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Unread 08-31-2005, 06:34 AM   #1
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Soft top in the snow?

Hi all,

I just bought an 01 Wrangler Sahara that came with a soft top and I was wondering how it'll do in the snow until I can afford a hard top next year? Thanks

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Unread 08-31-2005, 06:37 AM   #2
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you will be fine. snow does not effect the top, salt will not effect the top. just watch how you treat the windows on the top, they will shatter if you hit them in freezing temps, plus watch when you clean snow off the top to not scratch the windows.... i had mine through last winter and it was fine... just take care of it.
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Unread 08-31-2005, 06:42 AM   #3
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that's a good thing to know, thank you!
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Unread 08-31-2005, 06:53 AM   #4
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We ran a soft top for 4 years through the winter and had no issues. Just don't try to scrape the plastic windows. They'll tear/crack. Te soft top is actually pretty tough, so removing snow is not a big deal. You can use the standard snow brush, or you can hit the top from the inside as your driving down the road.
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A soft top is fine in cold weather.

I sold my hard top a couple years ago. Haven't missed it since.
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Time for one of my favorite pics of my ride...



Handles snow just fine.
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Yea it's fine.. just dont hit the windows or scrape the windows. Let the snow/ice melt off the windows. You can brush the actual top though... and as for cleaning, don't use papertowels ...get a running hose, rinse it well... and wipe it with a wet towel.
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Forgot to add one thing - if they use mag chloride on the roads where you live (like they do in Colorado), rinse the stuff off ASAP. My rear window is pitted from that stuff (but supposedly it is safe in our streams????).
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Forgot to add one thing - if they use mag chloride on the roads where you live (like they do in Colorado), rinse the stuff off ASAP. My rear window is pitted from that stuff (but supposedly it is safe in our streams????).
Baaah, I wish they would use a chemical other than salt to melt the roads that won't rust out our Jeeps faster than normal. That's the only thing I hate about winter and I cringe driving through salt water
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Unread 08-31-2005, 10:06 AM   #10
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My only issues with the soft top in the winter is seeing out the back/side windows when I pull out of my driveway. My windows are tinted. I was in a friends softop without tinted windows and it was alot easier. This year will be my first full winter with the soft top. I'm going to look for a hardtop next year to use in winter only.
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