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Unread 11-27-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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Poison spyder cage vs soft tops

Recently traded my car for an already built TJ I love it despite the woes I've encountered. One of which is finding a top for it. I know I can buy a new hardtop for around $2000. But I don't have that. And if I did I'd buy a long arm instead. Ha. So I've been looking at soft tops and have noticed I can't install the door surrounds due to roll bars. Has anyone else encountered this and what can be done to attach them?

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Unread 11-28-2014, 08:39 AM   #2
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i trimmed my door surrounds to fit my aftermarket cage. I use zip ties to hold the surrounds to the cage. Works pretty well, but you could also drill and tap the surrounds and cage to bolt them together.
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Unread 11-29-2014, 04:51 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'll try that. Maybe I'll pick up a cheap old used set of surrounds and test fit them to see what works. With yours zip tied do they move around a lot?
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Unread 11-29-2014, 01:58 PM   #4
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I have the PS Trail Kit. The PO trimmed the surrounds to fit Header Bars, then drilled them (bars) to accept the through-bolts. The top fits like it should and the door/top reveal is spot-on. It can be done, I can look around for a photo if it would help.
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Unread 11-29-2014, 02:09 PM   #5
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Here's a couple quick ones. It may be best to take a specific shot and post.
door-surround-i.jpg

door-surround.jpg

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Unread 11-30-2014, 03:42 PM   #6
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Thanks a48jeep! At least I know it can be done. I've never had door surrounds or a soft top yet so I'm trying to figure out how to approach it. I'm a lil bummed to find out I can't get the trektop nx cause the back of the cage sticks out past stock. I'll try to take some pics of what I'm talking bout
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Unread 11-30-2014, 03:57 PM   #7
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It won't let me post pics. So I guess that's not happening
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Unread 11-30-2014, 05:27 PM   #8
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I meant to get this out yesterday...sorry man. I hope it helps.
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Unread 12-01-2014, 12:57 AM   #9
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Thanks! That does help. I tried to post pics of the rear part of my cage but I can't upload pics for some reason.
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