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Old 06-03-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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Soft top won't fit

Just put on a Bestop Supertop NX on my 2012 Unlimited. Its about an inch away from being able to snap on the latches in the front. I've had it on for like 2 or 3 days and it's still not fitting. Any ideas?
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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Try to unhook the back and latch the front. Then have somebody pull down on the back while you hook the back. It will help to do it on a warmer day also.

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Old 06-03-2014, 01:20 PM   #3
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Thank you, I'll try it out. It's been 70s-80s every day I've had it so far
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:22 PM   #4
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I agree with Dirty Intensions. I had the same problem when I replaced my top 1.5 years ago. I used also heater of the Jeep to make top warm up some and make it a little bit more flexible in garage... (you can put on the rear windows just by their stickers to keep warm air in) I couldn't get the rear windows in place before warming up also (used warmth of the sun for this ... black top). +5 in temperature can make a lot, but I would recommend to be careful and not try to over stretch the fabric by force, even though I needed plenty in the front for first time (one person under the roof pulling and one above putting weight). This was not a Bestop top though. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:31 PM   #5
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I'm starting to get concerned cuz I was driving on the highway today, need to do it just about every day, and the front of the top flipped up and folded down to the back while I was driving on the highway today cuz the latches weren't it. Scared the shit out of me
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also mine had the snaps fastened from the factory might make sure the snaps are not fastened
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I'm starting to get concerned cuz I was driving on the highway today, need to do it just about every day, and the front of the top flipped up and folded down to the back while I was driving on the highway today cuz the latches weren't it. Scared the shit out of me
I am going to say it before someone else does NEVER DRIVE UNTILL THE THE HEADER IS LATCHED.
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Remove all the windows, un-hook the rear two corners, and get the header to hook to the windshield. Do NOT close the latches! Once hooked, then go back and fasten the two rear corners, close the header latches, and install the windows.

You'll get it. Just takes time and the proper sequence.
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:19 PM   #9
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E-man is right on the money. I was having the same issue with my '14 factory softtop. If it is below 73 degrees it's going to be much more critical the order I use to put it back on. Below 65 and it's a bear to get back on and must use that method.
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:51 PM   #10
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Are you doing this by yourself? I asked my 6'5" 270 lb. neighbor to give me a hand. I prepared for the worst. If you have a day in the near future that reaches 90+ degrees it makes this job so much easier. I let my new top sit in the sun for 4 hours before I installed it. Then once I had it on I attached it to the front header. (did not latch it) I let it sit there in the hot sunlight for another hour or so. Next, I knocked on the door of my 6'5" neighbor and asked him to pull down on the back frame while I hooked on the corners. Done!
The heat is your friend on this job.
And a good neighbor too.
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Still no luck Undid everything and still nothing. Its like the soft top is like a half inch too high to latch on
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Still no luck Undid everything and still nothing. Its like the soft top is like a half inch too high to latch on


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Just to make sure, do you know how the front latches work? If you lift the "handle" part up and away it swings the latch part towards the front so you can hook it on. I know the first time I did it I thought it wouldn't reach until I figured out how to work it.
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Got it! I wasnt using the latches correctly
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Glad you were able to get it figured out!
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Good job jjp
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