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Old 02-22-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:38 PM   #2
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yeah that is all you should need if you get the bestop bikini, which is the one i would prefer. if you do get the bestop get the sunlighter color option, it looks black, but it is semi-transparent so it allows plenty of light inside but keeps water and heat out...
it is the first thing that goes up on my jeep in the summer.

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Old 02-22-2010, 12:42 PM   #3
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yeah that is all you should need if you get the bestop bikini, which is the one i would prefer. if you do get the bestop get the sunlighter color option, it looks black, but it is semi-transparent so it allows plenty of light inside but keeps water and heat out...
it is the first thing that goes up on my jeep in the summer.
ok cool sounds good
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I have a YJ, and run a soft top year round......I did not have to order the windshield channel, the one for the soft top worked.....not sure if the TJ is the same or not, but worth looking into.
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I have a YJ, and run a soft top year round......I did not have to order the windshield channel, the one for the soft top worked.....not sure if the TJ is the same or not, but worth looking into.
i meant to ask that but didnt. thats what i was hoping. anyone know?
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I have a YJ, and run a soft top year round......I did not have to order the windshield channel, the one for the soft top worked.....not sure if the TJ is the same or not, but worth looking into.
naw the tj (at least my 04) needs the channel. it is totally different mechanism than the soft top
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naw the tj (at least my 04) needs the channel. it is totally different mechanism than the soft top
dang that sucks guess i be ordering both then
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how long it take to put on the header and off. i am guessing just 4 screws? do you have to take off the softtop header then add the bikini header?
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no it just bolts in with two bolts. it uses existing mounts so no drilling.
takes 2 min to put on ans off. but you do have to take it off if you want to put the soft top back on.
it takes about ten min for one person to put both the header and bikini top on...really easy with some practice
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no it just bolts in with two bolts. it uses existing mounts so no drilling.
takes 2 min to put on ans off. but you do have to take it off if you want to put the soft top back on.
it takes about ten min for one person to put both the header and bikini top on...really easy with some practice
cool sounds great just bought them
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Heck you guys talked me into also. Ordered mine tonight.
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Heck you guys talked me into also. Ordered mine tonight.
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so that bikini top only covers the driver and passenger seat right? and you need to have that header channel?
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so that bikini top only covers the driver and passenger seat right? and you need to have that header channel?
yeah just them two parts.
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nice. ordering them now
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heck lets all order one tonight come on guys and girls join the fun
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So I have a hard and soft top that are both factory ones. Should I get a bikini top too?
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:39 PM   #20
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So I have a hard and soft top that are both factory ones. Should I get a bikini top too?
heck yeah go for it .. everyones doing it lol.. join the bandwagon
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So I have a hard and soft top that are both factory ones. Should I get a bikini top too?
Absolutely! Bikini tops come in more than one style - better get the short one for just the cab, plus the long one for the back passengers. Also they come in different colors and different fabrics. Better get one of each!
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Absolutely! Bikini tops come in more than one style - better get the short one for just the cab, plus the long one for the back passengers. Also they come in different colors and different fabrics. Better get one of each!
better yet buy two of each and mail the extra's to me
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I've always wanted one of these too. I am going to get one for this summer since I just built my hoist for my hard top. i have a 99'. What is the difference with the channel? Is the screw in one just as removable as the ones for the 03' and up? Like say its gonna be really bad for a week and I wanna drop my hard top back on. Is the channel easy to remove say like 10 minutes or so? or since its screwed on, more of a pain to take off. i think Geoff will have the answer for me, lol. thanks guys!
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The one that covers the back seat is called a safari top, the problem with them is the wind starts to make the bottom flap a little so your always trying to tighten it down more. I took a small strip of wood (molding) and stitched across the end to eliminate the flapping.
I actually have three bikini tops; black mesh, tan bikini, and tan safari.
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I've always wanted one of these too. I am going to get one for this summer since I just built my hoist for my hard top. i have a 99'. What is the difference with the channel? Is the screw in one just as removable as the ones for the 03' and up? Like say its gonna be really bad for a week and I wanna drop my hard top back on. Is the channel easy to remove say like 10 minutes or so? or since its screwed on, more of a pain to take off. i think Geoff will have the answer for me, lol. thanks guys!
Some of our Bikini's use the drill-in style channel, and some use the "non-drill." They are not interchangeable, so double check before you buy.

The drill-in style is obviously harder to install (drill pilot holes, then screw in little screws) and to remove. This is the only option I have for my CJ, and it's not hard, but is definitely more of a pain-in-the-ass.

If I was swapping back-n-forth frequently, I'd very much want the clamp-in style of header channel.
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I actually have three bikini tops; black mesh, tan bikini, and tan safari.
I salute you Sir! Well done!
The rest of you slackers need to get busy.
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I originally wanted a bikini top but I can just take my windows out and it's the same thing but I do think I might get a spiderweb top soon. I saw one in person the other day and liked it.

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