6 Commonly Asked Questions about Jeep Soft Tops – Part 2

Now that you’ve purchased your Jeep soft top, there are still plenty of questions you may have. In the second half of our article, we’ll answer the most common questions for people who have bought Jeep soft tops, including installations, returns, and replacement parts.

3. Can I install the Jeep soft top myself?
Answer: In general, if you have the basic tools and general mechanical knowledge, you can definitely install a soft top. Of course, like anything else, the difficulty of the installation depends on which Jeep soft top you choose. An average installation can range anywhere from 1 hour to 3 or 4 hours. We absolutely recommend following the installation instructions, which can often be found online directly from the manufacturer.

4. One of the components on my Jeep soft top broke. Can I get a replacement part?
Answer: You can find individual replacement parts for your Jeep soft top, but the real question here is, “Is that the smartest choice?” Bestop offers a decent range of replacement parts that will lengthen the life of your soft top. However, replacement parts are often very expensive. In many cases, it’s not worth it to replace the components individually when you could get a whole new soft top kit that has everything you need at a more reasonable price. It mostly depends on whether you think this will be a one-time thing or if you foresee more and more pieces needing replacement.

5. What should I do if I open my new Jeep soft top kit and there’s something missing?
Answer: Do not return the entire soft top kit. All you have to do is contact a customer service representative and tell them which part is missing. They will send that individual piece out to you.

6. How come I can’t get the soft doors to seal to the soft top?
Answer: This is a very common problem that most often occurs with soft upper doors and Bestop 2-piece doors. Generally, all you have to do is bend the door frame inward a bit and then everything should seal correctly. To do this, open the door, grab the upper portion with both hands and pull down. This will make a slight arc. Don’t worry about breaking it – it’s made of steel and can handle the pressure. If you have a Bestop 2-piece door, you can adjust the hinge pins to get the door to close.

This has been just a general overview of some of the most common queries about Jeep soft tops. If you still have questions, head over to Jeep Top Depot where you’ll find even more great information, or check out Part 1 of this article here.