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Old 04-15-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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Bestop Product Release Information. Trektop NX, etc.

These are dates for new Bestop products. I'll come back her and update.

Updated April 15, 2011

ALREADY SHIPPING:

TJ Supertop NX, 54720 8-Apr
TJ Unlimited Supertop NX, 54721 31-Mar
YJ Supertop NX, 54601 15-Feb


TJ TrekTop NX, 56820 28 Mar
TJ Unlimited TrekTop NX, 56821 18-Mar

UPCOMING:

JK Supertop NX, 54722 7-Jun
JK Unltd Supertop NX, 54723 20-May

JK TrekTop NX, 56822 TBD
JK Unltd TrekTop NX, 56823 20-May
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:01 AM   #3
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SO that means I should be getting my top soon?
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:18 PM   #4
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Any update on the release date for the JK 2dr Trektop NX? Preordered in march and dying to get it.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:38 PM   #5
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Im getting pretty anxious here......Im seeing all these people posting up pics about their LJ Trektops and I am still waiting for mine.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:47 PM   #6
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X2 here I was promised by mid April now they say mud june
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:00 AM   #7
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No changes to this information since I posted. There will be another update at the end of this week.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:07 AM   #8
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Not blamming you Geoff......its the retailers that keep giving up false hope and taking forever!
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:45 PM   #9
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Not blamming you Geoff......its the retailers that keep giving up false hope and taking forever!
Now you tell me. I've been in the bathroom crying all day.

Truthfully: The retailers have a tough row to hoe here. They operate with the best information we give them, and it's really hard for them to be conservative with their dates, because they're scared if they don't sell as soon as possible, someone else will. So when the inevitable delays happen, they get caught in the middle. And that is why the people here at Bestop who handle dealer/retailer customer support calls are drinking heavily each night: those retailers are working HARD to get your product to you.

I've worked here for a few years now, and it's a well run company. BUT it has the same problem as every single company I've ever worked for: ambitious product release dates, that invariably get pushed out.

Thanks for your support.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:56 PM   #10
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Thanks for the update Geoff. Nice to not have to be totally in the dark about the product. I'm sure it will be great when it does get released.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:54 PM   #11
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Can you tell me why a best top is worth the money over, say, a smittybilt at half the price?
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Old 04-29-2011, 03:03 PM   #12
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LATEST DATES FOR JK RELEASES
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The first date is the original, planned, shipping date. The second date is the current date we plan to ship these. It's still subject to change.

JK Wrangler Supertop NX original: 1-May, now: 7-Jun
JK Wrangler Unimited Supertop NX original: 15-May, now: 10-Jul

JK TrekTop NX
JK Wrangler TrekTop NX original: 1-Apr , now: 15-Jul
JK Wrangler Unltd TrekTop NX original: 15-Apr, now: 5-Jun
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I said this before, but want to repeat it.

Thanks to forums like this one, you folks get a constant stream of information on new products. You are completely aware of what's going on, and "in-the-loop."

In the good-old-days, companies like mine could more easily control the information you get. We'd announce new products, but just to the insiders. Consumers would only hear about the new product when we were totally ready to tell you. We'd coordinate with magazines on ads and editorials, and when delays happened, we'd delay the announcements. By the time you heard about a new top, it would be on the shelves waiting for you.

But thanks to the internet, thanks to WRanglerForum, you get to watch the sausage being made. There's nothing new or different or "wrong" about product delays. They happen. The difference now is you're just 100% aware.

So we end up looking a bit more disorganized on the manufacturers end. That's OK, we're tough, we can take it. I just ask that you all be at least slightly aware of your new "insider status." Maybe I should make badges.
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Can you tell me why a best top is worth the money over, say, a smittybilt at half the price?
Yes, yes, I can. But I want to stay polite.
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Yes, yes, I can. But I want to stay polite.
Lol well no hard feelings. I'm not I die hard smittybilt fan or anything. Just budget minded and I was wondering what best top had on their 300$ tops that might sway my business in your direction. If you have really good warranties or include things they dont I would b willing to pay more. Wanna pm me so the guys on here don't see how un-polite you can b? Lol
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:41 AM   #17
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Bestop Supertop NX

This is the last info I've seen posted:

Updated April 15, 2011

ALREADY SHIPPING:

