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    Hi Guys.

    Been enjoying the Jeep.

    Fitted my soft top for the first time today, wow what a job!!

    Do you ever actually use it?

    Much easier taking the hard top in and off if the weather is nice, I understand that could change quick. And thatís where the soft top would work better.

    But I just donít know about this.

    Dwayne

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    Default Re: Jk soft top

    I tried my soft top once as well.

    Yes, putting the roof up on the soft top is quick, but
    for me putting the windows back on takes too long.
    according to my instruction guide, the windows must be taken off
    to lower the roof.

    Second issue I had was with the rear window. I dislike putting stuff
    in the back without opening the window. The soft top windows is too much
    of a schlep to open and close. Hardtop much easier.

    Third issue I have is that the soft top is higher than the hardtop, which means
    it doesn't fit into my garage with the soft top on.

    My preference is hardtop. If I want open top, I just take the freedom panels off.
    I will never take them off in the bush again, though. Way too much dust in the vehicle afterwards.
    This was not an issue at the coast.
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    I totally agree.

    Had a TJ with just a hard top. And like the Freedom panels that can be removed.

    Yes the windows are the biggest schlep. My fingers are done just with the messing with this.

    Donít think Iíll be using the soft top. And it just takes up space in the garage.

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    Default Re: Jk soft top

    I use my soft top a lot. It definitely gets easier the more you use it.
    The only thing that bugs me is undoing and lifiting the back window to put stuff in and out of the back. Other than that I have no hassles.
    Oh ja, and it is a lot noisier at highway speeds, but I have got used to it
    Last edited by TonyP; 2018/06/14 at 01:59 PM.
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    Default Re: Jk soft top

    Quote Originally Posted by Pypkar View Post
    Hi Guys.

    Been enjoying the Jeep.

    Fitted my soft top for the first time today, wow what a job!!

    Do you ever actually use it?

    Much easier taking the hard top in and off if the weather is nice, I understand that could change quick. And that’s where the soft top would work better.

    But I just don’t know about this.

    Dwayne
    I've never used my soft top, I'm actually selling it right now. it's in mint condition, just missing the rear window, that's just how it was when I bought the car. I don't plan on buying a new rear window so if anyone wants it please pm me. It's taking up a lot of space.

    In any case It looks like hard work to install.
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    Default Re: Jk soft top

    You JK softies don't know how easy you have it hahaha Try a TJ soft top . If you don't bleed while raising or lowering it, you havent done it right.



    Having said that, I MUCH prefer the soft top to the hardtop. It's much quicker and easier to raise and lower the soft top than removing and replacing the Hard top every time. And also, good luck when it rains an you're 50kms from home.
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    Default Re: Jk soft top

    I use my soft top 90% of the time, but yes the rear window is a bit of a schlep.

    Nothing beats a Jeep with no roof and doors offroad, the dust is part of the fun

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    Default Re: Jk soft top

    Itís easy once you get used to it. Takes 2 minutes to take it down and about 3 minutes to put it up again. Practice boys, itís a Jeep not a convertible Merc.
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    Default Re: Jk soft top

    I timed my self once, it takes me 5mins to take it down or put it up by my self.
    The side windows are the easiest.

    I'm stuck with the hardtop now, my rear window zip stripped. The top right corner is a real pain to get past, On a hot day easy. I hooked the my letherman to the zip to get a better grip and I stripped it properly the zip's little hook also broke off.

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    Default Re: Jk soft top

    When putting the soft top up, do the rear window first, before the side windows.
    That way the side panels of the roof can be moved slightly backward so that there isn't as much tension on the rear window and it zips up much easier with less chance of damaging the zipper.
    Reverse order for taking it down; side windows first.
    Last edited by JG_RSA; 2018/06/22 at 09:48 AM.

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    Default Re: Jk soft top

    I find it a bit easier to put the 3 window panels in before latching the top to the windscreen latches.
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