Am I the odd person out for wanting/preferring a soft top?

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I don’t have any more, but that pic just cuts off the view of the bottom window bar. I wrap the straps around it, too, to keep the top low. It makes a big difference when looking out the back for the insane wannabe speed racers around here.
Ah I see, so you keep that window bar on. That makes sense!





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Soft top only for me. Jeep came with a hard top and I traded even-up for a premium soft top. I always only run a soft top on my Jeeps.
 

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I drag mine behind my RV and needed it to be a secure as possible. Hard top is more durable for all those miles. I liked the flexibility of a soft top on previously owned Jeeps but at this point the hardtop with the freedom panels works for me.
 

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If you want to feel like an odd-ball, try asking for this:

2-Door Sport (not Sport-S, not Rubicon)
Soft-Top
Manual Transmission
Tow Package
A/C

Those first 3 especially will make any salesman's head explode.

I ended up ordering exactly that (w/LSD) & couldn't be happier with it.
I was that odd ball too. I ended up finding one (minus the tow package) with the LSD also, but I had to go halfway across the country for it.
 

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Premium Soft Top only. Otherwise, why have a Wrangler? With Gobi roof rack you can put extra cargo on top if you wanted and still take the back windows off. I have a JFTop as a rear deck enclosure.
 
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I wanted a soft top but I didn't want to deal with trees poking hole(s) in it, and it geta too damn hot in FL during the summer. However in the better months the hard top is off, and Wranglers look 100x better with no top than a sleeping bag rolled up on the back lol.
 

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Im in LA, in jeep central. Where the weather is awesome year round. I see way more hard tops than soft tops.
 

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One of the reasons I ordered was because I could not find any dealer builds with a soft top. I did end up ordering with dual top, mainly just because it is so much more expensive to buy afterwards and figured on some occasions a may want a hard top. I expect to have the soft top on most of the time. Really part of what I love about the platform.
 

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It blows my mind that a vast majority of jeeps i see are hard top. The main reason why i special ordered my 2021 JLUR is so i could get the premium soft top, and not have to deal with a hard top.
I bought my JL used. If I would have bought new, I would have absolutely ordered it with a soft top. I still consider doing an even trade for one.
 

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My JK came with a hard top only. I quickly ordered a soft top because I like going topless and no doors in the summer.

I ordered my JLUR with the dual top package. I put the hard top on anywhere between late november/december when Colorado starts getting into the negatives and take it off late march/april. The soft top is on the rest of the time.

If I lived in a place that was 60+ year round, I would go with a soft top only.
 

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It blows my mind that a vast majority of jeeps i see are hard top. The main reason why i special ordered my 2021 JLUR is so i could get the premium soft top, and not have to deal with a hard top.
Nope, we just ordered our JLUR 2021 with the Premium Soft Top. We didn't want to hassle (the wife's and my opinion) with a hard top removal and storage. This also means we are more likely to ride around with the top down.

--Mike
 

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I think you'll get more soft tops on this forum than in the general public because we are more of an enthusiast group. Which is not to say more soft tops than hard tops on this forum, but possibly more than what you see on the road depending on where you live.

Personally, I haven't had a hard top since 1995:

1973 CJ5: Soft top, soft doors
1993 YJ: Soft top, half doors
2004 TJ Unlimited (2 door): Soft top
2020 JLUR: Soft top

Oh, and the last three were/are in Wisconsin and Chicago. No problems with heat. ;)
 

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Considering how easy it is to put down the top versus the JK I am on team soft top. Have driven more with my top down in my jl versus the JK. With the JK I wante to make sure it was sunny for 5 days to justify the work to put the top down. JL can be a day to day decision.
 

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