Friday I came home with the top down, which for SE Minnesota that means it was hot out, 55 degrees, and probably the last time for a few months I will get to do it. Made me think that winter is coming, this will be the second winter since I bought my 09 JKU and as I did when I bought, I keep thinking should I get a hardtop.
I only have a soft top. Which I don't mind the soft top, the heater keeps me warm and the noise don't bother me. But I do worry about snow weight. If I am working an 8 to 10 hour day and don't have a chance to clean the snow off during my shift, will it ever get heavy enough to rip the top or even deform it in some way. We had a storm last May that dumped 18 in of the nasty wet snow that weighs a ton. Knocked over trees and power lines, wasn't pretty, but it all fell in the matter of 8 hours overnight (thankfully I was off that night so the cars were parked comfortably in the garage) but it was thick enough I shoveled my garage roof (its not steep enough) but that had me thinking if I had been at work that night would the snow have ripped the top.
I know a few guys that had the plastic windows crack on them in the cold but was wondering if anyone has had issues in the winter?
Although to be on the honest side, if the top did get ruined, I think that would be a perfect time to upgrade to a Trektop.