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Old 09-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #1
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2009 to a 2013 top swap

I have an '09 Wrangler Unlimited with a hard top, I am buying a '13 Unlimited that has a soft top. Will the tops interchange from an '09 to a '13? I would rather have the hard top for security reasons.


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Old 09-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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I think the only difference is the window shapes (increased visibility on the newer hard tops). I'm sure someone else knows for sure if it will fit.

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Old 09-26-2013, 10:39 PM   #3
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I put a 10 on my 13 from craigslist recently and my research showed that the footman loops might be located differently in the 08 and back. Should be simple to look at that. I was told that you can move them but it requires drilling and cutting plastic. I did not have factory wiring so I can't answer there.

Part of my research was looking at this to correct the above.

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Old 09-26-2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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I've traded based on the tops will interchange, but haven't been able to get anyone to verify for sure. I hate to take the hard top off until I know.

I'm sure someone will chime in that has done it....

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Old 10-01-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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Well, I found out. The tops will interchange. The '09 is exactly the same as the 2013.
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