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Old 02-05-2012, 07:30 PM
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Hello all! Just joined the forum. Hope this isn't illegal or anything, but I don't yet own a Jeep. I am in the market for my first and thought what better place to ask a few questions before making my purchase. Biggest question I have is hard top or soft? Is the soft warm in winter for Wisconsin. Any input would be appreciated on the top or other advise you have before I take the leap....Can't wait!

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Welcome to the forum.
There is a wealth of knowledge to be had here.
Someone with more specific experience will chime in, but my personal opinion on your question is that I would recommend a hard-top for chronically snowy areas.

Snow, ice, etc can be rough on the canvass.
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Welcome to the "it" of Wrangler forums on this planet. I live in the mountains of western Maryland where we get about 200" of snow per year. Knowing that, I can't imagine ever having a hard top. It's being able to take of the back, the sides or the complete top at any spontaneous moment. It's about freedom and the soft top does that the best in my book. Glad to have you along for the "crawl."
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For your climate, I would suggest buying with the hard top and picking up an aftermarket soft top later. The soft top will be a lot easier on your wallet than an hard top.
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I live in wisconsin and my soft top caves in and stuff with heavy snowfall, I prefer a hardtop, but then again, less freedom in the warmer seasons
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I do believe they have a dual top option.
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I have a hardtop in the winter and then a halftop/ usually no top in the summer, works well so far.
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Welcome and enjoy the forum! Dual top than your all set.
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Thanks for all the great advice. Was not aware of the dual top option. I'll look into that.
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welcome from PA. get both then have the best of both worlds.
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