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Old 02-21-2014, 01:49 PM   #1
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Bestop Half Top

As anyone ever bought one of these or knows if there is a cheaper version from another company? I really like them but I wanted other people's opinions on them. Thanks!

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Old 02-21-2014, 03:47 PM   #2
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I just got mine on Monday and put it on the same day. The installation was pretty straight forward. I love it. I know Rampage makes a halftop also, that one uses the factory bow system I think. I had bought a Rampage soft top about a 2 weeks before I ordered the half top. After the hardware from Rampage bent the first time going up, I took it back and went with Bestop. The halftop from Bestop comes with all hardware for installation, but doesn't include door uppers. If you haven't looked at the directions for the Bestop halftop yet, I would recommend you do. That'll give you a pretty good idea of how it attaches and what holes you'll need to drill.

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Old 02-21-2014, 04:12 PM   #3
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I just got mine on Monday and put it on the same day. The installation was pretty straight forward. I love it. I know Rampage makes a halftop also, that one uses the factory bow system I think. I had bought a Rampage soft top about a 2 weeks before I ordered the half top. After the hardware from Rampage bent the first time going up, I took it back and went with Bestop. The halftop from Bestop comes with all hardware for installation, but doesn't include door uppers. If you haven't looked at the directions for the Bestop halftop yet, I would recommend you do. That'll give you a pretty good idea of how it attaches and what holes you'll need to drill.
I already have half doors so that shouldn't be a problem. Did you have to drill a lot?
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:19 PM   #4
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7 holes. The part that goes right behind the seats uses channels to attach. The channels mount onto the little step area that the rear seat mounts to. Since the halftop has the "sunroof" thing, you might need to drill holes in the windshield also. There were already holes in my windshield so I lucked out there. I'm impressed with the frame work that comes with it too. I haven't been on the freeway with it yet, but going around town it doesn't rattle at all. I will say this though. The mesh screen where the rear window zips through takes a little while to get used to. The mesh is pretty thick and can be somewhat difficult to see out of until you get used to it. I haven't taken the top off yet, but I'm guestimating it'll take 5-10 minutes to put it on again.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:15 AM   #5
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7 holes. The part that goes right behind the seats uses channels to attach. The channels mount onto the little step area that the rear seat mounts to. Since the halftop has the "sunroof" thing, you might need to drill holes in the windshield also. There were already holes in my windshield so I lucked out there. I'm impressed with the frame work that comes with it too. I haven't been on the freeway with it yet, but going around town it doesn't rattle at all. I will say this though. The mesh screen where the rear window zips through takes a little while to get used to. The mesh is pretty thick and can be somewhat difficult to see out of until you get used to it. I haven't taken the top off yet, but I'm guestimating it'll take 5-10 minutes to put it on again.
So I'm assuming it doesn't fold down like a regular soft top does correct?
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:39 AM   #6
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No. It does not. I haven't taken it off yet, but it seems very easy. If you'd like, I'll try to get some pictures of it and how it attaches after class.
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No. It does not. I haven't taken it off yet, but it seems very easy. If you'd like, I'll try to get some pictures of it and how it attaches after class.
Does it effect the reclining of the seats? Sorry for all the questions.
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It does effect the reclining of the seats somewhat. You won't be able to recline them all the way back. You can run them all the way back on the slider though. So how much you can recline would be dependent on where you have your seat located on the slider.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:43 PM   #9
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Hey RandyOwen, I have one quick question for you. I have both half and full doors, do you think the top would work with full doors?
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:18 AM   #10
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Sorry for not replying sooner, I just saw your post. The top uses the same door surround set up as the Supertop. So yes, it will work with full doors. Now, if you have the factory style uppers for the half doors, the uppers would not work. It's now warm enough here in Arizona and I removed the top completely. The whole top came off in about 5 minutes and was very simple. I left the hardware on. The hardware consists of the tub rails, the door surrounds that connect to the windshield and the flip up sunrider feature that attaches to the windshield on the inside. Another thing I like about the top is that it can be rolled up and it fits nicely in the "trunk". All in all, I would recommend the halftop.
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Its alright. I really like the half tops. Thanks for the info. I have full doors so now that i know it will work i am going to order me one. I have a hard top which is nice in the winter but the half top would be perfect for the rest of the year.

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