Ok here's my little post about the new top.
Got it in the mail, no tears or scratches, zippers were all good, windows separated by tissue paper. Cats didnt come with tho...
Set the pieces on the top of the jeep in the sun so they would get soft. The plastic parts definitely needed it. The windows softened up nicely very quickly.
Next was the top itself. The foam pads are a PITA, but letting the top sit in the sun for a while helped a bit. It was difinitely hard to fasten above the doors and along the windshield channel, but just go very, very slowly and it eventually goes in. I let the windows sit in the sun while i was doing this. Lets them stretch out a bit and get soft and pliable.
Next I started putting on the windows. Patience is definitely the key here as its a very very tight fit. Just followed the instructions, fastened the zippers a few inches at the tops of each window, then started inserting the plastic along the door surrounds and bottom of the windows. Just went a few inches, let it sit for a while, then did a few more inches, let it sit, etc.... One thing I recommend is to get some zipper pulls, the top dosnt have any. I bought some at REI (4 pack for $2) and I'm super glad I did. Made the zippers MUCH easier to pull.
And that's it! Overall pretty difficult to put on, but its a new top and you just can't go quickly. Definitely have to go slow, if you force anything it will break or rip. All in all took a few hours total. And I'm not done yet. I'm sure I'll have to adjust straps, zippers, etc... as the top stretches out over time. I'm very pleased tho so far, love the tinted windows and profile. I'll see how it handles some rain, but I think the rainy season here is just about over anyway. Off to the beach!!