TJ Supertop NX, 54720 8-Apr
TJ Unlimited Supertop NX, 54721 31-Mar
YJ Supertop NX, 54601 15-Feb


This is what I know so far:

Two vendors do NOT have the TJ #54720 available. Now I'm being told by one they do not to expect to have the top until mid May! They have had my money since March. (Oh well my bank doesnt pay interest either)

Please tell me when will be the real date!!
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What 2 Vendors don't have it. I'm Thinking going with the top
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:07 AM   #19
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I found the Trektop NX at ACME Jeep aka Quadratec yesterday
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Buying Supertop NX and have had on order since 3/11/11
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Well I am proud to announce I just placed an order with Quadratec for my Supertop kit. It is in stock, will ship Monday, and I should have it this coming week. I opened a new credit card just to get a top. I hope they are made in America, making american jobs here in America.

I am a bit concerned, I thought the kit came with all hardware? I do not have door surrounds. Looking at the PDF download from Besttop it does not look like the kit does. What secures the sides of the top to the wrangler with full steel doors to seal it from weather? If there is a different thread I should read please tell me.
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The SuperTop NX comes with the hardware, not the SuperTop. You'll need to pick up door srrounds, a tailgate bar and I believe a few other things. Otherwise cancel your order and order a SuperTop NX and be prepared to wait a little while.
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I canceled my order (well sort of) I have to refuse delivery and they will send me an NX as soon as they can. I am prepared to wait. I have been advised to get the NX so I did.
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The SuperTop NX comes with the hardware, not the SuperTop. You'll need to pick up door srrounds, a tailgate bar and I believe a few other things. Otherwise cancel your order and order a SuperTop NX and be prepared to wait a little while.
I'm sorry, but this is not correct.

The "classic" Supertop comes with all necessary hardware.

All Bestop full tops come with everything you need, with the exception of the Replace-A-Top, which is designed to re-use your factory hardware.
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Hmm, I thought that was one of the big selling points of the NX tops. My bad. Have any of the dates changed? Really hoping they havent.
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Geoff: I knew that was not correct. I knew it comes with it's own door hardware, and tailgate bar. But upon learning how it attached, and how the NX attaches I want the NX. I also do not like how the Original attaches to the top of the tub, and not the rear of the sport bars. I am glad the NX attaches like original hardware.

Especially for the money I am paying. If you guys are cutting cost by producing in Mexico why are they so expensive? You really should be producing your products here in America.
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Hmm, I thought that was one of the big selling points of the NX tops. My bad. Have any of the dates changed? Really hoping they havent.
I see the confusion.

The Supertop NX and the Trektop NX both use factory-style door surrounds, and factory-style windshield headers.

These surrounds are pretty slick, and many people would consider this type of door surround to be a big selling point.

The classic Trektop and classic Supertop have metal door surrounds, which absolutely work, and have worked for years.

The dates from me a few posts above are the latest I have.
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... But upon learning how it attached, and how the NX attaches I want the NX. I also do not like how the Original attaches to the top of the tub, and not the rear of the sport bars. I am glad the NX attaches like original hardware.

Especially for the money I am paying. If you guys are cutting cost by producing in Mexico why are they so expensive? You really should be producing your products here in America.
There's no doubt about it, that's why people are excited about the Supertop NX. For TJ owners especially, that factory style hardware, and factory style mounting point is a slick thing.

I don't want to get bogged down in conversations about where our factory is located. It's a huge big geo-political economics debate, and we are but tiny players in it. And I'm a tiny player at this tiny player, so my opinion isn't going to count for much.
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Well I have good news on the Trektop NX...

I have Black Denim & Black Diamond in stock for TJ. Sorry LJ guys, we blew through the first shipment of tops for the TJ Unlimited.

No JK top at this time.

As for Supertop NX...

I only have YJ tops on shelf at the moment.



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Geoff can you see to it Quadratec gets a TJ Supertop NX in Khaki Diamond with my name on it ASAP? Tell your boys in Mexico I would send them a bottle of Tequila, but that would be like sending water to a drowning man.

Anyway if they could speed up production that would be great.

Hi Quadratec, I love your site, and your salesman at extension 342, and your guys in Customer Service is the BEST! Absolute Top Notch Operation you guys are running. I wish I lived closer to you. I would sell my roommate to you (he is a graphic web designer) so I could get a discount.

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