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Old 08-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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2003 Soft Top fit 1998...or not

Hi - I am confused...I did see a post that said you could not put a 2003 Soft top on a 1998 ...and another post said 'yes' you can.... The aftermarket sites show years 1997-2006 as one category which leads me to lean to 'yes', ...it's that 'no' answer/post that's buggin me..lol. Hate to pick up one and have it not fit of course. Can someone please help? ..thanks!

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Old 08-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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Not sure if this helps you but I have a 2002 top on my 05. Only difference I see is the material and the side windows from my 05 will not work because the zipper is reversed.

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Old 08-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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hmm..if you put the whole soft top on - windows included - it should work though (on yours) ...right? ..since windows come with the soft top ....
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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97-06 will fit any TJ
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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..hmm - these answers from these guys are a few of the ones I've seen that said it may not work, .... you still think it's ok?


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If I were making this decision, I'd ask the service department at the Jeep stealership (as much as I hate to deal with them).

The TJ soft top was redesigned in 2001 to be easier to fold down, then in 2003 it was redesigned again (windshield channel) so that the hard top would fit over a folded down soft top.

I don't want to flat out say "No, it won't fit", but I have my doubts.
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    all depends on the top itself and what brand. bestop makes a few that will fit but the majority of there's wont. smittybuilt, rugged ridge, and pavement ends MAY have a few that will fit but they are pretty hard to find. HAPPYJEEPIN! OIIIIO




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Old 08-18-2013, 06:27 PM   #6
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AGAIN, yes any 97-06 top will fit. Many of us have different year tops. I have a 03 TJ, 01 frame, 04 fabric.

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