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Old 03-05-2011, 07:01 AM   #15
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We have a 2007 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 4 door. Have been towing it (4 wheels down) since it was new. It has a automatic transmission and the "Sunnyrider" soft top, which means you can fold back the portion thats over the front seats. Its not that difficult and with 2 people its a snap to "giter done". To get the top completly folded down can be a very difficult and perplexing operation. The hard top has the two pieces over the front seats that come off. We love the 4 dr version as it is (a) more room for passengers and (b) more storage space in the back- even more with the back seats folded down. The Jeep has a lot of versatility for us too we (actually me) can do some serious off roading as well as sightseeing and shopping (DW that is).

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Old 03-05-2011, 01:31 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by JimM68 View Post
Ain't it the truth! I usually just flip the top up and clip the windshield clips. It's those side curtains that are a pita to install / remove. I've full doors so we stay pretty snug up front.

Half doors are on my "want it" list, but darn they are expensive.
One thing I like about the soft tops these days, I can, with relative ease, flip the front half back for what, in essence, becomes the worlds biggest sunroof. Otherwise, you're right. Lowering it completely is a major PITA. Between that, and needing to contain the dogs, I don't bother anymore.

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Old 03-06-2011, 02:32 AM   #17
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From previous posts, I have unfortunately found out that towing my wife's Miata with automatic transmission is not the way to go. In order to keep her in a convertible, I was thinking about selling the miata and buying a used wrangler. Still need to have automatic transmission, I am assuming with the wrangler that will not be a problem. Also what am I looking at spending to get up and going down the road.
if your dw really loves her miata, borrow or rent (from u haul) a tow dolly and see how your miata tows with the rear wheels on the dolly. (the front wheels on the ground). you will have to lock the steering wheel mechanically with something like a steering wheel to brake pedal anti theft lock.
for your exploratory tow, use a stout rope. do not use the installed steering wheel lock. if you hit a pothole it may break the lock. the front tires will probably wear a little more than normal, but imho the miata will tow well. i have seen others towing this way, usually rear wheel drive pickup trucks on dollys. use magnetic base tow lights from u haul. the cheap lights from harbor freight are junk.
i am located in vancouver, wa. if i can help with you with my stehl dolly, pm me.
my stehl dolly, new, with electric brakes, brake controller and tow lights cost me <$1500.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:27 AM   #18
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That may be a solution but that Miata sits pretty low and when you raise the rear end on the dolly, you will need to be extra carefull on sloped drive ways or you'll pull the nose clip off of it.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:45 PM   #19
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Our Wrangler has the 'Freedom' hard top. Very easy to remove the two forward sections and to reinstall. The two top sections fit well behind the rear seat. It's an auto trans and we tow 4 down. Bob

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