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Old 03-31-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Rampage frameless top

I'm replacing my top and I'm thinking of purchasing the rampage top. Lemme hear your thoughts on it and maybe some pics! Thanks

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Old 03-31-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Great top IMO. I like it with the windows off better since it looks like you dont have a top rather than just rolled your windows up or put the top down. And when the windows are on it has a nice fast back look to it. I would recommend this top for anyone. It takes about 5 min on or off once you get the hang of it. first time is a little stressfull but it gets easier.

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Old 03-31-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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I have this top and love it. It takes some getting used to as far as taking it on and off goes though. And also if you have people sitting in the back don't expect them to have the most wiggle room with their head.
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I just installed mine about 2 weeks ago. Putting it in wasn't that bad, but you have to do it on a warm day.... the material is really tight and the warmth helps a lot with making it stretchable. Definitely a 2 person job though. I had to get the 'non-sailcloth' version bcs I needed it in spice, not black and I thought that might be a problem, but so far, so good. It is reasonably quiet, the zips are heavy duty, the fit and seams are all good. I like it so far, lets see how durable it is.
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I just installed mine about 2 weeks ago. Putting it in wasn't that bad, but you have to do it on a warm day.... the material is really tight and the warmth helps a lot with making it stretchable. Definitely a 2 person job though. I had to get the 'non-sailcloth' version bcs I needed it in spice, not black and I thought that might be a problem, but so far, so good. It is reasonably quiet, the zips are heavy duty, the fit and seams are all good. I like it so far, lets see how durable it is.
I heard through the grape vine that the zipper can snap off and easily go back on. Really hoping the feature is true because the top I have now has two broken zippers.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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I found the rampage top in black on truckaddons.com where they're giving a $50 rebate on it and free shipping. With the windshield bracket and a brief top by best top comes to a total of 370. Sounds like a unbeatable deal to me considering quadratec wants 380 just for the top.
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Nice deal since thats about what I paid just for the top. I say go for it you won't likely find a better deal.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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Has anyone replaced their winter hardtops with this? I'm wondering how it will do in the winter.

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I put this top on at the end of last summer. Havent had all windows out at the same time yet. Install was fairly easy, but like mentioned took my wifes help and a warm day. LOVE the top so far. With the half doors off the tension bars are noisy so I take em out.

As for in the winter in NJ I had no problems, no leaks, no pools, no puddles, and not breezy or anything. We had an extremely mild winter tho.
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I have had mine year round, sold my hardtop and replaced it with the Rampage. I've posted my review numerous times before. Here's a link of a bunch of different reviews, including mine,

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/ramp...iew-65577.html

but with some information. After two years my opinions haven't changed too much.

It's a great top, looks excellent and I get a ton of compliments and questions on it. It's easy to remove the windows and ride as a bikini top, but there are some complaints. It's not a great summer top. If want you a top that you can easily take on and off with the weather, this isn't for you. Removing the top is a pain in the ass and takes about 10-15 minutes. There's foam supports in the door channels and you have to tighten and adjust it each time you put the top back on. It's not a simple quick task. You also have reduced headroom, but I've had 6 ft. friends in the back with no problem.

It is quiet and the sailcloth is thick and insulates. I've actually driven around all winter without a rear window and haven't had any complaints. I'm now riding 24/7 with no windows or doors, and it does a great job keeping the water out. Where my old summer top use to leak and dump water in the cab, the tight material does a great job not pooling and dumps the water off the sides or into the trunk.

I've had no rips or tears, the zippers are plastic and big, but they do have yet to break on me like my old ones have. Overall, if you're fine with running a bikini/full top combo, it's an excellent replacement. But if you're looking to go topless on days when it's not rainy, the top is more trouble then it's worth.
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I agree with burton160w its not a top you want to take the entire thing off very often. But if youre like me and dont want to get sunburn, but still want the fresh air driving experience then this is a good top. I have never taken the entire top off, seeing as how I live in South Florida and work outside on the water I get enough sun so this top is perfect for me. Gives me a chance to air out before I get home lol.
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I love this top.



Like it's been stated, It can be a bit more troublesome to take the whole top off, but... when you take the whole top off you TAKE THE WHOLE TOP OFF. Not just put it down. Mine is sitting in a chair over there on the other side of my living room right now.
When you take the windows out you have a great, wide open safari top. The windows go into a built in storage bag in the top so you can drive around with the windows safely protected out of the way instead of just shoving them on your back seat. If it starts raining, you have the side with you.

I left the house today with a full top. When I saw that the weather was going to be nice I pulled the sides off and put them in the roof storage bag. Then I met a friends uncle and he was checking out the Jeep, he asked me "do you have sides for this thing for when it rains?"........ yep, sure do, right here in the roof.
When I got back home I pulled off the safari top and doors and tossed on my bikini top. I folded up the safari top, stuck it in the removable storage bag with the windows, took it in the house and tossed it in the chair in the corner.

