|08-13-2013 06:53 PM|
|chopperbobby||when I first got my soft top bestop nx for jku. It took me about 15 min to take down and 20 min to put back up. Now I can take it down in 5 min and put it back on in just over 5 min.|
|08-13-2013 02:51 PM|
|08-13-2013 02:46 PM|
And I can see where it could get more 'fun' with the extra lift. I'm 5'9, and need to do some tippy-toe action to make sure I get the folds right when I pull it back into Sunrider position.
Don't worry and don't give up! You'll get the hang of it! (I did! )
|08-13-2013 02:36 PM|
|Pmischello||Just did all of the above and went for a ride. Went to put it back up and it took me 25 mins lol. It's not a one man job I guess. Plus I lifted it 3 inches and got mud tires recently and I can't see over the top now. (I'm 6'1) . But thanks for all of your help. I think I'll just cruise with the sunrider and windows out lol|
|08-13-2013 01:56 PM|
Yes, use the straps to loop through the holes in the rear quarters for the hard top. Tuck the extra material into itself once the top is folded.
Do not roll up your window. Take it out, otherwise it'll be scratched up in no time. You can use those loops intended for the rear window to tuck the sail panels into it, if you want it a bit neater.
|08-13-2013 01:48 PM|
There are also elastic loops with snaps on them that attach to the inside rear top support, and are supposed to be for rolling up the rear window. I haven't used them yet and should probably at least install them before they get lost.
|08-13-2013 01:43 PM|
Here are the holes that I slip the Velcro through to secure the soft top frame to the body.
|08-13-2013 01:10 PM|
|08-13-2013 01:01 PM|
I found this video to be very helpful. I was in the same position you were in, but after watching the video I realized that I wasn't pulling the fabric out of the folds. This made didn't let the top sit right in the folded position making higher and "floppier".
HOW TO FOLD A JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SOFT TOP CORRECTLY ADAMS JEEP OF MARYLAND - YouTube
|08-13-2013 12:57 PM|
|Pmischello||And I thought the nylon loops were for rolling the back window up|
|08-13-2013 12:44 PM|
|08-13-2013 12:39 PM|
I wondered the same thing the first time I took my premium top all the way down. It seamed like there was a lot of loose material flapping around, even with decent folds.
The instructions (or youtube video, or something - don't remember where I saw it for sure) shows first taking the velcro loops and securing the softtop frame to the body through the small holes through the 'ledge'. That will keep it from bouncing around as much. Second, be sure to secure the nylon loops near the hinges.
As for the extra material, I had taken 2 backpack lashing straps with quick connects, and would wrap the closed top, snap it, and voila - material gathered and no flop!
HOWEVER the last time I did this, I noticed some ever-so-slight wear marks on my top, where I am guessing the material was rubbing against the straps because of the wind. So I am no longer going to do this, as I like my top WITHOUT wearholes or 'scratches' (because thats what the marks looked like) in it.
As for the windows, if I'm going topless, the windows come completely out and I'll usually toss them in the back seat of my regular DD. I make sure I put a layer of cloth (like a towel or blanket) in between the vinyl when I lay them on top of each other. I didn't do this the first time, and the windows stuck together like glue!
If I'm out and about and take the top down, or if I suspect rain, I will roll the windows up in a blanket around a core made from a pool noodle with a dowel rod running through it (for rigidity). I will use backpack lashings to secure the roll. But be careful of how you locate the straps, because it could leave marks (wrinkles/distortions) in the vinyl windows if they get hot. <-learned from experience
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|08-13-2013 12:02 PM|
|RevCo666||Try reposting in the JK thread, you'll get better advice then posting in a general section... I'd offer help but I own a TJ :/ and its just not the same. Sorry.|
|08-13-2013 12:00 PM|
|Pmischello||Anyone :/ ?|
|08-13-2013 10:55 AM|
Soft top help!
Hello! I have a 2013 jeep wrangler unlimited sahara. I love using the sunrider option with the soft top. But how the hell do I secure the soft top when it's all the way down?? It seems like it bounces up and down when I drive or go over bumps. Here's what I do
1. Unlatch header clamps
2.pull the soft top back with while making two folds. Secure with Velcro straps
3. Remove side windows.
4. Do I fold the rear window up? Or take it out?
5. From behind jeep open the swing gate
6. Pull the top all the way down making nice folds
Ok here's where it gets me. All that fabric is hanging out the swing gate and the back. Is that normal?
Secondly if I go over a bump in the road or a hill fast I see in my rear view mirror that is flys up and down alot. To the point I pulled over and put it back up in fear of it parachuting. Do I need a boot for the back?? Someone please help ;/ for I lost