You'll likely find that although the HT is very nice to have (and I made sure I had one), you'll find youself wanting the ST on more often b/c you have the ability to quickly drop it and then close up if you get caught in unexpected weather. Just something to keep in mind.
I'd browse craigslist and some forums for a used one like steel said.
04 Sahara, with a lift, some stuff, and a few things, on some 33's, blah, blah, blah.
A perpetual work in progress. Too much to list, not nearly enough to matter.
My RigRater Score: 387RRv1.0 with a BOA of 18.92 (and just how exactly is this going to help me over that big arse rock?) http://www.myjeepsite.com/nregas1 Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
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ive got a pavements ends on mine. i like the way their top fits around the side windows, but the back window is a pos! i liked the best top that i had on my yj so much better. you can definitely tell the difference: you get what you pay for
I got the Rugged Ridge off ebay (cheaper than anything else I found). alot thinner than the stock or best top ones. however it gets the job done and I haven't had any problems with it yet. X3 on the craigslist and for sale posts.
Keepin the peace.
The difference between sport and combat is that in combat you bury the one who comes in second.
Steelman, I'm in south Mission Viejo. and your Viking top looks cool! but does it work well? I'm guessing it's more stowable than the factory top, right?
You're right up the 5 from me (I'm in San Juan Capistrano). Maybe we can meet up sometime, and you can take a look at the top if you want.
The Viking top works great. Definitely more stowable than the factory top, as it uses the roll bar for a frame, so no frame to worry about. Simple Scout can weigh in on this top as well.
Unfortunately, the production of these tops is on temporary hold, but I hear that they may start making them again towards the end of the year. I was fortunate enough to find a guy that "knows people"...he had two of these tops, and sold me one.
-Bob '98 Black TJSport 4.0L/Auto Trans
Demand is probably weighing in big time on that top. My new Bestop sailcloth replacement (ordered & received this month) has factory markings from 10 06 06. So if Bestop has them sitting for almost a year one can only immagine a less known top doesn't have a high demand.