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Old 08-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Soft Top suggestion

I have a 2001 TJ Sport I want to put a soft top on. The hard top is great but I think I want a change. Any recomendations or advice is appreciated. Thanks

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Old 08-20-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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I just picked up a Besttop Trektop. No more factory hardware (mine was a mess of ill-fitting replacement bolts. Top fits tight, looks great, and includes everything you need (door surrounds, header bar, rear retainer clips and retainer bar).

Plus, now you have a top and safari top in one!

Included before and after.

Good luck!
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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I ordered trektop today with the rear duster cover. I will keep the back windows off most of the time but still want some coverage over back box.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:27 AM   #4
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I have a softopper. Mixed feelings. LOVE the look of framless. But there was a problem with the inner strap (I needed to sow it), directions sucked for both the overhead window storage and rear roll-up, and the look doesn't seem as tight. That last part is a pro and con since I can get it on in off in under 10 minutes.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I told the wife this morning Im thinking of selling the hardtop and buying a softy. She suggested storing the hard top for a few months till Im sure I won't want it back on...I think she has an idea
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:53 PM   #6
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If I was in the market looking for a soft top, I'd try to find a good used Sail cloth soft top. My jeep came with both hard and soft. Very sturdy, yes a frame can be a con for some BUT I think there great. Well worth spending on. Tougher/quieter then most current soft tops on the market. Just my opinion of course
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:47 PM   #7
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Softopper here. I already had the door surrounds so I got the version made for that. I like it, better quality than what I took off (I don't know if it was factory or not) and on/off time is very quick.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:19 PM   #8
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Besttop end of story. They make great tops. Good idea to keep the hard top.
MY 3rd TJ and favorite '03 Rubi with 3.5 Rock Krawler Short Arm Kit and RRD 2.0 Shocks, 32' Goodyear MTR's on Dick Cepek Wheels. Viar 450, CB and custom tool/Sub box.

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Old 08-21-2013, 10:01 PM   #9
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I converted from a hard top to the Besttop Trektop NX and couldn't be happier. Also selling my hardtop this weekend hopefully!

Trektop NX:
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:22 PM   #10
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Went from a factory soft top to a Trektop NX this year and I love it, even after fighting with my factory soft top for only a year my Trektop has made use so much easier. I'm in Canada and have been keeping my Jeep on the road the last few winters and seeing as it was my only vehicle a hardtop was necessary in my opinion. This winter I'm going to store my Jeep but I think I'll still be putting hardtop on so animals don't get at it and it won't put much as much stress with the cold on the zippers and seams of the new Trektop.

Bottom Line: Trektop is awesome, Always going to keep my hardtop around.

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