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PSA: Soft Top Down When Entering Garage

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I love this family and their new Bronco videos. They are informative and passionate about their new toy. I also like that they don't take themselves too seriously.
They have done videos on wind noise, stereo upgrades, wheel and tire upgrades, and a couple other things. Last night they posted a mishap with the soft top in the half open position and a garage door - you get the picture.
We have all done stupid things, so please don't be too harsh, but I thought it was a good reminder to all of us. Enjoy the series if you have some time.

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Good reminder! Thanks! And good on them for being up front about it all!

So, anyone know the overall height of a Sasquatch with a soft top? Imma go measure my garage door! 😯
 

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I felt so bad watching it but the first thing that popped into my head was, why not deflate the tires to lower it a few inches to get it freed?
They have to have some fat neighbours they could bring over to sit in to help compress the suspension too!
 

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I mean yea, _hit happens. It sucks but it's easily replaceable.
 

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Hadn't even thought of this. I have realized that if I've got my top down in the garage and it's pouring down rain I have to pull out to put the top up. But I hadn't even considered having the top half way down. And since I'll back in I would for sure wreck it forever.
 

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Reminds me of people who leave their SUV rear cargo door open and close their garage door by accident. Good reminder to everyone for sure.
 

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No way I'm going to say anything bad. I had an offroad truck that fit fine as long as I took the antenna mount off (think massive block of aluminum). Yep, had that one time I forgot. The truck suspension compressed enough to fit into the opening then proceeded to push the door backwards off the track.

Stinks they hurt their top.
 
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Hadn't even thought of this. I have realized that if I've got my top down in the garage and it's pouring down rain I have to pull out to put the top up. But I hadn't even considered having the top half way down. And since I'll back in I would for sure wreck it forever.
It can be done on my JK, if I am between the garage door tracks with the garage door closed.
 

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Please be polite (I mean, aren't we always?) as they have mentioned being part of this forum (in passing during a recent video). We don't want to disparage fellow forum members who are willing to provide us with this quality content!
 

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This is like flying. You never make fun of anyone who lands their plane with the landing gear retracted because “there are those who have, and those who will”.
 

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I was thinking either drop air press and or undo the whole top and slide it off.

No judgement here. I was backing out of the garage in our 09 Fusion 3-4yrs ago and was looking in the mirror behind me and hit the driver side mirror on the garage. It did not crack or break...it exploded...LOL. The glass shattered into a ton of pieces, the painted cover broke in two and shot to the front of the garage, the mirror frame/inner working just broke and went all floppy.

We all do something stupid. Thanks for sharing and hope others learn from this.
 

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And it’s why I’ll never have a roof bicycle rack…a buddy of mine had one and went under a low rail overpass. Full length sky roof on minivan shattered and bike bounced onto road but survived. Rack, not so much.
 

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Having done things like this I know from experience how sick she was when she realized what just happened.
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