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vertical horizons 05-21-2013 03:01 PM

'Uppers' Protection ???
 
How are the upper soft windows locked in place?

What I mean is, I know you just pull up on the 'upper', and it's lower rods come out of the door. So what keeps a thief from just walking up to a Jeep, and lifting up on the upper, and walking away with it?

Sccafire 05-21-2013 03:24 PM

Absolutely nothing

Atthehop 05-21-2013 03:26 PM

You can lock your 1/2 doors but then all they need to do is cut the plastic. My best suggestion is to live in a good hood. My TJ goes everywhere and I never lock it. Nothing to steal except a Sirius radio which I get for free so take it. I have even parked in NYCwith the top down w.o any problems. Just don't make it say steal me!

vertical horizons 05-21-2013 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sccafire (Post 3778836)
Absolutely nothing

Does that also go for the sliding windows, too?
They can just come up and take what they want? No tools needed?

If so, that sucks.

I like the idea Jeep had by creating a lightweight, upper door system that allows you to remove (or install) it at a moment's notice. But, like everything else, give the bad element enough time, and they will find a way to take advantage of a good thing.

You'd think that Jeep would come up with a way to secure the uppers.

Redrider94 05-21-2013 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by vertical horizons (Post 3778900)

Does that also go for the sliding windows, too?
They can just come up and take what they want? No tools needed?

If so, that sucks.

I like the idea Jeep had by creating a lightweight, upper door system that allows you to remove (or install) it at a moment's notice. But, like everything else, give the bad element enough time, and they will find a way to take advantage of a good thing.

You'd think that Jeep would come up with a way to secure the uppers.

On my 94YJ when the doors are shut you can't life the uppers out, but all they need to do is cut the window or use a finger and unzip the windows and reach in.

vertical horizons 05-21-2013 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atthehop (Post 3778844)
... Just don't make it say steal me!

A lot of the members here have said that they don't lock their Jeeps, and they don't leave anything inside worth taking.

The Korean 05-21-2013 04:07 PM

Or just keep the doors off all together... i can't remember the last time I had mine on.

Atthehop 05-21-2013 04:54 PM

I have a very good friend that looks his cars in my driveway and that drives my nuts. No one is going to break I not a Honda in my driveway. We barely lock the house. Must be the old school in him. He also locks the doors when we go out for ice cream. God sakes I am 62 and know not to pull the door release.

All Terrain JK 05-21-2013 07:05 PM

Like I always tell my son, don't leave anything in your Jeep that you don't mind sharing. :)

bostiguy 05-21-2013 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by The Korean (Post 3778984)
Or just keep the doors off all together... i can't remember the last time I had mine on.

Coming from the guy in Long Beach California....the other 93% of the country requires doors often.;)

clarkkent 05-22-2013 10:52 AM

I thunk for bulldawgs uppers they make a kit that locks the posts down

geiman 05-22-2013 12:29 PM

Like everyone else said, absolutely nothing except the honor system. And don't forget, that goes for your soft top as well. Unless you have a hard top and full hard doors, there isn't much use in locking your doors.

vertical horizons 05-22-2013 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clarkkent (Post 3781664)
I thunk for bulldawgs uppers they make a kit that locks the posts down

I checked Bull Dawg's website.
Their upper sliding windows are lockable to the door.

Jeep Wrangler Doors for TJ & YJ Models: Bull Dawg Manufacturing | Bulldawg Mfg

Although, I did not read about how easy or hard it is to actually remove them.

Wattapunk 05-23-2013 12:43 PM

I would think trying to pry and removing the sliders would be alot harder than just breaking the cheap window latch,opening the window and unlocking the door to steal them. Those Bulldawgs are nice but not too many of us would spend close to $1k for locking window sliders.


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