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Old 08-31-2011, 06:23 AM   #1
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Tools needed?

I'm ready to spread my wings and fly or should I say pop my hard top and feel the wind whichever both are a great feeling i'm sure. Let me get to the point; I need some help guys as stated in my name I am indeed a noob and have no prior knowledge into the vast world which is wrangler. Having said that can any of you kind gentlemen/ladies please help advise me on what tool or tools i need to take off my hard top and put on my soft top I would really appreciate it. Thank you everybody!!

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Old 08-31-2011, 06:27 AM   #2
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What a noob :-)

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Old 08-31-2011, 06:46 AM   #3
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I'm ready to spread my wings and fly or should I say pop my hard top and feel the wind whichever both are a great feeling i'm sure. Let me get to the point; I need some help guys as stated in my name I am indeed a noob and have no prior knowledge into the vast world which is wrangler. Having said that can any of you kind gentlemen/ladies please help advise me on what tool or tools i need to take off my hard top and put on my soft top I would really appreciate it. Thank you everybody!!
Torx 40 for the hardtop and Torx 50 for the doors. Home depot carries them. You would think our dealers would tell us these things.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:49 AM   #4
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6 bolts to remove the hard top- very easy, just make sure you get help removing. All you will need is a torx to remove the bolts. Same thing with the soft top-only bolts are the ones that mount the brackets to the side sports bars and to attach the bow system to it. Other than that it's pretty simple. Check YouTube to help with the install of the softtop and also the proper steps to drop down a put back up..... GL
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:08 PM   #5
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Maybe the dealer does not not tell us because he thinks we are going to read the owner's material and possibly look at at the DVD that came with the vehicle, albeit incorrect in places. The tool information is in there.

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Old 09-01-2011, 12:21 PM   #6
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Almost forgot. Sears has some torx too. Don't forget to disconnect / reconnect the washer and wiper lines for the Hardtop if equipped. Lastly, you may want to get a mini torque wrench to set the hard top screws during installation. The torque spec is relatively low. I know that cracking the base of the hard top would not make me a happy Jeeper.

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yeah... nm.. didnt read the whole post... thought you were asking for tools in general.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:43 PM   #8
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Yup just 8 Torx head bolts for the top (3 in the back & 1 up front) - I've got it down to about 15 mins from start to finish to take off or install by myself using my homemade lift (just search on here for examples)
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:11 PM   #9
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Torx 40 for the hardtop and Torx 50 for the doors. Home depot carries them.
SOME Home Depots may carry them. Mine didn't. I couldn't get them at Lowe's or Home Depot. I think I finally found them at Advance Auto Parts.
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I cannot find the torque spec in the 2012 manual for the hard top installation. Can someone tell me what it is, please? Thanks
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:39 PM   #11
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OK, Cuttin torch with a #2 tip, 8lb shop hammer, skil saw or sawsall, prybar, and oh yeah, three tubes of #2 lithium grease(Ky will do in a pinch. Some chocolate icing and a spatula are helpful but not required.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:32 PM   #12
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I cannot find the torque spec in the 2012 manual for the hard top installation. Can someone tell me what it is, please? Thanks
I am not sure about the 2012, but my 2011 2 dr owner's manual says on page 185:

"The Torx fastensers that attach the hard top to the body should be torqued to 66 in lb +/- 22 in lb (7.5 N-m +/- 2.5 N-m)"
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:47 PM   #13
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Thanks much. Now I found it too. For 2012 owners, exactly the same specs, on page 187.

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