I never read the directions and I am sure everyone does it their own way that works for them.
This is my method
-remove side windows
-unzip both sides to the top of rear window and roll it up with bar still attached (secure roll on both sides with "custom" velcro ties)
-pull sail panels out and flip/fold them over both corners
-undo windshield clips
-pull lock pins on door surrounds to release top
-pull 1st section down tucking in rolled up rear window roll (still attached to the top) behind the rear sport cage and folding in the top section
-pull next section back folding/tucking in
-Pull in last section doing the same fold n tuck process but being much more careful of plactic portion that clips into door surrounds (if not folded correct the seams that hold those plastic portions to the fabric can start to weaken and tear). Found that out on my old TJ top.
-use the provided straps to secure around the entire top bundle so it stays secure and in place at highway speeds (pics of straps below)
One thing I did notice is that unlike TJ tops, LJ tops are best put up and down with 2 people due to the fact that they really only have 1 attachment point to the sport bar while the TJs have 2 attachents. This makes the frame much less stable and it can kind of twist unless you have a person on each side. It can be done with one person buy you must be very careful that you dont twist up the frame and snap something.
Hope that helps and feel free to ask if you have any questions.