The Jeep Wrangler is one tough machine, whose rugged exterior and strong mechanics allow it to not only dominate streets and backroads, but also carve paths where none exist.
Not surprisingly, Jeep engineers go to great lengths to test and select soft materials that are just as purposeful and strong. Among them is Haartz Corporation‘s Twillfast RPC® and Single Texture PVC fabrics, which are used to make the Wrangler’s soft top.
Both fabrics provide superior acoustics, insulation and fit/finish properties that make them ideal for noise control on the Wrangler’s expansive roof without the need for additional acoustical padding. They’re also designed to withstand the rigorous flex and fold requirements of the Wrangler’s roof.
Jeep’s decision to outfit the Wrangler in Haartz fabric isn’t new. In fact, the two companies go way back.
The first Jeep vehicle to be outfitted with Haartz fabric was the CJ-5, which was manufactured from 1954 to 1983. Haartz fabric also came standard on the CJ-7 (1976-1986), YJ (1986-1995) and TJ (1996-2007).
Today’s JK platform? Yup, that’s trimmed in Haartz fabric too.
A Jeep Wrangler topped in any other fabric is incomplete, and surely isn’t up to the task of being used the way this rugged, all-terrain vehicle was intended.
That’s why we encourage all auto upholstery shops that make or install aftermarket Jeep tops to only use Haartz fabric. Not only is it original, but it lasts.