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How to Remove a Jeep Wrangler Hard Top

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How To Remove the Jeep Wrangler's Cool New 3 Piece Modular Hard Top
How to Remove a Jeep Wrangler Hard Top

Jeep Wrangler with Front Panels Off Hard Top

Matt Finley
The 2011 Jeep Wrangler has a modular 3 piece hard top. This design is a great bridge between the conventional one-piece Jeep hard top and the remove-anywhere soft top. It allows you to remove the roof, or parts of it, in several different ways.

The 3 piece modular roof has two smaller front panels, one over the driver's side seat and one over the passenger's seat, and the larger portion of the roof that goes over the back seats and cargo area, as well as the rear windows.

Removable Front Panels

You can remove the panel over the driver's seat by itself if you're driving by yourself and if you've got a friend riding along you can remove the panel over the passenger's seat as well to have a completely open front roof.

The two front panels come off in less than a minute per side after you've done it once or twice. The rear portion of the roof takes about 5 to 10 minutes after you've done it a time or three.

If you're on the road you can pull over and remove one or both front panels and store them in the rear cargo area of the Jeep in a protective bag that will help keep from scratching them by rubbing together.

If you want to go all the way topless you can remove the remainder of the Jeep hard pretty quickly. You'll need a place to store it while you're out enjoying life without it.

Keep reading through these steps to get directions with photos for all steps needed to remove the 3 piece modular roof on your Jeep Wrangler.

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