Soft top for 2012 unlimited - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 09-14-2013, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
daverepair
Registered User
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: plymouth
Posts: 2
Soft top for 2012 unlimited

My daughter is looking to buy a 2012 Rubicon unlimited. Low miles and in good Texas condition. 6 Cylinder with lots of options. Good year bad year? What would be needed for a complete soft top.

daverepair is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 09-14-2013, 07:23 AM
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone
Posts: 9,864
Can't go wrong with a rubicon. So I'm guessing the jeep has a hard top now? You'd need to buy a replacement soft top that has the frame and hardware. I've never had a hard top, but I believe you'll also need door surrounds and a tailgate bar. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
tyvanwie is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 09-15-2013, 10:05 AM
Godholio
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: West Haven
Posts: 2,033
All true for the soft top.

Early-manufacture models (the build date is on a sticker in the driver's door jam) prior to roughly March '12 have a problematic cylinder head design that sometimes leads to a check engine light for a cylinder misfire, and loud ticking noise. This engine ticks anyway, but the bad heads are much louder. Jeep's been replacing them as they go, it's not a recall but it's a known problem and it sounds like they're no longer being stingy about it. There's a revised design that seems to fixing the problem...so far nobody here has posted that the problem has returned, and there were several users with the tick/CEL.

But some of us haven't had a problem yet...I'm over 30k miles on a Feb built Jeep and it's been fine. I would not pass on that vehicle based on this one concern.

Utah Jeep Crew #148
No powerball here? How am I supposed to finance the mods?!?
'12 Sport...miss my YJ for all the wrong reasons though
Godholio is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 09-16-2013, 10:48 AM
Nuke83
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Acworth
Posts: 10
Best bet on a soft top is to look on Craigslist for a new or slightly used takeoff. Many purchase the dual top option and never use the soft top. Much cheaper than trying to buy used. I got an OEM Premium Sunrider for my 2013 JKU new, still in wrapper and boxed, for $700 from a Craigslist seller. It was a takeoff from a 2014. I believe that currently any OEM top from 2007-2014 is interchangeable.
Nuke83 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome