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Old 03-03-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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2012 soft top fit 2007?

Does anyone know if a 12 soft top would fit a 07? thanks of you do.

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Old 03-03-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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If you trim the header bar a little by the footman's loop or bend/ remove the footman's loop it'll fit fine

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:22 PM   #3
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I have to ask. What is the footman's loop?
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:27 PM   #4
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I have to ask. What is the footman's loop?
No worries. It's this guy. My jeep is an 08(basically the same as yours) but the roof is a '12 hardtop. If you see that footman's loop doesn't look like it lines up exactly right with the top. This is because in '11 the footman's loop was shifted slightly left. I'm not 100% sure if this will affect the fitment of the soft top because it doesn't affect the hard top(and isn't even used in the soft top). At the very worst you may have to make a little notch in the header bar. I believe their is a writeup on Doing this. An '11+ hard top or soft top is better because it has larger windows which is kinda nice
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:35 PM   #5
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I have one installed on my 07, it does seem like the once it is on, the top doesnt quite reach the windshield, but its just fine.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:44 PM   #6
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I have one installed on my 07, it does seem like the once it is on, the top doesnt quite reach the windshield, but its just fine.
Not sure if its like my soft top, but mine also has a gap between the windshield and the top. It's not large(.2"). I think it's more for a water channel

To help the OP did you have to do any modifications for the footman's loop or was it ok?
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:58 PM   #7
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Anyone know what would be a good price for an unused one? Mopar original - 2 door.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:04 PM   #8
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Someone has one for $700?
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #9
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Sorry - wasn't a question - i can buy one from someone who is asking $700...?
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:23 PM   #10
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That doesn't sound overly expensive. I'd always try to haggle them down a bit but brand new that doesn't seem so bad
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:41 PM   #11
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I may offer $500 ...and hope it fits
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #12
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Good call. Tell him you'll have to modify it to fit, whether or not you will in actuality, and see if he will bite
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:37 PM   #13
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The soft top header has a cutout for the hoop. If you try putting a 2008 soft top on a 2012, the center front of the top will stand about ¼" above the windshield frame, causing lots of wind noise and most likely water leaks due to the hoop's location. I would think it'd be the same putting a newer top on an older one.

For less than $700 you should be able to get a TrekTop NX with all hardware (like I did).
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #14
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I have a 2012 and bought a 2007 soft top with tinted windows. Brand new still in the mopar boxes. I hope it fits, haven't got the hard top off yet but hoping that will happen soon. The dealership said that it would fit so I bought it. I know this is below market value for a brand new soft top, but I was outside my house and a guy drives past, stops, backs up and asked if I wanted to buy a soft top. It was like a guy with a trench coat with the watches inside. He said his "Ex-wife" left it in the garage when she moved out and he wanted it out of his garage. He seemed so sincere. When I asked the price, he said, $250.00 dollars US. After going to the dealership and asking if it will fit, I jumped on it. Figured worse case scenario I could sell it for more if it didn't fit.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:42 AM   #15
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I was just thinking that aftermarket tops are never as good as OEM and so thats why i am interested in it. Dont need it yet but planning for the future.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:16 AM   #16
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I also am about to pick up a 2009 soft top for my 2012 and hoping it fits??? going from an '09 unlimited to a 12 unlimited..any input appreciated..thanks
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #17
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The footman's loop behind the rear view mirror was moved for the 2009 model year. So 2009-2013 tops are all compatible. This was to accommodate the change in the freedom top latch.

If you're trying to fit an 07-08 soft top on a 09-13, or vice versa, you will have to remove the footman's loop, bend the footman's loop, or shave the soft top's header bar. Any of these techniques are easy.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:35 PM   #18
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Thanks for that info!
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Again on my 07 there is no modification needed for a newer top, I can't speak for the other way around

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