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Old 04-12-2018, 06:36 AM   #1
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What's the longest you've gone with the top down?

It's the first warm day here, and it brings to mind a question: What's the farthest you've driven with the top down? I suppose there could a be a couple of categories here-

-miles driven in one stretch or on one day..

-road trip length, top down every inch of the way, except maybe parking it at night..

-longest you've gone (in days, consecutive or otherwise) without having the top up at all..

Almost time to get out the sunscreen!
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:04 AM   #2
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13 hours straight from NJ to Fla same day
Looked in the mirror around 4 PM and realized how much sun I'd gotten

Last year 6 days straight, 2000+ mile road trip 350+ miles/day down Skyline drive, Blue Ridge Pwy, Tail of Dragon, Cherohala Skyway.

I only put top up at each camp site for the night and 2 down pours
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:42 AM   #3
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I've had the top off my old Wrangler for 4 weeks at a time. Rain or shine. Grab a towel to sit on and pull the drain plugs. Boxster- 9 hours one day road tripping last fall, but this will be my first full summer with her...
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:20 AM   #4
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My top goes down when the low temp gets to around 50 F and the top goes back up when the high temp is around 40 F. So in Illinois, I have the top down for about 6-8 months straight.

Haven't put it down yet this year.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:10 PM   #5
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Well longest single trip 4 hours. When weather is nice 18 degrees c to 30top down unless parked. Jul to Aug top down mornings top up afternoon cause its 115 f

I owned a cj5 once no top almost a year, finally cold air broke me. Was living in Fl panhandle then. Rain or shine paying the price now on my 5th bayzel cell being cut out.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:24 PM   #6
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:35 AM   #7
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I put the top down last spring.....It has been down since.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:39 AM   #8
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PNW weather, even though the 986 is garage kept - two weeks. Would be longer if I had heated seats. Passenger complaints (wife)
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:39 AM   #9
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Drove from Madison, WI to San Jose, CA last fall, and I probably had it down about half the time.

Pretty much down the entire first two days (up to Denver), had it up through the Rockies until UT 128 just before Moab, and then back up between Ely and Reno, NV. On the way back, I had a beautiful day with the top down going north on CA 1 up to Fort Bragg. Had to put it back up after Reno, and kept it up the rest of the way, as temps never got out of the 40s.

Generally I'll put the top down if its above 50.
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My top is down all winter since I have snow tires and a hardtop.
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My top is down all winter since I have snow tires and a hardtop.
No fair...
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:06 PM   #12
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Top down till I park. Isn't it bad to store over long times with top down? Looks better top down always..
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