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post #1 of 7 Old 02-19-2009, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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2008 Sahara Unlimited Soft top

I am getting ready to put the soft top on my Jeep, but have one question. Can you drive with the top flipped back just to expose the front seats. The video I saw online flips the top back all the way to expose front and rear.

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-19-2009, 04:19 PM
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Yes, but needs to be tied down if you plan on going faster than 40mph. It also needs to be folded properly. If you do it and you say to yourself.."that wasn't to difficult" then you probably did it wrong. You can't just flip it back. You have to flip and fold simultaneously. You can do it with one person...but two is better.

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.... If you do it and say .."that wasn't to difficult" then you probably did it wrong.
perfect.



It's pretty simple. You just have to make sure that the top fold is point out (towards the back of the Jeep). It must make an inverted W otherwise it won't sit correctly in the back

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-19-2009, 06:07 PM
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check out this link!

keep this in your Favourites Section of you browser. I have used it many times when flipping down the SunRider section. If you own the JEEP, I strongly suggest learning how to fold it properly as the material will develop a memory, and you want it to fold correctly as stated in earlier posts.

http://www.jeep.com/en/owners/soft_t...oft_top_guide/

NOTE: the guy is either very tall or on a platform, as I can only do it CORRECTLY with a partner using a step stool.


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post #5 of 7 Old 02-20-2009, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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So it only folds back to expose both front and rear seats. I was hoping I could just fold it to expose the front seats.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-20-2009, 02:10 PM
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So it only folds back to expose both front and rear seats. I was hoping I could just fold it to expose the front seats.
No to just front seats, if you want it secured.

I would imagine, you could fold it once, with the frame still clicked in at the B-pillar, to give you sun for only the front seats. But it would not be secure and you would run the risk of it coming unattached from the clips and violently blowing back in the wind depending on your speed.

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So it only folds back to expose both front and rear seats. I was hoping I could just fold it to expose the front seats.
I'm sorry, I mis-read your original post concerning ONLY the front two seats.
If you simply flip the top back and don't fold, you will find that the top fabric will start to sag downward into the back seat area. This will be compounded with the wind while driving. I can't imagine it being good for the top fabric to do that....not to mention it will also look pretty weird.

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