Jeep Wrangler: WRANGLER TOPS / Installing The Soft Top

  1. If currently installed, remove the hard top.
  2. Install the door rails, starting with the front, followed by the rear on each side. For instructions and appropriate torque specifications for the door rail Torx screws.
  3. Install the rear retainers on each side of the rear of the vehicle using the provided #50 Torx head driver and ratchet. Refer to the table below for recommended torque specifications.

    Jeep Wrangler. Installing The Soft Top

    Step Three

    CAUTION!

    Do not over tighten Torx screws. Damage to the retainers will occur.

    Jeep Wrangler. Installing The Soft Top

    CAUTION!

    Failure to follow the next steps could result in damage to the Soft Top or vehicle.

  4. Making sure the lift assist mechanism is in the “lock” position, lift the soft top into the rear of the vehicle with the side links pointing toward the front. Lower the lift assist mechanisms onto its retainers on both sides (on the inside of the sport bar).

    Jeep Wrangler. Installing The Soft Top

    Step Four

    Jeep Wrangler. Installing The Soft Top

    Step Four

  5. Using the provided #40 Torx head driver and ratchet, tighten the Torx screws by turning them clockwise. Secure them until they are snug (refer to the table below for recommended torque specifications), being careful not to cross-thread the screws or overtighten. Repeat on the opposite side.

    Jeep Wrangler. Installing The Soft Top

    Step Five

    1. Lock Position
    2. Torx Head Screw
    3. Torx Head Screw

    Jeep Wrangler. Installing The Soft Top

    CAUTION!

    Do not overtighten the screws. You can strip the screws if they are overtightened.

  6. While pulling the release lever on the top of the rail rearward, place the side link into the guide track on the top of the rail then release the lever.

    Jeep Wrangler. Installing The Soft Top

    Step Six

  7. Unsnap and remove the black boot cover. This cover should be discarded. It was intended as a protective cover for shipping only.
  8. Raise the soft top.

    NOTE:

    Be sure the wire harness in the left rear corner is not tangled in the soft top bows before you lift the top.

    Removing The Soft Top

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    Hard Top Front Panel(s) Removal

    Use this QR code to access your digital experience. CAUTION! The hard top is not designed to carry any additional loads, such as after-market roof racks, spare tires, building materials, hunting or camping supplies, etc...

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