Re: What would you like in a Jeep Soft Top?
Here's an idea ...some may like and some may not! Why couldn't they design the back tailgate too have a glass window that retracts into the tailgate ? I have often thought about this and remembered that some vehicles with soft tops have this feature so they could do away with the back plastic non usable window once it is destroyed from 1 year of use. and for that matter why couldn't they design all the windows to work in that way....I know the rear quarter windows would be an odd shape given the wheel wells are large and rear 1/4 is short but it would still be doable with modification...removing the plastic all together, it would need a trim panel and a firmer canopy so that the seals would sit firmly on the glass . It could be done and with one button lower the glass and throw back the top. Not saying to incorporate electrics into the whole top just add glass that lowers into the body and the top could stay manual. Yes I know the dimensions are different concerning glass and body but it could be done.
Just my two cents ....the plastic is the weakest part of the vehicle and could be eliminated if any thought went into it, just have a the nice new heavy duty premium top maybe even sturdier and do away with the hardtop all together.
2012 Black 2 door JK manual COD MW3 edition ..dual tops , nav 430 ,Talon Superwinch, Delta lightbar, PIAA lights up front , HIDX lights at A frames , stubby antenna, BULL BAR, high lift on the back bar... boom mat in blacked out hardtop switched out OEM speakers to B Acoustics.