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Old 05-25-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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Two questions about soft-top installation...

So I FINALLY got around to taking my hard-top off and putting the soft-top on. It looks very good, but there are a couple things I was having a little trouble with, hoping I can find some help here.

1.Why will the tailgate bar not fit into the plastic clips that you attach to the Jeep? The only way I can get it to fit is with lots of force, it rips up the rubber seal, and then the tailgate bar just pops right out.

2. When you install the rear-side windows... I got them zipped in, and I got the long clip on the bottom secured. The issue I'm having is with the side that is closest to the door. What does that part clip in to? Does it just rest freely between the door and the frame? What do I do with that part?

Thanks for the help!

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It's a u channel it clips into. You have to secure it into the channel before zipping completely and securing in the body channel.

- use the Velcro to hold the rear of the window
- zip a few inches
- wrap around and tuck the side into the window channel.
- pull tight locking it tight into the channel.
- zip completely
- I like to give one more tug from the rear to really grab the u-channel
- secure along bottom into tub

I don't know what's up with your fist issue. What's the temp ?
Under 70 it becomes difficult to install the top.

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It's a u channel it clips into. You have to secure it into the channel before zipping completely and securing in the body channel.

- use the Velcro to hold the rear of the window
- zip a few inches
- wrap around and tuck the side into the window channel.
- pull tight locking it tight into the channel.
- zip completely
- I like to give one more tug from the rear to really grab the u-channel
- secure along bottom into tub

I don't know what's up with your fist issue. What's the temp ?
Under 70 it becomes difficult to install the top.
My god, its so simple!

And also, its somewhere around 60 degrees. The top was pretty hard to install, but it was the first time I ever did it, too, so I'm sure that was probably the main factor. But really, everything is on the Jeep. The problem is that I can not get the tailgate bar to fit properly.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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My god, its so simple!

And also, its somewhere around 60 degrees. The top was pretty hard to install, but it was the first time I ever did it, too, so I'm sure that was probably the main factor. But really, everything is on the Jeep. The problem is that I can not get the tailgate bar to fit properly.
Crank the heat for a good 15-half. You need to get the top to stretch. @ 60* Im almost positive that is your problem.

BesTop has 72* in their instructions.
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yeah crank the heat up the let the top stretch. The bar will only fit one way, make sure it not upside down.
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Well, I got the windows secured. Thanks for the tip.

Still no luck with the tailgate bar though.I guess the main question is how does the tailgate bar fit into the plastic clips that you attach to the jeep?
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Well, I got the windows secured. Thanks for the tip.

Still no luck with the tailgate bar though.I guess the main question is how does the tailgate bar fit into the plastic clips that you attach to the jeep?
Take the bar out of the window and try fitting it in the clips. Make sure your not upside down
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #8
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Wow, I got it. The heat definitely helped. Definitely letting this thing stretch a bit before I take the top down. Thanks for the help everyone!

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