never mind...

robexter 09-16-2008 07:43 PM

your dash defroster should clear your door windows(driver and passenger) enough so that you can use your mirrors, or are you from rhode island? the biggest little state in the nation

Barrie 09-16-2008 07:54 PM

I have not had a problem with fogging with my windows.:)

dj_chizzle 09-16-2008 08:23 PM

negative on fogging of the rear window

sailsurf7713 09-16-2008 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robexter (Post 264817)
your dash defroster should clear your door windows(driver and passenger) enough so that you can use your mirrors, or are you from rhode island? the biggest little state in the nation


What is that supposed to mean? haha.

Rhode Island winter was fine for me. No problem with fogging and my soft top wrangler stays hotter and warms up faster than my dodge dakota ever did.

Atthehop 09-16-2008 09:04 PM

Why do you need to see out of the rear window. Do you see on on a truck or bus. Learn to use your mirrors, pay attention to everything around you and you won't worry about the rear window fogging up.

thetoughguy 09-16-2008 10:40 PM

I have not had issues at all with the rear window fogging up with my factory top.

vettefever5 09-16-2008 11:02 PM

thanks, i appreciate the responses guys.

to address one issue: i am not from RI, i'm from MA

to address another issue: i do know how to use my mirrors. i used to drive a home remodeling truck that had a utility body on the back with no rear window. i know how to use the mirrors, but out of habit i like to look out the rear window.

richp 09-17-2008 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vettefever5 (Post 264905)
thanks, i appreciate the responses guys.

to address one issue: i am not from RI, i'm from MA

to address another issue: i do know how to use my mirrors. i used to drive a home remodeling truck that had a utility body on the back with no rear window. i know how to use the mirrors, but out of habit i like to look out the rear window.

Mass, thats a different story, you need that rear window clear, mass has the sneakiest state troopers I've ever seen.


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