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Old 12-29-2008, 10:37 PM   #1
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Anyone have any feedback on bestop Halftops?

I am looking at buying a new top for spring and this kinda caught my eye. It also utilizes the front flip top option. It doesnt look like it would work from the pics but I am curious if it can be used on a jep with an aftermarket soundbar.



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Old 12-29-2008, 10:42 PM   #2
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those seem way better than the bikini, windjammer, tonneau cover combo. it actually seals out weather so you can use it as an "all the time" top. also you should be able to use it w/ the aftermarket sound bar. does it stick out significantly higher than the oem one?

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Old 12-29-2008, 11:08 PM   #3
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After looking at pics of other TJs, I have come to believe that the previous owner installed the sound bar incorrctly. Instead of mounting it of the side of the bar facing the front of the jeep, it is installed on the side facing the rear. Being a Newb I never noticed it was on the wrong side and for the life of me couldnt figure out how I could fit a top like that onto my jeep without the soundbar being on the outside of the cab. But now it all makes sense to me. I guess thats another thing to add to my list that I need to change once it gets warm out again.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:09 PM   #4
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the list will never end. trust me. i bought mine new and there has been a list from day 1.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:14 PM   #5
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After looking at pics of other TJs, I have come to believe that the previous owner installed the sound bar incorrctly. Instead of mounting it of the side of the bar facing the front of the jeep, it is installed on the side facing the rear. Being a Newb I never noticed it was on the wrong side and for the life of me couldnt figure out how I could fit a top like that onto my jeep without the soundbar being on the outside of the cab. But now it all makes sense to me. I guess thats another thing to add to my list that I need to change once it gets warm out again.
its supposed to be facing the rear. i think you can switch it pretty easy though.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:27 PM   #6
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its supposed to be facing the rear. i think you can switch it pretty easy though.
Oh....but how would that wind jammer portion fit if the bar is facing the rear?
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:29 PM   #7
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sound bar

I have a 2002 wrangler tj with factory soundbar and it points straight down to floor but not sure now if thats the way it is suposed to be also has dome light in middle of the bar so must be right.
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I have a 2002 wrangler tj with factory soundbar and it points straight down to floor but not sure now if thats the way it is suposed to be also has dome light in middle of the bar so must be right.
Sorry I may have chosen the wrong way to describe it. Which side of the bar is it mounted on? The back portion or the front. Looking at the pics of that top, I dont see how that top can be used if the sound bar is on the "back" side of the bar because when you hook up the wind jammer, it looks as though the soundbar would be on the outside of the cab.

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