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Old 02-24-2010, 12:42 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I just bought a 92' Jeep Wrangler w/ a hard top and hard doors. I wanted the hard top but I want a soft top for the summer too. Here is my question: Do I need something other than a soft top to make it happen? Do I need different hardware or different doors? Do the soft doors just just look better w/ a soft top? I know, they may be dumb questions but I'm a noob. Thanks for your help.

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Old 02-24-2010, 12:51 AM   #2
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the doors will fit in either top.
if you get a full (normal) top you'll need hardware.
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I strongly Recommend a Viking Fastback top...doesn't need hardware and the back/side windows have a storage compartment in the ceiling that isn't visible/doesn't take space.
I can go from full fastback top, to safari top in 3 minutes...no problems.
if the windows ever get scratched, Thor at Viking tops will replace them...

Other than that, you can go for the best top safari/windjammer/tonneau combo which will look pretty cool too...I had that for a year or two. They also work well and don't need hardware. Plus they're real easy to remove.

If I were you, I'd sell the hard top for 1200 and go for the fastback top. The hard tops add A LOT of weight and make the jeep WAYYY more top heavy, so they take away from a little performance...not sure on how much, but they definitely do.

More weight=more work engine needs to do to haul the weight

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Old 02-24-2010, 12:58 AM   #3
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YJs were full doors with the hard top or half doors with the soft top models (no happy in between). You will get a new frame to fit the hard doors (many aftermarket suppliers). half doors with the soft uppers with the "square" corners will tend to flap in the breeze while driving. from what ive seen the full doors with the soft top looks kinda strange the way the doors seal around the door (door sits over the soft top). All in alll id go with the soft top for the full doors (full doors are always better to have, but kinda heavy to take off all the time...) hope this helps any, great to see another missourian here, Todd
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:17 AM   #4
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Oh yeah...it's a YJ...not sure about the door fitting on that.
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I do a hard top in the winter and soft top in the summer with full doors, if you get a best top soft top you need the hardware and some people say its a pain but once you get the hang of its then its not to bad to bring up and down and install the frame, i would keep the hard top if you have cold winters... it seals better cutting down on cold air getting through and it makes the ride a lot quieter in the winter, i dont know anything about the Viking Fastback top but it might be something to look into, i personally dont like the look of the full soft doors and would take hard doors over those any day but i know the half hard doors are nice and lighter in the summer too and those still look pretty nice IMO
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first your top NOT worth 1200 I dont know where he got
that number ,but try to give good info please
or dont answer the question
You will need all the hardware for a soft top
not all soft tops work with hard doors
look at top of door and top square and rounded
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:16 AM   #7
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I do a hard top in the winter and soft top in the summer with full doors, if you get a best top soft top you need the hardware and some people say its a pain but once you get the hang of its then its not to bad to bring up and down and install the frame, i would keep the hard top if you have cold winters... it seals better cutting down on cold air getting through and it makes the ride a lot quieter in the winter, i dont know anything about the Viking Fastback top but it might be something to look into, i personally dont like the look of the full soft doors and would take hard doors over those any day but i know the half hard doors are nice and lighter in the summer too and those still look pretty nice IMO
^^^Everything Bergy said^^^^^^

I have full doors and hardtop, way it came from dealer. Also, it had the soft top added from the dealer, a Best Top, and the full doors fit perfectly with the round corners of the soft top door holes. I have no problem with water or air leaks around the doors.

I did buy a set of half doors last year which look better with the soft top and is safer for the dog and easily frightened passengers ,instead of no doors, although I still ride her doorless at the beach etc. I picked up a beat up set of soft uppers with the round corners for $30 off ebay for rain delays and they fit with some persuasion under the rear seat, and they cleaned up pretty good.

My opinion, Best Top is the way to go. The quality can't be beat, they fit the best, they absolutely stand behind their product, and if you have any probs you can scream out to Geoff from Best Top on this forum and get a really quick response.

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Bottom line you might pay a little more but if you call quadratech they will walk you through your top purchase and get you everything you need.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:31 AM   #9
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Andrew is right, call Quadratech and they will walk you thru it.

you are going to need a soft top with frame, and a windshield channel for sure, depending on what you want for doors, you will have to purchase those as well.
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oi, bird.
I sold my hard top for 1350 (it was un used and had rear windshield motor,insulation, and sun roof)
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:19 AM   #11
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here's the viking top
viking fast back soft top
here's the home page
Viking Offroad
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Stefan: I don't think that Viking makes a top for YJ. The fastback style (Viking, and our Trektop) uses the sports cage for support, so the old-style rollbar on a YJ won't work at all.

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ksmcloud: You do have several choices. I'd recommend the Quadratec, 4wd or JC Whitney catalogs as a good starting point. You can call and get a free one, or stop at the grocery store and spend a couple bucks on one. They all explain your options pretty well. You can go to Bestop.com as well, but of course we only show our stuff.

There are all sorts of door options, etc. Once you've narrowed down your options, let us know, and we shall gladly help you spend your money!
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viking does not have a top for yj's
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oi, bird.
I sold my hard top for 1350 (it was un used and had rear windshield motor,insulation, and sun roof)
The hard top for a YJ is worth 250-500 max
thats the model he has not a TJ

Someone with a newer TJ really wanted yours I guess
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:42 PM   #15
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Hey Geoff, why don't you guys make the "Trektop" for the YJ's with the family style roll bar/cage ?
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Hey Geoff, why don't you guys make the "Trektop" for the YJ's with the family style roll bar/cage ?
Because there are only 17 of you. And of that 17, we don't like 6 of you. WhiteYJ- I'm looking at you!

Seriously: I would guess that the market is too small for us.
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Can't make 6 prototypes....lol

I figured thats what it was....oh well.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:04 PM   #18
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Well then if not the viking...best top bikini's or safari's

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