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View Poll Results: Keep sliding glass or trade for a solid one
Keep the sliding rear 42 76.36%
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Old 09-21-2009
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Rear sliding or solid glass

I have a rear sliding glass on the truck now -- I got a buddy who wants to trade to a solid one..

hay or nay?
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I considered doing this once but then I figured that as soon as I got rid of my slider I would need it for something. So I just decided to stick with what I already have.
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i have had a slider on my old ranger, and my current 150, and i NEVER used that thing. i want a solid rear window soooo bad. i say trade. i guess if you didn't have a tool box it'd be nice to grab a beer or something out the bed, but i've always had toolboxes so its useless to me.
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I always wanted a slider, but like the solid window being more secure.
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i love my slider, you can get a good breeze with it open
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I like my slider, esp. with the cap on
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i have a slider. Keep it. Its awesome
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i love my slider, you can get a good breeze with it open
AMEN. I never use the A/C because of the slider.
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i love my slider, you can get a good breeze with it open
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It pretty much stays open on my truck.
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solid looks better. if you never use your slider i say go for it. i wish mine was solid
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Evan you should try using your slider open more often if you arent. It can give you that breeze you want without messing up your hair. Also, if I was in SC I would have mine practically always open!
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AMEN. I never use the A/C because of the slider.
i never get to use my ac anyway

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solid looks much cleaner. do you ever use your slider. i used to want one until i got my solid a im never going to own one without a solid
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I like the sold, more secure, and I think it looks better.
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slider!!!
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i hate my slider i think the solid looks way better imo.... im in the process of trying to get a solid
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I say keep the slider. I had a slider on my 93 and loved every minute of it. never used my A/C.
My 04 has solid and i wish i had my slider back. It worked great for staying cool and so i can throw my trash in my bed....


ALSO FOR THOSE WHO SAY SLIDER ARE NOT SECURE. YOU CAN BREAK THE SOLID WINDOW JUST AS EASY. ALSO WHEN I LOCKED THE KEYS IN MY 93 I COULD NOT GET THE SLIDER OPEN AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR OF PRYING
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I'd take a solid on a full size truck any day but a slider on a Ranger. I find it makes the air circulate through the cab alot better. Even in the winter I sometimes open it up so I can crank the heat and it just gets warm and doesn't start making you sweat.
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I went from a solid that got broken so i got a slider because i like it better with the air flow, i felt trapped with the solid.
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drove to work this moarning in the rain with the slider open, id say keep the slider
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I open my slider all the time! Gets a nice breeze blowing through the cab. Keep it!
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i agree about the whole ventalation thing. the only bad thing is in the rain/wet weather, it can come in that window with the wind blowing it around. before i quit weedman, my boss broke hte solid rear window by removing the tank. he replaced it with a slider for me. it was nice having a draft between jobs on those hot summer days.

look at it this way too, if the solid window gets broken, you replace the whole window. if a section of the slider gets broke, it's just a section. i dunno which is cheaper, but i'd get just a section is cheaper.

oh yea, i forgot, i ordered my 08 with a slider. i was upset cuz i didn't want tinted glass. unfortunately, with the slider i had to get tinted glass. so the rear doors and the slider are tinted. the fronts are not.
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i love my slider, you can get a good breeze with it open
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And about people saying that the solid window is more secure. Think about it, there gonna get in either way. Hell if you had a $500 alarm system they would still get into your truck in fact I think that having a rear slider window would make it harder to break in because they would break the 1 section of the window and they would have a hard time getting through that so they would have to break out the other windows and support too.
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Slider, it makes sooooo much more air come through the cab.
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