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00TJSport 04-23-2013 08:11 AM

Windows out?
 
Thinking about zipping the windows out to go to work and back today. Is that a good idea or is it a PIA to get them back in? This is my first Wrangler so be easy on me. Thanks

SuperTJ 04-23-2013 08:13 AM

I didn't have issues with my 04 putting the windows in or out unless it was cold.
Then it was just tight but not a big deal.

00TJSport 04-23-2013 08:20 AM

I already have the doors off so I kinda got the "itch" to. Lol

00TJSport 04-23-2013 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by 00TJSport (Post 3671872)
I already have the doors off so I kinda got the "itch" to. Lol

Is it advisable to run with the doors off without taking the windows out? Wondering if it creates too much wind pressure against the top frame.

nicodemus 04-23-2013 08:30 AM

I would recommend at least taking the back window out if you're going to have the doors off. That way you're not trying to drag around a big parachute! ;)

00TJSport 04-23-2013 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by nicodemus (Post 3671907)
I would recommend at least taking the back window out if you're going to have the doors off. That way you're not trying to drag around a big parachute! ;)

That makes sense. Thanks for the help! Have a great day.

00TJSport 04-24-2013 08:36 AM

I screwed up one of my zippers yesterday and unded up cutting a piece of it out to get it loose. Long story
Is it advisable to drive with the window velcroed in and sitting in the channel on the bottom side? I'll be going 40 mph tops.

Mr Mac 04-24-2013 09:04 AM

I think you'll be okay with it like that until you get it repaired.

One thing we have done on our TJ is bee's wax on the zippers. Makes them so much easier to handle and can last a good while. If you don't have bee's wax, a candle will do the trick as well.

00TJSport 04-24-2013 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mac (Post 3676376)
I think you'll be okay with it like that until you get it repaired.

One thing we have done on our TJ is bee's wax on the zippers. Makes them so much easier to handle and can last a good while. If you don't have bee's wax, a candle will do the trick as well.

I'm thinking it's beyond repair. It may be a perfect time for a bowless top! :dance:

Evpjr 04-24-2013 09:16 AM

Allowing Air flow through the passenger compartment is better. It won't blow out your rear sides and rear window and gives better gas mileage.

All Terrain JK 04-24-2013 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by nicodemus (Post 3671907)
I would recommend at least taking the back window out if you're going to have the doors off. That way you're not trying to drag around a big parachute! ;)

When I remove my 1/2 uppers with the rear window intact it creates negative pressure inside. The top sucks in around it's frame and the rollbar.

nicodemus 04-24-2013 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by All Terrain TJ (Post 3676464)

When I remove my 1/2 uppers with the rear window intact it creates negative pressure inside. The top sucks in around it's frame and the rollbar.

Interesting. That doesn't seem to happen when I roll my glass windows down. Maybe I'm just not paying enough attention. ;) ill have to take a drive when it warms back up and test what happens.

Some Farkin Guy 04-24-2013 05:53 PM

I remove my windows as soon as it starts getting warm. I usually put them back around November. I also have no carpet and the drain plugs are pulled. The heater in the Jeep gets you through those cold snaps.

They're easy to get back in as long as it's warm. Check around youtube for some videos of people showing you the best ways to put the top back up. There's a certain skill to it, but once you get it it's easy and quick.

Huelsmma 04-24-2013 06:14 PM

How do these seats/fabric deal with the sun exposure in FL?? It gets hot down here and when it rains it pours. I keep my windows on as Ive only owned the jeep for a few weeks so still babying it lol

Also Ive tried the bungie cord around the rear panels when driving but it still looks like those things want to rip off when im traveling 70mph on my daily commutes

Some Farkin Guy 04-24-2013 06:48 PM

The sail panels do flex a bit at higher speeds. My top is old and they're not flapping around enough to make me think they'll rip off. Jeeps just make noises you have to ignore. lol.

flflash 04-24-2013 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Some Farkin Guy (Post 3678373)
Jeeps just make noises you have to ignore. lol.

:rofl:


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