Dual Top Owners - When do you switch to Soft Top?

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No need for a hoist. Four ratchet straps a couple 2 x 4s and lag bolts and your set. Been using that set up for years on my JKUR and now my JLUR. Less than $40 in material and bullit proof. I’ve even been able to store my hard top with an 80 lb roof rack mounted no problem.
Do you have picks of your “hoist” set up? Or is there a thread online with details on how to build? I would love to only spend $40 to lift my hard top!





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Do you have picks of your “hoist” set up? Or is there a thread online with details on how to build? I would love to only spend $40 to lift my hard top!
I do the same, in fact, just yesterday I added a pipe so I can slide it against the wall instead of just hanging in the middle.
 

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Had my JK for 10 years and always switched over the first couple weeks of April. BTW my JL did not come with a soft top so I'm looking. ;)
 

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For me, it's when temperatures are pretty consistently in the 70°'s which in the Chicago area tends to be around May.
 

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I live in Las Vegas. I switched to my new Bestop Trektop NX on February 24. I expect to keep it on until November or so.

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What is the downside of running a soft top year round? Sorry if this is a dumb question. I'm about to order my first Wrangler.
One consideration if you want to haul anything in the winter with the soft top that requires opening more than the gate, you risk cracking the plastic rear window if its cold out.
 

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Save money and make one yourself for less than $20.
I like the idea of the 2x4 as support! I might modify mine with that. I have the Topsy brackets for the rear on mine and I added pipes to latch on instead of just eye hooks so I can slide it to towards the wall of the garage instead of leaving it in the middle.
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I like the idea of the 2x4 as support! I might modify mine with that. I have the Topsy brackets for the rear on mine and I added pipes to latch on instead of just eye hooks so I can slide it to towards the wall of the garage instead of leaving it in the middle.
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Someone's been snagging left over pipe at the laydown yard
 

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I'm shooting for early May. Maybe use the same rules as planting annuals here in Ohio - not before Mothers Day.
 

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April soft on, October hard on (giggity)
 

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