Issue with mopar premium soft top

SouthLeb

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I installed the mopar 4dr premium soft top. All seamed fine until I tried to close it. I cannot get it to close down to latch it to the front.

Anyone had a similar issue on first install?
The weather was cool 48F.

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Had the same here as well in cool weather.. I just kept pulling until I finally got it latched. It wasn't fun by myself. Once it get's latched it will stretch and be ok the next time after you leave it for a while.
 
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Had the same here as well in cool weather.. I just kept pulling until I finally got it latched. It wasn't fun by myself. Once it get's latched it will stretch and be ok the next time after you leave it for a while.
Thanks. I will keep trying
 

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You could have someone help by pushing lightly on the rear bow of the top, while you try to latch it.
 

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Also mess with the latches they reach quite a bit more than the jk.
 

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I had the same issue when I installed mine. It was in the low 40’s, had to push hard to get the hook to latch in, but once it was in I left it for a few days and stretched out. Now it hooks right in when I close it. The bigger pita was the windows, getting them to stretch in to place.
 

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Yea, the latch can actually pivot a lot more than you may think. Try messing with the smaller latch inside the big one a bit. Sometimes you can pivot the smaller one into position while pressing forward on the top a bit.

But yea, like others have said, once you latch it the first time, give it a day or two to stretch and you'll never have the problem again.
 
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