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Old 11-06-2013, 02:50 AM   #1
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update on powered soft tops for 2 door jk

So I am aware that there are a few manufacturers out there that have designed a powered soft top for the wrangler unlimited. Do you think its physically possible do make one for the 2 door?

I was always wondering if Jeep will ever design one so the customer buys their wrangler 2 door or 4 door ready powered.

I would be extremely interested in buying a powered soft top wrangler in the future if jeep ever decide to make one.

I am sure there are people out there who live in crappy climate like my self and would love to pop there top with a press of a button and be able to close it when there day ends.. We personally only have 3 or 4 good months of the year where i can go topless. and i would be pressing that button atleast 100 times a year if it was that convenient.

To those who will tell me "if you want a powered top convertible then a jeep is not for you" or "stop being lazy" or "that goes against everything jeep stands for".

First off, I live in Qatar. I don't live in a house which allows me to hoist the hard top off everyday. It can get very very dusty here so I can't just jeep the top off or even the freedom panels off over night.

So do you think jeep will ever improve the design of there soft top, or start rolling out powered ones? Im willing to pay up to 3500 more to purchase a stock powered soft top.

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Old 11-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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Since the side rear windows need to be removed before the top is folded down, doing a powered top is an extreme engineering challange. You would need a full redesign of the top to make it work without destroying itself.

It would be expensive and have a limited market.

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Since the side rear windows need to be removed before the top is folded down, doing a powered top is an extreme engineering challange. You would need a full redesign of the top to make it work without destroying itself.

It would be expensive and have a limited market.
This was my thought exactly.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:52 AM   #4
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I could understand this question from disabled people or maybe really short people, but I can take the whole top down in less than 5 minutes and put it back up with a tiny bit more difficulty. I am hoping JEEP never designs a powered top, that cost would simply be rolled into the cost of all JEEPs. I know the brand is changing, in large part to the JKU, but how convenient do we really want our JEEPs?
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:53 AM   #5
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Throw some coins to the thousands of TCN's and have them do it. Just sayin.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #6
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I just saw this on Krawl Offroad's Facebook page from SEMA.

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Old 11-06-2013, 10:49 PM   #7
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Since the side rear windows need to be removed before the top is folded down, doing a powered top is an extreme engineering challange. You would need a full redesign of the top to make it work without destroying itself.

It would be expensive and have a limited market.
I thought so too, until I actually saw one operate in person at a Jeep show. They do not remove the windows. They get folded/crushed down. I told the guy that in my opinion the windows would not hold up over time. He naturally wasn't impressed with my opinion.
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I thought so too, until I actually saw one operate in person at a Jeep show. They do not remove the windows. They get folded/crushed down. I told the guy that in my opinion the windows would not hold up over time. He naturally wasn't impressed with my opinion.
They would have to be made flimsy or more divided sections of the window. This to be able to fold/not crease and ruin the window over time.

Not for me
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They already make them. I don't know how much they cost but if they aren't too expensive, why not?

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Old 11-06-2013, 11:30 PM   #10
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I thought so too, until I actually saw one operate in person at a Jeep show. They do not remove the windows. They get folded/crushed down. I told the guy that in my opinion the windows would not hold up over time. He naturally wasn't impressed with my opinion.
It looks like these guys solved that issue. No rear side windows. It's only $5,000 for the kit. People drop this much on lifts, tires and rims.
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They already make them. I don't know how much they cost but if they aren't too expensive, why not?


this is the 4 door. please read my op or title of my thread.

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this is the 4 door. please read my op or title of my thread.

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Sorry the 4 doors pop up 1st but you could jump from the links provided to 2 doors or use google to find this. I didn't realize you would be too lazy to research it yourself.

Here you go..enjoy.

World's First Power Convertible Top for the Jeep Wrangler 2-Door

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It's almost $5,000 thats not worth it for me. only takes 5 to 10 min to put the dang top up or down lol.
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A shop in town installed one on a 4 door. It looked great.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #15
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Sorry the 4 doors pop up 1st but you could jump from the links provided to 2 doors or use google to find this. I didn't realize you would be too lazy to research it yourself.

Here you go..enjoy.

World's First Power Convertible Top for the Jeep Wrangler 2-Door

thank you buddy.

i did research it and i couldn't find anything due to my suckie search words skills
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I guess if I had the extra money sitting around ... all my mods done, why not . Some people would do it just b cause they can . Like mention above it takes me 5 to take down , 10 up. I can deal with that .

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Obviously he is since he's searching for a powered top. lol!

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