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Old 07-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Are Trektop NXs good every day tops?

I need a softop and narrowed it down to a supertop NX, a supertop or maybe a trektop nx. Each one has a different mounting type and + and - in my opinion!

Is the trek top good for everyday? I only use a top in the winter here in NC! I don't really care about the safari or the sunrider features. Keep in mind my 3 year old rides in the back seat so the headroom is a must. Thanks!

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The Trektop Nx would be hard to beat imo. Great material and tight fit.

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I did research on the TrekTop NX, and had it not been for the great deal I had on the OEM Sailcloth top I traded, I would have gone with the Trektop NX.

The one thing I noticed while studying all of the information was that - when the top wears out, zipper break, etc., you will probably have to buy the entire package again.

I might be wrong, but I did not see info on simple, replacement parts for the Trektop NX. Be sure to ask a Technician with the Co. you are buying if this is an option, as it can save you $$ the second time you have to replace your top.
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Right now I am leaning towards the supertop nx only because I don't have any soft top parts including door frames. Researching has become. Pin in the butt because there are so many choices and the tops are waaaay over priced! I am 99% sure I want Beatop and tinted windows...the rest is up in the air!
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Being frameless, the Trektop will give you a significantly noisier interior at highway speeds.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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Jerry i am going to have to disagree with you. my trektop fits very tightly and makes less noise than my hardtop. the trektop also comes with all the necessary equipment and door surrounds. the quality is amazing and the fit is so tight that there is almost no noise. the only noise i get is from the seam in the top hitting the roll bar above the front seats because i have no padding so i fixed that with some foam pipe padding and zip ties.
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Jerry i am going to have to disagree with you. my trektop fits very tightly and makes less noise than my hardtop. the trektop also comes with all the necessary equipment and door surrounds. the quality is amazing and the fit is so tight that there is almost no noise. the only noise i get is from the seam in the top hitting the roll bar above the front seats because i have no padding so i fixed that with some foam pipe padding and zip ties.
How is the Trektop for winter driving? I live in Denver and have a hard top, only had my Jeep since the end of May also. I want this top but not knowing how it retains heat is a concern for me. I don't want to get it and freeze all winter.
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I can't vouch for a trektop NX yet, but the regular soft top is ok for winter here in Chicago. Wranglers have very good heaters, and I can't imagine the trektop would be much different in this regard.
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I bought the Trektop NX and used it last summer and this one so I can't comment on how it holds up in the winter. (Not that you were asking me lol) I have noticed that it is a bit quieter than soft tops I've had in the past. It fits very well; so well that after I bring my windows out of my air conditioned apartment I can't zip them in until they've had a fair amount of time to relax and loosen up in the Oklahoma heat. I think they look pretty cool, especially on LJs and JKUs!

Bottom line: I recommend the trektop nx to all of my jeepin friends.
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Yes. My jeep is my DD & I've had the trektop for over a year. Tight fit, quiet, & well made. Room for your 3 year old shouldn't be a problem. My children, 8 & 11, both fit with plenty of room. I held onto my hardtop for about year before finally selling it.
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Jerry i am going to have to disagree with you. my trektop fits very tightly and makes less noise than my hardtop. the trektop also comes with all the necessary equipment and door surrounds. the quality is amazing and the fit is so tight that there is almost no noise. the only noise i get is from the seam in the top hitting the roll bar above the front seats because i have no padding so i fixed that with some foam pipe padding and zip ties.
X2, my hartop was alot noiser going down the interstate. I use my trektop as an everyday top now and i love it.
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love my trektop nx so much i sold my hardtop. then bought a new jeep with a hard top and insisted on them keeping the hardtop and i get my trektop
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:20 PM   #13
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How is the Trektop for winter driving? I live in Denver and have a hard top, only had my Jeep since the end of May also. I want this top but not knowing how it retains heat is a concern for me. I don't want to get it and freeze all winter.
I can't say how it is in the winter, as i have not had it that long, but during the cooler days when i put it on (40 - 50 degrees F) it held the heat very well and i'm sure that it would be fine in the winter. i might leave mine on this winter just to try it out.
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just got a trektop nx about a month ago. best soft top i have ever owned. install was not terribly complex. parts match up with stock holes nicely. very tight fit and super quiet. get one u will love it.
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Has anybody installed one where you don't have any bar padding on your cage setup? Any issues with fitment (too loose perhaps)?
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i don't think not having padding will be a problem. mine fits so tight that when i put my windows in they still have and inch or two on the zippers that i cant get to zip.
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I really need to looks at a trektop nx in person, I have seen 100s of pics just never in person.
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FYI

