|06-17-2013 03:56 PM|
I also discovered that if you purchase a used soft top and don't check for the roll bar brackets may have been left on the original Jeep. If just missing screws for the brackets a temp solution is to use the screws holding in the floor loops in the cargo area under the mat. They are a perfect fit to screw into rollbar or you can take the screw and find a match at home depot.
At least you get to enjoy the soft top while waiting on replacement.
|06-17-2013 03:50 PM|
You will just get stronger!
|06-15-2013 01:37 AM|
|Mike-||I'm guessing after a season on there the zippers will be easier to go around the corner ?!|
|06-13-2013 08:53 AM|
From now on, you'll regularly see jeeps on the road making this same mistake. I saw one just this past weekend. Makes me want to try to get them to pull them over so I can fix it--you know it's driving them nuts.
|06-13-2013 03:23 AM|
This was SUPER HELPFUL - Thanks so much
Very helpful. THANKS
|05-24-2012 07:44 PM|
|05-24-2012 02:30 PM|
I came here wondering this same thing and was pleased by the timing.
Will try tonight.
|05-24-2012 10:11 AM|
|05-24-2012 10:10 AM|
(1) With top otherwise up and done, hang a window using the Velcro.
(2) Zip the zipper NO MORE than 6". Just get it started.
(3) Fold the part that you're currently seeing flap in the breeze in toward the plastic door surround behind it, tucking the hard plastic that's embedded in the window fabric into the channel in the door surround. It folds over in a "u" shape. This is the step you're presently missing.
(4) Zip the zipper the rest of the way.
(5) Stretch and leverage the plastic strip on the bottom of the window into the channel on the jeep's body. You may need to go back to step 3 and retuck a bit to make sure it's still in tight after doing this.
(6) Fix the Velcro and admire handiwork.
The window will be very tight. Nothing flaps in the breeze.
In essence, the window is secured on the top and rear by the zipper, and on the bottom and front by attached/embedded plastic that's folded into a channel on the jeep/door surround. You're missing the step to secure the front.
|05-24-2012 09:47 AM|
|gymscar||I'm having trouble keeping the side panels of my 2012 Wrangler soft top wrapped around the door pillars. Under speed they flip out and flap in the wind. Any suggestions?|
|05-14-2012 08:11 PM|
|blondiemachine||thx helps me too...I guess they really want you to take the vehicle back to squeeze a few more bucks out of ya for the initial install.|
|04-11-2012 10:33 AM|
|BillCDuxbury||That reply is a huge help- I had the same problem last weekend, and abandoned putting the soft top on for the first time because I couldn't find any information in the owner's manual or the internet about the hardware installation necessary.|
|03-29-2012 10:42 AM|
If you look on the rollbar on the inner-side (pointing toward the front), you'll see that there are velcro pieces that pull partially away (off the padding). Under there, you'll see 2 small screws (T30 Torx, which I didn't have, but found a hex wrench that did the trick).
If you look at the softtop bars, you'll see the pieces that have those 2 holes (if I remember correctly, one says Top and Left - that's how you know which side it goes on).
If you need more than that, I can go out to my Jeep and take pictures.
|03-29-2012 10:09 AM|
2012 Wrangler JK Soft Top Installation
We are having trouble on the first time installation of the soft top that came with our 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. I need advice on how the mount is attached to the roll bar and can only find advice on lowering and raising the top. Not specific installation.