Originally Posted by 1C41N0
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.