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sound hound 05-13-2006 06:33 PM

2000-2003 soft top
 
Quick question.
I have an 03 Wrangler, found a heck of a deal on a brand new oem 2000 Wrangler soft top, complete. Hardware and everything. Are they the same? Will it fit as it should?
Thanks in advance.

Jerry Bransford 05-14-2006 02:09 AM

The header is different but the top itself should be identical. If you have the header for your year TJ, you can easily swap headers between your old soft top and the new soft top.

sound hound 05-14-2006 06:45 AM

Thank you Jerry.
By header are you refering to the way it mounts to the windsheild?
I didn't get any soft top parts with mine.
I bought a bikini from Bestop with the no drill windsheild mount, but thats all I have as of right now.

Ivan 05-14-2006 10:07 AM

The tops before 2001 were a lot nosier than the 2001 - 2002 "sailcloth" tops.
The 01-02 tops are 4 ply material. In '03 they were still sailcloth but went to 3 ply.
Also the 03 and up had darkened back and rear windows while 02 and earlier were clear.
It may be a good deal price wise but an 03 or later top would be much superior to any earlier top - IMHO :)

lunneborgc 05-15-2006 12:44 AM

I had tinted windows on our 2001 Soft top

jeeperman 05-15-2006 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lunneborgc
I had tinted windows on our 2001 Soft top

And I have clear in my 2003. I think they have been an option for quite some time...

1BLKJP 05-16-2006 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sound hound
Thank you Jerry.
By header are you refering to the way it mounts to the windsheild?
I didn't get any soft top parts with mine.
I bought a bikini from Bestop with the no drill windsheild mount, but thats all I have as of right now.

Yes, that is what he is talking about. They changed that in 02 I believe. So if you don't have a soft top at all the one that you are looking at will not work on your year Wrangler.


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