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Old 04-20-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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question about taking down soft top...............

just got my 1st wrangler and was wondering if there is a certain way the top is supposed to fold back and if there was sometimg to wrap around to hold it in place.

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Old 04-20-2010, 10:15 PM   #2
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The way I do it is disconnect the windshield piece then undo the buttons above the door the undo the rest of it and pull it off the back.

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Old 04-21-2010, 12:19 AM   #3
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Take the three windows out first. But then it doesn't really matter what order you use. Push down on the back corners to give yourself a bit of flex on those tight back corners. I like to fold those "arms" that go down to the back corner up and over the top before lowering it.

Fold it in as neatly as you want as you lower it. Doesn't matter, really, as long as you don't let the "arms" slip out - they'll blow around in the wind.

I've seen people do this very neatly, and if you have the patience, the whole top will fold very neatly in the back. Do it sloppily, and it'll be a bigger bundle above the tailgate. But it's all good.

There should be straps to hold it down. Not everyone uses them.

Treat your windows politely! They will scratch.

My main point? Lower it down. You won't cause problems. After a few times it will be easy, and you'll be able to do it quickly. Definitely not a convertible German sports car, but a good top for our brick of a vehicle.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:45 AM   #4
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best way to fold down the soft top is the way that works best of you... try doing it and you will get a feel for how it works and go with whatever order you find easiest and works to get it down
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:00 AM   #5
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My problem is putting it back on. The way i strap it down is with the rear seatbelts, I don't think I have the straps for it, I bought it used and only owned it since december.
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I had the same questions when I got mine, check this out...



helped me a ton to see it done the right way, of course, after I spent way to much time getting aggrivated with it.
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oh, and we found it to be easier to leave the windows in and actually remove the top, set it in the garage and fold down the frame. Not having to remove the windows saves a ton of time if you have a place to put it.

We'd unsnap it, undo the bottom edges and windshield lip, then lift it off. Super fast and easy not having to mess with the windows.
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oh, and we found it to be easier to leave the windows in and actually remove the top, set it in the garage and fold down the frame. Not having to remove the windows saves a ton of time if you have a place to put it.

We'd unsnap it, undo the bottom edges and windshield lip, then lift it off. Super fast and easy not having to mess with the windows.
If you get the quick release bow knuckles you could do that even faster!

The disadvantage to your method is that you don't have a top on your Jeep. Those sudden afternoon thunderstorms could be an issue.

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