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Old 09-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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Soft top or Bowless?

Thinking of selling my soft top and hardware and getting either the Rampage, Bestop or Rugged Ridge bowless top. I'm digging the fastback look that they have and also like the idea of bigger windows. I know you can't roll up the back window but am not too concerned since I usually take all the windows out at one time. Anyone have any experience with these tops? I hear they're quieter. Also, anyone got an idea of what soft tops with hardware in good condition with tinted windows are going for? I've checked out Craigslist and the for sale/wanted threads but can't seem to get a good idea. Thanks for the input!

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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Also, anyone got an idea of what soft tops with hardware in good condition with tinted windows are going for? I've checked out Craigslist and the for sale/wanted threads but can't seem to get a good idea. Thanks for the input!

200-500 but it depends on the year/condition/sailcloth/tinted

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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I have the rampage one and I love it. Fits better, looks better and there's no hardware to worry about. Good luck!
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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I have the Trektop NX and would not recommend it. The windows an straps have torn in a couple places. Also it is still hard to get on after a year and a half of being on there.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:12 AM   #5
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I put the rampage bowless top on my YJ, and its ok, but not great.... The quality is ok, but once again, not great. I'm pretty sure that installing this top on a YJ is less cumbersome than with a factory soft top and its hardware. That being said, there is NO way would I get rid of the factory style TJ top on my TJ. The stock TJ framework and top is sooo much easier to install and the overall quality and fitment cant be beat. For a cheapo top, I guess a bowless top would be ok on the TJ.... but I prefer the stock top/hardware.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:58 PM   #6
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I put the rampage bowless top on my YJ, and its ok, but not great.... The quality is ok, but once again, not great. I'm pretty sure that installing this top on a YJ is less cumbersome than with a factory soft top and its hardware. That being said, there is NO way would I get rid of the factory style TJ top on my TJ. The stock TJ framework and top is sooo much easier to install and the overall quality and fitment cant be beat. For a cheapo top, I guess a bowless top would be ok on the TJ.... but I prefer the stock top/hardware.
How cheap is the top? It has no bows or hardware to break. I think it's excellent and haven't had any issues with it. I got rid of my hardtop for the rampage top and haven't looked back since.

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