Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > Purchased factory soft top, have a few questions..

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Purchased factory soft top, have a few questions.. Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
05-27-2013 12:44 PM
ameration So what size are the bolts?
05-08-2013 07:07 PM
Lane24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Augichef View Post
Roll bar bolts are 10mm x4
Quadratec and the dealership showed M6x1.25. That's what I ended up buying. I haven't put them in yet, but I guess I should try. $7 a damn screw.
05-07-2013 07:10 PM
Augichef Roll bar bolts are 10mm x4
05-07-2013 07:01 PM
Lane24 I have a 2011 JKU and bought a 12 top so the parts mentioned above will work. Picked them up today. Thanks all.
05-07-2013 06:48 PM
jwilson2598 Make sure whatever you do, if you have an Unlimited you get the right brackets for your top. The 07-12 brackets are radically different that the 13 tops with spring assist. Either of them will bolt onto the rollbar (it's the same) but how the top attaches into the bracket is completely different. As long as you get brackets and screws for the year JK the top came off of, you will be fine.
05-05-2013 07:31 PM
Lane24 Online prices are great , but the shipping up to Canada sucks. Quadratec wants $50 shipping for $49 worth of parts. Hopefully I can find someone up here in the Great White North.
05-05-2013 06:04 PM
spackler I had to do the same thing, bought a soft top without the brackets. Ordered from one of the mopar parts dealers off the internet, they were around half the price the local dealership wanted. Part numbers for brackets, 55397228AB and 55397229AB, and M6x1.25" screws, 6503259. You need 4 of the screws. I paid $16.59 per bracket, $3.64 per screw, you should be able to find similar prices online if you can wait for shipping.
05-05-2013 05:10 PM
Lane24 Wish I had known that when I picked up my soft top . Called the dealer, and they are $38 a piece. Good thing I only paid $600 for the top.
05-05-2013 11:25 AM
jwilson2598
Quote:
Originally Posted by carlalan View Post
I've bought a 2013 soft top off craigslist but haven't picked it up yet. Does the brackets come mounted on the roll bar on a jeep with the dual top option or are they in a box? I want to make sure before I pick it up. Thanks for any help.
They come mounted on the rollbar. Make sure you get them with the top when you pick it up.
05-05-2013 09:25 AM
carlalan I've bought a 2013 soft top off craigslist but haven't picked it up yet. Does the brackets come mounted on the roll bar on a jeep with the dual top option or are they in a box? I want to make sure before I pick it up. Thanks for any help.
05-04-2013 06:39 PM
Lane24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Augichef View Post
Holes should be on the back side of the roll bar. Remove the padding and look at the underside of the bar itself.
Augi
Yeah thanks. Found them .But I appreciate your input. Any idea as to what kind of bolts go with? I called the dealership to order the brackets, but they said they don't come with bolts, and didn't have a cross ref. for them.
05-04-2013 05:03 PM
Augichef Holes should be on the back side of the roll bar. Remove the padding and look at the underside of the bar itself.
Augi
05-04-2013 02:45 PM
Lane24 Awesome. Thanks guys. I looked, and no holes, but i'll look again.

EDIT: Duh... holes on the bottom, I was looking on the top.
05-04-2013 01:51 PM
Mike7599 I had to purchase these brackets from the dealer. They were like 12 bucks each. Only problem they didn't have them in stock. Took four days to come in. Have to pick them up today.
05-04-2013 01:35 PM
Godholio I don't have a picture, but the brackets mount on the roll bar, about half way up. If you peel back the padding you'll see the holes. It was 2 or 3 bolts to attach each bracket.

I've heard the brackets are expensive, you might want to give the guy a call and see if he'll give them to you.
05-04-2013 01:07 PM
Lane24
Purchased factory soft top, have a few questions..

I have a 2011 JKU, and purchased a never used, but installed soft top off of a 2012 owner that had the dual top option but didn't want the soft top. However, not knowing alot about soft tops when I purchased it, I did not get the bolt brackets that attach to the roll bar. Mine doesn't have them installed either.

I guess I'll have to run to the dealership to purchase these, but what else will I need? ie. bolts...I think the bolts that attach the actual soft top to the brackets are still in the soft top frame, but what do I need to attach the bracket, and where does it go. Can any one put up a pic of their set up for the bracket , or a measurement of where I need to install it. I have an opening in the cover, but I like to be exact.
Hopefully the bolts in the frame are the ones that attach to the bracket in the picture. Or can I install the soft top without the bolt brackets?

Any help or picture would be greatly appreciated.

Attachment 244959

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC