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Unread 08-24-2001, 02:11 AM   #1
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Do I need a hard top?

I bought a '00 TJ with Half-doors in April. Will I need a hard-top for winter in New England? How good is this heater? cold is this top?

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Unread 08-24-2001, 11:36 AM   #2
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I did last winter with a soft top in CT. It isn't any colder, but the ice sucks. And so does the road salt.
My biggest problem was I couldn't drive through an auto car wash in the dead of winter. Look around on for hard top. I just bought on off a 98 TJ for $400 last month. Now if I can just find a pair of full doors...
You can try salvage yards in New England, but they are all pretty expensive. Dudes want $1000 for a pair of full doors that have been through a fatal accident!
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Unread 08-24-2001, 02:28 PM   #3
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Is this the famous John from RI that drives a red topless TJ wearing a tie?
My thoughts are you can get through a NE winter with a soft top and a heater on high when its not your daily driver. If its your daily driver your in for some miserable morning commutes. (If you notice in the previous post he did it for only 1 winter)
I wonder were that dirt road goes?

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Unread 08-26-2001, 04:39 PM   #4
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goofus you DOG. $400?, geeshh some guys have all the luck. I have been searching for one for over a year and caint find one under $800 plus some $195+ for shipping. 97 TJ
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Unread 08-27-2001, 01:29 AM   #5
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My buddy Chris owned a CJ7 for a few years .. it came with a bikini only .. no doors or anything. He drove it as his only vehicle all year around .. and worked way out of town at the ski-hill all winter.

He absolutly loved it .. and got the weirdest looks as he was sliding around on the icy corners

This also was here in Calgary .. gets cool in the winter
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