Looking for soft top installation tips


Jorge Bolivar

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Wife spot a deal on a soft top and can’t wait to have installed. Is an OEM and her JK just comes with Hard top that she is planning to keep.

Anything she need to be on the look for that may stuck her in the process?
 

Daddyo2373

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The older years of OEM soft tops did not have the spring assist and use a different bracket on the roll bars in the back. We just got a free one and ran into this issue. We have a used one we bought a couple of years ago that came on a later year JK and the brackets did not work with the new one.
 

MacGuyver

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do a search for the OEM instructions for the install. At least for the four door they are well written and covers a few things that are not obvious. You should be able to find it in PDF to download. I was going to track it down for you, but I don't know what JK version you have or what top you have (number of seats / year of top)

Other than that, if it is a very new top, do it on a warm sunny day so the material stretches .