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What is your top-down temperature limit?

Its looking like its going to be great weather (60 degrees) this weekend and I was considering taking the top off. It will be cold as hell in the mornings but who cares!

What temperature do you guys wait for till the top comes off?

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Drive in this morning was right around 50. Top and doors are off! Drive naked!

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That's right about the limit for me: 60* I have the little one in the morning, so unless it's 60* in the morning, or she's bundled up like Nanook of the North, we're keepin the freedom panels in place.

I'll probably pull the hard top sometime in March and from there on out, it's a 5 minute roll back to get the ORH top on/off.



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My limit is 65 because any colder and it's hard to put the top back up.

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To me....it has everything to do with the wind. Some days it is sunny as a maiden's golden ass, and it SEEMS like a good idea. Then that wind kicks up and makes it miserable.

With a cap and jacket- mid to upper 50's is as low as I go. Ideal to me is anything between about 70 to 80 degrees.

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i usually wait till it's mid 60's for taking off the top and 70's for taking off the doors.

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I try to always drive in a temp thats above my age.
Gonna be real nice when I am 70.
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If it is as warm Friday as it is right now, I'm taking front doors and front section of freedom top off.
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When I first got my Jeep, it was the 40's if the afternoon was over 60. Heavy coat, gloves, hat, windows up and heat blasting, it isn't that bad. Definitely better than riding a motorcycle.

Now it is around 50 and up.


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Had the top off this weekend when we went wheeling. I'm in AZ though and it was about 68-70 degrees!

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When I first got my Jeep, it was the 40's if the afternoon was over 60. Heavy coat, gloves, hat, windows up and heat blasting, it isn't that bad. Definitely better than riding a motorcycle.

Now it is around 50 and up.
Sounds about where I'm at. If it wasn't for my wife this would be the norm. She gets cold easily, anything below 70 and she has icicles for hands.

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Sounds about where I'm at. If it wasn't for my wife this would be the norm. She gets cold easily, anything below 70 and she has icicles for hands.
Same exact thing for my wife. Her favorite feature on the '11 Grand Cherokee Overland is the heated steering wheel!


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Same exact thing for my wife. Her favorite feature on the '11 Grand Cherokee Overland is the heated steering wheel!
Can i get one of these with a backpack for the battery for my girlfriend? Her hands are uber cold!
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Lowest day low would be like 45. That's windows up and keeping warm. I dont care to be topless when it's blazing hot out either

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60 if I'm NOT going on the hwy and above 70 if I am

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Doesn't matter to me. I dropped the top this morning and the gage said 47 - all depends if she's riding along, then it has to be at least 70 if were not on the freeway, 80 if we are

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Freedom panels came off last weekend for 45 degrees and sun. Will switch to the ORH top early April once the temp is at least consistently in the 50's +.

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My days of freezing my a$$ off just to ride around with the top off are long past so I usually won't drop the top till almost 70.
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Ill leave the top on and just take the doors off untill it over 60 then they both come off

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60-65 is decent, if gets colder add some extra clothes, and blast the heat

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I'm putting on the soft top as soon as the snow melts. I don't care what temperature it is, but I'll be driving around with the top down that day.

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If I'm just driving to and from work then it can be in the 30s. But if its a longer drive, like my runs to Dallas, Low 50s and its time to at least put the top up. Any colder than that and I'll zip the windows in.

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