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Unread 11-05-2013, 03:22 PM   #46
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Yup, my jeep is a comfortable jeep too. Ac, carpet, soft ome springs, cruise control, and an automatic. I enjoy simplicity and reliability versus completely electronic systems. I would rather have a solid riding jeep then a soft riding truck too.

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Unread 11-05-2013, 03:36 PM   #47
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Hey guys...what additional hardware do I need on the jeep to attach the hardtop?
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Unread 11-05-2013, 03:41 PM   #48
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Hey guys...what additional hardware do I need on the jeep to attach the hardtop?
I also would like to know
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Unread 11-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #49
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Some screws to hold the front part of the top to the windshield and some bolts with washers and nuts for the part along the tub, if the owner doesn't have the original mounting bolts. Also need some 1x.25" window insulation, the rolled kind from Walmart or Lowes. Seals the top so no wind noise or rain drips
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:08 PM   #50
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Could you post a picture of yours? I havent finished mine yet. I actually cut out the rear section that held that hatch too and plan to fiberglass it to whats left, hugging the rollbar
I'll have to get you pics tomorrow. I don't have access to any right now.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:09 PM   #51
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I find it much easier and quicker to install my hard top verses the soft top. And much better sound quality from my stereo.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 04:19 PM   #52
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I find it much easier and quicker to install my hard top verses the soft top. And much better sound quality from my stereo.
The sound quality alone is a great reason! Nothing worse than driving down a highway with a soft top.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #53
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Run into a snag guys. Forgot about my off-road lights. Will the hardtop fit under the light bar?
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Unread 11-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #54
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It only needs a couple inches clearance from the top of your windshield.

Just for the record, I like my soft top and am against you getting a hard top. Hard tops are for cars.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 06:13 PM   #55
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I'm all about the hard top, especially in the winter. I live in chicago, it be cold as hell here haha. Not that the soft top is any warmer than the hard top, but I've insulated my hard top to where it actually retains a bit of heat. Additionally, ever try scraping ice off a soft top window at 6am when it's -10* in January? Yeah, it blows, a lot. And it's a great way to damage those plastic windows, too. Also, my hard top has a rear glass defroster grid and sprayer/wiper, absolutely priceless IMHO. You couldn't pay me to run my Jeep without a hard top from November through March (save for when we go no top/no doors during a blizzard once every year, way too much fun and the looks are priceless).

It is a Jeep, you pay extra for the ambiance.

If I want comfort, quiet, heat, and great sounds, I'll just drive the Rover, thank you very much.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 06:17 PM   #56
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It is a Jeep, you pay extra for the ambiance.

If I want comfort, quiet, heat, and great sounds, I'll just drive the Rover, thank you very much.
Or an ultra luxurious F350 Crew Cab diesel.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 06:19 PM   #57
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Here's a pic
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Unread 11-05-2013, 06:21 PM   #58
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Here's a pic
Plenty of room for the hard top you shouldn't get.

Yes, you have plenty of clearance.
At the worst, you might have to trim the excess bolts.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 06:21 PM   #59
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Another one
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Unread 11-05-2013, 06:40 PM   #60
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I think you'll have to trim the bolts back.
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