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Hey I was wondering if any of you take the windshield down on a regular basis. If so does it secure down well enough that it isn't going to bust the glass if I hit a big rock offroad? It looks like a pita to put down compared to my old YJ but going to give it a try this weekend. Does anyone have a pic with it down? I will post one later.
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I haven't (and probably wont) put my windshield down for 2 reasons:

1) I have to drive to the trail, and bugs and road debris don't taste good.
2) You have to remove the front half of the sport cage.

Without a better cage system that does not rely on the windshield for support, I don't foresee ever folding it down. Too much hassle.

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going on mild trails that I have done before to let a newbie take his new to him YJ out for the first time so not too worried about rolling it. I know that I have read somewhere that it is hard to get the windshield to seal back up tight. That and worrying about bringing the glass back with me. Not having seen a JK folded down I dont know if the frame or the glass will rest on the hood nips.
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3. it doesn't look as good as the other jeeps. the winsheild has too much of a curve to it.

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it looks plain retarded and a huge hassle. I for one, would be willing to give up the heritage and do away with it forever and put the money elswhere. Rant over..lol sorry guys just how i see it.

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I saw one down at the dealer once. It looked like crap!

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I've seen it before and it did look weird. But I couldn't find a pic in search here. Funny thing is I Googled "Jeep JK windshield down" and found this. It even has a video of how to do it. You can decide for yourself.

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/vi...ler-jk-237448/

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Maybe with a roll cage it would look ok but that looks like crap.
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YouTube - How to fold The Windshield of a Jeep Wranngler JK

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thanks for the video. should have looked on youtube to begin with. they have everything. our ride was rained out so it was not an issue but the video looks like it may be more trouble than it is worth.
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The older pre JK models are a piece of cake to fold down. I just met someone at work with a '94 wrangler.
wow the windshield comes down in 2 minutes. He says he takes it down when he goes to the drive in movies with his wife.
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WOW... Too bad they integrated the windshield frame as part of the roll cage. So much for 4 wheeling and and having the passenger truly ride shotgun and hunt LOL. Also can't take the window down at the drive in movies.
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The older pre JK models are a piece of cake to fold down. I just met someone at work with a '94 wrangler.
wow the windshield comes down in 2 minutes. He says he takes it down when he goes to the drive in movies with his wife.
same process though. You have to unbolt the sport bars from the windshield and cage hoop. on a YJ then you have 2 bolts in the dash, on a TJ you have 2 bolts in the outside hinge you have to remove, as well as the wipers.

only thing different on a JK is you have to remove the corner pieces, not just the bolts.

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same process though. You have to unbolt the sport bars from the windshield and cage hoop. on a YJ then you have 2 bolts in the dash, on a TJ you have 2 bolts in the outside hinge you have to remove, as well as the wipers.

only thing different on a JK is you have to remove the corner pieces, not just the bolts.
With the PSC cage, all I have to do is remove the 6 or 8 bolts and disconnect the top...

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I took it down once and said to myself...

"Well that was a pain in the ass.".

Put it back up and said to myself...

"Well that was even more of a pain in the ass.".

Bought one of THESE, installed it and thought to myself...

"That wasn't as MUCH of a pain in the ass.".

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I pull mine regularly. I have it down to 4 bolts and a pin and it's gone. Granted I don't run the plastic shit sun visors and etc crap. It doesn't look too bad but I am going to fab up a support piece to run between the windshield mounts. My last trip out I folded one of the mounting ears back and it was a pia to straighten back out.






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It looks cool with it removed but really dumb with it folded down.

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With the PSC cage, all I have to do is remove the 6 or 8 bolts and disconnect the top...
In my Tj with a real cage I don't even have to pull any bolts. I just fold it down.

In my last Tj I drilled out the hinges and used pins so I just pulled the 2 pins and the whole frame came right off.


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