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Re: rollable tailgate window

Here's a 2011-13. The question is, how much different is the 14+?


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Re: rollable tailgate window

Wow, so many good ideas! For me, for my purposes, I thought Jim_in_PA's idea solveed my problem: it is exactly 10' from front of dash to rear tailgate, so my 10' lengths of pvc, 2x4's, etc. will fit just fine (I already have a dash cover on). To make that really work, I'd like to be able to remove the passenger head rest so lenghts could sit on top of seat but reading the owner's manual indicates that only dealer's can remove head rest. Tried reclining the seat but it doesn't really get low enough to be out of the way. Please recall, I am just looking for a convenient way to carry some long items, without having to make a lot of adjustments.
Don't know if this takes me back to the rear window idea. When I look at the fixed rear window, it looks to me like a replacement couldn't be hinged up because the window is under the stop light which is part of the rear wind deflector.
A quick perusing of the electronics on my tailgate--back up camera, remote lift, etc.--makes me wonder what I would lose compared to what I would gain. I must be missing something. And how did that guy carry a 16' garage door section (what's the trick, cut it in two 8' lengths?).
I know that no one has supported my idea of finding a way to roll the window down, understanding that a lot of stuff is there (wiper, I could lose that, tail lights, license plate light, etc.) but does anyone know if there is any space in there? Thanks again.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:37 AM
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Re: rollable tailgate window

I'd say get rid of that X6. Strange vehicle and proof of BMW whoring their lineup and making up segments that don't exist. That should free up some money to buy something to haul long boards.
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To make that really work, I'd like to be able to remove the passenger head rest.

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Don't know if this takes me back to the rear window idea. When I look at the fixed rear window, it looks to me like a replacement couldn't be hinged up because the window is under the stop light which is part of the rear wind deflector.
The hatch spoiler and CHMSL raise with the glass.

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I know that no one has supported my idea of finding a way to roll the window down, understanding that a lot of stuff is there (wiper, I could lose that, tail lights, license plate light, etc.) but does anyone know if there is any space in there? Thanks again.
There's no chance you could create a functional, OE-looking rear window that rolls down into the hatch without spending more money than it would cost to just buy a cheap pickup for when you need to haul something long:

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Seriously, it would be far cheaper to just buy an old beater pickup for your trips to Lowe's or Home Depot.
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Re: rollable tailgate window

Dropshadow, that seat rack is a nice idea and it would give me the convenient capability I am seeking. But the one question is: the owner's manual says head rests can only be taken out by dealer. I've taken many out of other cars but I don't see how this comes out of my JGC? Understand, at best, FCA frowns on this but it is my jeep after all. Can they be removed by an ordinary citizen?
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Re: rollable tailgate window

The headrests are "active" headrests which instantaneously change position during certain types of collisions. That's why they are not removable...they are integral safety systems.
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Re: rollable tailgate window

this thread is the exact reason I haven't even contemplated trading my 12 in yet. I would love the new High Altitude in white.. But the lack of flipper glass is basically the only reason I haven't. I use mine all the time not just for long items but when groceries are piled high in there(usually on top of my wifes massage table) I have to use the glass so the groceries dont come falling out. I really don't know how you guys with the newer jeeps can handle not having it. I really wish they didn't get rid of that feature. But like others have said try out an older gate and part it out possibly.
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Re: rollable tailgate window

Jd', the fact of the matter is that many of us who have the 'flipper glass' didn't even know we had it until long after we bought our JGC. My previous SUV didn't have one, so I never looked for it. While some folks use it a lot, that's not universal. I've only used it about a half-dozen times and that was when I had my horse trailer connected and needed something out of the back of the Keep...like a bag of carrots. I could have opened the lift gate no problem, but just reached in through the glass. I'm convinced that Jeep felt this was a cost savings item and the majority of buyers wouldn't even notice it was missing.
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Re: rollable tailgate window

I traded in a GMC Sierra for my GC. Replaced the loss of a truck bed with an 5x10 utility trailer.
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Re: rollable tailgate window

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Jd', the fact of the matter is that many of us who have the 'flipper glass' didn't even know we had it until long after we bought our JGC. My previous SUV didn't have one, so I never looked for it. While some folks use it a lot, that's not universal. I've only used it about a half-dozen times and that was when I had my horse trailer connected and needed something out of the back of the Keep...like a bag of carrots. I could have opened the lift gate no problem, but just reached in through the glass. I'm convinced that Jeep felt this was a cost savings item and the majority of buyers wouldn't even notice it was missing.
I hear ya. Weren't they having leaking issues with them at one point or another too?

I agree with the lower post as well. I got rid of a truck when I got the jeep. I too use a trailer most of the time when hauling long stuff. There is those times when you don't have a trailer with you and you decide to buy something long. Or hauling pipe is a PIA on a trailer(with no closed sides atleast) so I would throw a 10' pipe through the flipper glass over take the trailer..
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Re: rollable tailgate window

Gents,
First of all the M6 is a cool car, I don't have one so its an honest opinion.
Second some time the best solution to a problem is a low tech simple solution.

And it is a roof rack!
Cheap you can quickly take it off, and will hold whatever you buy in Home Depot or lowes
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