Soft Top Lovers Club- Tips and Tricks

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Hey, guys please delete if there is a similar thread already. I got the soft top with the intention of getting a fastback hard top. But now I'm not too sure if I want to. Well actually I'm still getting the hard top but I'm really loving how easy it is to use the soft top.

I don't have any tips and tricks yet but thanks in advance for anyone that contributes.

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After coming from a YJ, then a JKU, both with hard tops, I am absolutely loving the versatility of the soft top on my JLU.

If the temp is above 60, I go sunrider in about 10 seconds.

If the temp is above 70, I pop out the back windows and go topless (or safari) in about 2 minutes.

If the temp is above 80, doors off in about 15 minutes.

When I get to the beach, windshield down.

JL/JLU in soft top is a big, big winner. So versatile and fast to convert in any moderate temperature. I have been getting the sun and wind in my face on several of our spring weekends here in the Mid-Atlantic while I pass hardtops that haven't committed to the nice weather yet, which seems a shame.
 


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I just throw my windows in the back. I got some Harbor Freight moving blankets and I put them between the windows. The windows can't be touching when it's hot or they will stick together and get ruined. Don't ask me how I know.

I bought a roll of velcro from Walmart. Cut off two long strips and I use them to strap the top to the roll bar and eliminate the bouncing.

I have also found that in Safari mode with the windows up I keep the whole cabin dry even in pouring rain (just some rain gets in behind the rear seat). So even with pop-up storms I can be from top down to dry in just a minute. My last Jeep was a YJ so yeah the new top is amazing to me.
 

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Tip: check the fabric before locking.

I had my 2018 JLU premium top replaced by my dealer due to "wear" in the top. I found the culprit after the replacement, of course... Fabric gets bunched up here unless I move it out of the way on both sides - is it just me having this issue?

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I move it before locking so it looks like this instead.
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Also, when they installed the new "and improved skin", these new clips keep the top from sitting as flush as it used to in the grooves.

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Also, I have this nice little bunch of fabric and no clue how to fix. Sigh.

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The Mopar window bag kinda sucks. The fabric they use to divide the windows will easily fall down if you stand the bag up up with the handles up. I’m going to use some clips to secure the fabric to the windows edge so it won’t fall.
 

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Also, when they installed the new "and improved skin", these new clips keep the top from sitting as flush as it used to in the grooves.

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Also, I have this nice little bunch of fabric and no clue how to fix. Sigh.

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My top was somewhat similar to this when I first installed it. Mine got better after I let it stretch for a while (a few weeks) and let it get wet a few times.
 


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Tip: check the fabric before locking.

I had my 2018 JLU premium top replaced by my dealer due to "wear" in the top. I found the culprit after the replacement, of course... Fabric gets bunched up here unless I move it out of the way on both sides - is it just me having this issue?

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I move it before locking so it looks like this instead.
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Also, when they installed the new "and improved skin", these new clips keep the top from sitting as flush as it used to in the grooves.

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Also, I have this nice little bunch of fabric and no clue how to fix. Sigh.

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I haven't had the issue, but then again I don't have the premium version. Mine folds like a cheap suit! Of course, I also usually stick my hand in while folding slowly to make sure everything makes a clean fold and doesn't bunch anywhere.
 

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+1 on the velcro straps to tie around the folded top and keep it from bouncing up. +1 on the Rampage storage bag, I bought one and love it. I also stick my hand on the top when folding to make sure it doesn't bunch up. I came from a TJ and am amazed at how easy it is to lower the top on the JL.
 

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Does anyone know if a version of this top is or will be available for the JK? I love the Skyroof on my JLUR, but I'd buy this in a heartbeat for my daughter's JK.
 

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Any tips on washing jeep with premium soft top?
Is it ok to take it through car wash?
 

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