This was posted on another board that I frequent.
But a quick pros/cons for framed vs. no frame:
framed pros: better seal. more "structural integrity" (e.g. the cloth isn't moving unless you want it to move or it's broken) storage.
no framed pros: 1 zipper, 2 pieces of cloth, quick removal/detachment, metal door surrounds. (personal opinion) cooler cosmetics/look, cheaper to completely replace
framed cons: security, lots o zippers, lots o pieces, complete replace cost high,
no framed cons: security, floppy feel, rear veiw mirror partial blockage, no frame which means no real place to store it if you take it off away from home.
Thats what I can think of off the top of my head. I had a really crappy framed top with the jeep for a long time, and getting this trektop made me ubber happy with the upgrade.
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He also said it flops around a good bit when up and driving with the front windows down. I think the frameless are under 400 and you could probably get a framed style top about the same but you'll have to buy a frame as well for probably another 250.
Check Quadratec.com and 4wd.com for starters.
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