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Old 07-12-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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How difficult is it to switch tops?

I am thinking about buying the dual tops for my Wrangler. If I do and have the hard top on, but want to put the soft top on, what is involved with making the switch? I saw the bolts that have to be removed to remove the hard top, and I know it is a two person job, but once it is off, what steps are necessary to put the soft top on.

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:12 PM   #2
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It is fairly easy. You have to screw the bow mount brackets on the roll bar on each side. Then you attach the bows to those brackets. Put the door surrounds on each door. Then you raise the top. It's pretty easy since the top is already put together.

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #3
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Ty is correct. But to add:

The hard top is heavy, and very awkward. It requires pulleys/lifts or help.
The soft top will be a pain the first time you put it on, but will get better each time (based on volumes of feedback -- your mileage may vary).

Most of us, I think, only swap back and forth between seasons. Maybe I'll put the hard top back on for a long trip or something, but for the most part, I take it off in the summer and it stays off. It's not something I want to do every weekend.

So, a bit of a pain. But not "hard."
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If you order it from the factory with dual tops, the roll bar brackets are already installed. In fact, so is the body of the soft top. All you would have to do is, remove the hard to and install the door surrounds. Then raise the soft top and install the windows. The only othe step is to put the tailgate bar and brackets in.

The initial install/turn over will take a little time, but as others have already stated, it does get easier with practice.
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Hey Guys, one quick question on installing a soft top.

I recently purchased a 2010 Wrangler with dual tops. As I was getting ready to install my soft top, I noticed that there wasn't a way to attach the top to the bracket location behind the front seats.

Should there be some sort of bolt that goes through the soft top to secure it to the car itself? If so, I need to give the stealership a call back.

Thanks!

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Old 07-27-2011, 02:01 PM   #6
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Hey Guys, one quick question on installing a soft top.

I recently purchased a 2010 Wrangler with dual tops. As I was getting ready to install my soft top, I noticed that there wasn't a way to attach the top to the bracket location behind the front seats.

Should there be some sort of bolt that goes through the soft top to secure it to the car itself? If so, I need to give the stealership a call back.

Thanks!

RJ
There should be a bracket still mounted in it's spot if it has a dual top. If it isn't there and you have it, then you have to take off the roll cage cloth on the part that goes just behind the door and that is where the bracket gets mounted. If you don't have the bracket, unfortunately you do have to call the dealership for new ones

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