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Old 03-21-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Adding soft top to Leased Jeep

I leased a 2012 JK Sahara in December with the body color hard top only. As the weather is getting nicer I'm regretting not negotiating the soft top along with it.

I am looking for aftermarket options, specifically the Supertop NX but am worried about the drilling/cutting of the fabric that is required to install.

Am I out of luck, and I'd have to buy the factory hardtop and let the dealership install it, or can I get away with the holes drilled and the fabric cut and not get nailed when turning it in?

Thanks for any thoughts!

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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I would only do a factory top, take it off at the end of the lease and sell it.

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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You should be fine. You don't have to drill any holes in the Jeep itself. If you turn the Jeep in at the end of the lease, then the soft top is yours.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #4
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Wouldn't he have to drill to install the retainer/rails for soft top? I'm assuming he doesn't have them since he has a hard top. I don't know...
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The install video for Supertop NX shows you need to mount the back stabilizer brackets directly to the body. Is that not accurate?
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Wouldn't he have to drill to install the retainer/rails for soft top? I'm assuming he doesn't have them since he has a hard top. I don't know...
Nope, no drilling necessary on the JKs.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #7
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Nope, no drilling necessary on the JKs.
Ooooh I didn't know. Now I do. Thx
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #8
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Wouldn't he have to drill to install the retainer/rails for soft top? I'm assuming he doesn't have them since he has a hard top. I don't know...
JK's are much different than YJ's.
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JK's are much different than YJ's.
No $#it! Really?!
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Wouldn't he have to drill to install the retainer/rails for soft top? I'm assuming he doesn't have them since he has a hard top. I don't know...
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No $#it! Really?!
Evidently you weren't aware.
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Evidently you weren't aware.
Yes but no need to b a smarta$$ because "EVIDENTLY" you're known for that.
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The install video for Supertop NX shows you need to mount the back stabilizer brackets directly to the body. Is that not accurate?
I just watched that video. It's for a TJ. The JK has two plastic clips that just clip onto the body. No drilling.
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Yes but no need to b a smarta$$ because "EVIDENTLY" you're known for that.
Some people get it, some don't. I'm straight-forward and to the point. I've got nothing to hide and I'm completely honest. How about you?
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No $#it! Really?!
Yup... Its those round headlights... Makes a world of difference... Other wise almost identical...

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Some people get it, some don't. I'm straight-forward and to the point. I've got nothing to hide and I'm completely honest. How about you?
Well, obviously by my previous thread,,, u saw how honest i am.



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I just watched that video. It's for a TJ. The JK has two plastic clips that just clip onto the body. No drilling.
Thanks for the info! Makes me feel better... Hopefully they don't mind about a few slits cut into the roll bar fabric!
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Thanks for the info! Makes me feel better... Hopefully they don't mind about a few slits cut into the roll bar fabric!
i'd bet they never even notice them....
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i'd bet they never even notice them....
That's what I say. ROFL

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