So I finally got around to installing the soft top on our 2013 JKU. Everything has gone good except not happy with area between front and rear doors. There is a small plastic tab without a "C" like the rest of the areas that hook into the surrounds. This tab seems to be causing the front Side of the tab to not allow to fully seat. It is happening on both the right and left sides. Very stuff to get pictures but I tried.
Maybe it does. Is that the soft top frame that is showing in the first pic? The soft top should have a spring loaded cable that secures it against the door surrounds when it is closed. Can you confirm?
I just put the Bestop Twill Supertop NX on my 2-door yesterday, same thing as the factory premium. Not sure I'm making any sense of the problem you're having though. Can you edit the photos to put arrows or something to the problem areas? Or look for pictures on the internet that show the part you're having trouble with? I'm assuming it's under the fabric on a side bow?
Jadmt, the surrounds do lay flat. My issue is the small tab area right between the front and rear door. The tab is part of the top not the channel it is in the second pic. I really have no way to edit photo and add arrows and info or at least at this time. Only have iPad, maybe can find a app for that. Going back out to check install again. Other then this area top is on and looks great. Thanks everyone.
So just got back inside. It has been out baking for about 1.5 hours. It appears to be slightly better but still not to my liking. Again this is a older model top on a 2013. Everything lined up and installed fine though except this one area and I swear it is that little tab in pic 2 that is causing the issue, but there is no where for it to go. Here is couple shots of the full install. Maybe that will help.
The top is from was listed as a 10, yes the surrounds and the top are from the same year. Everything was in one sealed crate/box with the shipping straps still in tact. I believe the issue was this had set folded in the box so long that the plastic "c" lip took shape. The issue appears right at the fold line. I am letting it bake and seems to be helping.
The top is from was listed as a 10, yes the surrounds and the top are from the same year. Everything was in one sealed crate/box with the shipping straps still in tact. I believe the issue was this had set folded in the box so long that the plastic "c" lip took shape. The issue appears right at the fold line. I am letting it bake and seems to be helping. Thanks everyone.
That's actually an 07-09 style top since it has the clip in retains instead of the spring loaded cable. My 08 had a similar issue as it was a dual top that sat before the initial install, but it eventually resolved itself.
2013 JKU Sahara, Gecko Green, loaded up
10A Springs, Teraflex levling kit, 315/70/17 Duratracs, AEV Pintler wheels, front/rear bumpers and hood
Jwilson, thanks for the response. I do believe it looked better at the end of the day versus at the initial install. Ended up with the new older top due to the price off Craigslist, plus not many khaki ones around.