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DaManz333 08-01-2011 02:23 PM

Hard top fit Question
 
Will a 2011 JK Unlimited Freedom top fit a 2008 JK?

DaManz333 08-02-2011 11:47 AM

Anyone? Anyone?

tysalem 08-02-2011 11:55 AM

Yes it will. I don't believe that anything changed on the body of the Jeep that would prevent it from fitting. I sold my 2010 hardtop to a guy with a 2011 jeep. It fit fine.

DaManz333 08-02-2011 12:32 PM

Thank you!

BSDeez16 08-02-2011 01:06 PM

It fits, but not without a little modification from what I hear. The wiring harness is different and the brackets for attaching to the windshield are in different locations.

tysalem 08-02-2011 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BSDeez16 (Post 1431819)
It fits, but not without a little modification from what I hear. The wiring harness is different and the brackets for attaching to the windshield are in different locations.

Hmm, well the guy I sold mine to didn't care about the wiring so that wasn't an issue. As far as the two latches that attach to the windshield being misaligned, I didn't see a difference between the 2010 and 2011, it fit perfectly.

jkjeeper06 08-02-2011 01:29 PM

Yes it fits. I currently own a 2011 hard top for my 2008 jeep. The 2011 has 2 pins on each side of the rear part of the hard top to get it in the right spot but you only have 1 hole for it. All you do is take an Allen wrench and take off the back pin and it fits perfect. The header brackets are in the same spot and fit perfect. The 2011 is much tighter than the 2008 model because they wanted to make sure there would be no leaks. Yes the wiring harness is a little different but the 2011 kit will mount in your 2008 jeep so that's not a big deal either. Or just don't wire it. If you can get the 2011 instead of a 2008 top I would. The bigger window is nice and it actually does make a difference

jkjeeper06 08-02-2011 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tysalem

Hmm, well the guy I sold mine to didn't care about the wiring so that wasn't an issue. As far as the two latches that attach to the windshield being misaligned, I didn't see a difference between the 2010 and 2011, it fit perfectly.

They align perfect in my jeep. I wish I had a pic but I don't have the hardtop on

BSDeez16 08-02-2011 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jkjeeper06 (Post 1431877)
The header brackets are in the same spot and fit perfect.

I guess I heard wrong! :facepalm:


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