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Old 03-02-2016, 12:01 PM
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Hard top or Soft, or Nekked at EJS?

I'm heading down to Moab two weeks after the EJS, but am debating on whether it will be warm enough to consider having the ease of removing the Trektop and even possibly going nekked, vs the extra noise while driving the 1,000+ miles to get there.
It seems as though the majority of Jeeps in videos of the EJS have hard tops on with very few if any running nekked.
Due to the time of year this is held, the temps might get as warm as the mid-60's. This is simply too cold, even for this Washintonian to go doorless, especially for the highway time getting to the trails we are running, when leaving in the morning when it is still in the 30'-40's.
However, you can not beat off-roading nekked either and want to take full advantage of our time there.
I don't want my boys complaining either.
Just pack warm winter coats, dress in layers, bring the snow gloves and enjoy the views?
Or is everyone's comfort with the hard top outweighing the nekked option the reason so many run with them?
Thoughts/suggestions?

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Old 03-02-2016, 12:29 PM   #2
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Personally I'd just pull off the freedom panels when you get there, and maybe even the doors if you have a safe place to store them while you're out running trails. It would be a pretty cold, long and loud drive otherwise.

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when we were there last year, it was 80's the first day we were there and high 40's low 50's with lots of wind the next 2 days. We did run with no doors or top (just locked the doors up at the campsite)
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Not sure where you're driving from. I went 3 years ago. It drizzled the first day on the trails, and the other 2 were in the 60's. We drove out from Chicago. Soft top would have been fine for the commute out there. However it just wasn't feasible for us to do the hard → soft swap in March.
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:56 PM
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I'm coming from Seattle.
Denverducati, I'd have the doors and top on while driving to Moab, it is just a bit noisier(i.e. tiring) with the soft top on, compared to the hard top. for that long of drive.
I'm just thrown off a little bit by all the hardtops in the videos. Kind of surprising to me.
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There was an old saying around Moab many years ago: "Only fools and newcomers try to predict the weather."

Since the Safari is earlier than usual this year, it could be a bit cooler...or not. I've seen high 80's in late March and I've seen snow at the Vendor Display in late March. It's been in the low 70's the last few days.

Personally, I hate hardtops (except the one on my Scrambler that can easily be removed by one person and fits perfectly in the bed). Hardtops make me feel like I'm trapped inside an igloo cooler. I always feel sorry for people I see sequestered inside their protective shells out on the trails (top up, windows closed, etc.). My recommendation would be soft top...and earplugs if the noise bothers you on the freeways.

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