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Old 03-25-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Cool Trektop NX questions

I have a 2013 2 door on order, its expected to be in in the next week or so. Its coming with a hard top so I ordered a Trektop NX for the summer. I'm hearing that it doesn't fold back very well. Anyone have any experience or knowledge on that. I figure its not too late to return it for a different top if I cant fold it down in good weather. Thanks for any help you guys can give.

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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It doesn't fold back like am OEM top as it doesn't have a frame. It does have the sunrider that folds back but that only uncovers front seats. With rear and side windows out its basically a bikini top. I love mine but hardly ever anybody in back seats so I don't care if it folds all the way down. You could pull the whole top off in ten minutes if you wanted.

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:09 AM   #3
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I bought the trektop nx a few weeks ago, and I love it. It does not fold down like a factory top because its "Bowless" meaning its basically draped over the roll bars. So folding it down really means just taking it off. But it can come off in less then a couple min. Super easy and incredibly simple. Beware though when you install it for the first time it's so tight it took me easily two hours and a few expletives. But once it's stretched out its an absolute breeze. I love it and wouldn't buy anything different.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I think Ill stay with it and see how I like it. I hope I have an easier time installing it than a lot of people have.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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I have a Trektop NX on my 2 door. When you flip the sunrider back, you don't even notice that the rear is still covered especially if you unzip the side and rear windows and take them out. I know you'll love it...it's awesome.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #6
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Leave the top in the sun for a little while before you install it. Make sure it's warm and sunny out while you install it. About an hour, two hours if you move slow or have friends over heckling you.
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How warm is warm enough to install the top?
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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How warm is warm enough to install the top?
Seemingly pretty damn hot... and I'm sure the sunlight helps too if you leave the panels in direct sun on the blacktop.

Me and two buddies did it in his 80 degree garage and it took everything in our power to get it to fit on right, and it still didn't. One of the plastic trim pieces that hooks into the door surrounds still wouldn't fit in all the way and was peeling itself out from the tension of the other panels. Granted, this was indirect heat and not quite the direct sunlight that it calls for. I'm sure if we had the sun out to heat up the panels it would have gone much smoother.

Then I made the mistake of taking out the windows last week when it was in the high 50's to enjoy the weather... It hasn't gone back on since. My roommate and I couldn't get it back on for the life of us.

So yeah, it's preferably installed in the vent of an active volcano.
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That sucks. I was hoping to do it next week. Its gonna be 70. Lol
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That sucks. I was hoping to do it next week. Its gonna be 70. Lol
Fair warning: your mind will be blown when you get to the steps where they want you to zip the side windows onto the rear window, and theres at least a 3 inch gap on either side between the zippers... It's amazing how much you have to stretch this thing to get it to fit.
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Wow. It dosnt sound like a fun install.
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I installed mine when it was in the 30's. It can be done. In order to help the process, drape all the pieces over the roll bars just like you will be installing it. Throw a blanket on top to cover all of the openings. Start the Jeep and put the heat of full high for about an hour. It is not impossible.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:26 PM   #13
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How big of a pia is this top to take off and put on in a hurry? I need something to keep the rain out ( no garage ) but I plan on being topless as often as possible - selling the bike since I got the jeep. Would go with just a bikini but from what I understand about all they are good for is keeping the sun off. Any suggestions? PS I have an 09 jkx with freedom top.

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