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Old 07-14-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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Spring assist for soft top

I have a 2012 4dr Sahara and was wondering if the spring assist device on the 2013 soft top can be ordered to fit on my 2012 top.

I don't want to have to order a new top. My problem is due to my handicap I can't lift the top to put it up without my wife helping me out. I checked with parts dept at local dealer but they were no help
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:53 PM   #2
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The spring assist on our 2013 JKU 4 door has a special mounting plate on the roll cage. On our 2013 2 door, it does not come with a spring assist. I'm sure that if you do not have that plate on a 12 that it may need to be welded on.
Either way I do not believe **for me** that it helps more than 10%.....**for me**.

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Old 07-15-2013, 12:13 AM   #3
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I have a spring assist top on my JKU. It has brackets that are bolted to the roll bar in the same place your 2012 brackets are but are shaped different. The spring assist part is built into the tops frame so unless you change out the frame I don't think you can add the spring assist to a 2012 or older top. You could look around and see if you can find a 2013 top and swap the tops. Then you could sell your to get some of your money back. I got my top off ebay for $700 so they are around.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:24 AM   #4
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I have a spring assist top on my JKU. It has brackets that are bolted to the roll bar in the same place your 2012 brackets are but are shaped different. The spring assist part is built into the tops frame so unless you change out the frame I don't think you can add the spring assist to a 2012 or older top. You could look around and see if you can find a 2013 top and swap the tops. Then you could sell your to get some of your money back. I got my top off ebay for $700 so they are around.
Thanks for advice. I bought my Jeep in June last year and 2 months later I found out about the spring assist....never fails however I wouldn't have got my orange crush if I waited. I'm going to search eBay or Kijiji for a top.
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