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Unread 04-14-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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Soft top or no?

Hey there! New to the forum, I just got a 2012 4Dr Rubicon, it came with the hard top and soft top with the windows and doors. Just looking to get advice on whether to keep the soft top with the windows and doors (they are unused). I don't see myself ever using them but maybe it's one of those things you wish you had later on. Any advice would help,thanks!

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Unread 04-15-2014, 07:06 AM   #2
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Driving a Wrangler with the top down or off, is a totally different experience. For some it's a great feeling, for others, including my wife, they hate it.

While the hardtop can be removed for a topless drive, it is not something you want to be doing, top on/top off, on a day to day basis, rather a season to season basis.

If you are part of the "hate it" group, there is no point in keeping the soft top. Sell it on CraigsList.

But, if you are one that enjoys the topless experience, keep it. Understand that hardtop storage creates a challenge for most people.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 07:40 AM   #3
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Don't know where you live. If it is in the southwest or southeast, by all means keep the soft top. I don't even own a hardtop on mine. My soft top comes off in May and stays off through October and I just use a Bikini top to keep the sun off. Winter comes, full soft top goes back on.
Getting rid of the soft top takes away at least half of the fun of owning a Jeep.
Then again if you live up north you need the hard top.

Your Jeep, your choice.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 08:00 AM   #4
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Don't know where you live. If it is in the southwest or southeast, by all means keep the soft top. I don't even own a hardtop on mine. My soft top comes off in May and stays off through October and I just use a Bikini top to keep the sun off. Winter comes, full soft top goes back on.
Getting rid of the soft top takes away at least half of the fun of owning a Jeep.
Then again if you live up north you need the hard top.

Your Jeep, your choice.
I live in Texas and totally remove my soft top and just run with a bikini. But I pass many Wranglers with hard top on, windows up and AC blaring. And there are many in the North without a top, and then again, like the experience.

Where people live may not change there personality. You either like the ability to go topless or you don't.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 08:26 AM   #5
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If the Jeep is your DD I would keep the soft top if you plan to go topless in the summer. If it is an extra vehicle or have an extra vehicle to drive in the rain and you have a place to park your jeep when it rains then no need for a soft top IMO. That is going to be my plan when I get back into the Jeep saddle.... some day..... I hope....
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Unread 04-15-2014, 10:08 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice guys! I live in Florida right now but I'm moving to North Carolina in the next few months. I wouldn't say I hate it but I don't like the way the soft top even looks lol. If I were to sell it what price should I have on it?
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Unread 04-15-2014, 10:59 AM   #7
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Selling something is easy. I always list on CraigsList, and start with how much I want/think it's worth. If I get that, I am happy.

Remember, something's value is what a willing seller/buyer agree on.

If it does not sell at your listed price, you can lower the price, or extend the listing, or not settle for anything less and keep it.

If you have no idea of where to start, check CriagsList and search Wrangler Soft tops. This will tell you what other sellers think their top is worth. You can even see what date they listed them.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 11:12 AM   #8
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That sounds like a Damn good idea thanks!
It's nice to have advice, makes my decision making easier lol!
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