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Old 01-17-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ Soft Top Replacement?

So, I really need a new top.. The one I got when I bought my Jeep has officially reached it's expiration date and I need a new one soon. I'm only 17 and I have a job but I make minimum wage so I need something within the price range of $400-$600. If I need to I can hold off a little longer and get a bestop but I found this top from rampage and I was hoping to get some advice about it. Rampage Replacement Plus Sailcloth Soft Top with Door Skins & Tinted Windows, Black Diamond It has sailcloth, tinted windows, upper doors, and it comes in black diamond or spice (tan). I was going to buy the one from bestop and that was around $600 but it didn't come with tinted windows or black diamond... If you know anything about it or have it please let me know how it has treated you. Thanks in advance.

(P.S. My Jeep is white with black detailing and right now it has a tan top and tan interior.)

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Old 01-17-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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http://www.jeep4x4center.com/smittyb...b-9970235.html

I got this a few months ago, been fine so far. It's a bit less on ebay. Think about $230 delivered.

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Old 01-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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Yeah I noticed that one on eBay also. It was $237.99 but it ended yesterday. I would really like to get black diamond though, I heard it's a better looking black?
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:06 AM   #4
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You are in SC. Why not go with a safari top, wrap around jammer, and deck cover until you can save enough $ for a trektop or replatop from bestop? Thats how I ride all year round. Winter it makes it better for me at least since the cabin is smaller and when I need to use the heater it is a lot quicker.

I have had the Smitty top and the stitching sucked, the zippers were plastic and flimsy. Not well made at all and the CS was worse.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:32 PM   #5
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Yeah... thanks for the advice but I'm not really into that safari stuff, I like em' shaved. ;P

Anyways.. I decided to just save for another month or so and get a reaplace-a-top sailcloth from bestop. It seems like the best choice and I HATE spending money on my Jeep just to get crap in the end. "You get what you pay for" I have to keep telling myself. So, I'm right at $500 already and my tax return is giving me around $250 so I'll be right around the price range. I've basically decided on that so now all I need to decide is spice or black denim..?
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