Nope. This isn't a grey issue. The answer is no. Don't do it.jp2611 said:I think you could have the soft top folded down and still have hard top on as well. They used to ship TJs that way but IDK about JKs. Could look in the almost 2 inch thick owner's manual. I did and on the 2012s it says you can not--as they will rub against each other and cause damage and not be covered under warranty.
So I guess the answer is you can but it is not a good idea to do so.
After rereading OP you are correct--I missed the part about no damage to either--was more concerned about space left over.Nope. This isn't a grey issue. The answer is no. Don't do it.
Dual top JKs are also shipped that way. But as soon as you get it home, you've got to take one of the tops off.jp2611 said:After rereading OP you are correct--I missed the part about no damage to either--was more concerned about space left over.
It does say in the 2012 manual you can not do it with out damage. Kinda odd IMO as Tjs used to be shipped that way.
I am in college, so no garage, and constantly moving around. I am going to buy a softtop when I get back up to New York(origin FL). How long does it take to switch out tops?What are your plans? Are you moving? You can do it for transport, you just need to wrap up the soft top as tight as it came from the factory. I wouldn't keep the soft top on with the hard top just for the reason that it's a pain in the butt to get stuff in and out of the cargo area with the soft top in.
Depends. What year and is it a JKU or JK? And are you asking for me to help put it on? Cause I will if you stop in Richmond, Va on your travel from Fl to NY. i live less than a mile off of 95......I am in college, already about to dump 400 on the softtop, any cheaper solutions?
Also for the 1.5k hours to install softtop first time, what would you guess the 2nd time to take?
It's not that hard if you can follow directions and have the tools. The hardest part was the header. And do it in a yard where you can lay everything out......JK 09, I'm sure I can figure it out, besides I wont have it yet. There some good deals up in NY area. Found a used for 200 and a new for 400, prices in FL are much worse. Thanks though. Transporting 2 tops + my stuff is going to suck.