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bgaribay 07-11-2013 02:09 PM

Will a 4 door 2009 jeep soft top fit a 2013 4 door?
 
Seller has all of the hardware. Want to see if anybody has any advice or experience with soft tops. Thanks.

nwbronco 07-11-2013 06:53 PM

As longs as all of the hardware is there. ALL of it. You'll have no problems. The only way I have seen all the parts is being the one removing it from the seller's vehicle. I know on no one else that has gotten all the parts.

Bob K.

Shyer 07-11-2013 06:57 PM

Yes it will work. I found one off a 2009 with the hardware and it fit my 2012 fine. Just make sure all the hardware is there and you are good to go.

bgaribay 07-11-2013 07:47 PM

Thanks for your help.....I didn't really want to spend $1k plus on a brand new one. I found a brand new one from a 2009 for $300.00. It has never been installed....all in original boxes. Appreciate it!!!

jwilson2598 07-11-2013 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bgaribay (Post 3952013)
Thanks for your help.....I didn't really want to spend $1k plus on a brand new one. I found a brand new one from a 2009 for $300.00. It has never been installed....all in original boxes. Appreciate it!!!

Make sure all the parts are there. A lot of times people pull the top, but forget to pull the brackets off the roll bar. Without those you won't be able to attach it to the Jeep.

forgedoffroad.com 07-11-2013 11:09 PM

Beyond making sure all the parts are there, go put your eyes on a pre-2011 top and a 2011+ top. The tops on the pre-11 JKs have significantly smaller back windows. They're only the width of the tailgate, while the '11+ have an extra couple inches on each side, which helps substantially when you're wheeling at the mall.

bgaribay 07-12-2013 10:42 AM

Thanks for all of the advice! I am going to wait and buy a 2011+ soft top. Why cut corners.....I want the larger back window.

nwbronco 07-12-2013 12:11 PM

Also of note. '11 and later tops have a spring a cable attachment in the seams to secure to the door surrounds. Not the hard flaps to tuck and untuck. Makes raising and lowering the soft top a very simple operation.

Bob K.

Blastek 07-12-2013 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by nwbronco (Post 3954451)
Also of note. '11 and later tops have a spring a cable attachment in the seams to secure to the door surrounds. Not the hard flaps to tuck and untuck. Makes raising and lowering the soft top a very simple operation.

Bob K.

09 and 10 also have the cable. 07-08 tops are the clip-in style. 13+ have a spring assist in the bracket that makes it easier to raise and lower.

panthermark 07-12-2013 12:15 PM

Also, the premium (twill) tops became availble in 2013

jwilson2598 07-12-2013 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Blastek (Post 3954453)
09 and 10 also have the cable. 07-08 tops are the clip-in style. 13+ have a spring assist in the bracket that makes it easier to raise and lower.

Actually, the 09 is the same as 07-08 with the clip in style. Cable style started in 2010.

forgedoffroad.com 07-14-2013 02:49 AM

I've had a couple customers with 2010s that had the "clip and tuck" which I call the "swear and suck (your finger after you dang near rip off the nail on those stupid clips)"


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