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NYPI 07-06-2010 04:20 PM

Hard Top for 2005 Wrangler
Quick diffferent year Wrangler hard tops work on a 2005 Wrangler?

If so, which ones? I may have one that I can buy local at a good price....

Thanks in guys are great!

lonur1 07-06-2010 04:23 PM

Think that 97-06 are all the same.

Frat36 07-06-2010 04:26 PM

Check out for a quick reference. They say 97-06.

Atthehop 07-06-2010 04:42 PM

No need for a hardtop

localfiend 07-06-2010 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by Atthehop (Post 678906)
No need for a hardtop

Unless you're in weather bad enough to mess up a soft top, or have some things you want better protected.

BestopTeam@Bestop 07-06-2010 05:39 PM

97-06 will fit. But there were a couple of minor changes in the factory models along the way.

You may need to do some extra wiring for the lights and defroster. There are kits available, and I do not think it's a big issue.

And they moved the air vent from the hardtop to the tailgate at some point. So if you have a hardtop with no vent, and no vent in your tailgate, then you can get extra air in your cab with no where to go. I do not remember the exact years for these changes, but since you have the late model TJ, I would think the air vent thing won't be an issue.

The Bestop hardtop spans all those years because it's generic wiring and has the air vents.

cavediverjc 07-06-2010 07:41 PM

Up until 2003, the hardtops had vents built into them in the rear corners. Starting in 2003, Chrysler put the vents into the tailgate, eliminating the corner vents in the roof. That's how you can tell newer TJs from the older TJs when they're wearing their hardtop.

cavediverjc 07-06-2010 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by Atthehop (Post 678906)
No need for a hardtop

Try carrying expensive sensitive items in a soft top that can be unzipped. A hardtop is a LOT more secure than a soft top could ever be.

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