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Old 02-15-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Question Rampage Frameless soft top HELP

Ok so I got my Rampage frameless soft top in the mail today and theres some issues with installation. I cant get the rear window to fit and there doesn't seem to be much stretch in the material. Granted it's 40 degrees out here so thats probably why its not stretching right? I was also thinking it could be my sound bar? It's the factory sound bar on a 2001 so if anyone has any idea of other troubles than the weather or can confirm I'd love you forever.

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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I'd say your main problem is the temperature. It really needs to be warm for the fabric to stretch properly, even then it's a biotch.

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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You def. wanna Wait til it's Warmer Out to Install it.

Once it get Stretched & Formed to your Jeep, it'll be alot easier to Install when it's Cold.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #4
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I got a new top this past Christmas and lucked up with one 70° day. It took four people and a hair dryer to get it on. It almost took an Act of Congress to make it fit.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #5
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I got a new top this past Christmas and lucked up with one 70° day. It took four people and a hair dryer to get it on. It almost took an Act of Congress to make it fit.
act of congress? so its still sitting in the box?
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:24 PM   #6
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hahaha thanks for the advice i was worried I just had a faulty top, but thats good to know. I literally have everything on but the back window because the stretch isnt there...so close..
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:29 PM   #7
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I put mine on in March last year in the desert while it was nice and sunny. The back window is the biggest PITA to get on. It fabric really needs to be heated up for it to stretch properly.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #8
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Damn makes me think how I'm going to manage it in the middle of winter...
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:47 AM   #9
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The fabric will relax after it's been installed a bit and taking it off and on gets easier. However, 40 degree weather is a no go for first time install. Take the top inside and let it get warmed up and install it in a garage (preferably heated).
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:15 PM   #10
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Does anyone have tips for stretching it out?
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Does anyone have tips for stretching it out?
Not counting this one and your own posts there have been six replies. Five of them say "heat". I'd go with the majority.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:22 PM   #12
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Update: still cold today but managed to get it on with the help of my brother in law thanks for the help. even you wise guy^^^
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:47 PM   #13
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how tough was it to get the header bar to connect to the top itself? thats what im having difficulties with right now...
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:14 AM   #14
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As in boltin the header bar on or actually putting the front of the top on? If its putting the top on into the bar i also had trouble with this. Attach the door surrounds first than getting the front in will be easy.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:48 AM   #15
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I also had a little trouble with the header piece. But make sure when you get it in the header bar you pull back on it to take the slack out or it can come off goin down the road. I now wish I would have gotten the best top trektop nx
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:27 AM   #16
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i installed one on my lj when it was 55 outside, mistake. when it warms up and conforms to the jeep its simple and easy
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:10 AM   #17
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since the biggest issue is the back window best way to do it is to zip up the side windows only a little like they say than zip up the entire back window. After than use all your man strength to put the side windows it. Worked well for me

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