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Old 10-13-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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2013 Spring assist Soft top storage..those straps!

I know there was a thread on this but I'll be damned if I can find it. Anyway, I took the soft top off my 2013 before I figured out how those little strap things attached to it for storage. When I removed the top, the spring assist things unsprung and my first thought was "I'll deal with it in the spring when the top goes back on". Well, I saw a picture of how the straps attach to the brackets, went out in my shed and was able to stretch the spring back out by hand and put the straps on correctly. Here is a picture of how those damn little straps go in case anyone else has had this same issue.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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Dude, where were you a week ago? I went through the same thing last week. This is the best picture I've seen so far. jwilson2598 also posted a picture, but yours shows more contrast.

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Old 10-14-2012, 11:23 PM   #3
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His pictures are better than mine, but in my defense, I was too lazy to get a ladder and take the top down.

I also believe I saw him in your thread last week too.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:23 AM   #4
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His pictures are better than mine, but in my defense, I was too lazy to get a ladder and take the top down.

I also believe I saw him in your thread last week too.
I believe it was your picture that got me off my butt to go out and make mine right! I was going to add my pics to that thread but could not find it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:03 AM   #5
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Thanks .... Guys !
Took mine off on Saturday and could not for the life of me remember where the hack that strap connected to. I wonder tho if it is better to leave it unsprung for the Winter and connect the strap when installing it back on until the srcews are it. This way the tension spring will be relaxed all Winter (6 months) and will stay stronger for a longer time. Your thoughts ?
I will print the photo and put it with it so I will remember to connect it to help installation !
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I was wondering the same thing about it being relaxed all winter. Had a bear of a time getting that strap in place when it was off. Really don't ever want to go through that again. On a side note, I am pretty pissed at myself, because I dropped one of the plastic pieces that screw onto the roll cage, and busted the end off. Not sure how much that's going to cost me to get replaced. Hopefully I can buy just one, and not a complete set.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:07 AM   #7
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I just picked my '13 JKU and I can't find this strap anywhere. The glove box had lots of various bagged accessories like handles, drycleaner hooks, and an elastic loop with a snap on it but nothing that looks like this. Does anyone know what the part number is or where this might be hidden?
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Not to sound too stoopid, but am I supposed to have the strap on like that all the time or only when I'm completely removing the soft top for storage? By having it strapped like in the first 2 pictures that is what holds the tension in the spring assembly, right?
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Sltwrx, you have those straps, but they are not separate, they are permanently attached to the bow. They slide ip it and snap to the bow that's over the middle of the Jeep, or back seat, can't remember which one now

techDan, they are only for full soft top removal, not full time use. I only use mine when switching to the hard top.
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Sltwrx, you have those straps, but they are not separate, they are permanently attached to the bow. They slide ip it and snap to the bow that's over the middle of the Jeep, or back seat, can't remember which one now

techDan, they are only for full soft top removal, not full time use. I only use mine when switching to the hard top.
Thanks- I just put the top up and I can see them now. I'll have to experiment and figure out how to engage them.
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Thanks- I just put the top up and I can see them now. I'll have to experiment and figure out how to engage them.
When you fold the top down, unsnap them from the bow and slide down the bow. They should have a loop in them. This will go over the hook on the bracket where the spring assist mechanism is. Once you have them engaged, you can remove the bolts that hold the top to the roll brackets and take it off.
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Spring Assist Soft Top straps

Does any body know where in Canada I can buy Spring Assist Soft Top Straps?

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