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Old 08-01-2010, 12:14 PM
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My rear window is Flat but I like the look of the sliding back window, and If I had the option of having my same Ram and just changing the back window, I think i'd go with the sliding back window as I like the look and it can be opened.

Is there any benefits from a flat back window vs. a sliding back window? I'm thinking maybe it would be easier to break into the sliding back window vs. flat.....no?
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No, it's not really any easier to break in because you have the drive motor and cables holding the glass in place just like your side windows.
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Some people would be concerned about the slider being a way in but in a lot of cases, the thieves just smash and grab.
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So would there be any advantages at all over a straight window vs. a slider? Or is the slider just a better option overall anyway?
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I personally have a sliding window, and the only time I've used it was to break into my own truck after I locked the keys in her while hunting... beyond that only time I see people use it is to throw beverage cans into the bed while driving...
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I really like having the rear sliding window and use it alot when driving without the AC. It redirects air out the back when the front windows are open. Also, having it power operated from the overhead console is an added bonus. You can also hear that HEMI way better with it open, LOL......
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I have the solid rear window and I woud go for the slider in a hot minute (it'll cost me abut $300 to have it switched to a slider) because I hardly ever use my AC and would like that extra airflow and quick access to the bed from the cab if I'm hauling something. It's not high on my priority list so it'll probably happen next spring.
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Used to have a slider in my old truck and I did like it, A/C didn't work so it was kinda necessary, lol, but made it even more fun to pick on the kids when they would ride in back down the country roads. Nobody had to go through there to get in my truck as the wing window didn't lock anymore. I have the fixed rear window now, and I like it, better for bigger decals and stuff like that.

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i love having it....using it with the sunroof you can get a nice quiet breeze going through the truck...and you can have fresh air when its raining! there no benifits to the solid window, the slider is just an option some people could care less about and others dont want to live without.
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So would there be any advantages at all over a straight window vs. a slider? Or is the slider just a better option overall anyway?
I like it as an option and haven't owned but one truck that didn't have it ('65 Chev shortbox) and I like how you can vent the cab with it while going down the road with the two front windows (or in my MegaCab case, the two rear windows) open.
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