Quick Answer

Question: Can you leave the soft top on a hardtop Jeep?

A Jeep Wrangler Hard-Top can be converted to a soft top by completely removing all the hardtop mounting brackets and components and replacing them with soft-top specific components. The two are not interchangeable.

How long does a Jeep soft top last?

As a rule of thumb, the average life of a Jeep soft top is 3-5 years.

Can I keep my soft top on in the winter?

Are soft-tops ok to drive in the winter? Yes, soft-tops are great to drive in the winter months.

How do you store a Bestop soft top?

Bestop Soft Top Storage Organizer DIY

Can you change a soft top convertible top hardtop?

If you want a permanent replacement for your convertible top, Smooth Line has you covered. Since 1959, our quality removable Hardtops have been enjoyed by many thousands of sport car enthusiasts. For a simple, permanent solution, you just can’t beat a Smooth Line Hardtop.

How long does it take to install a Jeep soft top?

Pretty simple and straightforward install. It took me about 2 hours to install it the first time. There is a good YouTube video out there that covers it. I would echo this.

Can I take a soft-top through a carwash?

The short answer is YES. Most soft-top convertibles can go through a car wash.

How do I make my Jeep soft-top windows clear?

Use heavy pressure. Wipe away polish with a quality microfiber towel. Wipe down plastic windows with 15% isopropyl alcohol/85% water solution. Dry windows with your softest microfiber cloth.

Are soft-top jeeps waterproof?

Jeep Wranglers are waterproof.

The hard top Wrangler model(s) are fully waterproof. The soft top model(s), on the other hand, are water resistant, not waterproof. As long as the vehicle isn’t fully submerged underwater, and all electronic components don’t get wet, the Jeep will be fine.

Are soft top jeeps OK in winter?

You’ll do fine with the soft top. Many of us run soft tops through the winter with no issues. They’re well insulated and durable enough to hold some snow, but I would advise brushing off large amounts. Don’t touch the windows either, especially not with a snow scraper!

Do Jeeps get cold in the winter?

Jeep wranglers are in fact warm in the winter, the heating system is so good, efficient, and warms up quickly.

Can you drive a soft top Jeep in winter?

They’re solid and can withstand significant damage that would normally tear through a soft top. That means they’ll last longer overall, so you won’t have to deal with as much maintenance. Insulation: Driving with a soft top in the winter can make it difficult to keep your Wrangler warm.

Can you roll up Jeep soft top windows?

Rolling them up is fine BUT you need to lay a towel on them then roll them up in the towel. If you just roll them up the isinglass (soft top windows) rubbing together will scratch them and then if you have any grit it will be worse.

How do you transport a Jeep soft top?

Premium Member. You might want to take the fabric off the soft top frame and roll it up with the windows inside of it (placing towels between the windows and between the window on the bottom and the fabric. Then load around the bows left attached to the sport bar uprights.

How do you roll the back window in a Jeep Wrangler?

Roll Up Rear Window Jeep TJ | How To

Are soft top convertibles easy to break into?

Since soft top convertibles are easier to break into, they are more vulnerable to theft.

How long do convertible tops last?

A properly maintained convertible top lasts an average of 5-7 years. 2. Never put a convertible top down when the temperature is below 60 degrees.

How much does it cost to convert from convertible to hardtop?

In the case of a DIY application, you’ll spend roughly $300 in parts to get the job done. A professional will likely charge about $1,000 to perform this service, depending on your vehicle’s make and model and whether or not you have a soft-top or hardtop.

Do Jeep Wranglers come with both hard and soft tops?

Wrangler comes standard with a soft top. If you pay for a hard top (will see hard top under options on window sticker), you will get only a hard top and delete the soft top. This sounds like your situation. IF you pay for the dual top option, then you get both.

Do all Jeep Wranglers have removable tops?

All Jeep Wranglers have removable tops whether a soft top or a hard top. Changing out your factory top for the right aftermarket top can enhance the experience for drivers and passengers alike.

What is a Sunrider soft top on a Jeep?

The Sunrider Flip Top adds a soft top over the front row of the Wrangler or Gladiator, while the rest of the roof is a hard top. It can open to let occupants enjoy the fresh air. The panel is black twill fabric, which is the same material in some convertible tops.

Can I take my soft top Jeep through a touchless car wash?

Since soft tops can be delicate, can they survive a high-powered car wash? Going through an automatic car wash with a Jeep Wrangler soft-top is not a good idea. Dirty brushes and chemical cleaners can easily ruin plastic windows and, of course, the top itself. Instead, use a touchless car wash.

Can soft top convertibles get wet?

Soft top convertibles are waterproof by design, but do require continuous care to protect their waterproof layer. If not maintained correctly, they will gradually lose their ability to resist water. Soft tops can be made from a variety of textiles, all of which are designed to prevent water from entering the vehicle.

How do you care for a soft top convertible?

Put the top up and wash it with a mild car soap as you would the rest of the car. If your car has been parked outside and covered with any stubborn grime or other crud, spray the affected areas with a specialized cleaner like Mothers Convertible Top Cleaner, then scrub with a soft cloth or brush and rinse.

Can you tint a Jeep soft top?

It’s a static cling film and you can take it off with no problem. I used it on my clear top windows before I picked up a set of tinted soft top windows. Those weren’t dark enough, so I used it on those too. It takes some time, but you can get good results with it.

What are Jeep soft top windows made of?

These Soft Tops are specifically tailored to fit your jeep with specs directly from Jeep. The Soft Tops are usually made of 4 to 2 ply composite made of a PVC outer layer and a polyester/cotton or cotton sateen, drill or lining fabric.

How do I clean foggy Jeep windows?

Cleaning Cloudy Soft Top Windows

How do I stop my Jeep from raining?

You can put the top up with the side &amp
rear windows out
, which will shed ran over the driver and passenger area in a pinch. You can take the rear and side windows with you and get 99%+ rain-proof if you get caught in a storm. And you can fold the whole top down and get pretty much “topless” in just a few minutes.

How do I keep the top of my Jeep dry?

Just carry a tarp and a bunch of bungee cords with for emergencies until you get your soft top. It will work in a pinch to cover the Jeep while parked.

What happens to a Jeep when it rains?

The short and long of it is that yes, your Jeep can get wet on the inside, but definitely not for too long. The insides of Jeeps are designed to be water-resistant, but not waterproof. So if you submerge your jeep or leave it out in the rain or snow with the windows and top-down, your seats and floors will get soaked.