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Old 04-05-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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Hey all,

New Wrangler owner here. 95 YJ. A few quick questions for anyone with an answer!

1. Looks like I am missing the left windshield channel. Any good sites where I can get a new set at a fair price?

2. Do I need to buy a special hardware package if I have all the physical pieces for the soft top (I think its a bestop supertop?) or is it all just basic hardware I can get anywhere?

3. I can hear a clicking under the hood when I try the horn, but that is all. Is there any easy fix or wire connection to get the horn working.

4. Will a spiderweb bikini top fit my YJ? Those things look pretty sick.

5. I know this vehicle is not too powerful, but driving it on the highway for the first time I was pedal to the metal and took forever to get to 65? No tell tale signs of a blown head gasket. Should I be worried?

6. She came with a hard top. Do I need any special parts for that? Or can I just bolt it down and screw it in up front and be safe and road ready? I thought I read something about weather strips?

7. And finally, the soft top looks hard to assemble. Any tips or links to directions I can follow?

Thanks for the help!

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:40 PM   #2
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welcome to the forum...

1. There are plenty of awesome Jeep Part sites and they are all priced differently depending on the part... just google Jeep parts and a million sites will come up and you can look for what you need...

2. what do you mean by physical pieces? do you mean you have the fabric for it? then yes you need hardware for it and if it is from bestop those people are great and they will hook you up with what you need or you can find it online...

3.My horn does nothing but click as well and has not worked for over 10 years, i dont
really know what is wrong with it but it wont work at all, have looked at it a few times but dont care enough to figure the darn think out...

4. i have no idea what that is so i cant say but hopefully if it looks cool then it works...

5. if it is a 4cyl then its almost amazing you are reaching 65 and staying there, if it is a
6 then it will get there but its slow and wont top out much more above that, nothing is wrong its just a low end HP engine not meant for high speeds so no worries there

6. if the hard top is on then it has everything you need if not it takes a couple bolts in the back part and some screws in the top to the windshield if it is like mine, you can check for spots that used to look like it had weather stripping and replace what is missing if you would like to really make it air tight...

7. go to youtube and try to find a video on it, lot of helpful bestop and softop videos out there, its not as hard as you think, if you need the instructions for it try this and select your style... Supertop® - Tops and Accessories for Jeep & GM, Ford, Dodge Trucks by Bestop and try this video... hope all of this is helpful and what you wanted

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:43 PM   #3
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First welcome to the forum.

1. Try Collins Brothers for the parts.
2. We have a Bestop guy on here (GEOFF) probably try to contact their customer service. Sounds like others have had great success their.
3. Replace the horn. Cheap and easy fix.
4. Looks like the SW1 would definitely fit the YJ.
5. We need more info on motor, lift, tires, and existing gearing to get someone to chime in with a useful answer. Unless it's been played with there should be a metal tag with numbers on the rear differential.
6. Can't help you with the hard top.....Only run a soft top or safari top on mine. Someone will know.
7. Soft top isn't that bad once you have done it once or twice.

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:45 PM   #4
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Welcome to WF Quadratec .com has a windshield header channel for $12.99 part #11020.00 they sell Bestop hardware also
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Guys, Thank you SO much for the input! Especially regarding the acceleration question. I don't need or want a fast car. I knew what I was getting into with the YJ and from what I have read (both here and elsewhere) mine sounds just about normal, I'm just getting used to the feel of the Wrangler. My main concern is that if I do need to drive the highway that running at 65 is not doing damage to the engine. Are they ok to be worked that hard?
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Hello and welcome to the world of Jeeps.

This is the FACTORY hardware for a YJ:


This is the Bestop SUPERTOP hardware (notice the big "S" curved piece?:


If you have all the Factory hardware in good shape, you can get a Replace-A-Top. It's all the fabric and windows for your hardware.

If you have the Supertop hardware in good shape, you can get the SuperTop Replacement Skin - same thing, just for the Supertop.

HARDTOP: Make sure to remove the Windshield Channel for the soft top BEFORE putting the hardtop on. It's the metal piece that holds the soft top down to the top of the windscreen. Otherwise, yes, get some seals. Nothing fancy: you can buy a roll at a camper supply store. Then, just make sure the top is secured - there's a LOT of force when you brake hard, and you don't want it flying off.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:36 AM   #8
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no running the Jeep at 65 down the highway will not hurt your Jeep it should be just fine... the engines dont produce top end speed but it shouldnt hurt it if you have to take it down the highway at 65
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Hey all,

1. Looks like I am missing the left windshield channel. Any good sites where I can get a new set at a fair price?
Just noticed that I skipped over this question. Call 800-845-3567 and they can sell you just the one half of the channel. BUT I don't know that it will be much cheaper than just buying a new complete one from one of the mail order places, and they will be faster at getting it to you. We offer this as a service, but we're not a mail-order company, so we're not always super quick.
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Guys, Thank you SO much for the input! Especially regarding the acceleration question. I don't need or want a fast car. I knew what I was getting into with the YJ and from what I have read (both here and elsewhere) mine sounds just about normal, I'm just getting used to the feel of the Wrangler. My main concern is that if I do need to drive the highway that running at 65 is not doing damage to the engine. Are they ok to be worked that hard?
I have to travel across the mississippi to get to work, the speed limit before it is 65. I have a 94 2.5L 4 banger and do just fine. If yours is a manual, don't shift too early or it takes ages to accelerate... I wait till I hit about 3,000 RPMS to shift. But once you've hit 65 you shouldn't have a problem staying there unless you start going up hill, if you start to decelerate just downshift to 4th and you'll be good.
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You never said what engine you have.
If it's a 4.0L 6 cylinder, you should be able to go well over 65.
Your cat may be clogged or the timing chain could be really stretched out.
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Mine is the 2.5 L 4cyl
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Update

Today I made the longest highway trip my old YJ will ever have to endure. No hitch in this giddy up. Highway speeds the whole way no problems at all. Still working on getting the hardware kit for the soft top, but the bestop hard one will do just fine for now. Totally loving the Wrangler
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Today I made the longest highway trip my old YJ will ever have to endure. No hitch in this giddy up. Highway speeds the whole way no problems at all. Still working on getting the hardware kit for the soft top, but the bestop hard one will do just fine for now. Totally loving the Wrangler
Nice to hear it TKorona Jeeps really are great vehicles with never ending fun

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