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09-02-2014 05:07 AM
SpillPainted
Love this.

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Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
I do the same.

I also bought a boot cover (Rugged Ridge ~$80) and use the velcro straps to keep the arms down.

I bought this as well. After reading about 3 main brands on here I went with the Rugged Ridge as well. Before installation I let it sit in the sun for a few hours to allow the fabric to be a tad more elastic. After a really tight fit for the first few times it fits perfectly. It is still snug, makes the entire top look less haphazard and more modern. The cover actually zips up around the top so it not only holds the top down but it also holds it up out of your trunk space. I am thrilled with the functionality and the look. I drive a 2014 JKUS.

09-02-2014 02:38 AM
gburkett I remove all 3 windows and roll them up placing them in a bag that your fold up chairs go in.
09-01-2014 08:07 PM
73TA I too have the Tuffy Enclosure. I took my top down for the first time in my new JKU and it sits up too high. No way could I get one of those boot covers on. We also have a JK so I am familiar with top operation. Does anyone else have an issue with the Tuffy not allowing the top to sit lower when folded?
08-09-2014 10:41 PM
Bearfan
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Originally Posted by cvtn View Post
Looks like Your folds are in the wrong place. The top one needs to be closer to the header rail so that the fabric doesn't sit on the roll bar. From there the folds will look like an accordion. Pull the folds tight on each side (while it's down) and that should solve it.
Thanks, I'll have to try again
08-09-2014 04:25 PM
mhilbush Bought two of these:
Amazon.com : Velcro Velstrap 36 x 2-Inches Straps, 2 - Pack, Black (90440) : Office Products

One strap in the middle, one strap on each side covering the clamps to keep them from rattling, and one as a spare.
08-09-2014 10:10 AM
cvtn Looks like Your folds are in the wrong place. The top one needs to be closer to the header rail so that the fabric doesn't sit on the roll bar. From there the folds will look like an accordion. Pull the folds tight on each side (while it's down) and that should solve it.
08-09-2014 09:13 AM
Bearfan How do you get it to
Lay flat when all the way down? Mine seems to be sitting up a bit. No way could I get one of those boots on it to cover it.
08-09-2014 08:37 AM
jsherm007 Does everyone leave the back window on and rolled without any issues? I've taken my top down several times now and always took off back window because I thought I needed to. I would rather roll it and go if it's not getting scrateched bouncing around back there.
08-09-2014 07:27 AM
whitebomber
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Originally Posted by JamesWyatt View Post
So what I do is unlatch the front latches and just fold it back naturally. Then go and lift up on it a little and the two parts that are folded forward should be pulled back on both sides. This gets all the cloth pulled back from above the rear seats and provides open sky to both front and back passengers. The final result is a bit of an accordion setup.
That is well stated. We knew something was wrong because the top doesn't fold as compact and it catches the wind. Once we figured that out, things are great. We have since noticed a number of people on the road, in the sunrider position, that didn't make that adjustment.
08-08-2014 01:17 PM
Bearfan Very helpful link. So how many people just remove the rear window and roll it up with the two others. What do you do with the rear retaining bar, just leave it in there?
05-09-2014 07:34 PM
oscarandelmo Thanks for the response.

After ALOT of searching I found this

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/wh...or-668097.html

and this

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/20...ps-193019.html
05-09-2014 04:44 PM
Zombicon
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Originally Posted by oscarandelmo View Post
There is a snap on a piece of plastic on some webbing over one of the cross bars and it looks like it fits on a snap on the same bar. Does anyone know what it is for?

In the pic i am at the rear passenger side. The spring assist is in the bottom left corner of the pic and you can see the strap and the other side of the snap is just above it in the pic
I'm pleased to say I know the answer to this.

That strap (one on each side) is used when removing the soft top completely from the cage. The loop is pulled over a hook on the spring assist assembly to keep the spring restrained while the top is removed.

05-09-2014 04:33 PM
oscarandelmo There is a snap on a piece of plastic on some webbing over one of the cross bars and it looks like it fits on a snap on the same bar. Does anyone know what it is for?

In the pic i am at the rear passenger side. The spring assist is in the bottom left corner of the pic and you can see the strap and the other side of the snap is just above it in the pic
08-27-2013 02:15 PM
Bonefish Sub'ing!

Correct...google search is better and how I found this!

And the windows are kind of frustrating. JKWU is only a couple weeks old and we've already have issues with back window and one side window. Back window has to be because of those straps. I'll look to find a method to hold everything once taken out as noted above...... And agreed the back window is a bit of a b---- to take out.

Thanks! Great answers and help from the forum!
04-26-2013 09:00 AM
AgBullet I've rolled the back window up plenty of time without any issues. You just have to be careful not to pinch it when folding the whole assembly down. The side windows get stored flat under the "floormat" in the bed with a towel between them. I use a bungee on the anchors that come up through the floormat to keep things pinned down.
04-26-2013 08:13 AM
igivup Here are some ideas as to how and where to store windows.....http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/che...ks-215074.html
04-26-2013 07:42 AM
Jaxpilot
intelligence helps

Well, this morning I went at the back window again. After struggling with the rear window again for 15 minutes, I finally realized I was trying to remove the wrong side of the zipper! the zipper stays on the window, not the Jeep.

