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Old 03-29-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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Any input? quick release top and emergency tops

I am looking at these - anyone have any experience?

Bestop 51290-01 - Bestop Quick Release Bow Knuckles for 97-10 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, JK & Unlimited - Quadratec

Pavement Ends 56814-01 - Pavement Ends Emergency Top in Black for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec

I love the clean look of the soft top OUT but with rugs, I am worried about getting drenched - these two items total 125 bucks and seem to be a good solution - thoughts??
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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You can't drive above like 40mph with the emergency top. The quick release bow knuckles look good if you must take the top completely off. Idk, I just fold mine down and put the boot on when I know it 's gonna be down for some time. I have a trail cover for when the top is down and it is parked during a rainy spell.

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Old 03-29-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
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Appreciate the input - I just love the clean look of the thing off entirely - so I'm looking for top suggestions for the ocassional "oh crap I'm screwed" New England summer downpour - no need to drive it, just protection.

I agree on the quick release knuckles - I dropped a bolt once - not fun -
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:17 PM   #4
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So you're thinking the quick-release knuckles so you can take the top off quickly, and the Emergency Cover in case you get caught out? Sure, why not?

The Emergency Cover is a clever idea with (I think) a very narrow use. It would be great in places like Colorado, where you get super quick thunderstorms and you need to drive down off the mountain to avoid getting zapped. That type of thing.

I wouldn't run it on a road at all, personally. My corporate overlords might disagree with that.

As a simple car cover - I'd just compare the price to other car covers from Pavement Ends or Bestop, or one of those "other companies" I'm constantly hearing about. It might not be worth the extra bucks to get that strap that hold it down in the front.

It's pretty much the same as the trail cover, but in order to let you see out, it doesn't go over the windscreen. And because it doesn't' go over the windscreen, it is maybe less effective at keeping out all the rain.

Thanks for your support!!
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Yes, what Geoff said. If you don't need it for driving then a trail cover will be better at keeping things dry. It'll cover the doors and go on faster. I love mine! Takes about 2 minutes to put it on, and keeps things pretty well dry in a deluge, or 6...

Oh, btw, mine is a Bestop.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:38 AM   #6
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ha ha ha I have to clarify - the quick release is because I am lazy and have a bad habit of dropping bolts - I prefer to just pop the quick release than to grab a torx bit and socket thats all - and they are 25 bucks! I ve certainly wasted more than that on lesser things.

The comment about the trail top may have answered my question, so thanks to both of you - looks like Geoff has some business coming his way.

Any suggestions on seat covers that look nice (ie not like seat covers) and protect the fabric under the sun? might as well ask while I am here
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Bestop makes nice seat covers, and lots of folks also like Iggee's and Wet Okley's.... I made my own, cause I am a poor mom.... There are tons of options!
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I bought that emergency top cover last year and I love it. You can drive with it on but over 55 mph it gets kinda of questionable if you should drive faster then that. It takes about 3 minutes to get it fully on. But I love it.
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Bestop makes nice seat covers, and lots of folks also like Iggee's and Wet Okley's.... I made my own, cause I am a poor mom.... There are tons of options!
When are you going to start making JK seat covers?
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When are you going to start making JK seat covers?
Eventually I hope..... I have some other items in the wings for all Wranglers, as soon as I have time to work the bugs out of 'em... Then, I'll see if I can get my hands on a JK for a week or two and see what I can do...

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