Make sure you are opening the front latches all the way. Many times people will not open these all the way and that little extra will get you that 1/4". Open the latch and swing the latch back toward you and then up so it is actually fully opened and against the soft top roof. Another way to get a little more is to move your front seat forward and put the seat back in the upright position, sit in the eat and use it as leverage to push the front bar on the soft top forward to get it latched.
2013 JKU True Blue, 4" Zone Lift, 35x12.5x17 Nitto Trail Grapplers, ION 171 Black and Machined Wheels