|07-23-2012 01:47 PM|
If you reverse the folds so your are folding the material to the back instead of the front, the excess material will sit on the top and not hang in the passenger's heads.
It's kind of opposite of the way the top "wants" to fold, but when you do it, you'll see the difference.
This will also make folding the top down all the way much neater/easier, as the material won't bunch against the roll bar.
If you watch this video, you'll see the difference. When they are folding the top back, they make the folds to the rear of the Jeep.
How to use your Jeep Wrangler Soft Top
|07-23-2012 08:19 AM|
|WXman||On my '12, the top closes easily. The problem was opening it the first time. The front corners where the weatherstripping is stuck to the soft top like glue. I had to push HARD to get the sunrider part to raise upward, and when I finally did, it took a bunch of the grey weatherstripping with it. UGH.. had to try and piece that back together and pray for no leaks. What a PITA.|
|07-22-2012 05:03 PM|
|07-22-2012 04:59 PM|
We just finished installing the sunrider top and are having this issue with the top coming out of the windshield header. Have you found a solution?
|06-01-2012 04:32 PM|
|cavsvet74||A common mistake is not opening the header latches all the way. The should be open to about 180deg.|
|06-01-2012 10:41 AM|
|06-01-2012 09:08 AM|
If I am hitting the highway I remove the rear window. If I am just doing a quick jog on the side streets I don't bother.
No issues yet.
|06-01-2012 08:14 AM|
So, why? Is it for drag? Will something happen to the back window?
|06-01-2012 02:16 AM|
|Con Artist||Haven't used my softtop yet. I just got a Harken Hoister I need to install, and then I'll attempt to install my softtop. I'm sure it'll be quite an...adventure.|
|06-01-2012 01:50 AM|
It's perfectly OK to drive with all the windows rolled down (hardtop and softtop). It's perfectly OK to drive with the freedom panels off & windows down (hardtop). Yet, if and only if the Sunrider top is open, then the rear window should be removed?
|05-31-2012 09:14 PM|
|05-31-2012 09:10 PM|
It is recommended in the owners manual to remove the rear window if going above 40 mph with the sunrider open.
|05-31-2012 04:27 PM|
|05-31-2012 04:14 PM|
There is a good possibility that one or both of the door frame pins are not latched and this is what is causing the difficulty with the front header latches.
Remove the rear and side windows and unclip the rear sail panels from their channels. This will free up the entire top so you can re-position it. Now pull the entire top forward one side at a time until you hear the pins lock into place on the door frame latches.
When you open the door you will see the little lever that you press to unlatch the pins in order to put the entire top down. The top should lock into these pins, this will allow you to open the sunrider without the entire top slipping backwards and thus making it almost impossible to re-latch it at the winsdhield header. With those pins latched in place the top doesn't move and the header latches line up perfect every time.
|05-31-2012 04:06 PM|
|Riccochet||Mine was the same as OP's when I first started using the sunrider portion. I did not undo the latches above the doors, but for some reason it wouldn't come forward enough for the front latches to reach the loops. Had to have someone push forward on the rear bar above the back window in order for me to get the latches hooked. Now that it's been used a bunch and has sat in the sun to stretch it works normally.|
|05-31-2012 04:01 PM|
|05-31-2012 03:37 PM|
With the side latches above the doors clicked in, the Sunrider piece goes on and off easily...10 seconds to open it, 10 seconds to close it at most.
|05-31-2012 03:28 PM|
Have any of you had issues with the top popping out of the windshield header track every time you open it (sunroof or all the way)?
|05-27-2012 11:00 AM|
|05-27-2012 10:46 AM|
Take a close look at the latches. They open up and expand about 2 inches further which allows you to hook and latch closed.
|05-27-2012 10:44 AM|
|Weed Hopper||If you are releasing the latches above the doors you are doing it wrong. When using the sunrider feature just release the windshield latches, pull the plastic sleeves to the front and fold the top back into a "W" configuration. Never release the latches above the doors when using the sunrider or you will have to release the sail panels to get it to latch to the windshield.|
|05-27-2012 10:35 AM|
|huntsf||Thanks all....will put it out today in the sun and 95 degree weather today.|
|05-27-2012 10:27 AM|
Like Wharfrat said, give it time. You shouldn't have to undo anything to close the sunrider. It does give more in the hot sun, so maybe it just needs to stretch a little.
|05-27-2012 10:26 AM|
|huntsf||Because it is new, when I close it there is about an inch gap from the front of the top to the front latches. So have to undo rear of whole top to allow it to get fitted.|
|05-27-2012 10:23 AM|
|wassup8687||Mine opens and closes easily. The thing I would like improved is the way the top sits while the Sunrider top is open. It falls on the heads of the passengers in the back.|
|05-27-2012 10:20 AM|
|huntsf||I have no problem opening it. Closing it w/o undoing the sail and side panels is the problem|
|05-27-2012 10:17 AM|
|JKGirl||You shouldn't have to do all of that just to close the sunrider. I had mine open yesterday and it's literally as simple as flipping it back and closing it when done. Will it not latch if you don't remove the panels?|
|05-27-2012 10:15 AM|
|huntsf||So over time no need to release sails etc.?|
|05-27-2012 10:13 AM|
|05-27-2012 10:10 AM|
Sunrider top is PITA
Just got my 2012 Sahara last weekend and find the sunrider portion of the roof (opens over front section) to be quite painful to close. Found that it requires undoing the sail panels and sides. Too bad it just cannot close as it opens over the cockpit. Perhaps I am missing something? Any input is appreciated!