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Old 04-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Soft Top Issues

On my recently purchased TJ, the soft top seems to be really tight, almost too small. Unrelated to my question, how could this be? Are there smaller and larger soft tops?

Anyway, I was trying to take it off, when I see that there are four screw-off type things attaching the top to the roll-cage (two on the driver's side, two on the passenger's). Since the top is tight, I can't seem to unscrew them all the way, preventing me from taking the too off.
What should I do?

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As you can see in the pic, that's as far as they come out (I've tried stretching, but it's pretty useless), still having a good ways to go.

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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Dont take them off to put the top down unzip the windows unhook the header latches unclip from rails and fold it back

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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This is not mean..I should say it is not meant that way some will see it as mean...You are not familiar with your Jeep....and that is okay. What you are Attempting to remove is not part of the ST.

It is part of the "door surround" that your ST attaches to the Jeep. It is USUALLY left in place unless a Hard top HT is being installed.

IMO go to Quadratec...and look up the top for your TJ. Than go to the install instructions,,and read how it goes on...once you understand that do it backwards. Sorry best I got.

OOps left out that there are different "sizes" YJ TJ LJ JK JKU FWIW very hard to mix 'em up..need more pics and info of type of top you have than can better help.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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Ahhhhh....so that's what those things do?!?! lol
I'm new to this too.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:02 PM   #5
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Your soft top will
Stretch a little after time. They suggest you put the on when it is 70 or above.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:55 PM   #6
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Another tip... if it gets cold out, loose fit the top as best you can with the heat cranked. After about five minutes of heavy heat in the tub, the top should fit better.
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On my recently purchased TJ, the soft top seems to be really tight, almost too small. Unrelated to my question, how could this be? Are there smaller and larger soft tops?

Anyway, I was trying to take it off, when I see that there are four screw-off type things attaching the top to the roll-cage (two on the driver's side, two on the passenger's). Since the top is tight, I can't seem to unscrew them all the way, preventing me from taking the too off.
What should I do?

As you can see in the pic, that's as far as they come out (I've tried stretching, but it's pretty useless), still having a good ways to go.
Here is a quick list of what to do:
- Unzip rear windows and put them in a safe spot.
- Unhook rear flaps from the tub and throw them across the rear of the top in between the bows.
- Pull down on the sides of the top that clip into the Door surrounds above the doors (they should just twist out)
- go to the cab and pull back your sunvisors and unhook the hooks behind them
- you are now ready to pull the pins above the driver and passengers head and fold the top back as it goes down.
- secure top and enjoy

This is a very watered down version because I am typing on an iPad but if you need further help. Look up "taking soft top down on TJ" on youtube. There are a few vids on there that helped me the first couple of times. Hope I helped.

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