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Old 12-09-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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Jeep Wrangler 2-Piece Hard Top

Anyone have 2-piece hard top and hard uppers on half doors?
Im picking up a 2-piece top and hard uppers with sliders on the way back from picking up my car for $1200!
How does the rear piece stay on if you dont have the forward piece?

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Old 12-09-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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It bolts to the rails along the sides on either side of the tub. ITs held down with 3 bolts per side. I love mine. They are really cool. Takes all of 5 minutes to have the entire thing on or off too if you got someone else to help you put it on/pull it off. Especially if you get snow, you be glad you have it!
On a side note: I think you have to drill the tub rails out for the bolts but it already had a hard top when I bought it so I cant be sure.

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Old 12-09-2007, 09:06 PM   #3
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i would think it is held int eh the three botls that hold the regular top on, but it seems liek the wind would whip it right off, i wouldn't go over 20 like that no matter what the manufacturer says
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So there is already holes drilled, good, wasnt sure. They hold it on. I cruise around at at least 40-50 and its solid. Dont see why yours wouldnt be fine. Although, Im usually completley topless in the summer anyway though.
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:13 PM   #5
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yep its awesome i have a best top targa style with racks no complaints besides some rattling really insulated too... Got to love hardtops
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:20 PM   #6
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wait a minit, the Jeep i bought has a soft top, so does that mean I cant buy this hard top on the way home? I need to drill
something?
Its a BestTop 2 piece
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:24 PM   #7
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I think all TJs had the holes pre-drilled for the hard top so you should be fine. Worst caseis that you would have to drill 6 holes in the top rail of the quarterpanels. Can't get much more simple as far as drilling goes. I think you're fine though. I just put a hard top on mine and the holes were there (but the wiring wasn't, I just hooked most of that up tonight).
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:29 PM   #8
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My 97 and my 05 came with soft tops. the had the holes already drilled in the quarters. All I had to do was the wiring. As long as you have the socket, rachet, bolts, and the top, youll be fine. The rear defroster and wiper will not work untill you wire it, but you can bolt it up just fine.
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:21 AM   #9
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why do you need a hardtop?

if my jeep hadn't come with one, i definitely wouldn't spend that large amount of $$ for one...is it to keep thieves out?
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I use mine because winters in Michigan suck. It gets too cold to just have a soft top and it also insulates the interior a little better. Besides, they are just cool to have. They look really good IMO.
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my soft top contains heat just as good as my hardtop. IMO, the soft top looks FAR superior. i bought my soft top after my jeep came with hardtop and when i put my hardtop back on i really like the look of the soft top better
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Soft top windows are a PITA to clean off in a cold Michigan winter. IE, you cannot scrape em. And the soft top windows can break if you mess with em too much in the cold. There are a few serious advantages to the hard top in the winter.
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And the soft top windows can break if you mess with em too much in the cold

I agree with this considering I just broke my rear plastic window on saturday.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:27 PM   #14
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he's in Arkansas though...don't know how cold it gets there
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:05 PM   #15
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Yea...lucky bastard
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I'm planning on getting a moon roof for my H-top although not a double top it would still relative to this thread?
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It doesn't much but its the security aspect I want it for. I park in lonely places sometimes when I go for a run and a hard top is slightly better than soft at least
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Smeg, if you just leave the damn top down it won't matter!
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:41 PM   #19
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I wanna hard top dammit leave me alone LOL
I do need one really for the winters here. I dont have a garage so during the winter months id rather just not have to worry about it.








oh and they look cool too
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it feels great when you're driving and there is no flapping or you have your hard tinted windows or low road noise.. i like my hardy...
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Ya I agree. Mines an 05, so I had the new sail cloth, and although its MUCH better than my 97s top, I am abseloutly in love with my hard top for winter and road trips
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i hate my hardtop. i'm giving it away for free
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OK the guy thats selling me his 2-piece hard top says you dont need holes because it all just clamps on. Its an aftermarket one.
Is there a problem with that?
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OK the guy thats selling me his 2-piece hard top says you dont need holes because it all just clamps on. Its an aftermarket one.
Is there a problem with that?
I've seen those methods of placing the hard top on.. qtec had some C clamp looking things that hold it down.. i dont see a problem w/ them however if any 1 wants to steal your top in the middle of the night, it would take them all of 3-4 minutes to undo the 6 clamps and the 2 buckles in front.

In other words i'd just recommend you check to see if you can mount them w/ at least 1 special screw.
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I dont see an issue. they are going to have to break into the Jeep to get the top. Itll only take 2 minutes less to un screw clamps rather than take a racket to the bolts. A thief wont know its not bolted untill they get in there anyway. If anything, the clamps will be much nicer in summer (assuming you leave the hard top on). If its really an issue, just get the hardware kit from mopar. Its just 6 screws and some nutcert things. Should be cheap, but I wouldnt worry about it.
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too bad the bolts are pain in the behind to unscrew since they all use those squeezed oval hole "nuts" so you have to use quite a bit of pressure to undo them. I hated the last time i undid my top.
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hard tops look waaayyyy better ...i love myt soft top ion the summer though so I can throw it up when it rains

to answer your quesation the back is 6 bolts and the fron is 2 latches it should just go on right over your (folded) softtop
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I bought the "Freedom Top" hard top and the Soft Top for my 2008 Wrangler X and the holes were all there.

There IS something about the "look" of the Soft Top on a Jeep that is more attractive (is reminiscent of the past perhaps), than the Freedom Top (some folks tell me they don't like the squared-off back of the Freedom Top), but I'm glad that Connecticut Winters won't be doing any damage to my Soft Top.

The "Freedom Top" removable sections are nice, but be sure and re-install them as recommended. There IS a "leak" potential near the t-joining, over your rear-view mirror.

All in all, GO FOR IT!!!

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