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Old 08-25-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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Pavement Ends Sprint Top -- HELP!

I bought a used 2007 Wrangler last winter, and the top has been leaking, plus, someone ripped my back window out and tore the zipper... so I bucked up and bought a Pavement Ends Sprint top. Putting it on was harder than I thought... and apparently I didn't do something right.

First off, I did not have a Sun Rider top. Was that supposed to be standard for 07's? Did I have an aftermarket top and hardware? Because no where that I looked mentioned anything for 07's that specified non-Sun Rider tops. This might be the problem, or maybe not.

The problem is that, now that the Sprint top is on, the front of the top is not flush with the top of the windshield, causing a visible gap on the outside, and way too much wind on the inside, making the interior flap against the sound bar. My concern isn't just the way it looks and sounds, either, I'm concerned that it will leak because of the gap in front.

Back to the question about the Sun Rider top: the Sprint top came with hardware that would allow the front of the top to lift back like the Sun Rider, including two small bars that attach to a couple of brackets; the problem is that there was no where to mount the brackets! The guy I had helping me switch tops insisted that the bars wouldn't be needed because there's nothing for them to attach to, so we didn't put them in.

Does anyone have experience with this type of top? Anyone experienced something similar?

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Old 08-25-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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Sunrider or not, you need the header channel and door surrounds.

I'm assuming you have a 2 door going by your avatar... here are the instructions.

If you're referring to the brackets that the top came with... those attach to your roll bar underneath the padding at the top. The instructions call for you to cut a couple of slits in the padding. If your top came with parts, you probably have to use them. They don't just throw bits and pieces in because they're generous.

There are also a couple of bits that apparently attach to your door surrounds.

It sounds like you left the front arms off and didn't attach the brackets to your door surrounds.

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Old 08-25-2014, 03:16 PM   #3
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BTW... if you haven't fixed your leaky doors yet - try adjusting the strikeplate inward. It'll make the door a bear to close, but it'll pull it nice and tight and keep everything dry. That's what I did on mine.
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