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Old 06-24-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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Question soft top help

I have owned my jeep for a while now and it came with a soft top no clue how it goes on the jeep. it would be a big help if some one could show me how to it would be great. oh and it came with every thing needed to install.

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Old 06-24-2010, 08:04 PM   #2
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I hate to tell you to search, but.......... there are a bunch of youtube videos here and in cyberspace that show how to do it. I'd look em up for you but I'm really lazy atm... Search here for soft top installation or similar and I bet you find somethings to help.

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Careful there InfernoGirl, the "don't suggest using search" police will get you, no matter how much using search may help answer the question posed.
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I know, I felt bad about saying it, but dang I was tired and hungry and didn't want to do it then....

Ok, here's one Latest Video: How to Install a Replace-A-Top

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http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/1999...red-50917.html
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:27 PM   #5
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hmmm its the dame frame i cant figure out this sucks i feel dumb!
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:29 PM   #6
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Don't feel dumb.... It's complicated... hang on.... lemme see if I can find anything else....

See if this helps... http://tops4less.com/notsurifyouh.html
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:38 PM   #7
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ok i have every thing up but what the hell do the knuckles attach to? A photo of where the knuckles attach to would be nice. Oh and thanks IG for helping me so much it means alot!
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Oh you're welcome, the knuckles attach to the roll bars... Hang on.... I'll get some pics..



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thanks for the picture but i found out its a pivot bracket i need my jeep came new in 99 with a soft top between 99 and now one of the to guys before me must have taken them off. do you think the small jeep dealer here would have them or do i need to order them? ps why must people call you names when you have the top off lol
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Check 4wdparts.com, or quadratec.com and see if they have the part you need. If you know exactly what it's called then you can call your shop and see if they have it, but likely they will order it from somewhere similar themselves... Bestop makes quick release knuckles that might be what you need, they are available at the mentioned places.
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it all turned out good went to the guys house today talk to him the piece was one a old soft top he forgot about so he came over put the piece on and its all good. plus since i needed to lift my jeep or put new tires on it he put my 31'' by 10'' tires on the jeep for me = )
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Good deal! Glad you got it fixed.
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Soft-Top Question - Options/Prices/qualitydifferences?

I have been looking into buying a used 2002 Jeep Wrangler, but the soft-top on it is faded and getting ratty. So the seller tells me I can get a replacement soft-top for it, and he recommended a company called Bestop.

So, I start doing my research, and I see TONS of online retail stores for jeep tops and accessories. But then I dig deeper, and I find that there are really only a few autotop manufacturers -- Bestop (which apparently also owns an economy brand called Pavement Ends), Rugged Ridge (which is really a division of larger company called Omix-Ada), Smittybilt Automotive Group (which I think also might be owned by Omix-Ada, not sure), and California Tops.

So then I'm thinking, okay, if these are the only 3-4 manufacturers out there, I'll look at each of their products and compare price and quality. The prices spanned a pretty wide range (several hundred dollars), so I was thinking the quality must be different. But then I find out that a company called Haartz actually supplies most if not all of these manufacturers with the basic fabric for making their tops! So shouldn't the quality be basically the same?

My main questions are these:

1) Are those 3-4 companies I listed really the only manufacturers out there?
2) Do all of those companies use Haartz fabric for their tops?
3) If 1 and 2 are true, then why the big difference in the prices!?

Sorry for the lengthy question and thanks to anyone who knows about this stuff. I'm new to Jeeps in general and just curious. Much appreciated.

Also, I'm kinda curious if Haartz does supply everyone, then do they basically have a monopoly?


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