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Old 03-14-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Soft top help

I've gone topless about twice so far this year and ive noticed that my top doesn't godown and tuck in as low as I'd like. It's sticks up about 8 inches above the tub, and a little above the tire carrier brake light. Let me know what ya'lls procedure is to get her down as low as you can. Thanks!

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Old 03-14-2012, 08:56 AM   #2
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as you put the top down, take time to tuck each support section into the tub. one corner, than the other.
This keeps it down nice and low.

Watch this, ok watch it twice, the second time try to not stare at her ass the entire time. Notice they did NOT tuck down the support rails and it stands up tall, like yours. I think they only did that in the interest in showing that it can be done quickly though.


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Old 03-14-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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Grab the rear bow and pull it down in order to tuck the plastic pieces into the tub rail.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:35 PM   #4
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Bow, thats the word I was looking for
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:48 PM   #5
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Yeah, I still can't get it looking pretty, myself. If I jump up and down on the top and cram it into that spacious 'trunk', I guess it might look better.....No good solution that I've found. I think the above video emphasizes that point.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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take some pics and show us whats up.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:57 PM   #7
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Here is what mine looks like when down and tucked.

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Old 03-14-2012, 04:13 PM   #8
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Watch this, ok watch it twice, the second time try to not stare at her ass the entire time.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:14 PM   #9
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it also depends on weather you roll your rear window up, or take it off completely. i roll mine cause its a lot less of a pain in the ass to get back on, and mine sticks up a little bit more than the red tj up there ^^
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Never even thought of putting it down with them still on. I take them off, perhaps why it sits lower :shrug:
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Never even thought of putting it down with them still on. I take them off, perhaps why it sits lower :shrug:
i take the side windows off, but i roll the rear one up
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Oh scratch that then, well, maybe. before today my rear window was always on, but I didn't roll it up, I let it drape down into the trunk when I put the top down (always heard that rolling it leads to scratches). Doing that it was as flat as it is today with no window in it at all.

I still would like to see a picture of what his top looks like down, perhaps then we can come up with some ideas of how to tuck the fabric in a different way than he is now.
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I mis understood what the OP was asking in my earlier post but to get it all the way down, you have to fold it correctly. The plastic drip rails that clip into the door surounds need to be folded in >< and all the fabric in between each bow needs to be folded neatly and pushed all the way in between each bow. I usually just lay the sail panel straight forward on the wheel wells.

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Oh scratch that then, well, maybe. before today my rear window was always on, but I didn't roll it up, I let it drape down into the trunk when I put the top down (always heard that rolling it leads to scratches). Doing that it was as flat as it is today with no window in it at all.
my window is pretty scratched already, so i dont care as much. but i also have the add-a-trunk option, so everything kinda has to lay on top of that
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Neil F - Your video was MUCH more informative (dropping the soft top starts at 13:04) but mine had a much better view
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Thanks for the answers guys, they really helped. I'll try to get some pics up soon
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:37 AM   #17
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make sure you take the real sails and fold them in as suggested above. Also take your time. I did it by myself for the first time... took me like 15-20 minutes cause i kept folding it back up and down trying to figure out the best way to do it. It doesn't even take me 5 mins now
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I've had my jeep for 4 years. Ow and not once folded the back correct er over. Im gonna do it now cause mine always looks like a cluster f*** glad I watched that video
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On this new-to-me TJ, I've lowered the top once -- way easier than installing the soft top for the first time. But although I was careful to fold in the drip rails retainers, I have the feeling that the leading edge of the forward retainer was really in the wind (rear window rolled up and a factory add-a-trunk). Did i do anything wrong? I wonder because I already have a inch-long rip on the edge of the top, between the forward retainer and the header.
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On this new-to-me TJ, I've lowered the top once -- way easier than installing the soft top for the first time. But although I was careful to fold in the drip rails retainers, I have the feeling that the leading edge of the forward retainer was really in the wind (rear window rolled up and a factory add-a-trunk). Did i do anything wrong? I wonder because I already have a inch-long rip on the edge of the top, between the forward retainer and the header.
I have the exact same rip, the retainer is sort of coming off. Do you fold the retainers toward the middle of the jeep or towards the front? I fold mine towards the middle and they arent caught up in the wind at all
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I think that is what the problem was: I had the front retainer parallel to the header, as opposed to tucked in at a 45* angle...

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