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post #1 of 10 Old 11-29-2007, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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It arrived - But Question about top

Well my Jeep finally came in. It actually didnt take that long. About 11 weeks. Anyways, my question is about the Dual top group. There are warning everywhere that you must take one of the tops off right away. However, it is rather cold up here right now and I would rather wait until Spring. How important is it to get that softop out from under the hard top. Can I leave it until spring?

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-29-2007, 09:29 AM
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You can wait as long as you want - at the risk of damage to the soft top.

I went 5000 miles before removing mine, but only because that's how far I had to drive to get home from the dealer (:

I was in the same situation as you - had to get that soft top out of there in January - in Alaska. It's not so bad - I recommend doing it.

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-29-2007, 09:30 AM
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Leaving the soft top in runs the risk of damage due to vibration while rolled up, and possibly rubbing on the hard top in spots.

It's about 20 minutes work with 1 teenager or better to get the soft top out. Very simple stuff, and something you should probably do.

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post #4 of 10 Old 11-29-2007, 10:14 AM
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PLUS - It's blocking your use of the cargo area. Typical cardboard boxes don't fit underneath easily, ad putting in a mess of groceries is hard work.
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-29-2007, 03:29 PM
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Get it outta there. It takes up a lot of room, and who wants to take a chance of ruining a good soft top? Its an easy job, with one person to help lift the hard top off you can do it in less than 20 minutes.

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-29-2007, 06:45 PM
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My very forst post woohooo . We just removed the wifes soft top today. It only took about a half hour to do...it was quite easy. I told her I could get the soft top out without removing the hard top but no way. The plus is that this is a one tome shot!!!
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post #7 of 10 Old 11-29-2007, 06:49 PM
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We just removed the wifes soft top today. It only took about a half hour to do...it was quite easy. I told her I could get the soft top out without removing the hard top but no way.
That sounds like a little too much personal information for this forum... <grin>


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post #8 of 10 Old 11-29-2007, 07:03 PM
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We just removed the wifes soft top today. It only took about a half hour to do...it was quite easy.
Really? Wow!! We can get the wife's soft top out inside of 5 or 6 seconds!

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The plus is that this is a one tome shot!!!
And I told her that we can get her soft top out as much as she wants.

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-30-2007, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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You guys are hilarious. I guess I will bite the bullet and remove it.
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-30-2007, 10:46 AM
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It can be done by yourself...

unbold the soft top from the roll bar, unbold the 8 bolts from the hard top..

now with one hand lift the hard top and with the other pull out the soft top.

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