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Hey, guys. Today, I'm here with the Smittybilt Soft Top Storage Boot, fitting all 2007 to 2018 four-door JKs. We also have an option available for the two-door, so make sure you get the right one for your Wrangler. So everybody loves putting their soft top all the way back to enjoy that open-air driving experience. However, the soft top is not secured to the back so it can bounce around when you hit bumps on the street. And if you're out on the trail, twigs, bugs, and brush can fall into the soft top which can get in your cab area later, when you put your soft top back up. A soft top storage boot is a perfect solution to all of those problems and it's gonna clean up the back end of your Wrangler, giving it a really finished look. This is made of a black diamond vinyl material so it will take a little bit of abuse on the trail, protecting your soft top vinyl. It does have retaining tabs on the side to tuck into your belt rail retainer, very similar to your soft top windows and you get heavy-duty nylon buckles and straps on the side for some extra security. At the moment, this will be one of your most affordable options at roughly $50. Other more expensive options that you may be seeing on the site will be made of different materials. They will attach to the soft top differently and hold it a lot differently and some options will not even seal to the tailgate. Personally, I think for what this is, it fits very well, it's made very well, and it's gonna get the job done so I think that it is good for the money. So install is going to be a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. However, like any other soft top vinyl, you will need to let it sit in the sun to install properly and make sure that it stretches out properly. So, speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. So the first step to your install is just making sure that your soft top is pushed all the way back as per the owner's manual instructions. You wanna make sure that it is laying as flat as possible. Now we can open up our tailgate and lay our soft top boot over our soft top. So there will be two cutouts for your roll bar that we're gonna strap our heavy-duty nylon straps around. Make sure it's oriented in the correct way and you can throw it over. So after it's sitting where you want it to, we are going to install our tailgate bar. You do not necessarily need this to install your soft top boot. However, if you do want this soft top boot to seal to the tailgate, then you will need the factory or a factory style tailgate bar. So just like the tailgate bar attaches to the rear window with the C-channel, we are gonna do the same thing here. So just making sure that these this fabric is out of the way, we are gonna slide this over and into our C-channel.So now we can attach our heavy-duty nylon buckles and straps around our roll bar. And you may even wanna do this step first, just to keep everything in place. However, we were able to easily get ours on. So these are gonna be really easy to maneuver, all you have to do is push it up through the back and pull it through the front. And you are gonna keep it loose just for now, while we adjust the other side and get our belt rail retainers into our belt rail. These will make it really easy to adjust the soft top boot, not only while you're installing it, but while you are out and about. All right, so once that is secure, we can go ahead and wrap this bottom flap around our soft top to keep it in place and zipper it on the top, and that's gonna make it a little bit easier to compact our soft top down a little bit more so we can get our belt retainers in. So our next step is to wrap the bottom portion around to the top and zipper it in place to make sure that all of our soft top fabric is secure and sitting inside our boot correctly, as well as compact so we can get our belt retainers into our belt rail retainer. So this is made of a black diamond vinyl material, like I said, so it's gonna be the same material as your soft top. So I would recommend to sit it out in the sun in 75-plus degree weather, just to make sure that the fabric is stretching out enough. Once you do have it on a couple of times, it will stretch out. However, it's still gonna remain pretty secure and keep all of your fabric of your soft top tight in there. And that zipper is actually really easy to use and really easy to operate. So now we can tuck these tabs into our belt rail retainer and these are gonna be very similar to the tabs that are on your windows for your soft top. And these are also gonna come with a couple of straps to help you stretch the fabric down and make sure that your soft top is compact to get those tabs in. So, for this step, I would recommend tucking in your tailgate bar and then tucking in your tabs, it just makes it a little bit easier to maneuver and you may have to pull them around and adjust them while you're going along. So this is where the strap comes in handy because, like I mentioned, the black diamond vinyl material is durable and it will not have a lot of give when you first install this. So you can pull this down and tuck it into the retainer. So now, you can adjust it and we can tuck the back portion in. So all we have to do for our last step is just go around and adjust everything, make sure that everything is sitting flat, and adjust our straps to make sure that everything is tight. So that's gonna wrap it up for my short review and install on the Smittybilt Soft Top Storage Boot, fitting all four-door 2007 to 2018 JKs. For more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Function. The Smittybilt 600235 Soft Top Storage Boot helps store the rolled-down jeep soft top and prevents it from flapping in the wind. It also protects the rolled-down top from the sun and stains.
Construction. This black diamond Jeep Wrangler soft top storage boot is made from vinyl for durable performance.
Installation. It snaps down on the bows and soft top with ease.
Fitment. This Smittybilt Soft Top Storage Boot is designed to be used on the 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler 4-door models. It is not compatible on models equipped with the Premium Twill Fabric.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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Not compatible on models equipped with the Premium Twill Fabric.