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08-28-2011 09:51 AM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zendog

Am I looking the right two screws (on each side)? I have a new 2012 with hardtop installed, would like to remove soft without pulling the hard top. I see the two poles attached with what appears to be the hinges but the screws face outwards towards the hardtop with like less then a 1/2 inch clearance? Are these the right screws? How do you get to these with hard top on? Is there something I am missing?
It comes right off.
Those two post are alignment pins- they stay in.
Remove panels and six screws, disco wiper and tube, lift (2 people) and done.

That's it
08-28-2011 09:35 AM
daggo66 The hard top must be removed in order to remove the soft top.
08-28-2011 09:26 AM
Zendog
How do you get to the screws with the hard top on?

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl View Post
Unscrew the 4 screws that hold it to the roll bar brackets and pull it off.


This is obviously from a packed for delivery state or lowered state. Still doesn't take very long to unzip 3 windows and fold it down, and pull off the door surrounds. With a bit of practice it only takes 5 minutes to remove/lower it and store the windows safely in the garage....

Am I looking the right two screws (on each side)? I have a new 2012 with hardtop installed, would like to remove soft without pulling the hard top. I see the two poles attached with what appears to be the hinges but the screws face outwards towards the hardtop with like less then a 1/2 inch clearance? Are these the right screws? How do you get to these with hard top on? Is there something I am missing?
07-31-2011 03:04 PM
InfernoGirl Yes, the top is on the frame and installed under the hard top. The windows and door surrounds are in boxes. It is recommended to remove the soft top and frame upon delivery of the vehicle to prevent premature wear to the soft top.
07-31-2011 01:49 PM
tomthbomb Lot's of good info here, thanks.

When a JK or JKU with the dual top option is shipped how does Jeep package the soft top (I assume the hardtop is installed, right?)?
07-31-2011 12:41 PM
InfernoGirl Unscrew the 4 screws that hold it to the roll bar brackets and pull it off.


This is obviously from a packed for delivery state or lowered state. Still doesn't take very long to unzip 3 windows and fold it down, and pull off the door surrounds. With a bit of practice it only takes 5 minutes to remove/lower it and store the windows safely in the garage....
07-31-2011 12:37 PM
digitalducki a minute and a half to remove the soft top? HOW lol. Its such a wild pain in the ass. The tops on a jeep are both my favorite and my most hated feature. I can't believe they can't come up with a factory power option.
07-31-2011 12:28 PM
jwscuba I just ordered a 2012 Rubicon with the dual top group, after reading this feeling better about the expense.
thanks
07-31-2011 11:52 AM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb
Thanks.
My '07 JKU is a hardtop only.
Did not know Jeep recommends not to do it but glad to know you can. I need good access to the storage so probably will not get the dual and stay with the h/t when I order the '12.
Can take the top off of the CJ if I need open air.
I appreciate the responses.
"Dual top" is a misnomer of sorts which leads to some confusion. It strictly refers to getting two completely individual and independent tops. They do not in any way work in conjunction with each other.
07-31-2011 10:51 AM
4fit
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomthbomb
Thanks.
My '07 JKU is a hardtop only.
Did not know Jeep recommends not to do it but glad to know you can. I need good access to the storage so probably will not get the dual and stay with the h/t when I order the '12.
Can take the top off of the CJ if I need open air.
I appreciate the responses.
If there is one thing I wish I would have gotten when I bought my '11, its the dual top group!
07-30-2011 10:57 AM
InfernoGirl ??? Why would you want to leave the soft top under the hard top anyway? It's like a minute and a half to remove/replace the soft top, the hard top is the one that is a pain to remove/install, and that's only because of the bulk....
07-29-2011 04:26 PM
tomthbomb Thanks.
My '07 JKU is a hardtop only.
Did not know Jeep recommends not to do it but glad to know you can. I need good access to the storage so probably will not get the dual and stay with the h/t when I order the '12.
Can take the top off of the CJ if I need open air.
I appreciate the responses.
07-29-2011 04:20 PM
Arebee I bought my JKU in the fall with the dualtop group and the soft top stayed in during the winter. It didn't really take up a lot of space, but getting anything into the back under or over it was a pain. I will most certainly take the soft top out before putting the hard top on this winter. I've heard it's virtually impossible to take the soft top out with your hard top in place.
07-29-2011 04:07 PM
4fit
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjeeper10
Why? This is not recommended Per factory manual I believe.
+1. The soft top is stored inside the hard top for shipping purposes only.
07-29-2011 03:14 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Why? This is not recommended Per factory manual I believe.
Anyone keep it on?
07-29-2011 03:13 PM
kjeeper10 Why? This is not recommended Per factory manual I believe.
07-29-2011 03:11 PM
tomthbomb
Dual Top Option for JKU

How much interior room does it take up in the storage area when folded down and the hardtop on?

Photos would help too!

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