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BuckeyeX 03-22-2012 10:23 AM

Best year JK Unlimited soft top
 
The new rig needs a soft top. OEM ones are pretty easy to find on Craigslist but is there's specific year I should be looking for or try to avoid? From what I've read any jk top will fit my '12

4fit 03-22-2012 10:25 AM

Yes, any year top will fit. Just have to make sure you get all the hardware with the top. For example, the door surrounds from a 2008 will not work with a 2010 soft top.

In 2010, Jeep started using a cable system versus clips in prior years. From what I understand, this fixed quite a bit of the leaking issues that earlier models had. Of course, some leaks can still occur.

I'm in the process of soft top shopping myself, and I admit to having no first hand experience with them. Just passing along what little I do know.

MTH 03-22-2012 10:33 AM

And the 2011 and 2012 tops have bigger clear panels in the windows, i.e., more visibility.

4fit's right though on the hardware. I'm sure some mixing/matching will work, but some definitely won't. So you need the whole top--from the cloth and frame all the way to the mounting hardware.

BuckeyeX 03-22-2012 10:55 AM

Thanks for the info! Do all of them include a sunrider?The used ones I am looking at are mostly unused and new in box OEM. A buddy just got a trek top for his so I will be comparing the 2.

4fit 03-22-2012 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MTH (Post 2168539)
And the 2011 and 2012 tops have bigger clear panels in the windows, i.e., more visibility.

Good call. Totally forgot about that. :facepalm:


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