Going Topless for the First Time

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In high school I had an Alfa Romeo Spider, always had the top down, stopped off at a friends house, came back out and it smelled like :poop:. I figured I stepped in it in the yard, nope on the passenger side mat was a nice fresh turd...their cat must have hated me...better than cat pee I guess. I had rubberized mats so I got lucky...

I have never had a problem with the jeep though...never any reason to lock it with a soft top..I mean you can unzip the back windows...





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As soon as the weather hit 76+ and was clear the top and doors were off on my wrangler. I went everywhere like that. School, grocery shopping and to the mall. Granted that was rural NC and now I live in Texas.
 

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Yes sir, that has been the bane of convertibles since their conception. I never leave the top down/or off unless I can see the thing from where I am at the time. It's sad, but there are some stupid mean ass people out there that will be jealous that they can't have what you have.
 

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Yeah, nice neighborhoods, just curious to experiences. Sorry for the title, must have just slipped my mind that it could have caused the stallions to get restless...
at some point bestop will make a soft top for it....and that will at least keep the idiots from throwing crap in it
 

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The gladiator (and the JL I assume) has all kinds of interior locking compartments - center console, glovebox, rear seat backs (can fold down but can be locked upright) and rear seat bottoms fold up to reveal a (optional) locking case.

I’ve gone without the top plenty of times around town and no issues.

I don’t leave anything valuable in the car and use the locking storage for things I need for the truck but aren’t super valuable.

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Had Jeeps for years and years. Only time any of my Jeeps were messed with was at night. If you don’t want it stolen, lock it up or take it out of the vehicle. Of course, this was before I owned a home, I was renting and parked on the street.

I never experienced issues with people throwing trash in any of my rigs or theft of any kind during trips or driving around town.

Sadly, soft tops are easy to slash and grab. So I’d go with a hard top for sure. There will be tons of aftermarket support for securing or locking personal items as well. Until then, each night be sure to get your stuff out and lock up anything you don’t mind someone walking away with. Or keep it in your garage.
 

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One thing I will be adding first to my Bronco is a shade screen. Parked my Jeep downtown once and came back to find bird crap on the seat. 😝
 

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When I lived in Arizona I didn't have a top on the Jeep for weeks at a time. I didn't live in a great area of town and never really had trouble with it. With that said, my Jeep wasn't brand new and did a good amount of rock crawling with it, so it had some battle scars. So while lifted, locked and fully capable - it didn't necessarily look like the nicest Jeep around.

It will be a little harder with a new Bronco, but I plan on doing my best to embrace those old topless days with the Jeep. While the vehicle is going to look at lot nicer - I'm also *way* better insured now than I was then!! ;)
 

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Thats why i'm going BD, it has basically a washable inside (seats/floor) so if birds feel like having a party or some a-hole, i can just wash it out.

Plus my kids will probably make more of a mess than anybody else so.
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Wonder if we'll have a lockable glove box or center console...?
Haven't seen one of those in 30 years lol
 
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They offer one for the Ranger.

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