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post #1 of 16 Old 08-21-2007, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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snow + soft top = ?

i know its a bit early but with winter coming up how does the soft top hold up with the weight of inches of snow on it?

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post #2 of 16 Old 08-21-2007, 08:08 PM
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if it is like my tj you will be fine. i like the plastic windows better because you just smack the from the inside and all the ice come right off no scraping.
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They hold up just fine; I've had mine for several years now, it stays outside all the time, and I've never had a problem. If it's a particularly wet and heavy snow, I'll go out and brush the snow off once it builds up - just to be safe.

But, be careful of smacking your windows too hard when they are cold, since they are more brittle and prone to breaking.
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post #4 of 16 Old 08-21-2007, 09:48 PM
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if it is like my tj you will be fine. i like the plastic windows better because you just smack the from the inside and all the ice come right off no scraping.
Now that's what I like to hear!

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post #5 of 16 Old 08-22-2007, 06:28 AM
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if it is like my tj you will be fine. i like the plastic windows better because you just smack the from the inside and all the ice come right off no scraping.
Becareful doing that, because I put a whole right through my rear window like that. I gave it a quick tap to get everything off and it cracked the plastic window.

I've seen a guy put his ice scraper through a plastic window also.

This was on my TJ.
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i know its a bit early but with winter coming up how does the soft top hold up with the weight of inches of snow on it?

sorry dude, I can't help ya. I haven't seen snow since 1997.

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My TJ soft top holds up just fine and we had a pretty harsh winter last year. The only trouble is the wet heavy stuff will tend to freeze/bond with the top so you can't get it all off... and then later when you are going down the highway and it starts to "unstick", huge chunks will go flying and could hit other cars.

But that just makes it fun!

I'm curious how my huge JK 4-door softop will hold up.

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thanks for all the quick replies. was worried that i would come up and the build up of snow would cause the top to cave in. guess it's stronger than it seems. thanks again
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post #9 of 16 Old 08-22-2007, 01:10 PM
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Never had a problem with my TJ, and that had the denim top, not the better top that's on the newer ones.

I'd be careful about the sheets of stuff coming off...while I agree it's pretty cool looking, you can also get a ticket for it, at least around these here parts....

Still, does look really cool as it hits the pavement and virtually explodes...

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post #10 of 16 Old 08-22-2007, 01:20 PM
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Look at where the Jeeps are designed, built and tested. Michigan/Ohio. Not exactly your sun belt.

We have plenty of JK's around here that spend all winter with the softtops in whatever Michigan can send it's way. The tops survive just fine.

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I am here in Northern Virginia and got my JK in Dec '06. We had several storms with some wet heavy snow, one about 8 inches. My top sagged a good bit but when I brushed the snow off it went right back into shape. Didn't have any problems. It was very easy to push the snow off in big chunks with a broom.
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mine sagged alot with about 12" of wet snow on it. and water started to seep through when it got warmer, it was a spring storm.

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Has anyone tried spraying (Pam Cooking Spray) on the plastic windows just b-4 a winter storm? Just wondering what it might do.

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Has anyone tried spraying (Pam Cooking Spray) on the plastic windows just b-4 a winter storm? Just wondering what it might do.
I use real butter and just a hint of garlic.

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post #15 of 16 Old 08-30-2007, 03:02 AM
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Becareful doing that, because I put a whole right through my rear window like that. I gave it a quick tap to get everything off and it cracked the plastic window.


This was on my TJ.
Did the same thing with my old YJ, I used to run soft doors all winter as well, that was interesting some mornings.
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