Is open Jeep a dying art?

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I think it is a dying art, because people give me 💩 for spending 2.5k (sold hardtop for 1.5k) on a powered soft top while there's an entire thread for people who are spending up to 3k on a RADIO. This top allows me to be topless as much as humanly possibly without needing a garage.

This weekend wouldn't have been as fun if I didn't get to commute everywhere topless.

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Jeeps are about SMILES PER GALLON
That is amazing!!
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Fantastic photo of the bridge in Bridgeton, Indiana!!!!! And of your Jeep OF COURSE!!!!!
Love that grist mill! Picked up some corn meal and grits! The old guy that runs it is a treasure!
 

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If its nice enough to take my top and doors off then its nice enough to be dirt biking instead.
I only get a handful of days a month to be home so the only time i find it worth my time is when i can let a friend experience driving in a naked jeep for the first time
 

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If its nice enough to take my top and doors off then its nice enough to be dirt biking instead.
I only get a handful of days a month to be home so the only time i find it worth my time is when i can let a friend experience driving in a naked jeep for the first time
The only advantage the Jeep has is that I don’t need to wear a helmet with driving😊😊
 

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Not naked why buy a Jeep?
 

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Not naked why buy a Jeep?
Well, they are pretty good in the winter, too. But each to his own. I like how we can adapt them to all seasons.

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Mine has been naked most of the summer so far. She was fully dressed last week due to 90+ degrees and high humidity with rain. Yesterday I stripped her back down and not 20 minutes later it rained 😂. This is why the carpet and drain plugs have been pulled since the end of June.
 

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So, out of curiosity for somebody without a jeep (yet, I just put in my order).

What's the difference sound/wind wise with JUST the Roof Off, Vs the Roof AND the Doors Off?

Also, does the spider sunshade make a difference with noise when the roof is off?

Thanks! :)

I have the Spider SunShade one-piece over the entire Jeep and I don’t notice any issue with noise. However, I have 33” MTs, axle-back dual exhaust and K&N, so I have a lot of other noise. It’s a Jeep, it’s not supposed to be quiet!

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Hey ELJeefe77
First of all congrats on the Jeep order. Enjoy the anticipation, don’t get stressed about the build and waiting process. Many do and lose the fun of the delivery day. (Some justifiable, I get it)Can’t really help with either of the questions but just a little help..Jeep’s have tops not roofs. 😉

Post pics when you get the new Jeep
Ah, top it is - thanks! Will find out my ETA for delivery in 2-3 weeks. Could be 5-10 weeks, depending on how the chip shortage is going apparentlyh.
 

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I have the Spider SunShade one-piece over the entire Jeep and I don’t notice any issue with noise. However, I have 33” MTs, axle-back dual exhaust and K&N, so I have a lot of other noise. It’s a Jeep, it’s not supposed to be quiet!

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Awesome, thanks! I was in my garage last night eye-balling the rafters trying to figure out where I can put a pulley system for the top! :)
 

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Did some re-organizing in the garage so I can finally park the jeep in there. Now that she’s a garage queen I go doorless and topless every day. I haven’t had the doors/top on since July 10th! I’m going to see if I can break my college record of like 4 months

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So, out of curiosity for somebody without a jeep (yet, I just put in my order).

What's the difference sound/wind wise with JUST the Roof Off, Vs the Roof AND the Doors Off?

Also, does the spider sunshade make a difference with noise when the roof is off?

Thanks! :)
Congrats!

Having just the freedom panels off is like a windier version of a sunroof (because there’s no deflector). Having the top off is like a bigger sunroof. A sunshade makes a huge difference with wind (not as much wind), and makes it a tad quieter. It also keeps you from frying in the sun. Get one.

The doors make a huge difference. 35 and below it’s mostly road noise. It’s fun and you can still have a convo and listen to the radio. On the highway it’s assault from wind and trucks. You won’t be having any casual conversations or listening to your crime podcast. You’ll have to communicate with your significant other through loving glances or shouting, “WHAT???” at each other.
 
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