I read the thread some more and found some more info on the windshield:A while back, I remember seeing a patent that showed a folding windshield design for the Wrangler (though I can't see to find it now). Instead of folding forward the traditionally way where the inside of the windshield would be facing up, the patent showed the windshield sliding and folding backwards so the inside of the windshield would be facing down towards the hood.
Yea I didn't mean to come off as "it's confirmed." I am just relaying information I saw, and even the source wasn't 100% sure.A folding windshield is still pure speculation
I disagree. Like you said, the JK windshield is difficult and time-consuming (I don't know personally). So if the JL's windshield is much more user friendly, that is a good thing, and more people will probably take advantage of that.The JK windshield is so difficult and time-consuming to fold down that I never even considered it to be foldable. I modified my '03 so that I could drop the windshield in less than a minute...almost as fast as I can drop it on my Scrambler. If a folding windshield in the JL still leaves the A pillars or a frame in place, Chrysler just doesn't get it.
It was speculative until pics of the actual windshield hinges were recently posted (see link in first post).A folding windshield is still pure speculation...as is almost everything else you read about the JL.
They've said it's confirmed now and posted visual proof.Yea I didn't mean to come off as "it's confirmed." I am just relaying information I saw, and even the source wasn't 100% sure.
Jeep hasn't said it is confirmed, and the "visual proof" could easily be misleading. Sure it looks like a hinge, but that doesn't mean it is a hinge.They've said it's confirmed now and posted visual proof.
If it's not an improved mechanism to fold down the windshield then the function exists just as a relic since the current one is so difficult as to be a deterrent to actually using the feature. But fact that they moved the hinges tells me that it's likely improved.Why in the heck would I want a folding windshield? Then I'd have to buy googles.