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post #1 of 11 Old 11-15-2010, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Help removing 2011 soft top (completely)

I just picked up a 2011 Sahara JKU with the dual top option. It came with the soft top down (but installed) and rolled up neatly AND the Hard Top installed. Whats the correct way to remove that soft top and get it out of the way so I can store it in the garage for the winter?

I will prob. take the hard top off and put the soft top on in the summer so I can easily go topless when I want.
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-15-2010, 05:50 PM
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If it's rolled up neatly, why would you want to take it off? Seems to me the more you screw/unscrew stuff the shorter life span it has. Plus lifting the hardtop off just to take it off would be a PITA! Just my opinion, congrats on the new addiction!!

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you MUST take the hard top off to get it out. It should even tell you that in the owners manual or separate papers that came with the jeep.


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Jeepgrl, the soft top acts like a barrier to putting stuff in the back when the hard top is on.

That was one of the first things I did when I got mine home.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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ahhh, didn't know that! Jeepgrl smarter now....thank you! It's a 3 ring circus around here to get the top off and back on, with a fear of someone dropping the ass end of it.

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Your owners manual will tell you how to take the tops off. you have to take the hard top off and then your soft top which is two screws then put your hard top back on. Have fun.

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Not only does the soft top create a huge bar/barrier across the rear storage, it rubs firmly on the hard top. I am pretty sure that is in the manual. Of course, when I got my Rubicon, it came with a DVD instead of a manual. I found out that we have to phone in for a hardcopy of the owner's manual, which is then shipped free of charge to us. Somehow, this saves Jeep money..

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Took my hardtop off 2 hours after I got it home... have the hardtop on now, soft top in storage... snowing now.

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I went through the silly CD manual they gave me. Couldn't find anything about how to remove the soft top completely for storage. looks like there are a few bolts on each arm connecting the soft top to the Jeep. I assume I just remove these? Any tricks I should know about? ( Besides having to remove the hard top first? )
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I went through the silly CD manual they gave me. Couldn't find anything about how to remove the soft top completely for storage. looks like there are a few bolts on each arm connecting the soft top to the Jeep. I assume I just remove these? Any tricks I should know about? ( Besides having to remove the hard top first? )
Nope you can leave the brackets on for next summer. Thats what I do anyways, they don't get in the way of anything and I put my x-mas lights on them. lol

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I lowered the back seats, unbolted the mounting flanges and yanked that sucker off. If all the rest of the stuff is still in boxes i would recommend storing it that way until you use it. At least you dont have to worry about scratching the windows.

When you eventually put it on, be sure to wait for a nice sunny day. It helps to lay the top in the sun before installation.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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