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Old 02-14-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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newbie top questions

just got my first wrangler

it has a hard top and full steel doors
I want a soft top instead could some one tell me how softops work
If I buy one do I need new doors to
with soft top down is there all the framing still showing
and dont understand the choice off doors full half fabric door

any info is great

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Old 02-14-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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just got my first wrangler

it has a hard top and full steel doors
I want a soft top instead could some one tell me how softops work
If I buy one do I need new doors to
with soft top down is there all the framing still showing
and dont understand the choice off doors full half fabric door

any info is great
How it works? like putting it up and taking it down?

The framing goes down with the top and is secured to the body.

Half fabric is a steel half door with a fabric top half of the door. This is the set up I see the most.

Full fabric doors are all fabric. separated in the middle much like the half steel door.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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Buy a Bestop Supertop with full hardware and designed for full doors (yj model). It is complete and you can still use your full doors, or take them off. You can get other doors if you like, but they are not necessary...unless you want them...
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If u got full doors go with a softtoper it works with full doors comes with all the hardware and is a frameless top its made of sailcloth material so it is a lot more quiet then a regular soft top

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quadratec also has a softtop kit that comes with all mounting hardware AND 2 piece doors....that's what i'm getting for my YJ that has a hard top and full steel doors.....that way, i can use the 2 piece soft top doors with the bikini and tonneau cover kit, too....
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softtoper has no frames
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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so if you get full soft doors can you open the windows are full metal doors that I have better

also how much should I ask for if I want to sell my hard top
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Nope no frame it uses the roll bar as its frame. So no frame 2 mess with when you want take the top of and you can take just the windows out and use it as a safari top, I love my top and recomend it I paid $560 shipped with tinted windows..
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hey NAS.A7X you like that top it looks a little different than standard soft top
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ok i like that
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #12
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softtoper has no frames
Won't work onna 91.....they have the sport roll bar instead of the family style...dammit....i'd love to have the frameless, but nobody makes one yet
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so if you get full soft doors can you open the windows are full metal doors that I have better

also how much should I ask for if I want to sell my hard top
The full steel door are def better they work the best with the softtoper
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Won't work onna 91.....they have the sport roll bar instead of the family style...dammit....i'd love to have the frameless, but nobody makes one yet
If you can get a family bar it will swap directly into a 91
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It really all depends on what YOU want. The hard top and full doors are nice in the winter. If it were me I'd keep them and buy a soft top and hardware to use when you wanted it. Soft doors, and half doors are an option as well. All this stuff kinda works together so you can just buy what you want or need a little at a time.

When I was Jeep shopping one of the things I looked for specificaly was half doors. The top was secondary to me just because I like the look of the half doors. Eventually I will have all 3 door sets and both tops but I bought what I wanted most first.

And to answer your question on the soft doors, YES you can open the windows. They have zippers that you can unzip and fold the window in and down. The rear windows in the soft tops are the same way except you roll the rear window up and secure it with two straps attached to the top.

If you do decide to sell the hard top, I'd like to throw my name in the hat for first shot at it.

...and since we're shamelessly showing our rigs in this thread....
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If you can get a family bar it will swap directly into a 91
i've been giving some thought to that option....but by the time i pay for the bar, pay your quoted price for the top, then buy half doors and uppers, i'm not sure it's worth it when i can buy the bestop kit for around 850.00...
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If you have full doors the top works with those
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How do you open windows on half doors

Man. There are to many options for.jeeps
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If you have full doors the top works with those
true...but i want half doors for the summer with the soft top....or for when i go topless.....don't wanna lose no drunk friends, ya know?....
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It really all depends on what YOU want. The hard top and full doors are nice in the winter. If it were me I'd keep them and buy a soft top and hardware to use when you wanted it. Soft doors, and half doors are an option as well. All this stuff kinda works together so you can just buy what you want or need a little at a time.

When I was Jeep shopping one of the things I looked for specificaly was half doors. The top was secondary to me just because I like the look of the half doors. Eventually I will have all 3 door sets and both tops but I bought what I wanted most first.

If you do decide to sell the hard top, I'd like to throw my name in the hat for first shot at it.

...and since we're shamelessly showing our rigs in this thread....
ummmm, how much you be willing to pay for a hard top in excellent shape and full steel doors?.....
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Wish you were close by.. I want hard top w/full doors and have soft with 1/2....
A swap would of solved both wishes...
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How do you open windows on half doors

Man. There are to many options for.jeeps
Depends on what doors you have
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Wish you were close by.. I want hard top w/full doors and have soft with 1/2....
A swap would of solved both wishes...
Yeah, i read your post the other night, but i didn't respond because of the separation....
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Have another question while i am trying to figure out this top thing my wife.wants.some wheels so. What is.best on a 93 wrangler. 10 or 8. Inch.wide. she.wants 33s
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how much lift you got??....prolly gonna need 3 or 4 inches to fit 33's...
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hmmm, not sure. I wasn't really looking at buying doors just yet. Alabama is just a bit far for me to come get them anyway. Thanks though. The OP lives less than 2hrs from me, that's why I brought it up.
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how much lift you got??....prolly gonna need 3 or 4 inches to fit 33's...
I have 33's with no lift. No room to flex either, but no lift.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:10 PM   #28
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1 inch body but about to buy a 4 inch suspension lift
thinking dick cepek wheels and 33 12.50 15
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hey kernal whats hard top worth it is black
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OK so if I buy a standard soft top does it fold down like say a convertable or do you pull it off frame work

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