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Old 05-04-2010, 12:00 AM   #1
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New to the Forum, soft top problem

Hey everybody, just added a "new" '90 YJ tp the family stable and am working through the kinks of being a new jeep owner (I think my wife thinks I'm more interested in the new Jeep than I am her)...I'm having a problem getting the soft top that came with the new addion to fit, anybody have any sugetstions on how to stretch it?

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!

I've ordered a 4" Rough Country lift, 1" lift schackles and 33 12.50 15's, I'll post more pics after I get it all done!
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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i've always laid soft tops out in the sun for a few hours to make it stretch a little.

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Old 05-04-2010, 04:53 AM   #3
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Yes, seems impossible to put it on when its cold. What I do is:

Loosen up the frame catch (at the back of the jeep) so that the joint forms a V. Put everything on and then straighten out the joints. Most cases it works and nothing actually breaks

Putting it in the sun is a good idea too.

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Old 05-04-2010, 06:45 AM   #4
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yep, the sun has always worked for me, seems like temps in the 80's would be optimal.
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the sun works for me as well
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:36 AM   #6
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+289367024876 on the sunshine thing

I would also check out this video if your new to softops... it was a great help when I got my 94' last year. We have some slight differences as this is a little newer, but it gives a pretty good idea of what to do.

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Old 05-04-2010, 05:18 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice everybody! Guess I just have to wait till it warms up a bit.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:02 PM   #9
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yeah they say on the instructions to lay it out in the sun with it above 75 i think ... i put mine on when it was like 55 out and it was super tight and super hard to do
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Was wondering if this issue has anything to do with the particular top in play here. I have a bestop replace-a-top and the first time this season ( and first time ever ) that I tried to put it back up and it was like 60 degrees it certainly did not want to stretch all the way back and in fact would not.. Would this not happen on the supertop etc??

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