Hi, all, haven't been here in awhile but now that the weather's warming up the Jeep is getting a lot more road time. Anyway, have a 97 TJ and although the top isn't in terrible shape, I'm thinking of getting a replacement. It's a little mildewed from the previous owner, and some of the zippers are getting hard to deal with, as well as the windows looking kinda scratchy. Yesterday in particular, the rear window zipper keeps separating and I can't put the window back on. So I'm thinking of not fighting with it anymore and just replacing it.
So what are my best options for a replacement top? What type and weight of material? I see some of the higher end tops are made from sailcloth, what's the advantage/disadvantage vs. vinyl? What other features/specs should I be looking at? Any advice appreciated.