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Old 12-14-2019, 01:44 PM
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Soft top sunrider windows in

I have a 2017 JKU Soft top. I remember reading somewhere that you are not supposed to flip the sunrider top back and drive with it this way if the rear windows are still installed. is that true? I know you can drive with the sunrider open if the Windows are out in the back, but can you do it with the windows installed and not damage the soft top?

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It's in the owners manual somewhere not to exceed something like 80km/h with the sunrider back and the rear window in. It's easy to unzip (but not remove) the rear window and flop it down into the vehicle if you are going on the highway. With the rear not restricting airflow there's no need to remove the side windows.


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I believe that creates a lot of back pressure on the rear window and can cause it too distort. I would not do it with the rear window in place.
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In my words...

Supposedly with just the sunrider open... the inside of the cab will capture the air and try to ballon out the rest of the top and sides. The easy fix is to remove the back window at the tailgate for air flow.

Or, do the old school flop. Un zip the rear window from right to left and let it flop (lay) over in the rear cargo area.
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Thanks Everyone. Will need to figure out how I want to do it.

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I donít have access to my manual at the moment, but I thought I saw somewhere that you should never drive with the rear window open/removed if the side windows are in place as this can draw exhaust gases into the cabin.


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That is true if you have the Sunrider closed and the rear window out. The shape of the Jeep creates a vacuum at the rear and will suck the exhaust into the cabin. This is also true of the hard top if you run with the rear window up.

However, flip back the Sunrider (or remove the Freedom Panels) and the airflow changes because it will come in at the front of the cabin and go out the back if open.
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SO when you unzip the back and lay it down, do you disconnect the zipper all the way, or just keep it still together at the end of the zipper?
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SO when you unzip the back and lay it down, do you disconnect the zipper all the way, or just keep it still together at the end of the zipper?


I used to unzip it all the way off. But now Iím lazy and just roll the back window up. Increases the chances of scratching the window but figured for the effort involved, I would rather just replace the window if need for $150 every few years.
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SO when you unzip the back and lay it down, do you disconnect the zipper all the way, or just keep it still together at the end of the zipper?
just unzip it to like within an inch of the end of the zipper, flop into the rear of the jeep, done.

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