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Old 01-13-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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2014 JKU Sahara Spring Assist Soft Top?

I've read on here that some people with 2013's or 2014' have the Premium soft top but claim it doesn't have spring assist. Some say they do. My understanding was that the standard soft top did not have spring assist, but all premium soft tops do. I ordered a 2014 JKU Sahara acouple of weeks ago with the premium soft top and will be most disappointed if it does not have it.
So...are all 2014 premium soft tops spring assist?

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Old 01-13-2014, 04:31 PM   #2
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All soft tops begining with 2010 have it.

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All soft tops begining with 2010 have it.
Double check that, I'm not sure it's accurate.

Premium top was introduced in 2012, not sure if 2012 premium had spring assist or not.

The 2012 standard sunrider did NOT have the spring assist.

Both standard sunrider and premium sunrider from 2013 on have spring assist.

So none prior to 2012 had spring assist, the 2012 premium might have had it, and both standard and premium tops since and including 2013 have it.
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Yeah, I'm confusing the spring with the cable. I have no idea.
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I believe 2011 with the new interior also got the cable soft tops.

Spring assist started in 2013. And everything I have seen makes me believe all 2013 and 14 have it.

I just bought a 2013 standard soft top (Craigslist) that has the spring assist and so far not too happy with it cause I can't get it to fit right (posted about it today in another thread)

As far as lifting it though it does make a big difference and much easier to lift it up from the fully top down position.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:33 PM   #6
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I believe 2011 with the new interior also got the cable soft tops.

Spring assist started in 2013. And everything I have seen makes me believe all 2013 and 14 have it.

I just bought a 2013 standard soft top (Craigslist) that has the spring assist and so far not too happy with it cause I can't get it to fit right (posted about it today in another thread)

As far as lifting it though it does make a big difference and much easier to lift it up from the fully top down position.

Negative on all... I have a Premiun Saraha 2012 4 door.... the only assist is my arms
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:26 PM   #7
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Negative on all... I have a Premiun Saraha 2012 4 door.... the only assist is my arms
I don't understand.
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I believe all soft stops for JKUs starting in 2013 have spring assist. Prior to that none of them do.

Starting in 2013 you could choose between 2 fabrics. The normal vinyl looking top or the "premium" 3-ply fabric looking top, but both for the JKU should have spring assist.

Starting in 2010 the tops have the cable system for the door surrounds.

I have a 2013 premium fabric soft top I got on Craig's list for my 2012 JKU. It does have spring assist. I love it, great high quality top!

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