So i have full doors/hardtop right now. Summer is coming and im thinking about selling my hardtop. That would give me some spare cash to get a few things I need for the 35s I plan on running. But that means next year I woudl be running fulldoors/softtop in the winter. How is that setup guys?
The softtop is fine in the winter. I sold my hardtop in January and I have not missed it. The only downside is that you have to be more careful with soft windows. If you do sell the hardtop you should wait until november. You will get more money since there is more demand - I got burned a little when I sold mine in January.
I live in SLC, Utah and I preffer driving my jeep with only bikini top or top-less in the winter. The jeep in not my DD, but if I drive it to work, I would use a snowboarding jacket, gloves and hat, in the morning....with the temp in the 40-50F, I like to drive just with nice light jacket ...for 30$ I bought a heated seat cover (from smarthome) and works very fine. I had a hard top and sold it. I plan to buy a factory soft top for long trip drives/getting to the trail head (getting to moab: quiet and can turn on the AC). Driving topless inthe winter is fun..
In Utah I do not have to worry much about rain and I keep my jeep in the garage at all times...-for you might be difrent...
I don't exactly live in an arctic zone being in Northern Ca. but I commute in the mornings in mine and with temps in the 30's my heater blasts the interior of the Jeep. I always have to turn my heat down because it gets real toasty in there. even my wife was turning the heat down the other day. You should be good to go.
eh, I've never had a hardtop and I drive everyday with my softtop. My weather is about the same as yours. Maybe it's because I never had one to miss, but if it were me, I'd sell the hardtop and buy some upgrades in a heartbeat.
I roast in mine in Michigan. Have to turn the damn heater off sometimes even when it's 10 degrees out and blowing like crazy. Only two cons I see to a soft top (noise and can't scrap the windows clear!)
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I live in Utah as well (I own a YJ, but same thing), I run a full soft top with Half steel doors year round.
I have never had an issue with being cold once the heater is up and going. The only thing that happens is the Jeep gets colder faster when you turn it off and run into the store or go to the gas station.
As long as the soft top is in good shape the only thing you'll notice is a bit more wind noise.
I live in Ct and only have a softtop and full hard doors, the reason its cold is cause I stuck a tree branch through the rear window theres a small slit up by the zipper that lets some air in, but when driving, I am never cold. One other downfall though is not having the rear defroster and wiper, that would be nice with the snow.
2004 Electric Green Wrangler Sport. Bone stock with a Dana 44! SOLD and I miss it alittle.