The steps regarding the front of the top that has the rope inside about how to seat it in the front plastic piece and then fold it over is a very important part of the assembly. I was extremely careful to get that part right. I think it mentions this in the assembly instructions. My top is pretty quiet, at least it was on my Sahara Unlimited. I have yet to try it out on my Sahara Unlimited Rubicon. That will happen probably within the next two months. When it was on the vehicle the seal between the windshield top and the soft top was pretty clean. The top was perfectly flat on the plastic piece that holds it up against the windshield seal.
The sunrider top has a mid position that is basically like taking the panels off of the freedom top. It opens above the front seat section and is able to be tied back in that position or opened fully and pushed back to the rear in the storage space.
Participate in life....Keep movin'....Go there....JK'n it.........Do it! Jeep #1: Red Rock 08 JK Rubicon 4dr, 6 sp manual, Stock Mud Tires, MyGIG Upgrade, Hard Top, after sale BestTop SunRider Soft Top, Congo Cage Rack, Mopar slush mats Jeep #2 Black 08 JK Rubicon 2dr, 6 sp manual, both tops, some chrome...uggg (my wife's jeep) Jeep #3 White 92 YJ (my son's jeep) A great quote from a good friend: "All hail click clack and master jk'n." Click and clack are my idols!