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Old 12-04-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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Will the 2013 softtop fit <2012 JK??

Got a dual top option on my JKU rubi, and don't want/need the softop... even though it has the fancy spring assist and improved material etc. Looking to sell it on (and pay for other fun mods)...

Will it fit a 2012, 2011, etc??

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With all the parts it will fit 07 and up. With just the soft top it will fit 11 and up.
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Thanks - I assume that by 'all the parts' you mean brackets, door surrounds, windows etc. If so, all sweet - they are all brand spankin new in the box.

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So a friend has a 2012 JKU that only came with the hard top. Will a 2013 soft top work on a 2012 if she gets the hardware, door surrounds, etc with the 2013 top?
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So a friend has a 2012 JKU that only came with the hard top. Will a 2013 soft top work on a 2012 if she gets the hardware, door surrounds, etc with the 2013 top?
The tops are interchangeable on any of the model years so long as they are getting it complete meaning every last little piece and part.
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This doesn't work going the other way though. A new top will fit on all JK's with all the pieces, but a top from an older JK will not work on a '12 or '13. They made a change to the location of the center bracket on the windshield for the freedom top and it interferes with the older style soft top header.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #7
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This doesn't work going the other way though. A new top will fit on all JK's with all the pieces, but a top from an older JK will not work on a '12 or '13. They made a change to the location of the center bracket on the windshield for the freedom top and it interferes with the older style soft top header.
That is 100% BS. Is this just hearsay or is this your actual experience?

I initially installed an older 2009 soft top on my 2012 Jeep and then later upgraded to a new one. The new soft tops and old soft tops don't make use of the center footman's loop and there is no interference.

I also sold my 2012 hard top to somebody with an 2007 JK. Their Jeep didn't have the center loop in the same place, but the top still installed just fine.
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That is 100% BS. Is this just hearsay or is this your actual experience?

I initially installed an older 2009 soft top on my 2012 Jeep and then later upgraded to a new one. The new soft tops and old soft tops don't make use of the center footman's loop and there is no interference.

I also sold my 2012 hard top to somebody with an 2007 JK. Their Jeep didn't have the center loop in the same place, but the top still installed just fine.
Actual experience. You're right, they don't use the center loop, but the cutout in the header that is supposed to clear the center loop doesn't line up. You can still close the top, but the center footman's loop actually holds the center of the top up slightly at the windshield. Not enough to make it leak, but enough to get extra wind noise.
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I am running a 2013 top on my 2007. Not a single issue - actual experience.

No leaks, no noise - exactly like the top that came with it, except I now have the sunrider option.
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