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Unread 09-29-2006, 10:10 AM   #1
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Dual tops question

I'm interested in purchasing an 07 Wranger Unlimited with Dual Tops. I'm getting a little anxious and my dealer has the one I want without the dual tops (it only has the soft top). He said that he could order the hard top and have it installed for me.

If I were to do that, would it be the SAME EXACT setup as purchasing a vechicle with the dual tops straight from the factory? He said that it would be, but I wanted to be absolutely certain before making such a big purchase. I did call Jeep directly but they really couldn't answer the question. Thanks for your help.

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Unread 09-29-2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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I'm interested in purchasing an 07 Wranger Unlimited with Dual Tops. I'm getting a little anxious and my dealer has the one I want without the dual tops (it only has the soft top). He said that he could order the hard top and have it installed for me.

If I were to do that, would it be the SAME EXACT setup as purchasing a vechicle with the dual tops straight from the factory? He said that it would be, but I wanted to be absolutely certain before making such a big purchase. I did call Jeep directly but they really couldn't answer the question. Thanks for your help.
I don't see how it wouldn't be, the hard top is fully removeable, so it should be something you can put on later or store in your garage as needed?

Good luck with your purchase!
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It should be the same. The hard top just bolts on without any extra pieces. Atleast that is how it is on the YJ and TJ.
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Not sure about the JK, but on the TJ's, the body is prewired for the hardtop for the rear defrost and the windshield washer for TJ's with dual tops or hardtops only. You would just want to be sure they include the wiring loom. I assume they would, but......
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around here, in Canada, if I have a customer that wants a hard top after the fact, it usually cost 3 times more than if it were a factory installed option. Perhaps it different for US Mopar, but it is always, way, way cheaper to get the option/packages you want from the factory. This goes for most if not all parts installed after the fact by your dealer (at our local dealers here anyways).
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Unread 09-29-2006, 11:17 AM   #6
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I did that with my '97 Wrangler. It came with a soft top and a year later i bought the hard top and full doors from the dealer. They installed the wiring an everything.
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Unread 09-29-2006, 11:54 AM   #7
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I would get something in writing saying that you can get the hard-top afterwards for the same price as the factory option.
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Thanks for everyone's replies! I'm off tomorrow morning to the dealer and I'll let you know how it turns out.
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If I was you, I would also buy with the hardtop as the "only top" and then purchase a soft-top afterwards - either a dealer-top or one of the aftermarket units.

Winter is coming up soon - so there would be fewer days that you would have the soft-top down anyway.

When I picked up my '06 Unlimited it came with the dual-tops. I haven't taken the hardtop off yet because I don't have anywhere to store it
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Another question for the thread:

With the dual tops, can I leave the soft top folded up with the hard top on? I know it comes that way from the factory, however should I worry about the hard top wearing into the soft top over time from road vibration?

OR will the soft top cover protect it?
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Another question for the thread:

With the dual tops, can I leave the soft top folded up with the hard top on? I know it comes that way from the factory, however should I worry about the hard top wearing into the soft top over time from road vibration?

OR will the soft top cover protect it?
Jeep recommends that you remove it, and it can rub causing wear marks over time. It also gets in the way of the rear cargo access. I'll probably leave my softtop in there over the winter, and then remove it next fall when the hardtop goes back on, like I did with my 03 Rubi.
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