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Old 03-05-2014, 02:40 AM   #1
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Soft Top Question

I have 2013 JKU 4 door with hardtop. I started to look at some soft top options on craigslist and found some from $300 to $500 for a complete set. The questions:

1) which soft top years will fit in my 2013 with out any modifications?
2) what year did they start producing premium(darker color fabric) soft top from? And should i only look for premium ones? Not sure they are easy to find tho.

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Old 03-05-2014, 03:05 AM   #2
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As long as you get all the associated hardware you can use the softop from any year.

Check out the numerous threads on this subject for details.

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Old 03-05-2014, 06:47 AM   #3
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Any JK top 07-14 will fit. Premium tops started in 2013.
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I am apparently the only one on here that has experienced this, but when I bought an older model year soft top takeoff for my 2013 JKU, I had an interference between the header and the center footman loop. There is a cutout in the header to clear the footman loop, but the position of this loop apparently changed an inch or two at some point. Newer tops have a wider cutout in the header to clear both loop positions, but the older ones do not. It's not much of an interference, but enough to keep the top from sealing completely.

I think the top I bought was supposed to be an 09 takeoff, but I can't tell you that for sure.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:19 AM   #5
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The Premium option started for 2013 models, So did the Spring Assist to make the process of raising the roof back on a little easier.

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Old 03-05-2014, 10:07 AM   #6
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I am apparently the only one on here that has experienced this, but when I bought an older model year soft top takeoff for my 2013 JKU, I had an interference between the header and the center footman loop. There is a cutout in the header to clear the footman loop, but the position of this loop apparently changed an inch or two at some point. Newer tops have a wider cutout in the header to clear both loop positions, but the older ones do not. It's not much of an interference, but enough to keep the top from sealing completely.

I think the top I bought was supposed to be an 09 takeoff, but I can't tell you that for sure.
10-15 minutes with a dremel and you're all good. I have an '08 on a '14; the center footman loop does touch(barely). I dremeled a notch, to give it a little room.

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