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Old 10-15-2010, 05:16 PM
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Soofttop do's/don't's

Was traveling at 75mph, with the windows both down, and the zipper on my back window blew out! Had it fixed at a boat upholstry shop... Can anyone give me some do's and don't's for softtops?

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For instance, should I unzip the rear window if I am going to run with both door windows down?
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I always remove or roll up the rear window when riding with both front windows down, rear side windows out, or with the sunrider open.
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Thank You, just needed to know...
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Blocking the air from moving smoothly from the Jeep will also cause to top to stretch and the loser it becomes, the noisier it gets not to mention that it is like driving down the freeway with a parachute attached.
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to clarify, are you saying to roll up/remove the rear window if you just have the front windows down?
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If I have both windows down, then yes I do roll up the back window. Otherwise the cabin turbulance is way to strong and like I mentioned before, it stretches your top. If you are not going to be hitting any higher speeds, say around town or on the trail then it is fine to leave it in, but in excess of 45-50 mph you are putting a lot of stress on that back window.
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gotcha.
i notice with the JK, turbulence is not nearly as bad as with the TJ, due to the smaller door windows i'd imagine.
it's funny, i watch the side back windows in my side mirrors while going down the road and they actually get sucked IN. watching the rear window in my rearview, it looks like it barely moves, the wrinkles don't even change shape.
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Since your Q's were already answered, welcome to the forum.
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also bad to let your friends ride on top of your jeep when driving too.
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