Jeep JK Unlimited Soft Top Mopar 82213651 82213652

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Soft Top Installed

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Soft Top Installed

Jeep Wrangler Soft Top Installation – Lessons Learned

Today was the first time I installed a soft top on a Jeep since the late 1980’s. It was not a joyful experience. For starters my soft top which was in Mopar factory sealed boxes was missing some parts and ended up costing me an additional $180 bring my total to $780 which is still a bargain albeit a frustrating one.

Before you remove your hard top do yourself a favor and check all your parts and make sure your soft top kit is complete!

Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Soft Top Bow Brackets

Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Soft Top Bow Brackets

Used soft tops are often missing the brackets that connect the roll bar and the soft top knuckle joints. So you will need bow brackets and the 6mm bolts. I had my brackets but not the screws fortunately my local Tractor Supply had 6mmx1x25mm body bolts that allowed me to complete the installation. The bolts were not T-30 Torx so I needed a 10mm socket to install them. No big deal.

Jeep Wrangler Soft Top Missing Knuckle Joint Shoulder Screws

Jeep Wrangler Soft Top Missing Knuckle Joint Shoulder Screws

Bow Knuckle Joint Shoulder Screws 190-24x.625 6036311AA (4) $28 – Missing these screws was a pain in the butt. I had to use cable ties to whole the soft top bows to their brackets. The screws are $7 each!

 

Jeep Wrangler Soft Top Missing Tailgate Bar

Jeep Wrangler Soft Top Missing Tailgate Bar

Mopar 55395757AE Tailgate Bar for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK (1) $145 – The tailgate bar hurt the most ast it cost $145! Without the tailgate bar rainwater will poor in at the rear window and tailgate.

Make Certain The Soft Top Functions To Your Expectations

Watch YouTube videos and read the instruction manuals. If I was to purchase a soft top again maybe I would not by the Mopar or a full soft top at all. Removing the hard top is incredibly easy and I question whether I needed a soft top at all.

Install the Jeep Soft Top Early as Possible

It’s nearly August and here in Connecticut I will be removing the soft top in late September or early August. I wish I Installed it in early May.


Mopar Jeep JK Unlimited Soft Top 82213651 Versus 82213652

What’s the difference between the Jeep Soft top 82213651 and 82213652? My research indicates the 82213651 is constructed of black diamond fabric (sailcloth) and the 82213652 is manufactured from black twill fabric.

Most opinions are the twill is superior in durability and looks. The twill is better for all year use in hot and cold climates. Twill is is more quiet than sailcloth. The negative of the twill is it’s more difficult to clean and mud really clings to it. BMW uses black twill on their convertibles.

The black diamond sailcloth is thinner than twill, and can sweat. it’s also less durable. It is however easy to clean and cheaper to purchase.


Mopar 82213651 Complete Cable Style Sunrider Soft Top with Spring Lift Assist in Black Diamond for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door

Same as production Top. Complete Soft Top and folding framework. The Soft Top is made of a tough, vinyl-coated cotton/poly blend Sail Cloth and features two quick-release header latches to raise and lower with minimal effort. Spring Lift Assist makes this top easier to fold up and down. Zip-out windows, heavy duty seams and exclusive door frame system minimizes wind noise and water leaks. For use with full hard doors. All tops now available with privacy tint windows. A great way to replace a worn or damaged existing top at a competitive price.

Mopar 82213652 Complete Cable Style Sunrider Twill Soft Top with Spring Lift Assist in Black for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door

Same as production Top. Complete Soft Top and folding framework. The Soft Top is made of a 30-oz. triple-layer Black Twill fabric material that has superior durability to other fabrics used on JeepĀ® soft tops. This is the same Black Twill fabric that’s found on high-end sports and luxury cars like BMW and Rolls Royce. It features a smooth wrinkle-resistant appearance and contains no PVC’s.
The new fabric is much more flexible with a softer feel and superior cold-weather performance even when compared to sailcloth fabric. Top features two quick-release header latches and Spring Lift Assist that makes this top easier to fold up and down. Zip-out windows, heavy duty seams and exclusive door frame system minimizes wind noise and water leaks. For use with full hard doors. All tops now available with privacy tint windows. A great way to replace a worn or damaged existing top at a competitive price.

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