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daanbc 04-23-2009 05:07 PM

Rear side windows cave in softtop
 
Do all the softtop rear side windows cave in while driving? I noticed this with my clears, but now that i have the tinted ones they really cave in more touching the cross bar. If i drive with the windows closed it's not that much but still noticable while looking thru the side mirrors at them. Just curious.

Dare2BSquare 04-23-2009 05:12 PM

Unzip the rear window a little to let some air flow through.

Unlimited 04-23-2009 05:14 PM

Yep.... That's normal. When you drive with your windows open, it creates negative pressure inside the Jeep. You can alleviate this somewhat by opening the back window up.

daanbc 04-23-2009 05:15 PM

Thanks. I don't know why this bothers me, but it did. I'll try that tomm. after work.

MR.CLIFFORD 04-23-2009 05:24 PM

If all your windows are closed and you run your defrost selection it will pressurize the cab and keep the windows off the cage. Helps keep the noise down too. That all depends on how air tight your soft top is.

joemd60 04-23-2009 05:31 PM

My windows do the same thing, it's funny because maybe it is a coincidence why that vinyl strip is on the window.It is aligned perfectly with the cross bar and it keeps the window itself from hitting the crossbar.

jgano23 04-23-2009 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by joemd60 (Post 360028)
My windows do the same thing, it's funny because maybe it is a coincidence why that vinyl strip is on the window.It is aligned perfectly with the cross bar and it keeps the window itself from hitting the crossbar.

yep, they did that on purpose. it keeps the plastic from wearing.

Duck Dodgers 04-23-2009 08:27 PM

I drive mine backwards and don't have that problem...:flipoff:

MR.CLIFFORD 04-23-2009 09:38 PM

I towed my junk backwards once. That was the end of that. They don't like going in reverse that well. LOL

http://thedoubleduke.com/pics/Kansas...loadedhome.jpg

Duck Dodgers 04-23-2009 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 360142)
I towed my junk backwards once. That was the end of that. They don't like going in reverse that well. LOL

http://thedoubleduke.com/pics/Kansas...loadedhome.jpg

Ya gotta put the big tires in the back.

MR.CLIFFORD 04-23-2009 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Duck Dodgers (Post 360155)
Ya gotta put the big tires in the back.

I don't need big tires to go wheelin. ;)

daanbc 04-24-2009 01:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 360164)
I don't need big tires to go wheelin. ;)

The big tires are in the back, remember he is going in reverse. :D

tarheel 04-24-2009 04:22 AM

I run the floor vent or the dash vents when I have the Jeep closed up. Like it was said above this will increase the inside pressure and puff out the top/windows lessening noise from flapping.:)

Duck Dodgers 04-24-2009 08:41 AM

Personally I like the flapping and the noise.... drowns out the G/F nagging at me.

whiteyj 04-24-2009 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Duck Dodgers (Post 360351)
Personally I like the flapping and the noise.... drowns out the G/F nagging at me.

I'd just find a new GF!:D

GA_TJ 04-24-2009 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by whiteyj (Post 360492)
I'd just find a new GF!:D

I've tried that as well. Seems nagging is a feature common to all GF models.

Mine's currently saying something about how it's unsafe to take the doors off, and she won't ride that way. This leaves me with two problems.

1. Keeping the doors safe whilst storing them in the garage
2. Finding something for the passenger seat to keep the weight balanced

:punk:

Sb5551 04-24-2009 11:43 AM

Buy a dog. That'll solve number 2.

jdhallissey 04-24-2009 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by GA_TJ (Post 360525)
I've tried that as well. Seems nagging is a feature common to all GF models.

Mine's currently saying something about how it's unsafe to take the doors off, and she won't ride that way. This leaves me with two problems.

1. Keeping the doors safe whilst storing them in the garage
2. Finding something for the passenger seat to keep the weight balanced

:punk:

Well buy 2 dogs. One to watch the doors on even days and then one to watch them on odd days. You can have your balance with one dog! Everything is safe and dogs don't nag:punk::flipoff::wavey:

Sb5551 04-25-2009 08:32 AM

Here at WF we aim to help.

jgano23 04-25-2009 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GA_TJ (Post 360525)
I've tried that as well. Seems nagging is a feature common to all GF models.

Mine's currently saying something about how it's unsafe to take the doors off, and she won't ride that way. This leaves me with two problems.

1. Keeping the doors safe whilst storing them in the garage
2. Finding something for the passenger seat to keep the weight balanced

:punk:

the problem here is that you need a better girlfriend. find one w/ her own jeep and this will not be a problem. the nagging will still be there, it will have just move on to a different subject, like "he i wanna drive my jeep today." the "nagging" feature is standard in all girlfriends there are other available options to replace this, but they are far less popular. see, i nag my hubby, but i have my own jeep so there is never a problem w/ me nagging about the jeep.

Sb5551 04-25-2009 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by jgano23 (Post 361080)
the "nagging" feature is standard in all girlfriends there are other available options to replace this, but they are far less popular.

Dogs are popular, and they can guard Jeep doors in the garage. I dont know if gf's can do that.

jgano23 04-25-2009 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Sb5551 (Post 361083)
Dogs are popular, and they can guard Jeep doors in the garage. I dont know if gf's can do that.

can dogs nag intruders?? :D

don't think of it as an annoyance, think of it as an anti theft device.

sgnellett 04-25-2009 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GA_TJ (Post 360525)
I've tried that as well. Seems nagging is a feature common to all GF models.

Mine's currently saying something about how it's unsafe to take the doors off, and she won't ride that way. This leaves me with two problems.

1. Keeping the doors safe whilst storing them in the garage
2. Finding something for the passenger seat to keep the weight balanced

:punk:

As for #1, if you dont need to store a hard top, you might think about getting (or building) something like these..

Quadratec Exclusive JW-DSC - Deluxe Storage Cart for Half or Full Steel Doors - Quadratec

09D0018 - Steel Door Storage Cart for Jeep® CJ-7, CJ-8 Scrambler & Wrangler YJ, TJ, Unlimited - Quadratec

:D

If you insist on taking the GF w/ you, this MIGHT solve some of the complaints about safety..

http://www.quadratec.com/products/11146_1000_07.htm

Plenty of companies make them, this was just the first link I found..just an idea..

n8smitty 04-25-2009 03:12 PM

Just leave her door on and take yours off.

Sb5551 04-25-2009 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by n8smitty (Post 361184)
Just leave her door on and take yours off.

Thats like a bird with one wing. Your jeep will only drive in circles.

daanbc 04-25-2009 10:30 PM

I asked about the rear windows and ended up getting advice on girlfriends and dogs. Man this forum is somthing else!:rofl:


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