I wish it was easy to explain the storage bag... I should make a video to explain it.
Basically, you have two layers to the top roof. between them is a zipped bag that has two flaps in it. When you take the windows off you peel back the top layer of the roof, open the bag and put the three window panels in the bag with the two sheets separating them to protect the window plastic from scratches. You then put the top layer back down and go about your day.


FYI: I have contacted Rampage and recommended that they make optional, replacement windows that are designed something like the Smittybilt CRES cargo net. I have a dog and wanted to be able to drive windowless with the dog and not fear that he will jump out. A perfect solution would have been for me to buy optional net windows for the Rampage... they responded and said that they are actually working on am option like that.

Oh, and here is how you put it on.
Rampage Frameless Soft Top Install - TJ Jeep - YouTube
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I love mine aswell nothing bad to say about it at all.
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i love mine aswell Nothing bad to say about it at all.
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so im running a hard top what else would i have to buy if i got this?
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The top itself
windshield header
tailgate bar
window surrounds (factory ones will work fine if you can find a used set)
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I love mine for all the same reasons as everyone else. Didn't spend for the sailcloth version and don't feel like I missed out. I run my hard top from December to March so I don't worry about snow-load and I drive a Jeep so I don't worry about noise

What I will comment on is why it is so much better than a factory soft top for me. You can see in my avatar picture that I carry the Kargo Master Racks. Yes, they do tip back to allow you to dump the factory top, but doing that alone is a serious pain in the butt. With the frameless top I can slide it out from under without tipping the racks. Bonus!

A buddy of mine just got the Bestop NX. Clever, looks sharp, but too involved for my taste. If you're considering Rampage's, you should at least look at this one. It includes the door surrounds and tailgate bar and is somewhere around $620.

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I love this top.

FYI: I have contacted Rampage and recommended that they make optional, replacement windows that are designed something like the Smittybilt CRES cargo net. I have a dog and wanted to be able to drive windowless with the dog and not fear that he will jump out. A perfect solution would have been for me to buy optional net windows for the Rampage... they responded and said that they are actually working on am option like that.
I emailed the same suggestion to them. I would be the first one in line to buy this piece if they decide to make it.
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I emailed the same suggestion to them. I would be the first one in line to buy this piece if they decide to make it.

I would so love to be able to unzip my side panels and replace them with net panels. We take out pup to the local dog park every weekend. Having an option like that would be so much nicer than dealing with the CRES. Not that I don't like the CRES, that thing is cool. It would just be nicer to have the net panels stored in the roof and ready for a quick swap out.
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I emailed the same suggestion to them. I would be the first one in line to buy this piece if they decide to make it.
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I would so love to be able to unzip my side panels and replace them with net panels. We take out pup to the local dog park every weekend. Having an option like that would be so much nicer than dealing with the CRES. Not that I don't like the CRES, that thing is cool. It would just be nicer to have the net panels stored in the roof and ready for a quick swap out.
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definitely like the CRES suggestion, I will comment on the bag. It's a nice feature, but it doesn't properly fit the rear windshield and it also doesn't fold flat. So when you have your windows in there, they poke out and makes it look pretty funny on top. The bag is removable and I've removed mine. If I'm keeping the windows with me, I'll typically roll them up or lay them flat underneath the backseat.
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definitely like the CRES suggestion, I will comment on the bag. It's a nice feature, but it doesn't properly fit the rear windshield and it also doesn't fold flat. So when you have your windows in there, they poke out and makes it look pretty funny on top. The bag is removable and I've removed mine. If I'm keeping the windows with me, I'll typically roll them up or lay them flat underneath the backseat.
If you take the tail gate bar off it fits bbetter. As for looking funny...just lift your jeep more so you can't see it as much....or shrink. :-)
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Anyone using this top on the 92-95 YJs? or one like it?
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I've got the softtopper frameless on my 92 YJ
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How do you like it? Any leaks? Drafts? Any issues? how is the material holding up? Any problems at all?

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definitely like the CRES suggestion, I will comment on the bag. It's a nice feature, but it doesn't properly fit the rear windshield and it also doesn't fold flat. So when you have your windows in there, they poke out and makes it look pretty funny on top. The bag is removable and I've removed mine. If I'm keeping the windows with me, I'll typically roll them up or lay them flat underneath the backseat.
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If you take the tail gate bar off it fits bbetter. As for looking funny...just lift your jeep more so you can't see it as much....or shrink. :-)
Yeah, I leave the tailgate bar on the taigate. Stays put once you close the tailgate.

The bag is a tad small, but with a bit of folding everything will fit in it just fine. Once the top layer is pulled down tight it looks just fine.

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