Drive with hard top rear glass up?

  1. cosmokenney

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    I've done that twice with mountain bikes on. Once in a parking garage had the bikes vertical with the front wheels on the roll bar in my YJ. Friends bike took the brunt of that one. :(. Another time in my regular garage. My roof rack got bent. Bike was okay. :whew:
     
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    I've only done it a couple of times on the beach. My wife and I were living in Provincetown that summer.:like:
     
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    Did it on my jk and still do it now on the jl.
     
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    I've always been to scared i'd fling a rock up and break it. I've had chunks of mud and rocks hit the top of my roof, the inside of the windshield and my side mirrors when offroading on KM2s so never wanted to risk it. I think if you have no-deductible glass replacement (which all wrangler owners should have lol) it also covers the rear window so have at it hahaha


    side note if i have my soft top rear window down i can smell exhaust fumes in the cab even with the windows down if i gas it hard on the highway. Never noticed it in traffic or at slow speeds though
     
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    I have a 2 door. I carried some timber from Bunnings last week with the glass open and it was fine.
     
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    Dig into the manual. Don’t think it’s ever advised, but that’s to cover warranty issues. I’d say do whatever you want, but be prepared to pay for anything that breaks.
     
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    can you say Aerodynamic???
     
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    I can say it, I can probably spell it most of the time, but absolutely never have I ever considered that as something id care about in regards to my Jeep.
     
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    Jeep should really make that rear glass window REMOVABLE!!!

    With the power sliding top, rear side window being removable, and (if only) rear window removable too it would be really awesome and innovative of Jeep. Only thing it would be missing is half doors (designed for hard top equipped jeeps) and Jeep would be really innovative and pave the future... but they are playing it safe in my opinion selling mostly hard tops (especially with the Gladiators).

    I am really bummed that you can no longer get half doors. I’ll just have to stick to my 11 year old JK Rubicon Unlimited with half doors on 37s. I love that thing.
     
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    You mean you
    you mean you can’t turn a BOX into a corvette???? Ahhhhhh, I need to return my Jeep
     
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    I do it all the time to haul surfboards, and occasionally for air flow. I do not run with it up without at least the front 2 windows down, if not more. As for not removing the top, sometimes I surf in the rain ;)
     
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    I wonder how far back they had to move those front seats to fit that slanted windshield???
     
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    I'm a dumb shit and drove off the other day with my glass up AND my rear door open. The door banged shut with a vengeance about three blocks later. The rear glass stayed up. No problem! I know this isn't really an answer to the OP's question, but had to say it. Now I feel better.
     
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