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thinkxingu 06-29-2013 04:38 PM

2013 Leftover Pricing/Lift Assist
 
Hey All,
My wife was looking at the new colors and doesn't like any of them better than rock lobster. Seeing as the latter doesn't seem to be selling, there are 7 near us, but all with hardtops. If I were to find a take-off soft top or aftermarket, would they come with the lift assist? My wife wouldn't be able to put the top up by herself otherwise.
Also, given these have been sitting, what might I expect for a deal?

S

jwilson2598 06-29-2013 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by thinkxingu (Post 3911913)
Hey All, My wife was looking at the new colors and doesn't like any of them better than rock lobster. Seeing as the latter doesn't seem to be selling, there are 7 near us, but all with hardtops. If I were to find a take-off soft top or aftermarket, would they come with the lift assist? My wife wouldn't be able to put the top up by herself otherwise. Also, given these have been sitting, what might I expect for a deal? S

The only way to get the lift assist would be to either have the dealer add a soft top to the deal, or pick one up after the fact on Craigslist or these forums. The 2013 factory tops are the only ones that have lift assist, none of the aftermarket ones do.

RJL1 06-29-2013 09:36 PM

Whats lift assist?

StarBrite 06-29-2013 10:38 PM

"Same as production Top. Complete Soft Top and folding framework. The Soft Top is made of a tough, vinyl-coated cotton/poly blend and features two quick-release header latches to raise and lower with minimal effort. Spring Lift Assist makes this top easier to fold up and down."

I'm assuming from this MOPAR description that it makes it easier to close the top, through the use of springs. After market that top is $1895.99!!! :eek:

I think I'd stick to asking for help. :whistling:

PhotoWrangler 06-29-2013 10:47 PM

Mine is a 2013 soft top and I don't think I have anything like lift assist. Was it standard with the soft top or an option? I hate my soft top. I mean I like it, but I hate putting it down or raising it. Its very awkward.

jdambm 06-29-2013 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by PhotoWrangler (Post 3912723)
Mine is a 2013 soft top and I don't think I have anything like lift assist. Was it standard with the soft top or an option? I hate my soft top. I mean I like it, but I hate putting it down or raising it. Its very awkward.

An option it was like 400 or 450 to upgrade from the regular soft top or came packaged with dual top group. Premium soft top

Big Fran 06-30-2013 12:20 AM

Mine is the premium soft top with the spring assist and I love it. It's still a pain to remove the windows to put the top down but after the windows are out it's easy to take it down or put it up by myself.

thinkxingu 06-30-2013 05:11 AM

So lift assist only comes with the premium soft top?

Big Fran 06-30-2013 05:20 AM

Here's one for $799 in the NY area.

2013 Jeep JK Unlimited Premium Soft Top | eBay

motoringmike 06-30-2013 08:09 AM

When I purchased my JK in March from Greenbrier Jeep (airport) in Norfolk, I wanted a Bright White with a hardtop but the only JK hardtop on the lot was Commando Green. The dealer was nice enough to swap out the tops for me, taking the hardtop off of the Commando Green JK and installed it on the Bright White one that I wanted.

Maybe your dealer would swap tops for your Rock Lobster?

jwilson2598 06-30-2013 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by thinkxingu (Post 3913092)
So lift assist only comes with the premium soft top?

No, it comes with all 2013 and newer Unlimiteds whether you get the standard or premium top.
2 doors do not get this feature.

thinkxingu 06-30-2013 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jwilson2598 (Post 3914355)

No, it comes with all 2013 and newer Unlimiteds whether you get the standard or premium top.
2 doors do not get this feature.

Great, thanks!

S


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