I have a 1997 Jeep Wrangler SE/TJ which I bought used in 2003. It runs great and I love driving except I hate the soft top system. It is a real pain in the butt to put up or take down. It takes me 15 frustrating minutes to put it up when a sudden rain comes along. For this reason I don't drive it nearly as much as I would like. I want to replace the top but only it I can change out the top system. I have visited quadratec.com and tried to use the Soft Top Advisor but the system on my Jeep is not any of the ones shown. So my questions are as follows:
1. Can I replace the top system meaning get rid of the one I have and order one of the replacements shown on quadratec.com or do I have to search to find the same "system" and top as I have now?
2. I live in SWVA, how do I find someone who can do the physical replacement since I am not very handy and have the patience of a 4 year old?
I think no matter what top you have you still need to remove the side and rear windows before folding it down which means you have to zip them back in when putting it up. I think Oliver2328 is looking for something simple like cars have.
Retired my 94 YJ 4cyl 5spd @ 200K
Now in a 04 TJ 4cyl 5spd CV @120K+
Both as a commuter vehicle in NW, NJ
April 2012.downsized and now a 99er.
Welcome to the forum
When I first got my TJ, it took me awhile to put the top up n down as well. Unless something is wrong with your frame itself It'll get easier n quicker, hang in there.
BTW, Im from SWVA as well., near C'brug
Just a suggestion, but please have a look at the Sunrider tops.
I absolutely LOVE mine. I have all of the benefits of "top off" without all of the hassle. I pop the front open, zip out the sides, roll up the back and I'm ready to roll. Don't even HAVE to remove the windows if I don't feel like it. In a cloudburst, I just reach up from the driver's seat and pull it closed with one hand.
When the back of it it is still up it also provides very nice protection from the sun beating down on the back of your neck and on your passengers if you have any.
I've had other Jeeps and a few convertibles and hands down, this is my all time favorite. This top is AMAZING.
06 Rubi with some sort of double ended, chrome knobbed, cross threaded, infinitely adjustable, frequently breakable, worn out flammywhammers zip tied onto it.
It used to be a jeep thing... til that sh!t broke!