You'll get more head room with a framed soft top (Supertop NX) vs a frameless top (Trektop NX).

I am very happy with my Supertop NX. It was such an easy install (once the weather got warm enough) and raising and lowering the top is a breeze. Oddly I find myself using the sunrider feature often, I appreciate that I can open the sunrider halfway or all the way.
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I will say one thing I don't like is the fact that I can't really roll up the back window like the standard top. Also, if it was just a seasonal top I might look into the rampage version too. Although I think bestops are better made & I prefer the look over the rampage trektop, but their ability to store the windows is a huge plus. I really hope bestop incorporates this feature in the future.
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That window thing is annoying but I just pull it.out alltogether and toss it behind the seat
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I've had my Trektop NX for a couple months. I had a nice routine with my old Supertop so when I first installed the Trektop I has slight buyer's remourse. Now that I've gotten used to it, I LOVE it!

Before when I wanted the sun above I used to have to take the whole top off, windows and all. Now I just open the driver door, unclip the two header bar clips, step up on my rocker rails and flip the sunrider back. Removal of the windows is optional. Infact, since I installed the top, I haven't needed to completely drop the whole top. Though that may be partially because to drop the top, the entire thing needs to be removed since the only thing holding it on is 2 push pins and 2 crossbar straps (the 2 back straps only hold the back in place, slack on them and the J hooks detatch).

Lack of storage for the windows, for me, isn't as big of an issue as for some others. I'm the type of person to McGuyver-up something for my needs. I actually find it fun attempting to engineer small mods. I keep a couple sections of microfiber cloth to roll my windows up for storage, when I have time to roll them up. Otherwise I just toss them in the back and place something on them to ensure they can't fly out (I've seen that happen on the highway (before the Trektop NX existed, so it's not only a possible issue with this top)).
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Ordered a black diamond trektop NX today. It's on back order for a few weeks. It I don really need it until winter so that's cool. Thanks for all the info and opinions!
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I run the trek top Nx, the lack of window storage is annoying but I almost never have my rear seat in and if it rains the safari top dose a pretty good job at keeping me and the wife dry.
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I run the trek top Nx, the lack of window storage is annoying but I almost never have my rear seat in and if it rains the safari top dose a pretty good job at keeping me and the wife dry.
Look at it this way, the factory top doesn't have window storage either.
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I was able to find one at JC Whitney and grab it, most other places have them on back order. Is the installation fairly painless?
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Being frameless, the Trektop will give you a significantly noisier interior at highway speeds.
I gotta disagree, it's actually quieter than oem. I'm surprised but it really is. The only negative I have is it's harder to take everything off/ put back up say if it rains or something. I could do oem in a min or so but this one takes much more time. I rarely go completely topless as the nx has the sun rider!
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:11 AM   #27
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"The only negative I have is it's harder to take everything off/ put back up say if it rains or something. I could do oem in a min or so but this one takes much more time."

How hard is it to get it off & on? I would be doing this myself, probably with a storm bearing down on me...
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Being frameless, the Trektop will give you a significantly noisier interior at highway speeds.
My trecktop nx is much quiter than the factory top it replaced. I am very happy with it and would recommend it.
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Not the Bestop but I've had my Rampage top for almost 3 years now and regarding winter it has been fine. This last winter we got some pretty big storms too, usually I try to keep the snow from piling up to much but that didn't happen this winter.

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