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Old 10-13-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Need to replace soft top on my 2006 Tj. Who makes the best?

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

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Old 10-13-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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Trektop NX gets my vote!

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Old 10-13-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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Bestop! As for the style of the soft top, thats up to you.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:28 PM   #4
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Bestop! Love mine
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:33 AM   #5
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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
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:34 AM   #6
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Loving my rampage frameless so far
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:09 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:28 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:00 AM   #9
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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...
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:09 AM   #10
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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.

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