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Old 05-18-2015, 12:41 AM
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2 door jk soft top install

Does anyone know of a good video showing how to install a factory soft top on a two door 2014 JK? All videos I found on YouTube seem to be on the JKU. I know it's similar but it's not quite identical. I'm trying to compare apples to apples. I'll be attempting to install my soft top on Wednesday. I'm really hoping that I don't have many problems. How long should I expect to spend installing my soft top from scratch for the first time? Also is it something that can be done by one person? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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There's a lot of good information in https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/so...lp-563993.html.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja7Rmr-UufM

This is a basic install of a 2011. From my knowledge, the mechanics have not changed on installing the tops. So you're kind of comparing Granny Smith to Macintosh here. Hopefully it's helpful.

At around 0:15 - 0:30, you can see two "arms" that help with the top going up and down. I believe they are T30 or T40, can't remember exactly right now. The install isn't that it is impossible with one person, it's that it is made much easier with two people.

As for the time, I would allot a half hour or so if you really don't know what you're doing. After that, you'll be a seasoned pro.
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The part that I'm most concerned about is the 2 brackets that bolt onto the roll bar by the side windows. Where exactly does it bolt to on the bars? I noticed little slits in the fabric covering the roll bars but didn't see any holes for the screws to go. Does that make sense? I'm also hoping the housing that goes around the doors doesn't give me trouble. I guess I'll find out Wednesday.
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I've never owned a Jeep until this one. I watched the youtube video with the guy with the blue jku and followed his instructions and had no problems. I have a 2 door. Its honestly a lot of common sense. You will see once u get started its really not hard at all. The door surrounds are the easiest part of the install.
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The part that I'm most concerned about is the 2 brackets that bolt onto the roll bar by the side windows. Where exactly does it bolt to on the bars? I noticed little slits in the fabric covering the roll bars but didn't see any holes for the screws to go. Does that make sense?
Unzip the fabric and you will see where to screw the brackets onto the roll bar. The part of the bracket that the bows connect to pokes through those slits. Once you have that done, you connect the bows as shown in the video.

The doors surrounds are very easy to install and self-explanatory.

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I've got it 90% done but can't lock the two clamps to the front windshield bar. I'm like a half inch away. What's the trick to locking them down?
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Are they fully extended? If they are, then make sure the sunrider knuckle is properly seated in the clip. You may be just short of where it needs to be. Also, do not put the sails down until you've hooked those clips. Don't lock them down-just hook them. Then pull the sails down.
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The latches are tricky until you figure out the trick. Pull the large flat piece all the way back, then the small hook part will go forward enough. It's counter-intuitive but that's how it works. Pull back to go forward.
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The latches are tricky until you figure out the trick. Pull the large flat piece all the way back, then the small hook part will go forward enough. It's counter-intuitive but that's how it works. Pull back to go forward.
That was it. Thanks for the tip.
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