97-02 was std. weight denim. (Black is a lighter shade)
01-02 Jeep started mixing in 4 ply sailcloth diamond (heavier than the standard weight)
03-06 was 3 ply diamond (Diamond appears darker than denim)
You have to look close to see the pattern difference
Replace A Tops come in std and sailcloth. Any denim or diamond will fit all years. Sailcloth is the best option. Unless you have soft doors or tire covers you have to match, get whatever year/pattern you want.
2003 TJ, 33" BFG AT, 2" BL, 2" BDS spring lift, Truck Lite headlights, Homemade sunrider top.