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Old 03-19-2013, 11:18 PM   #1
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hard top or soft top?

Im currently running a hardtop (when I need to. Yay topless) anyway I kinda like the look of a soft top and I feel like I would like it a lot more. What do you guys prefer?

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:22 PM   #2
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Im currently running a hardtop (when I need to. Yay topless) anyway I kinda like the look of a soft top and I feel like I would like it a lot more. What do you guys prefer?
I've never had a hard top, and have only owned my jeep like 3 weeks now. I think the soft can be a pita, but I do like the look better. In fact, took the top completely down for the first time tonight and will go to work top down tomorrow. We'll see

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:31 PM   #3
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Did you take the doors off too? It makes the whole experience better
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:49 PM   #4
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Did you take the doors off too? It makes the whole experience better
No, but I want to! I bet that's awesome. Baby steps for me posed to rain Thursday anyway, so top goes back up. Maybe I'll try doors this weekend. Looks easy enough.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:26 AM   #5
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Yeah the doors are easier to take off than the top.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:27 PM   #6
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Soft top for sure. Way more versatile and you dont need two people to take it off or down. And the wind noise isn't that bad.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:39 PM   #7
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What do you guys prefer?
Hard top all the way. Much better security and you can add a lift to your garage ceiling and remove/install it by yourself. Plus, it's easy to remove the Freedom Top panels if all you want is a bit of fresh air and sunshine without removing the whole top.

Wife originally wanted a soft top but when she discovered the Freedom Tops she switched to the hard top. I'm glad she did.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:57 PM   #8
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Well I have a yj with a one peice hard top and doors that dont lock so security isnt a big thing. I hate my top because its loud, rattles, and super heavy which I feel kills my gas mileage even more than before.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #9
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I have dual tops. Of course my preference is both tops, but if I absolutely had to choose one, it would be the soft top.

For those summer months, it's totally worth it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #10
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To prevent thief of doors I would go with a hard top. In the city, hardtop is the way to go.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:38 PM   #11
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Unfortunately, I cant answer that question yet. I have a hard top and soft top but just purchased my jeep at the end of last summer. So I left the hard top on and will be swapping once the weather is abit more warmer up here.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #12
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I think the hard top looks so much better on the four door. I love mine. I haven't taken the hard top off yet. ... can't wait. But after six soft tops the quietness is nice. But hey, 7 jeeps. ..what do I know. To each their own.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:14 PM   #13
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I've got both, but love the soft top in the warm weather.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:17 PM   #14
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To prevent thief of doors I would go with a hard top. In the city, hardtop is the way to go.
How does a hard top prevent theif of doors?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:23 PM   #15
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Had a HT and also a ST on my '94 YJ ran the ST most of the time. Purchased my '04 TJ with a ST in '04. Christmas of '11, asked the wife which top she wanted on her Jeep...ST no regrets...no leaks!!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:56 PM   #16
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Have had both.prefer hardtop.they are not heavy now.you can hang them from your garage ceiling joist with drings and rope to remove by yourself. its hardtop or no top and no doors for me.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:31 PM   #17
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I do both. Hard top in the winter and soft in the summer. Best of both worlds.
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In snowy winter it is good to have the hard-top. The rear fold up window is really nice. The visibility is worse though. It's also nice to be able to go through a car wash.

I like the soft top better in good weather. I almost never put the top down, but love taking all the windows and doors off. Then your not frying in the sun. Mine is pretty hard to get latched back up by myself when it is down too.

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