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I bought my JKU in the fall with the dualtop group and the soft top stayed in during the winter. It didn't really take up a lot of space, but getting anything into the back under or over it was a pain. I will most certainly take the soft top out before putting the hard top on this winter. I've heard it's virtually impossible to take the soft top out with your hard top in place.
 

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Thanks.
My '07 JKU is a hardtop only.
Did not know Jeep recommends not to do it but glad to know you can. I need good access to the storage so probably will not get the dual and stay with the h/t when I order the '12.
Can take the top off of the CJ if I need open air.
I appreciate the responses.
 

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??? Why would you want to leave the soft top under the hard top anyway? It's like a minute and a half to remove/replace the soft top, the hard top is the one that is a pain to remove/install, and that's only because of the bulk....
 

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tomthbomb said:
Thanks.
My '07 JKU is a hardtop only.
Did not know Jeep recommends not to do it but glad to know you can. I need good access to the storage so probably will not get the dual and stay with the h/t when I order the '12.
Can take the top off of the CJ if I need open air.
I appreciate the responses.
If there is one thing I wish I would have gotten when I bought my '11, its the dual top group!
 

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tomthbomb said:
Thanks.
My '07 JKU is a hardtop only.
Did not know Jeep recommends not to do it but glad to know you can. I need good access to the storage so probably will not get the dual and stay with the h/t when I order the '12.
Can take the top off of the CJ if I need open air.
I appreciate the responses.
"Dual top" is a misnomer of sorts which leads to some confusion. It strictly refers to getting two completely individual and independent tops. They do not in any way work in conjunction with each other.
 

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I just ordered a 2012 Rubicon with the dual top group, after reading this feeling better about the expense.
thanks
 

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a minute and a half to remove the soft top? HOW lol. Its such a wild pain in the ass. The tops on a jeep are both my favorite and my most hated feature. I can't believe they can't come up with a factory power option.
 

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Unscrew the 4 screws that hold it to the roll bar brackets and pull it off.


This is obviously from a packed for delivery state or lowered state. Still doesn't take very long to unzip 3 windows and fold it down, and pull off the door surrounds. With a bit of practice it only takes 5 minutes to remove/lower it and store the windows safely in the garage.... :)
 

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Lot's of good info here, thanks.

When a JK or JKU with the dual top option is shipped how does Jeep package the soft top (I assume the hardtop is installed, right?:whistling:)?
 

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Yes, the top is on the frame and installed under the hard top. The windows and door surrounds are in boxes. It is recommended to remove the soft top and frame upon delivery of the vehicle to prevent premature wear to the soft top.
 

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How do you get to the screws with the hard top on?

Unscrew the 4 screws that hold it to the roll bar brackets and pull it off.


This is obviously from a packed for delivery state or lowered state. Still doesn't take very long to unzip 3 windows and fold it down, and pull off the door surrounds. With a bit of practice it only takes 5 minutes to remove/lower it and store the windows safely in the garage.... :)

Am I looking the right two screws (on each side)? I have a new 2012 with hardtop installed, would like to remove soft without pulling the hard top. I see the two poles attached with what appears to be the hinges but the screws face outwards towards the hardtop with like less then a 1/2 inch clearance? Are these the right screws? How do you get to these with hard top on? Is there something I am missing?
 

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Zendog said:
Am I looking the right two screws (on each side)? I have a new 2012 with hardtop installed, would like to remove soft without pulling the hard top. I see the two poles attached with what appears to be the hinges but the screws face outwards towards the hardtop with like less then a 1/2 inch clearance? Are these the right screws? How do you get to these with hard top on? Is there something I am missing?
It comes right off.
Those two post are alignment pins- they stay in.
Remove panels and six screws, disco wiper and tube, lift (2 people) and done.

That's it :)
 
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