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Old 04-23-2010, 08:33 AM   #1
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Safari top or stock top without sides??

My 1999 Sahara is mint with only 4300 miles, I am concerned about the top getting wear marks from being in the folded down position, even if I fold it carefully it will still get friction rubs going down the road, plus i lose the storage area.

Is the bestop safari the best top for me? any suggestions would be apprecieated!!

its not a daily driver just want this in case of a sudden rain shower comes up in Northern Michigan
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My top is almost as old as yours, and it doesn't show any friction marks from being folded down. It shows some wear from being put up/taken down, at the front clips, but that's it. If you are really all that worried about keeping the stock top in tip top shape, take it off, store it in a hermetically sealed vault and replace it with a replace a top that you wouldn't be afraid of using... (I'm being ornery) Seriously, the top isn't going to keep your collector Jeep from being a collector. Use the top you have, how you want, and if it gets messed up, replace it. That said, you can just leave the soft top up and bungie the sail panels to the bar to keep them from blowing out while driving, or spring for the $ for a Safari top.

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Old 04-23-2010, 09:39 AM   #3
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You have a 99 Jeep with less than 5,000 miles? Someone needs to go on a road trip!

The Safari top is a Bikini - and while it fits tightly above the windshield, and gets pretty snug around the door surrounds, it's still a Bikini top. No sides. No windows. No way to keep you all that dry in a big storm. Awesome for what they are. Just want to make sure your expectations aren't too high.

The top on your Jeep will be fine going up and down. You'll get some wear, and some discoloration eventually. But it's a Jeep. And if you want a new pristine one, you can buy replacement fabric.

Enjoy your Jeep!
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