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Old 05-03-2015, 03:45 PM
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Clamps to hold soft top once it's been retracted

When my soft top is partially retracted on my 2015 4-door Sahara there is a "gapping" where it folds and sags in the middle. This kinda blocks my rear view vision. Someone mentioned that they use 3 sets of vise grips to hold the gap together. I was wondering if anyone else had suggestions?

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Check out bestops youtube video on the soft top procedure. Sounds like you're just flipping the top back and going. You have to pull the fabric towards the back of your jeep in the two places between the bars. Think of it as forming a W facing the front of jeep. Also check out the sticky soft top help. I think there are some good pics/illustrations in there. It's a common thing we overlook.

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Yeah. You can't just flip it back. You have to flip it back, then lift it up and "pull" the fabric back. You have to do it to each side.

So... Going from d side...unlock both sides. Flip back then lift up 6-9 inches and pull fabric back. Go to P side lift up 6-9 inches and pull back
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I use my arm to pull the middle part of the fabric towards the back. But you have to lift up on the frame because the fabric will pinch. So lift up on the frame a bit and put your arm in the fold and push it towards the back so that it sort of forms a "W". You'll get it.
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I did this exact thing on Friday! First time taking the top down (just the fold over) our 2015 Rubi, drove a short distance with the top pinched(didn't have time to mess with it, had to pick a kid up from school) but hubby helped me pull it in the proper W formation when I got home. Once you figure it out it will go smoothly.
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