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Old 03-14-2007, 10:54 AM   #1
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Newbie!! Help with the sof top!

I just bought my first Jeep. A new Wrangler Unlimited. Absolutely love it!!
What is the trick to putting the soft top up and down? Is there an easy way to do this? I managed to get it down ok for the first time yesterday, but putting it back up last night was a major pain for one person! Any tricks or advice?

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Old 03-14-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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No real tricks to it. It just takes practice. It will get faster and easier the more you do it......

Ok, now that I think about it, there is one trick I learned, lock the pins in before you lock down the header and before you secure the back pieces. Remember to make sure that the floating top bar is seated properly on the side bars or it will make lots of strange noises.

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Old 03-14-2007, 12:38 PM   #3
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Sorry, I thought we were talking LJs (2004-2006). I have no experience with the new JKs.
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:30 PM   #4
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I also have my first Jeep, I have the JK but the two door X. Like it was said before dont look any othr part of the top in place till after you lock the front in, then you can pull down on the back bar to get the back corners into place.
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I also have my first Jeep, I have the JK but the two door X. Like it was said before dont look any othr part of the top in place till after you lock the front in, then you can pull down on the back bar to get the back corners into place.
Question to any of you with the softop JK's. The roll bar padding on the driver side. Do you have two cut outs for the door surrounds in the padding?
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:40 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys.
Yes, I have the new 4-door Wrangler.
I guess I just need more practice!!
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:58 PM   #7
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Brandi: I have an 05 TJ and it came with a video showing how to put the soft top up and down. Watched it a couple of times and the job got easier and quicker every time. I think the top stretches a little with age and use.
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:25 PM   #8
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Question to any of you with the softop JK's. The roll bar padding on the driver side. Do you have two cut outs for the door surrounds in the padding?
Yes I have cut outs on both sides of mine.

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