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Old 04-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #91
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Dimensions of the home made sunshades. I'd like to try and make these myself.

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Thanks for the reply, Powder Monkey! I actually decided to try emailing Bestop myself and see if they could help me out at all. A couple hours later, they had my new window surrounds ordered (covered under warranty) and a rush placed on them. Pretty awesome customer service, if you ask me! I will forever be a loyal Bestop customer because of their great response.
Whenever I deal with a vendor, I'll try the place I purchased from first, but if that doesn't yield satisfactory results, I go to the manufacturer. Bestop is a top notch company and every time I've dealt with them and customer service it has been excellent.

NEVER be afraid to contact the vendor OR the manufacturer when something like that happens. They can deal with the shipper for any damages incurred.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #94
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I just installed mine for the first time yesterday. I love it. It makes my jeep look mean!!! But I have a question. I have read all thought this thread and came up empty handed. I may have just read over it. There are two strap on each side of the top where it meets the tub. What are they for? Are they meant to be tucked under or what? I don't like them just hanging out side the jeep. Thanks.
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I just installed mine for the first time yesterday. I love it. It makes my jeep look mean!!! But I have a question. I have read all thought this thread and came up empty handed. I may have just read over it. There are two strap on each side of the top where it meets the tub. What are they for? Are they meant to be tucked under or what? I don't like them just hanging out side the jeep. Thanks.
They r for ur safary top went u take all the 3 windows u use those straps to hold just the top in place in safary shape.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #96
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I did mine over a two night period, first night got top installed minus all the windows. I took it for a test run on the highway the first night in safari mode. First with full doors and windows up, I was suprised how quite it was inside. Then windows down top stayed still quite again no flapping. I then flipped the top back into the sunrider, which is a pretty sweet deal no issues either. I will say installing the windows was tight! But everything hooked up like it suppose to do. I am glad I purchased this top.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #97
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Buying it today! Sold my hardtop today for 950 cash which I think was pretty good. Gonna throw half into the Trektop and store the other half under my mattress. At the moment Jeeptopdepot.com has the best price and free shipping (that I can find). If anyone knows of any other sites with a better deal let me know today.
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Buying it today! Sold my hardtop today for 950 cash which I think was pretty good. Gonna throw half into the Trektop and store the other half under my mattress. At the moment Jeeptopdepot.com has the best price and free shipping (that I can find). If anyone knows of any other sites with a better deal let me know today.
I paid $542.99 to my door from Jeepaddons.com in March. Call for the best price available.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:15 PM   #99
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Ya bought it off Jeepaddons.com today. Called them up twice, the first time I was on hold for 45 mins and no one picked up. Second time was a little shorter at 20 mins and the gentleman said he couldnt go any lower and that the price I was going to pay at 547.99 was only about 40 bucks more than what they can get it for. So I said alright and I went ahead and ordered it. With shipping insurance it ran me about $569. I asked him how they shipped and he said FedEx. I figured I better add the shipping insurance if my past experiences are any indication on how they handle their customers products.
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They r for ur safary top went u take all the 3 windows u use those straps to hold just the top in place in safary shape.
I don't mean the straps from the safari top to the tub rail. These straps are at the bottom of both side windows. I will take pics tomorrow when I'm around my jeep.
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I don't mean the straps from the safari top to the tub rail. These straps are at the bottom of both side windows. I will take pics tomorrow when I'm around my jeep.
Pretty sure they're to help pull the window out of the rail. Or at least they do that pretty well lol
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I don't mean the straps from the safari top to the tub rail. These straps are at the bottom of both side windows. I will take pics tomorrow when I'm around my jeep.
As mentioned, they are there to give you something to pull when you need to remove the side windows.
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I call em tug straps. You tug on them to get the windows out of the tub rail channel.
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I got the besttop Trektop because everyone said is was better quality than the Rampage top... First kit was sewed wrong and the back window wouldn't fit, 2nd kit I got to the last piece and the zipper broke, 3rd kit and the driver side window stitching started to come out so I just happened to read rt before I called to get my 4 kit and noticed he said the diamond was thicker material than the denim and since my 1st 3 kits were denim I went with the diamond this time.. I got the new kit put on today and I have to say it's night and day in quality between the two materials. I was about done with besttop all together until I got this one and now I'm in love with it.... Long story short if your going to buy a trektop go with the diamond!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:59 PM   #106
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do the windows zip off as easily as any other top?
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:12 PM   #107
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I got the besttop Trektop because everyone said is was better quality than the Rampage top... First kit was sewed wrong and the back window wouldn't fit, 2nd kit I got to the last piece and the zipper broke, 3rd kit and the driver side window stitching started to come out so I just happened to read rt before I called to get my 4 kit and noticed he said the diamond was thicker material than the denim and since my 1st 3 kits were denim I went with the diamond this time.. I got the new kit put on today and I have to say it's night and day in quality between the two materials. I was about done with besttop all together until I got this one and now I'm in love with it.... Long story short if your going to buy a trektop go with the diamond!!
Yeah same here I hear people talkin about the diamond black that it was a thicker material than the demin n firts time I order it never had n e issues with it so far its been a few wekks I got it n still look like new n smell like new! Love it n accords I love the sunrider!!!!!!! Best top ever!
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:31 PM   #108
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do the windows zip off as easily as any other top?
No, easier. Zippers always work better in a straight line and this one doesn't have those curved window zippers that the OEM tops do.
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once all the hardware is mounted how hard is it to take the top off and on for completely open driving
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once all the hardware is mounted how hard is it to take the top off and on for completely open driving
3 min total
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:51 AM   #111
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Got my NX this week and will be putting it on my JK unlimited this weekend!! Supposed to be 90 degrees!
Can't wait, will post pics.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:40 PM   #112
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Quick question.
I hear eveyone saying get the black diamond as it is thicker than the denim.
What about the spice color?
Was really liking this top but was going to get the spice to go with the desert sand color of my jeep.
Has anyone been able to compare the spice to either of the other two colors?
Any info would be appreciated!
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:22 PM   #113
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Its on and working great! My question is for the guys that have had it for a few months now. Should I treat it with anything? I ask because I live in New Mexico and cant park it in a garage and the sun beats on it for whole day. I just dont want it to fade on me, I love the black denim look.
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Its on and working great! My question is for the guys that have had it for a few months now. Should I treat it with anything? I ask because I live in New Mexico and cant park it in a garage and the sun beats on it for whole day. I just dont want it to fade on me, I love the black denim look.
Well, Bestop is always going to sell you their product.... I do not work for Bestop. Just answering your question with their product support page.

