I'll admit that I fell victim to this.OP posts a wall of text, most people don’t read past the headline.
I know but still dude that like me saying I’ll never drive mine in the beach lol
Sand and salt are not equal though, he's not the only one in the rust-belt that does it.Saying you’ll NEVER drive it in the winter is a flat out lie lol
What top do you have? I've never seen a soft top do that, and that includes the crappy Rampage soft top that was on my TJ.I have a soft top and really like it but...there is one issue that would make me think twice about another one with a soft top. In a strong sidewind, 40 mph or so, the top will separate from the door frame and the Velcro on the rear window. This opens a hole that is maybe 4" tall and 12" long. That is a big hole in the winter time with snow blowing in.....or in the summer when it's raining sideways.
Something to think about....
I didn’t read the wall either I saw headline quick answer but a wall of a question.I didn’t lol
I looked at the question, looked at his location and BAM solid answer. Saying you’ll NEVER drive it in the winter is a flat out lie lol
I have owned Jeeps from CJ's, YJ's, a ton of TJ's and even a JKU before my JLU- The premium soft top is FAR better than any of my old soft tops. It is easier to take down, it is easier to take in and out the windows, and it is far quitter. I can cruise down the highway at 70+ in the soft top and have a conversation with everyone in the Jeep. If it is being stored most of the winter it makes no sense to me to have a hard top. I have considered selling my hard top and just daily driving my soft top even through the winter. It is much more livable than the old soft tops in my opinion.This my first post to this site. Long time Jeep owner, but first time with this new a model. I am in the last stage of prepping my order for a 2019 Wrangler 2-door Rubicon. I've got one day to decide this. The only option I have not decided on is soft-top or hard-top. I watched a number of on-line videos on both and it only made the decision harder. My current Jeep has a soft-top, but with all the changes to hard-tops, I have to look at that angle also. Here's how I will be using my Jeep. I live in Michigan, near the Canadian borders. 5 months of winter and tons of road salt, so this Jeep will not see winter at all. Just like my last Jeep, it will be stored during that time. Once on the road, it will not be a daily driver. It will only be driven with the top off on nice days, just pleasure riding. Matter of fact, the top will not be on at all during the 6-7 months I will use it. Based on that, I would say get the hard-top and remove it completely for that 6-7 months. But, with the soft-top, it would be nice to have the ability to put it up in case of a stray unexpected rain shower. I know all this seems trivial, but there is quite a price difference in the two tops I am looking at. I did see one video where the comments about the soft-top and how far it goes back when down was disappointing. Can anyone chime in on the positives and negatives they have found with their choices. Thanks. And by the way, I've got a 2004 Rubicon with 24,500 original miles. About as nice a Jeep that you can find. Silver with tons of extras. Same story the entire time I've owned the 04. Not a daily driver. Never saw a snow flake or road salt and only for pleasure cruising. 100% garage kept with custom cover and in fantastic condition.