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Old 01-01-2014, 09:09 PM   #1
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I am currently running a hard top but I plan on buying a soft top, one that includes everything I need, what do y'all recommend? I was looking at a rampage top

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Old 01-01-2014, 09:13 PM   #2
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I also have a hard top only. I've heard it's worth it to spend the money on a good one like Besttop. Quieter and holds up better but at a price. I was looking at the Rampage that fits the family roll bar with no hardware. Not sure but, looking to do something for summer.

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Old 01-01-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
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I also have a hard top only. I've heard it's worth it to spend the money on a good one like Besttop. Quieter and holds up better but at a price. I was looking at the Rampage that fits the family roll bar with no hardware. Not sure but, looking to do something for summer.
My buddy has a frameless on his tj and it is awesome I would love to get one, but I have a sport cage so it won't fit :/
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:32 AM   #4
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My buddy has a frameless on his tj and it is awesome I would love to get one, but I have a sport cage so it won't fit :/
I've got the frameless Softoper top. It's awesome. Make sure the door openings are the right shape for your doors ( square or round). The rampage frameless is only for square top doors. And the Softoper is for round. If frameless is what your looking for. Good luck.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:10 PM   #5
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I've got the frameless Softoper top. It's awesome. Make sure the door openings are the right shape for your doors ( square or round). The rampage frameless is only for square top doors. And the Softoper is for round. If frameless is what your looking for. Good luck.
Do you have a sport cage? Could you post pics?
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:43 PM   #6
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I have a Bestop on my YJ and it has held up just fine. No leaks and easy to keep clean. Just a little cold in the Winter.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:21 AM   #7
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Do you have a sport cage? Could you post pics?
Nope sorry family cage. I see yours is a sport. Before I had the Softoper I had a bestop sunrider.I really liked that top but it was well beyond repairing. If bestop made a frameless for the yjI would have gone that way. I would recommend the sunrider. Easy to take up and down and no extra door surounds or pieces.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:48 AM   #8
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i wouldnt waste my money on a soft top, after running one for years, i would just get a bikinnie top for summer and ride naked....and the hard top would set in the shed waiting for winter,,,,,an emergency top stored in your jeep for just incase..
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:29 PM   #9
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I recommend Bestop. I have a rag top that uses the stock frame. Make sure you buy the frame hardware if you don't have it already unless you go w/ frameless.

I also have the Bestop 3 piece summer combo which includes a bikini, wind jammer, and tonneau cover. Last year I installed all 3 but after monstalining I ran around from spring-fall with just the bikini, no jammer, cover, or doors. Sucked in the rain, but sometimes I'd throw the doors on since when you're moving the water doesn't get in the cab, just when sitting.

Here's the cons though:

Bikini
-Has a gap between top of door and rollbar, rain can get in
-Has no middle support, the middle of the bikini will collect a huge puddle of rain and sag. Plus you have to figure out a way to get that water emptied, you can push from the inside but I temporarily shorted out my soundbar because the water ran down into the socket.

Windjammer:
-Has gaps at rollbars, however I found only a driving rain at an angle really affects it, straight downpours don't really get the interior wet. While driving water doesn't come in.

Tanneau
-Same issue with no middle support so rain can puddle up on it while parked.
-Have to add weatherproofing foam strips to rear roll bar to prevent water from entering rear bed area.

I got the 3 piece combo to test and see if I wanted the Halfcab made by Bestop which is like the combo but fully enclosed with no gaps. The combo is about 1/3 the cost of the halftop. I like the combo but in the winter and for camping I need the full cab to haul all my gear.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:03 PM   #10
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I just bought a quadratec soft top with tinted windows. So far I'm impressed with the weight of the fabric and quality of the item. It only set me back about $300 and I'm very happy with it. I take all the windows and doors off in the summer.

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