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Old 07-11-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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'Tis the Season - Soft Tops...

Ok, here we go for another round for soft top debate

Just this week, I was able to get the beastly hardtop off for the nice weather we've been having up here in the PNW. ...and I freaking LOVE IT OFF!

So here's the dilemma...

1. I like the pricing of the TrekTop NX, but I'm concerned with the backseat headspace. It looks like the rear window would be resting on the rear headrests. Any Trektop owners that have any knowledge of what's goin' on back there would be really handy... and I like it because even though all the reviews I've read declared the top section removal a PITA, it still looks completely feasible with just my fiancé and I.

2. I don't really have any issues with getting the hardtop on and off the jeep, it just requires careful planning as far as weather goes. Plus coordinating schedules for a couple buddies help me safely move it as my girl isn't too comfortable with the weight of it.

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Old 07-11-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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hey man i have the same dilemma! i have a sahara jku with only a hard top. first i would definitely look into the harken hoist on quadratics website! i can take the top off by my self in about 10 min. as for the soft top I'm buying one as soon as i have the money. i really like the trek top but then again i don't usually have a lot in my back seats with it being 4 door. however best top makes the super top nx which i saw the other day and if you don't mind the hardware then id say go with that! hopes this helps!

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Two people can easily remove the hard top.

I would look into a new/used OEM top of CL/eBay/WF classifieds first before going aftermarket. See them all the time for cheap.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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head room stays the same

to go topless

unlatch header
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undo j- straps

thats it
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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Soft top > hard top. That it all.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:36 PM   #6
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found that out the hard way ESP lol btw where in NC are you at?
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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found that out the hard way ESP lol btw where in NC are you at?
In Raleigh brother, you? Big ole community of dirty jeeper here.
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really have any issues with getting the hardtop on and off the jeep, it just requires careful planning as far as weather goes. Plus coordinating schedules for a couple buddies help me safely move it as my girl isn't too comfortable with the weight of it.

Please, by all means, post away with your thoughts
Same for me, that's why I bought a ST. I didn't want to depend on other people to help me, plus weathermen aren't very accurate. I found an in the box mopar ST on this site for $750.
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yeah man!! I'm actually in rocky mount but me and my friend (also a jeeper) go to nc state. I'm new at all this having my first off road experience 3 days ago lol
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In Raleigh brother, you? Big ole community of dirty jeeper here.
you been to Uwharrie?
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you been to Uwharrie?
Oh yes Check out my thread Trails in Raleigh NC
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X2 for the OEM soft top. You can find them for relatively cheap ($300 range). It just takes some effort and patience.

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