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Old 03-17-2012, 10:43 PM   #121
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OK it has been in the 70-80 range so i decided to install my Trektop NX on my JKU 4DR..........the directions say 1 hour to install????

I am an old (wise) man and it took me about 4 hrs (i did have to stop and a few breaks) But overall it was really great install except the Rear Bow it kicked my but!!!! It would help maybe to be a two man job for that one item.

I will post some pics and I have a few places that i need to pull down into the gutter track.........Hope someone has some tips.

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Took me 3hrs w/two people, but it was cold. I think my lift was actually easier

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Old 03-18-2012, 09:30 AM   #123
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OK it has been in the 70-80 range so i decided to install my Trektop NX on my JKU 4DR..........the directions say 1 hour to install????

I am an old (wise) man and it took me about 4 hrs (i did have to stop and a few breaks) But overall it was really great install except the Rear Bow it kicked my but!!!! It would help maybe to be a two man job for that one item.

I will post some pics and I have a few places that i need to pull down into the gutter track.........Hope someone has some tips.
Look at the rear door picture.......what can i do to get into the gutter track now.........any help?
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Boy, you just talked me outta that top if it's that much trouble.. I'm older too and not very agile..or should I say, durable. I have a two door but on the four door I really don't care for that 'fast back' look. I have not yet decided what top to get but wishing I'd ordered a dual top now.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:21 AM   #125
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Look at the rear door picture.......what can i do to get into the gutter track now.........any help?
Pop the rear corners out, that will let you take the bar straight in. Not the whole side panels, just the back to the corners.
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Boy, you just talked me outta that top if it's that much trouble.. I'm older too and not very agile..or should I say, durable. I have a two door but on the four door I really don't care for that 'fast back' look. I have not yet decided what top to get but wishing I'd ordered a dual top now.
Even if you had ordered the dual top, you would still have to install the soft top and the installation is exactly the same for the oem top. The only way to avoid installing the soft top is to buy the jeep with a soft top only
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:55 AM   #127
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Even if you had ordered the dual top, you would still have to install the soft top and the installation is exactly the same for the oem top. The only way to avoid installing the soft top is to buy the jeep with a soft top only
Yah but the factory soft top is cake. Treetop is a bit more work, but I liked the look as well as it being a safari/soft top.
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Yah but the factory soft top is cake. Treetop is a bit more work, but I liked the look as well as it being a safari/soft top.
I'll give you that...the Trex can be made into a safari top which I do like...
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #129
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Pop the rear corners out, that will let you take the bar straight in. Not the whole side panels, just the back to the corners.
I tried that but it wont budge....it is cooler today so i might wait till it warms up again, but I might need to take the sides and back window out and adjust that spring thingy on the front part of the top.

But i love the look!!!!
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Just finished mine. I had been riding around in safari mode all week. It's 75 here but over cast...I'm sweating like crazy. Getting that tail gate bar to snap in was a major pain. All done tho...
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:58 PM   #131
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YES the tailgate bar and the rear support was tough for me.

I still have not got the top seated into the rear door gutter track (see pics)

Any advise??

Thanks
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Just finished mine. I had been riding around in safari mode all week. It's 75 here but over cast...I'm sweating like crazy. Getting that tail gate bar to snap in was a major pain. All done tho...
They where in eventually, you can also use some silicone spray or armour all on the clip to assist it sliding until it breaks in.
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Close all the doors and windows and set the heater to full blast
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YES the tailgate bar and the rear support was tough for me.

I still have not got the top seated into the rear door gutter track (see pics)

Any advise??

Thanks
Only thing I can think of would be to unclip the front and make sure your back bow is well centered and oh have the cable routed correctly under the surround screw. I had to do most of mine twice because I'd do something wrong the first time!
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Also make sure you have the spring body inside the clip and not laying against the outside of it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:14 PM   #136
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My top had the added bonus of having on of the metal inserts on the door surround wasn't threaded. $15 and a trip to harbor freight for a tap and die kit later, it is done.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:27 PM   #137
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Only thing I can think of would be to unclip the front and make sure your back bow is well centered and oh have the cable routed correctly under the surround screw. I had to do most of mine twice because I'd do something wrong the first time!
I know i have it under the (door surround) screw knob......i then i routed thru the door surround and hooked it on the first hole. Not sure if that was correct and the instruction are not too clear.
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I know i have it under the (door surround) screw knob......i then i routed thru the door surround and hooked it on the first hole. Not sure if that was correct and the instruction are not too clear.
Looked back at your pics and it looks right. Directions were unclear, wasn't sure I did it right until I closed the top and it popped into the track. I tried to take a pic of mine but not a good way to do it.
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I know i have it under the (door surround) screw knob......i then i routed thru the door surround and hooked it on the first hole. Not sure if that was correct and the instruction are not too clear.
After looking at the instrctions again i beleive i routed the spring incorrectly........I think I will need to take the sides off to be able to fix this.

Did anyone do this also?
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opps forgot this pic
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thats not the screw i have mine under mine is going under the big screw knob and the spring is mot where is finger is but going thru the plastic piece...............think i answered mine own question.

but i am sure i will need to take the side window off now!!!
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opps forgot this pic
Was getting ready to mention that screw. Lol. Read a very detailed install thread on this top last night and that was one of the things that jumped out at me. Here is a link to that thread over at JKO. I'm sure it can help some folks out.
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57511
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thats not the screw i have mine under mine is going under the big screw knob and the spring is mot where is finger is but going thru the plastic piece...............think i answered mine own question.

but i am sure i will need to take the side window off now!!!
Hate you have to take the windows off before it stretches out good but glad may have found the problem.
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Was just able to fully secure the header clips today, had to shim them down a little at a time, stretched enough to fasten down today.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #145
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Hate you have to take the windows off before it stretches out good but glad may have found the problem.

Thanks I am going to wait a few days before I go back in and fix it.......not think it will leak unless we get a heavy downpour.

thanks for help
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I am having two problems with my Trektop NX...wondered if anyone has experience them as well and if there is a fix.

1. When I have the sunrider flipped back I am losing Sirius signal. I think it is because the top is laying right on the sports bar where the antenna is located and probably blocking signal. It's not that big of a deal, but still annoying.

2. The window piece that comes up and makes a right angle bend at the door surround is not fitting properly. When I am going down the highway I can see it flapping around. It is not fitting tight where the door closes. Does it just need to stretch out a little more?
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I am having two problems with my Trektop NX...wondered if anyone has experience them as well and if there is a fix.

1. When I have the sunrider flipped back I am losing Sirius signal. I think it is because the top is laying right on the sports bar where the antenna is located and probably blocking signal. It's not that big of a deal, but still annoying.

2. The window piece that comes up and makes a right angle bend at the door surround is not fitting properly. When I am going down the highway I can see it flapping around. It is not fitting tight where the door closes. Does it just need to stretch out a little more?
1) I don't have Sirius radio anymore
2) I had to press it in and then used a BFH.........BIG FU*&@ HAMMER
and tap it gently

You are not talking the black pull tab in this pic are u?
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1) I don't have Sirius radio anymore
2) I had to press it in and then used a BFH.........BIG FU*&@ HAMMER
and tap it gently

You are not talking the black pull tab in this pic are u?
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Put it on yesterday and it took about 2 hours by-myself. I am sure it will take alittle while before everything stretches nicely.
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Here is a pic of the what will not stay in place properly. It's like it won't stay stretched out enough to stay in place.

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Try and pull and/or force it on and then slap the door shut!

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