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Old 03-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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best soft top to get?

Tittle says it all. Just recommend with pictures if can. Also I already have soft top so I'm just getting new one. I have a tan one that came with it

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Old 03-22-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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My green '97 originally had a tan top, now running black with tinted windows.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:47 PM   #3
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I just switched to the Rampage frameless top, and I love it!!



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I love the frameless ones if seen them alot recently. How easy is it to put on and off
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Do the frameless top have the support bars like the trek top, or are they the same product??
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Ya know I heard it praised and bashed on here and other Jeep forums but I am in grad school so I have really limited funds, I went ahead and took the plunge and bought the Smittybilt soft top. Shipping and all was 278. In my opinion it's a great top! My other one was a stock one and I find this one much better quality. I know not many will agree with me but there's my .02 cents.
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Ya know I heard it praised and bashed on here and other Jeep forums but I am in grad school so I have really limited funds, I went ahead and took the plunge and bought the Smittybilt soft top. Shipping and all was 278. In my opinion it's a great top! My other one was a stock one and I find this one much better quality. I know not many will agree with me but there's my .02 cents.
No that helps actually helps I've heard about those tops being good for $ but I'm also in high school also.
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I just switched to the Rampage frameless top, and I love it!!
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I love the frameless ones if seen them alot recently. How easy is it to put on and off
It depends if you want to take just the windows out or take the top completely off. I just bought mine 1 week from yesterday and at the moment taking the top completely off is a semi pita (still breaking it in), but I'm starting to get it down. Taking the side windows and back window off are easy and take about 5-10 minutes. The thing that sold me on the Rampage was the window storage up top (and yes all 3 windows will fit in the black bag, but generally I just put the 2 side windows in the bag) and the fact that it can be converted to a Bikini... plus the price was perfect.

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Do the frameless top have the support bars like the trek top, or are they the same product??
The Rampage has two fiberglass/plastic poles that run from the windshield to the sound bar / middle roll bar as well as a strap that runs from the sound bar / middle roll bar to the windshield.


A couple of other things to note about the Rampage:
-A buddy who has the Rampage showed me a trick to putting all the windows back on. I told him I was having trouble getting the zipper to easily zip down. He said to not follow the directions, but to... Start all the zippers (zip a couple of inches) first including the back window and then put it in the lower channel. After you get everything in the channel then zip the rest of the way. It makes life ten times easier instead of putting the windows in the channel and then zipping.
-Don't forget the Rampage windshield bar
-The initial install is much easier to do with a couple tall buddies and on a warm day.
-Don't throw out those foam pieces... read the directions about them haha. Pretty much fold them in half and make sure the one end is pushed up tight against the windshield.
-All 3 windows DO fit in the black storage bag. Just put the ends with the plastic pieces (pieces that snap into the channel) at the bottom. It's not pretty ie side windows don't stay flat, but when you tighten the bikini top down it flattens everything. Generally, I just put the 2 side windows in the bag and keep the straps attached to the back window flipping it up and over the bag.

I think that's all I can think of for meow. I still have to start a thread about my install, impressions, comments, and post some pictures. I'm waiting til this week after I've had it on and off for 1 week (live in an apartment so I've been playing with it on a daily basis)
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Sounds nice. Its in my consideration
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No that helps actually helps I've heard about those tops being good for $ but I'm also in high school also.
Well I'll say if you are footing the bill it's a great value. I have really enjoyed mine.

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