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Old 06-25-2011, 08:53 AM   #1
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Upper Door Slider

Looking into these and I believe the choice is between Bestop and Rampage. Any experience with either? Is there a difference? Looking for black diamond. Price is within $50 between the two.

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Sorry for reactivating an old thread - but this qestion went unanswered and i want to know the same thing

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:27 AM   #3
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I am also in the market for sliders. I have two sets now, steelhorse which I love and bestop which I hate. The steelhorse have aluminium frames and latches. These were on my tj when I bought it and i cannot find them new anywhere. My son's tj came with the bestop and they have plastic frames and latches that are falling apart. Granted I have no idea how old either set is but I sure would love to find another set of steelhorse. I have researched them online without much success. I didn't know rampage sold them, gonna check that out.
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Steelhorse has been out of business for awhile now. There are some hard sliders that costs as much as full doors but I have no issues with the used Bestop sliders I bought a few mos ago. Was originally spiced color with no tint but now after black vinyl paint and 20% DIY window tint:


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There are these but I'm a cheap bastard and wouldn't pay that. Jeep Wrangler Doors for TJ & YJ Models: Bull Dawg Manufacturing | Bulldawg Mfg
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@ Wattapunk nice job on the tint and dye. the resaearch I've done on the Bestop ones - that they leak - you've had no problem with that?

@ All Terrain TJ I believe that Bull Dawg has taken over the title from Steele Horse when it comes to the best quality. BUT - theye slider is really small and removal looks quite time consuming - they come with threaded door inserts - the bonus there is they are not eay pray for theives and furthermore for an extra $85 they have locking bolt set. The big downside for me is the removal time - I just wan to rip my doors off when i feel like it.

Thats why I wanna know more about the Rampage ones anyone who has them -please post a inside pic and how they fasten to the door, also interested in the quality.
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There are these but I'm a cheap bastard and wouldn't pay that. Jeep Wrangler Doors for TJ & YJ Models: Bull Dawg Manufacturing | Bulldawg Mfg
These folks are in my community, and although they are a little expensive they are wonderful products. The guys at the factory are always helpful and stand behind the products.
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@ Wattapunk nice job on the tint and dye. the resaearch I've done on the Bestop ones - that they leak - you've had no problem with that?

@ All Terrain TJ I believe that Bull Dawg has taken over the title from Steele Horse when it comes to the best quality. BUT - theye slider is really small and removal looks quite time consuming - they come with threaded door inserts - the bonus there is they are not eay pray for theives and furthermore for an extra $85 they have locking bolt set. The big downside for me is the removal time - I just wan to rip my doors off when i feel like it.

Thats why I wanna know more about the Rampage ones anyone who has them -please post a inside pic and how they fasten to the door, also interested in the quality.
no leak so far.
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As I see no posting answering the questions raised......

I have Bestop sliders that I run in the winter....from end OCT/ early NOV to end of Feb/ first of March...depends on the weather. I generally change them when I go to my 3 piece set up when it gets "warm". (consistently 45°-50°)

IMO the Bestop sliders are as good as the factory soft uppers...they do/ may need to be "adjusted" each year or so. I have had mine for about 4 years. I do use soft uppers for wheeling though....wouldn't want to take a chance on breaking the glass in the slider. And I am door-less or soft uppers when the tops get switched.

They were a gift for Christmas one year. I don't know that I would have put the coin out for sliders on my own...but since I have them I really like them.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:40 AM   #10
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Does anyone have any experience with the Rampage versions? Summit Racing has them for $450 shipped, and the Colorado rocky mountain winter has taken it's toll on my soft uppers. I considered the bulldawg's but at that price, I may as well get a set of factory full doors from a junker and have them painted if needed.

Are the rampage slider's a plastic frame like the Bestop's? Do they seal well, or are you getting excessive leaking?
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I WANT A PAIR!! How can I tell if I have denim or black diamond? I'm assuming denim is the factory top style, which is me.
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I have two sets of Best Top's, one on my 97 and one on my 05 Ruby. Neither leak, very sturdy. The 97's I have had for 3 years. No problems at all, love them!

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