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    Default so i decided to go topless today for the 1st time!

    And......

    Holy &%*# that top was a pain in the ass!

    Unless im a idiot. It took me and the wifey about 30 mins to figure how to get the top down and store it neatly. I read the owners manual but that was no help. I posted pics up as an album in my profile.

    It was nice driving with the top down. I saw lots of other fellow jeepers and you can tell they wanted to drop there tops down as well. Weather in MD was about 59-63. Very nice day today.......

    Any pointers on dropping the top would be great. Thanks!
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    Tell us how you dropped it and we can probably help. The fastest way I've done it.

    -take out side windows
    -undo from the plastic frame around the door
    -undo the fold around the rear of the tub(when you're done completely, you should be able to push up the entire top from the back)
    -unlatch and pull back, making sure you fold the top in between the frame.

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    Try putting it up when the top is cold. Especially if it was a little wet and near freezing temperatures. The fabric seems to shrink a lot.

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    i dont get it?


    ok...

    this can be done by yourself or with some help, its up to you, but ill list the diy way


    first. take a deep breath
    -grab the bottom of your shirt with both hands(its easier if you criss cross them at the bottom)
    -slightly raise your top up to your chest and up your back
    -this next part can be scary, but its essential; continue raising your top over your head, this will involve it covering your face, dont be alarmed, its SUPPOSED to be like this.
    -continue pulling off until your top is in your hands, and then remove which ever arm you would like, im partial to the right, because im a righty, but its up to you.



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    Putting the top up was easy, and isnt it harder to put the top up when the temp is anything colder then 41 degrees due to the top shrinking in the cold weather?

    Im no doctor, but i think thats what happens!
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    I use the approach korisu listed.
    Take side and rear windows out, lower the sidebows to lessen tension, release the rear corner sides from the tub. Once that's all loose, I release the connecting rods from the windshield and lower the top to the back. I think fold the top in half and make 45 deg folds for the solid piece over the doors. I then secure everyting in a soft top boot to keep it tidy. Takes me about 10 min.
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    Don't get too flustered..... I had to take a beer break the 1st time I tried putting the top down. Then my dumb self left it down until late in the evening and had to take another beer break to get it back on due to the shrinkage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VillanoSr View Post
    Putting the top up was easy, and isnt it harder to put the top up when the temp is anything colder then 41 degrees due to the top shrinking in the cold weather?

    Im no doctor, but i think thats what happens!
    Be careful putting the top on in cold weather, the windows get very brittle, ask me how i know, i was zipping my rear window in and busted a 4 inch crack in it.... it was only 1 year old......
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    Skip the manual. I had my buddy and his wife (both Jeep Owners) they gave me quick class and now it takes not even 5 minutes. When it is nice out it probably takes me less. I would definitely hit a buddy up.

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    Hahahaha...I remember thinking the same thing the first time I bought a Jeep and took the top off (1995). I was horrified that I wouldn't be able to get it back on...ever.

    What I suggest you do is:
    1 - Take off the upper half doors (if you have those)
    2 - Take off the side panels
    3 - Take off or roll up the back window
    4 - Undo the windshield camps and site rubber thingies
    5 - Roll the top back

    You'll get faster and faster the more times you drop the top. I can probably take a soft top down in about 5 minutes without even rushing.
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