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Fabric: The fabric should be washed often using soap, warm water and a soft bristle brush Rinse with clear water to remove all traces of soap. Bestop recommends using Bestop
Cleaner (part no. 11201-00)
and Bestop Protectant (part no. 11202-00) Bestop Cleaner and Bestop protectant are specially formulated to provide a total cleaning and protection
system. Bestop Cleaner safely removes the toughest stains, will not harm vehicle fi nishes, is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Bestop Protectant protects against UVfading,
cracking and hardening, and repels dust, grease, dirt and mildew.
Windows: Keep windows clean to avoid scratching. DO NOT use a brush on the windows! Wash with a water-soaked cloth or sponge and a mild
dishwashing detergent. Bestop recommends Bestop Vinyl Window Cleaner (part no. 11203-00), which safely cleans and
protects vinyl windows and helps prevent UV damage. NEVER WIPE THE WINDOWS WHEN THEY ARE DRY. Be careful
when cleaning snow or frost from the vinyl windows since they are easily scratched and may crack at low temperatures. DO
NOT roll the sides or rear window in cold weather. The windows become stiff and will crack. Cracks caused by misuse in cold
temperatures are not covered under warranty.
Zippers: Keeping zippers cleaned and lubricated with Bestop’s Zipper Cleaner (part no. 11206-00) will help prevent damage and keep the
zippers in smooth working condition. If a zipper opens behind the slider, the slider may have been spread apart. This problem can usually
be repaired by using an ordinary pair of pliers to bring the sides back into parallel. Return slider to the end of the zipper in the normal Open
position. Squeeze lightly at first and test the zipper. If the zipper continues to remain open squeeze more firmly with the pliers and try the
zipper again. Repeat this procedure until the zipper operates correctly.
Water: Seeping through at the seams may be stopped by applying 3-M Scotchgard® on the inside of the seams. Rips in the fabric may be
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Snaps: Keep snaps cleaned and lubricated with silicone to help prevent snaps from sticking to the studs. If a snap does become stuck to a stud, use a screwdriver and GENTLY pry
apart to prevent permanent damage to the snap or the top fabric.
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Quick question.
I hear eveyone saying get the black diamond as it is thicker than the denim.
What about the spice color?
Was really liking this top but was going to get the spice to go with the desert sand color of my jeep.
Has anyone been able to compare the spice to either of the other two colors?
Any info would be appreciated!
contact zprat4 and ask for their opinion. Good photos on their post below

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/new-...cs-154683.html

Seriously, Bestop made a good top. I dont think you will be disappointed with it. I'm biased because I love mine over the OEM.

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got my top 100 percent on but whats the deal with the clips that attach to the sound bar where the spindles go. they just dangle there and with a little flick they pop off. i thought the straps would circle the sound bar then thread it though the plastic latch.

oh and i had a hell of a time with the knobs for the door surrounds. anyone have that problem
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got my top 100 percent on but whats the deal with the clips that attach to the sound bar where the spindles go. they just dangle there and with a little flick they pop off. i thought the straps would circle the sound bar then thread it though the plastic latch.

oh and i had a hell of a time with the knobs for the door surrounds. anyone have that problem
I'm not sure what you mean by 'clips' & nothing should be attached to the sound bar. The straps should wrap around the roll cage.

I did however have an issue with one door surround that was misaligned. The bolt would NOT go through & I ended up cross threading it. Bestop was topnotch though & sent me a replacement that week.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:32 PM   #118
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Great post, I ordered my new trektop yesterday and it should be here tomorrow. Plan on putting it on saturday in the 90 degree heat! Wish me luck!!
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Like my top. Would love it if I could get it completely on. Still cannot engage both sides of the bar over the back gate. Off is quick. Back on takes 20 minutes. :-(


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after reading the original post we bought the trektop. luv it. only draw back is what do to with the windows. so far we just leave them at home and hope it doesn't rain. and the knobs for the door surrounds were a pain for us too.

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