TJ vs. YJ uppers - differences? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 04-05-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 87
TJ vs. YJ uppers - differences?

I found a pair of hard upper sliders locally used for super cheap, and in good condition. The guy said he ran them on his TJ and they "fit the opening". Well I went to Bestop's site and checked the install pdf and found that they need to be bolted in (not just dropped, like the soft uppers). Well the guy didn't include the nuts for one side. No big deal, I called Bestop and they said I could buy them. Fast foward to today. I figure I would install one side and it's a no go. There is about an inch (1") between the upper and the half door. I couldn't even get the bolts to thread into the hardware.

So did I end up with YJ uppers? These uppers fit in the space of my factory TJ (01') soft top. The 3 holes in the upper line up with the half door. The upper has a gentle curve at the back like a TJ, not the hard angle like a YJ.

I'm just a little confused and could use some clarification (Geoff?). Thanks in advance.

ryanhewitt is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-05-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
that's what she said

WF Supporting Member
jgano23's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: \m/-_-\m/
Posts: 16,482
Send a message via AIM to jgano23 Send a message via Yahoo to jgano23
i have no ides, but if you don't get an answer, pm Geoff. i'm sure he'll get you an answer.

jgano23 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-05-2010, 08:45 PM   #3
ExDementia's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,221
1991 XJ Cherokee, 4.0, AW4, NP-242, SYE
HP D30, Rusty's axle truss, Currie HD steering, diff. slider
C8.25, Powertrax locker
4.5" RE up front and Rough Country out back
33" BFG A/T's 15" soft 8's
Suspension seats, rock sliders, plated rear corner panels,
trimmed fenders, CB, exhaust, lights, remote locks and start, etc.
Past jeeps:97 TJ, 99 TJ

Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop View Post
In video games, the bad guy's bullets travel much slower than the good guy's bullets.
ExDementia is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2010, 10:34 AM   #4
Sponsoring Vendor
Geoff@Bestop's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,612
Ryan: I'm not familiar enough with those sliders to answer the question. Sorry. (we've got a LOT of products, and I've got a small brain).

Take a couple photos and send them to for the best answer.
Geoff@Bestop is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 87

Geoff, thanks for the reply. I'll take some pics tonight, and try and to post here, as well as email them. I'm thinking they may be yj though. From pics that I've seen, after market yj hardtops appear to have the radius at the back of the door like a tj. I'll get some pics up, and that should help. Thanks again.
ryanhewitt is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2010, 08:12 PM   #6
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 87

Okay here are some pics, I hope (following the how post a pic thread). One shows the 1" gap, one shows the passenger slider next to the factory passenger soft upper, and the last is the soft upper on top of the slider.

Hope that worked!

No that didn't, lets try this

ryanhewitt is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2010, 08:16 PM   #7
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 87
Direct link

Here's the direct link to photobucket album. If I posted more pics here, maybe this would be easier. Thank you all for the patience.

Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket
ryanhewitt is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-06-2010, 08:26 PM   #8
LuvMyTJ's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Western New York
Posts: 51
Just speculating here. Not sure what you have, but the YJ Bestop door upper differ from the Mopar, square corner uppers. Maybe they are for the Bestop version of the YJ top, not the factory version of the YJ top.

Both shown below are Bestops for the YJ, see how one has the round corners?

LuvMyTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Half doors, uppers and soft top-Northern NJ $500 takes all [TheYJGuy] Classifieds Archive 1 02-18-2010 09:29 PM
anyone in denver area want to trade red full doors for my half doors and uppers? adawg38 Classifieds Archive 0 08-11-2009 12:25 PM
Differences in model year hard tops? Riptide63 TJ General Discussion Forum 16 02-04-2008 10:59 PM
solid door uppers? Tacoma YJ General Discussion Forum 7 03-06-2006 11:04 AM

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC