I am a new jeep owner. One week! I am an American in Germany and the winter is coming soon. The jeep has a soft top and I have no way of getting a hard top so far. Can anyone give me advice on how to prepare for driving the soft top in the snow and also how to help with noise reduction. Please. Thanks
One thing I've found to help with the flappiness of the top at higher speeds is to turn on the Climate control, NOT on recirculate. It sort of inflates the top a little bit and definitely reduces the flappiness.
1998 TJ Moss [COLOR=darkgreen][B][SIZE=3]Green[/SIZE][/B][/COLOR] Sahara w/ numerous scratches & dents whose playground is on a tropical island that's 33 miles long and 4-12 miles wide, in year-round 82 degree weather.
I definitely could use some help with the noise reduction!
I just got my very first jeep :] a TJ!
Its so noisy on the highway (here in tx I go about 70 everywhere) that people dont wanna ride with me (I took the back seat out anyway, they can suck it)
But I would still like some relieve from the noise.
I like the idea of a prop, I'll have to look into that, any others??
Windows down, it's going to be noisy and floppy. No way around it. Windows closed it balloons which was previously mentioned. Other than getting a thicker top (sailcloth) there isn't much else to be done about it.
Mine ballooned a little, but other than installing a better stereo, anytime I got above 65 it got loud. It seemed a lot better at 60 or less. A TJ is not the perfect highway cruiser. Not even with a hard top. I had both, and it was always a bit noisey.
I have a New 2014 JKU with the premium soft top, it is much better, but once you hit 70, the top noises increases a fair bit.
I drove mine with the side curtains out or top removed 80% of the time! but then again I live in Scottsdale, and you can do that a big part of the year.