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Old 04-23-2014, 11:14 AM   #1
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sunrider option

Okay I've a Tj after being out of the Jeep circle for 7 years, but what's up with the sun rider option on bestop tops? For me it's always been up or down no in between.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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People like 'em I guess. My LJ soft top has it, and I've used it once or twice. I'd rather just put the top all the way down. Still, there are times of the year where it's so much easier to flip it back down when that sudden rain shower comes or when it gets too chilly to drive back home with the top down. I find the longer top on my LJ to be kind of a pain in the ass to put up and down by my self.

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Old 04-24-2014, 06:41 AM   #3
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My wife really likes it. Nice to have the option if she wants to run to the grocery store.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:45 PM   #4
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There are days when it's a tad chilly, but I am already in shorts and taking the windows out would be too cold, but just the sunrunner flipped back is perfect.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:04 PM   #5
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For those you bought a JKU the sunrider is much more of a convenience. The top is so large that many people find it a pain the ass to operate by one person. The sunrider gives you the open feel without the hassle of putting it all the way down.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:57 AM   #6
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So its more of a comfort and Convenience than anything? Okay well I think I'm going to skip the sun rider option when I buy my trektop
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Old 04-27-2014, 01:29 PM   #7
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I've never owned a JKU (pondering now) or LJ, but when I had my TJ I never considered these a real option. To say it nicely, it just didn't fit the look or feel of what I wanted for a "top off" experience.

Living in the south in temps that have people dropping from heat strokes, I can tell you the bikini or safari top can be a good investment if you want the open feel (sides, back, etc) with a little sunblock -- especially if you ever have kids or elderly passengers with you.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:50 PM   #8
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Having the Sunrider reminds me of having a 1980s auto with T-Tops again.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:01 AM   #9
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I dont like taking the top completely off because I like the shade. Id rather pull the doors and all the windows and keep the top up.

The sunrider is kind of nice on those rare occasions when I feel like sitting in the sun. A whole lot easier to just flip that open/closed rather than the whole top. Especially when Im leaving work and getting back to my apartment.

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