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Old 04-03-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Soft top spring broken

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I've had my soft top on for just over a week now and thought something was up because of some excessive flapping on the drivers side. Upon closer inspection , looks like the cable running along the drivers side length of the soft top was damaged and the spring at the rear end is actually missing. Thought I'd found a great deal on craigslist but it would seem like the previous owner fumbled the uninstall. (Well and I fumbled on the inspection before purchase)
Anyone had this problem and can recommend a fix? I Cant seem to find a replacement part anywhere. I guess I can rig something up with some cable and a new spring from a hardware store??

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Check quadratec's site for parts, maybe cheaper to buy from the deer, but they have a great drawing to show what's available

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Old 04-03-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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Call bestop. They make the top. Might have replacement?
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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Anyone had this problem and can recommend a fix? I Cant seem to find a replacement part anywhere. I guess I can rig something up with some cable and a new spring from a hardware store??
Typed this into Google: "soft top cable jeep jk." And got this: $10 from the Q for a cable/spring replacement.

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MOPAR 68067960AA - Mopar® Replacement Soft Top Cable for 10-12 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #5
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What are those springs for anyway. Mine aren't attached to anything. They just lay there
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:28 PM   #6
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Typed this into Google: "soft top cable jeep jk." And got this: $10 from the Q for a cable/spring replacement.

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MOPAR 68067960AA - Mopar® Replacement Soft Top Cable for 10-12 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec

Awesome....Boy do I ever feel dumb lol. Thanks!! I did look on quadratecs sight and googled jeep softtop spring and nothing came up, honestly I wasn't just being lazy .

Physcoink, the spring end should be attached to the frame of the softtop at the bow. With it under tension the whole edge of the softtop should be tight against the door sills

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