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Unread 02-20-2010, 01:43 PM   #31
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Would you recommend finding a hard top for winter? This is my new DD, and I was born and raised in SD. The only thing I'm wondering/worried is that prairie wind we get out in that area and how the soft top will hold up/heat.


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Unread 02-21-2010, 06:29 PM   #32
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Would you recommend finding a hard top for winter? This is my new DD, and I was born and raised in SD. The only thing I'm wondering/worried is that prairie wind we get out in that area and how the soft top will hold up/heat.
Absolutely.
Start looking anyway. They don't come up for sale a lot and they are not cheap.
In the meantime a stock soft top in good condition seals well enough to heat up fine in the winter. Plenty of people around here do fine all winter with soft tops. It's a pain if you park outside and have to scrape snow/ice off fabric and plastic windows though.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 01:16 PM   #33
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Just bought #787 of 1000 05 rubicon unlimented sahara w/4024 miles on it for 22000, I really like this jeep.Ive been looking since 04 you will not regret the unlimented.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 02:53 PM   #34
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I bought my daughter an 06 unlimited Rubicon, hard and soft tops, cruise control and auto dim review mirror. Truck had 8000 original miles 1 owner, chrome grill and trailer hitch for $19,000 jast November. Though I myself am not a jeep fan after owning a 1989 jeep sahara, I must admit this one rides and handles way better then my old one, and with the LJ you can get four people in it and still have room for gear in the back. I still think they are too slow, but I'm gonna Ripp mod it because my daughter loves it. Other then that I have to admit it is
sharp looking with the 4" Zone lift
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Unread 02-22-2010, 03:07 PM   #35
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no offense, but your going to supercharge a kids vehicle?
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Unread 02-22-2010, 04:11 PM   #36
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Ambulldog, Is this the LJ on the Zone web site. If so I was leaning strong towards the Zone 4" for my LJ and your comments were what finally persuaded me.

Back on topic, I've had both the soft and the hard tops and I'd have to say I definitely like the hard top in the winter better.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 04:30 PM   #37
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Would you recommend finding a hard top for winter? This is my new DD, and I was born and raised in SD. The only thing I'm wondering/worried is that prairie wind we get out in that area and how the soft top will hold up/heat.
Having lived in Omaha and Lincoln (my condolences to you on your move), and now Denver, I can say that selling my hard top was one of the best things I did. The unlimited hard top is big, heavy, and takes up a lot of storage space. I sold mine for $800 and used it for other parts.

The Jeep warms and cools just the same with the hard top and soft top. The soft top is marginally louder at 80 on the highway between Denver and Omaha. The wind on a lifted jeep at 80 on the highway is just as bad with a hard top and soft top.

If I had a 3 car garage, or enough rafter space that I could use a lift, I might have kept it. And, if JScherb's mystery company develops the Safari top, I'll be one of the first in line as it defeats every complaint I have with the factory Unlimited hard top.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 06:59 PM   #38
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no offense, but your going to supercharge a kids vehicle?
Yes, the truck needs a little more speed to merge into traffic plus she is a responsible kid. The speed at which the people drive on the highways combine with the shorter on ramps will make her more comfortable.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 07:00 PM   #39
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Ambulldog, Is this the LJ on the Zone web site. If so I was leaning strong towards the Zone 4" for my LJ and your comments were what finally persuaded me.

Back on topic, I've had both the soft and the hard tops and I'd have to say I definitely like the hard top in the winter better.
The kit has 5000 miles on it and zero issues. Still rides like a dream.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 08:04 PM   #40
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no offense, but your going to supercharge a kids vehicle?
I won't hurt.... at least then it'll be able to run 16sec. quarters, which is still nothing to brag about.

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