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Old 05-26-2019, 08:07 PM
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Lowering the soft top, questions

Ok I finally got warm weather consistently to allow for the top to go down, I can get the side windows off, is it ok and safe to lower the top with the back window still attached and zipped closed? I tried to lower the top but after I got it to the sound bar it wouldn’t go easily.

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I have a best top supertop which is close to OEM, not exactly but almost. All windows have to be out of it to put the top down, I am assuming the OEM top is the same. I am also assuming you have an OEM top.

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Yeah you gotta remove all windows or it won't "fold" properly...
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Don't do it!



I tried folding down with the rear window in place. It works but the vibration and shaking while driving scratches up the window pretty good.
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Not sure why you'd want to leave that in there anyway, you'll just scratch it up faster. Take it out, it won't fold properly with it in.
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Take it out or roll it up.
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Don't be tempted to roll the rear window unless you have just washed the Jeep and the window. If yours has the elastic straps that are found on YJ/TJ tops, never use them to hold the window rolled up. The straps hold dirt and when put around the rolled up window will scratch the window over time.

You have removed the two side windows, remove the rear window and put with them.
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Ok, I do have straps for the rear window, and dual zipper also, what is the trick to remove it?
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first time i unzipped rear window and it was a pain to get it zipped back in. I now zip both zippers to the seam lines at the top only and then roll up. I use better straps than oem that holds the rolled up tight and almost out of view. Top folds down fine with it rolled up.
I actually usually just zip out side windows, roll up back window, and fold down sunrider portion only. Same effect and easier to put back.
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I used to roll up my rear window & hang it by the straps on my ‘15 JK. It did get a few small scratches but was convenient. Not ideal but I was ok with it. I now have ‘17 jku with premium top & I have not rolled up this window. I now have the extra space to stow my windows on the occasion I don’t just leave it them home.

To remove the window...pull both zippers around to the driver side (lower left) on the window. Pull the small flaps out from the tub rail. Rotate the window bar outward & pull...viola window removed

A little tip....rub a candle along your zippers very so often. Will act as a lubricant to keep the zippers running smoothly. I’ve read a crayon or chap stick will do the same. Either way is a cheaper option than the oil type lubricants available. Also the oil type can hold debris unlike the wax of a candle
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Usually I take out the windows and roll them up in a window bag. Since I replaced the top last summer and got the larger window, I am reconsidering that because it's a PITA to get the back window zipper started. I'm going to look into rolling it up into the straps.
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Ok, I do have straps for the rear window, and dual zipper also, what is the trick to remove it?
Unzip from right to left, pull.
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ok thanks, I will give that a try the next time I take the Jeep out on a nice day
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Unzip from the PASSENGER side first around to the drivers side. I think you're getting stuck because of the dual zipper. Then Roll your tailgate bar inward and the window should still be attached to that. You can also look on YouTube for "How to properly remove your Jeep rear soft top window"
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Thanks for the tip, that did help I got to ride around for part of the day with it out felt glorious!
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