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Old 07-20-2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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Replacement Top Question..

Ok, I took the first real road trip this weekend and realized that I really need a new top. But after looking online, I realize that there are a few options. I'm just looking for a standard top, half door window, in black. My question is, what is the difference between the sailcloth and the denim material, other than 400 bucks? Rugged ridge makes a standard, black, denim top with tinted windows for 350? Is anybody familiar with this style.


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Old 07-20-2009, 12:49 AM   #2
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The main difference that I've seen is that the sailcloth material is a bit quieter on the road.

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Old 07-20-2009, 08:26 AM   #3
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My recently aquired LJ has sailcloth and the differences between that and the regular top are like night and day. Can talk in a regular voice going highway speeds.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:41 AM   #5
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What material is the factory top? If it's not sailcloth, is the sailcloth better than the factory material?
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:17 AM   #6
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Factory soft tops are the diamond point fabric, which is actually a sort of sailcloth, but not as heavy as the replace-a-top sailcloth people are talking about here. If you want to match with our replacement stuff, it would be color code 35 (for black).

Is sailcloth better than factory material? I wouldn't say "better" necessarily. It's heavier and quieter. And more expensive.

We try to get these sample cloth books out to all the dealers, so someone in your area should have one. Or send me your address and I'll try to get some samples sent out.

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