How does the JL's Hard Top removal work

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Excluding the JLT (i.e. the Scrambler or Pick up truck) for the moment, I noticed in videos how the back side windows on this new model now get removed on their own, apart from the hard top. Does this mean the hardtop is now one long piece with the rear tail gate attached? And does this rear tail, dare I say, fold (when stored or not) completely on top of the hardtop thus creating something resembling a flat piece when the hardtop is stored away from the vehicle? Does the side window separate removal make the hardtop easier/lighter to remove?





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Excluding the JLT (i.e. the Scrambler or Pick up truck) for the moment, I noticed in videos how the back side windows on this new model now get removed on their own, apart from the hard top. Does this mean the hardtop is now one long piece with the rear tail gate attached? And does this rear tail, dare I say, fold (when stored or not) completely on top of the hardtop thus creating something resembling a flat piece when the hardtop is stored away from the vehicle? Does the side window separate removal make the hardtop easier/lighter to remove?
The back windows only come out on the power sliding top. The actual roof does not remove on that version.
 

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If you're referring to this video, this is the power sliding soft top (not the freedom hard top) that I'm removing the window panels from.

 
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Thanks for the clarification. I WAS referring to that video Jay but hadn't realized it featured the power sliding top because from the side the vehicle looks like a hard top given that this hard framing forms the structure within which the sliding top operates.

I guess this means that the operation of removing/reinstalling the hardtop is likely to remain the same in the JL as the JK.
 

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what top option does the rubicon have?

I am really hoping we could remove the side windows for the rubi.
 

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what top option does the rubicon have?

I am really hoping we could remove the side windows for the rubi.
I will be shocked if the Rubi does not have the Power Slider top as an option. It will NOT be cheap! :surprised: As far as I know the soft top has removable sides but only the Power slide top has the hard top type removable sides shown in video above.
 

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It would be interesting at some point down the road, to have available hard panels that fit in place of the power sliding top section. Then you could have a truly modular hardtop, kind of like some of the modular hardtops we saw earlier this year in drawings/animations. In this case the hardtop upper panels could be removed, along with rear and rear-side panels if desired. That could all easily be done by one person. And then if desired, the user could also remove the remaining hardtop frame, for a full open top experience. Although probably leaving the frame on will be ok for many persons, as that would give a decent open top experience. I originally thought based on earlier mockups, that Jeep was headed this direction for a modular hardtop.
 

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