Need to replace soft top on my 2006 Tj. Who makes the best? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 10-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1
Need to replace soft top on my 2006 Tj. Who makes the best?

Trying to find the best quality soft top with tinted windows?

palmer10 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Owen_TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 4,024
Trektop NX gets my vote!

Owen_TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
RDaniel2405's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posts: 124
Bestop! As for the style of the soft top, thats up to you.
__________________
JEEPS, GUNS, BEER, & BOOBS
RDaniel2405 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2013, 10:28 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Strangeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 18
Bestop! Love mine
Strangeman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2013, 11:33 PM   #5
Newb
 
nikooo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 9
Just installed a smittybilt soft top with tinted windows today. My jeep had had the factory soft top for 13 years so it was getting moldy and worn out. The new one is very nice and seems to be good quality. I cant see why the Bestop is over twice as much
nikooo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2013, 11:34 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
MonsterTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Leesburg,GA
Posts: 249
Loving my rampage frameless so far
MonsterTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-14-2013, 12:09 AM   #7
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 31,859
Images: 2
Bestop Sailcloth. Heavier fabric, longer lasting, and produces a significantly quieter interior. The very last top I'd consider is the cheap thin Chinese made Smittybilt top.
__________________
Remember that having a different opinion doesn't also require one to be a jerk when expressing it.

When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-14-2013, 05:28 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
TrailbossNJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a house...
Posts: 528
I've run most of 'em. Bestop is, by far, the best quality. Being the OEM supplier, they have very high standards to meet. With that being said, Quality wasn't always my primary goal when purchasing. Sometimes budget had more to say about it. I have used the lower priced RAT tops and found them adequate for their purpose. If I were to have to replace my OEM top today, I would probably go Rampage: less xpensive, but good quality. No frame needed. Looks pretty good to. But...if quality is the #1 priority, Bestop has a significant edge.
__________________
An educated, armed populace cannot be enslaved.
TrailbossNJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-14-2013, 08:00 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
NC Bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,305
I spent money on the Rampage last spring. I am currently saving to replace the P.O.S. I do not recommend the Rampage. I got the sail cloth and the zippers busted the 1st time putting it on, the 2 panels were replaced under warranty and 1 of them has busted. I went to an upholstery shop spent 50 bucks on new zippers now one corner of the top is coming unstitched.

The Best top Trektop is looking good as a replacement, and I read about another mop and pop type made in USA frameless top but I can't remember the name.

When I bought mine Rampage was getting good reviews, but less than 9 months and I gotta get a new one...
__________________
97 Jeep TJ, the only hole she can't climb out of is DEBT.




NC Bear is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-14-2013, 08:09 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
Neil F.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Marlton, NJ
Posts: 5,316
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by palmer10 View Post
Trying to find the best quality soft top with tinted windows?
Just to back up. First question is, what are you starting with?

- If you have an existing softtop (OEM) and you want to keep that style you need replacement fabric. There are several brands but bestop sailcloth is the best option.

- If you do not have a softop at all, you will need a full top with hardware.

You can decide if you want the OEM style frame and be able to fold it down or one of the frameless options which do partially open up.

Framed, Bestop Supertop NX is a complete kit

Frameless, come with all the hardware (Rampage, Trektop NX, Softopper) all have some pros/cons. Do a search on them. There are lots of posts.

__________________
2003 TJ, 33" BFG AT, 2" BL, 2" BDS spring lift, Truck Lite headlights, Homemade sunrider top.
Neil F. is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
need advice , soft top

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC