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Jeepgirl1221 03-20-2013 07:07 PM

Driving with the windows down
 
When driving down the highway for example, is there a way to keep your plastic windows down and from flying out from the wind. On my driver's side I can hold it down with my elbow, but on the passenger side, I risk it flying out to the other side when approaching 45+mph.

PStov98TJ 03-20-2013 07:11 PM

It should tuck between the seat and door enough so that doesn't happen. I've never had that problem with mine.

InvisiblePants 03-22-2013 12:57 AM

Re: Driving with the windows down
 
I have the same problem. My solution was to pull the uppers and throw them in the back. I just put them back in when I get to my destination.

MGHDTi 03-22-2013 01:44 AM

I usually unzip up to the corner, and then fold it down in between the metal and the upper itself. Holds well even at highway speeds. I hope that drunken description made sense.

SeVeReDiStOrTiOn 03-22-2013 02:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeepgirl1221 (Post 3530805)
When driving down the highway for example, is there a way to keep your plastic windows down and from flying out from the wind. On my driver's side I can hold it down with my elbow, but on the passenger side, I risk it flying out to the other side when approaching 45+mph.

How you doin' :drool:

ninjaturtle0 03-22-2013 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeepgirl1221 (Post 3530805)
When driving down the highway for example, is there a way to keep your plastic windows down and from flying out from the wind. On my driver's side I can hold it down with my elbow, but on the passenger side, I risk it flying out to the other side when approaching 45+mph.

Like the others said but what if you have no back seats?
I leave my windows at home

Welcome to WF :thumb:

hdb 03-22-2013 07:12 AM

when i zip it all the way down and fold it over inside against the door Ive never had it fly back out. when I just want to crack my window I unzip the forward top portion in a triangle shape and just let it go flappy flappy

Neil F. 03-22-2013 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by ninjaturtle0 (Post 3537698)
Like the others said but what if you have no back seats?
I leave my windows at home

Welcome to WF :thumb:

The OP is referring to half door/soft upper zip down windows and opening them.

sparky 03-22-2013 08:44 AM

You fold them in not out.

InvisiblePants 03-22-2013 11:49 AM

Re: Driving with the windows down
 
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Originally Posted by sparky (Post 3537987)
You fold them in not out.

They will lift up and flip out if they are not secured down by an elbow.

I don't have a back seat so I throw the uppers in the tub. They lay flat and don't move.

PStov98TJ 03-22-2013 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by InvisiblePants (Post 3538549)
They will lift up and flip out if they are not secured down by an elbow.

That's not true. Do you fully unzip the windows and let it fall down between the seat and half door? I've driven my TJ for 5 years now with the windows unzipped all the time and this has happened maybe once or twice in very high winds driving down the beach. If you just make sure the door is closed with the widow all the way unzipped and not sitting on the seat at all, it won't flip out the jeep going down the highway.

Superkill 03-22-2013 12:54 PM

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monkeee2002 03-22-2013 02:09 PM

I never had this issue when mine were fully unzipped. they would want to "flop out" if I had them only partially unzipped though, on occasion.

But, after a while I got tired of zipping / unzipping, and started tossing the uppers in the back, like others have posted.

InvisiblePants 03-22-2013 02:35 PM

Re: Driving with the windows down
 
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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ (Post 3538623)
That's not true. Do you fully unzip the windows and let it fall down between the seat and half door? I've driven my TJ for 5 years now with the windows unzipped all the time and this has happened maybe once or twice in very high winds driving down the beach. If you just make sure the door is closed with the widow all the way unzipped and not sitting on the seat at all, it won't flip out the jeep going down the highway.

Yes I do. But I have a rampage top and uppers which may be the issue. I am speaking about my experiences. yrmv.

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Originally Posted by monkeee2002 (Post 3538954)

But, after a while I got tired of zipping / unzipping, and started tossing the uppers in the back, like others have posted.

Yep and if it is nice enough to roll/zip the windows down, it it nice enough to just pull them out. Jeep looks better that way.

mpbannon60 03-22-2013 05:20 PM

I hated this issue it drove me nuts enough to buy sliders and I love them hod them on my old jeep before it was totaled the old ones slid both front and back these the back portion slides but it's good enough until the weather breaks and I can pull the doors plus it's so much easier to just slide the passenger side closed if rains or gets cold

hdb 03-22-2013 11:59 PM

Its weird to me that anyone elses windows would flip back out if they were fully unzipped and folded inside. I have had the stock soft top and a cheaper aftermarket top and never had that happen in 6 or 7 years.... Mine like to flip out when I first unzip them but always stay inside afterward. Could you get some stick on velcro strips and stick some to the very top inside portion of you window and another strip on the door where they would meet (when unziped/folded in)?? I dont think it would look too out of place or "jerry-rigged" since its a jeep. Velcro is amazing.

Neltronic 03-23-2013 12:32 AM

This def happens to me at highway speed. Maybe some sort of clip that clips the window to the plastic pocket at the bottom of the could work.

InvisiblePants 03-23-2013 01:25 AM

Re: Driving with the windows down
 
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Originally Posted by hdb (Post 3541036)
Its weird to me that anyone elses windows would flip back out if they were fully unzipped and folded inside. I have had the stock soft top and a cheaper aftermarket top and never had that happen in 6 or 7 years.... Mine like to flip out when I first unzip them but always stay inside afterward. Could you get some stick on velcro strips and stick some to the very top inside portion of you window and another strip on the door where they would meet (when unziped/folded in)?? I dont think it would look too out of place or "jerry-rigged" since its a jeep. Velcro is amazing.

Maybe you are not driving fast enough.. :p

And velcro is amazing, but like I said if it is nice enough to open the windows all they way they just come out and get thrown in the back. I don't have a back seat so I have plenty of room for the uppers. I have used my book bag to hold it down before.

hdb 03-24-2013 06:08 AM

yeah people tell me I drive like an old man...


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