Sometimes I wonder how I am allowed to drive at all!

P
04-26-2013 12:55 AM
Jaxpilot Newbie, first jeep and it's only been about 2 weeks. How DO you get the rear window unzipped completely off? I've tried a couple of times, but was in a hurry in the dark when I did. Looks like the passenger side unzips towards the driver side, bur doesn't look like the driver side comes off the zipper.
04-10-2013 09:10 AM
JamesWyatt One more tip: found out the hard way I needed to put on gloves to put the top back up on a sunny day. The black metal bars get really hot even on a 78 degree day. Can't imagine how hot they would get in the summer!
04-10-2013 08:21 AM
kramer2k
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Originally Posted by KittyPrawn View Post

This is exactly how I do it too. It adds an extra step, but it looks a lot neater and it isn't hanging down into the rear passenger's face!
+1

It's rare I go sunrider mode but that's exactly how mine looks when I do it.
04-10-2013 08:12 AM
KittyPrawn
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Originally Posted by JamesWyatt View Post
One thing to note about the sunrider position to help fold/position the cloth correctly - it's the opposite of the natural "W" it forms when you move it back.

So what I do is unlatch the front latches and just fold it back naturally. Then go and lift up on it a little and the two parts that are folded forward should be pulled back on both sides. This gets all the cloth pulled back from above the rear seats and provides open sky to both front and back passengers. The final result is a bit of an accordion setup.
This is exactly how I do it too. It adds an extra step, but it looks a lot neater and it isn't hanging down into the rear passenger's face!
04-09-2013 09:02 PM
JamesWyatt One thing to note about the sunrider position to help fold/position the cloth correctly - it's the opposite of the natural "W" it forms when you move it back.

So what I do is unlatch the front latches and just fold it back naturally. Then go and lift up on it a little and the two parts that are folded forward should be pulled back on both sides. This gets all the cloth pulled back from above the rear seats and provides open sky to both front and back passengers. The final result is a bit of an accordion setup.
04-08-2013 03:46 PM
Jeepinjew
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Originally Posted by yellowtailfan View Post
Little off topic, but i hate to start, yet another "top" thread....

Anyone ride with their soft top in the 'sunrider' position? Essentially, just the first half folded back? Seems like those small clips are just too weak! If anyone has any reference to how fast you can drive with it like that?

In the video I posted earlier, it references you can. I'm curious of real life experiences.
Funny you should ask, I just did about 150miles of highway driving with the top in "sunrider". I did take out the back window entirely, to allow for airflow, but the top held up fine. You'll definitely get the clips rattling a bit, and the top flap in the "W" you make from the top (if you have a 4dr like me) will probably get some lift, but nothing distracting. I got up to 90 for brief moments, but mostly 65-80mph
04-08-2013 03:24 PM
Drmad7 Did it all of the time if I didn't feel like unzipping and packing away windows. I just unzipped both sides of the rear windows and rolled it up. And I have never had an issue with it. It's why I love Wranglers, sooo versatile!
04-08-2013 02:41 PM
Blastek
Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowtailfan View Post
Little off topic, but i hate to start, yet another "top" thread....

Anyone ride with their soft top in the 'sunrider' position? Essentially, just the first half folded back? Seems like those small clips are just too weak! If anyone has any reference to how fast you can drive with it like that?

In the video I posted earlier, it references you can. I'm curious of real life experiences.
owner's manual says to remove the rear window at speeds greater than 40 mph. I've driven at 65 with the sides of the rear window unzipped with no problem. I don't like the way it looks, so I usually drop the whole thing.
04-08-2013 02:35 PM
yellowtailfan Little off topic, but i hate to start, yet another "top" thread....

Anyone ride with their soft top in the 'sunrider' position? Essentially, just the first half folded back? Seems like those small clips are just too weak! If anyone has any reference to how fast you can drive with it like that?

In the video I posted earlier, it references you can. I'm curious of real life experiences.
04-08-2013 01:13 PM
jwilson2598
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Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post

I do the same.

I also bought a boot cover (Rugged Ridge ~$80) and use the velcro straps to keep the arms down.
Yep, this is how I did it on my 08 and will be doing in my 13 except I have a Clover Patch roll instead of the Bestop one.
04-08-2013 12:41 PM
FrankTheTank92
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Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
I do the same.

I also bought a boot cover (Rugged Ridge ~$80) and use the velcro straps to keep the arms down.

That's an awesome idea
04-08-2013 11:52 AM
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04-08-2013 11:50 AM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
I carry my Bestop Wondow Roll if I have my windows installed. Or if there's a threat of rain I take them rolled up in the roll just in case.
I do the same.

I also bought a boot cover (Rugged Ridge ~$80) and use the velcro straps to keep the arms down.

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