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Old 09-15-2010, 11:37 PM   #1
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YJ hard top fit on a TJ?

I own a 97 tj and i really need a hard top for the upcoming winter. I found one for $400 that was for a yj. I heard that the yj hard top will fit the same as it would on a tj. Is this true?
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:20 AM   #2
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Its close. I put a yj top on my 97 last month and its the same length and width but where the top meets the windshield its not the same as a tj top.

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Quadratec sold a quick release kit for a YJ top like that of a TJ system. It screwed into the hard top and you connected it to the window frame with the clasps. Not sure if it will line up with existing TJ slots though.
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It can be done but it takes modification of the to around the door opening. (not worth it IMHO)
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:37 AM   #5
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Not sure where you are but I use a soft top all year around and as long as the heater is working properly it's not needed IMO.
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No, it won't fit.

Yes, people have modified hard tops to fit, but it requires sanding, cutting, redrilling holes etc.

The overall dimensions are close, but windshield and doors are different. Wiring is different. Connection points are different.

It's not worth it.

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