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Old 11-29-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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Difference between Black and Black Diamond and Black Denim

I am trying to buy some upper door sliders for my 98 TJ. From what I can tell, I can get them in Black Denim and Black Diamond. This spring I plan on buying a new top, specifically a Bestop sailcloth Replace A Top. I can only find these in a Black or Spice color.

What I am asking, is it really gonna matter which uppers I get (denim or diamond)? Can you really tell the difference between either and the Black top? Or am I gonna have to settle for regular Replace A Top, which comes in denim and diamond?

Also, If I order a top and don't need the upper door skins, is this the same as buying a top for factory steel doors? Will a factory steel door Bestop top work with upper door sliders and the plastic door frame thingy? (boy, that was a mouthful....that's what she said!!!!)

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IIRC, black diamond is for the newer TJ's... around 2003 or so? (I know my 2006 is black diamond), black is for the old YJ's and black denim is what came on the 97-20XX
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Call Bestop. I believe (but may be absolutely wrong, hence the direction to call the source) that black diamond and sailcloth are the same fabric. If you only need the top skin then yes, just order that. It will work fine with your uppers as long as you have the door surrounds to go with your hardware.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:08 PM   #5
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Black Diamond and Black Denim are the color/pattern. The fabric is sailcloth (heavier) or standard weight (thinner).

You can buy sailcloth in Black Diamond or Black (Denim) Sailcloth Replace-a-top™ - Tops and Accessories for Jeep & GM, Ford, Dodge Trucks by Bestop

or buy the standard weight in Diamond or Black (denim) Replace-a-top™ - Tops and Accessories for Jeep & GM, Ford, Dodge Trucks by Bestop

Visually there is a difference. Up close the two patterns can be seen. Overall the Diamond is blacker than the denim. The Denim looks a little more gray.
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