Originally Posted by OffRDer
so I could just get bigger u-clamps or cut some foam away right? alright thanks guys
That is not the only change your going to have to deal with.
#1 would be the plastic surrounding the windshield was not there in the earlier years. So that will have to be trimmed away.
#2 would be that in the earlier year TJ's the footman loop was held in with torx bolts. You simply had to unscrew them to mount the tuffy. Now they are pop riveted in. This means your going to have to drill those out as well as make new threads to mount the tuffy.
#3 would be the thicker roll bar padding. It's not just a matter of getting longer u bolts to mount to it. The slots and bolts in the console don't have enough adjustment to overcome the shortened space. So you actually need to remove some of the padding to make it fit.
None of these things are impossible to overcome with some time and work. But at the same time its not just a matter of getting some longer bolts. I would hate to see you spend your money on something you thought was going to be a ten minute fix.
I saw a write up someplace once on how to do this a long time ago. I will see if i can find it again.