How is the soft top in the winter? (real winter)

At Risk Ute

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This is the only problem I’ve experienced with the 2 door soft top. Drove through western Kansas with a nasty crosswind. Top would lift where you see snow during strong gusts. Disconcerting at first hearing the howl and seeing daylight but no damage.

I also keep a bottle of glass cleaner on hand to clean the back three windows. Like to leave them off as long as I can!

Is it a 2 or 4 door? My 2 door had issues with strong winds and snow getting under the top
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It would occasionally flap in strong winds, but that was the first top I had. The one pictured doesn't flap in the wind, but it'll let snow in. Here are some pictures of the snow creating a "wedge" on the soft top to let even more snow in.
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I only have a soft top near the NYC tristate area. The last winter was mild, and this year is off to a great start. Most people idle in their cars to stay warm - you’d probably have to do this mostly with a soft top although I have no experience with a hard top. I would say that it has not been an issue coming from the 7 regular cars I have owned before my sport. The best thing about the soft top is that you can tap the twill and knock most of the snow off. Once you get the heater working the windows clear up. I find that I cannot fog them up at all if I have the heater/ac unit regulating a comfortable temp. Also no issues with snow or rain getting in on my top. - it does flap like crazy when you’re doing 65+ on the highway/freeway.

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On both of my JLs, a strong sidewind will/would cause the top to separate from the sides. It. is the nature of the design I think. It can either be easy to operate or leak free. I like it to be easy to operate.

I also run mine through the car wash once or twice a month......brushes and all. My windows get scratched. However, there are two products (maybe several others) that clean and minimize the scratches in plastic windows. One is Plexus Plastic Cleaner. It is designed to fill the small scratches and make the window appear nearly new. It works but is expensive.

The other product is Lemon Pledge. Yep good old cheap Lemon Pledge. It does the same job as Plexus, is available everywhere, and smells better to boot. I've done windows with each and could not tell the difference.

I don't worry about the tiny scratches from the carwash because I know brush and branches scratch much worse. Of course this may not be a problem at the mall.
 

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