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Old 12-06-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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TJ Hard Top

I'm looking at purchasing a hard top for my TJ. I've found the one below from Bull Dawg MFG. It's reasonably priced, has swing out rear windows, etc. But I haven't been able to many reviews. Anyone have any experience with these tops of this company? Thanks so much!

Discovery Jeep Hardtop for Wrangler TJ '97 - '06 | Bulldawg Mfg

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Old 12-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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That's a lot of $ for a hardtop wouldn't it be better to keep your eye open for a used original hardtop.

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Old 12-06-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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You didn't say but I'm going to guess your Jeep is NOT an unlimited? If it is, I will be parting ways with my hard top this coming spring. It is on a '04 Unlimited (LJ). I'll be going to a soft and keeping it on all year. I live in Houston, TX. If you are interested, let me know.
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You didn't say but I'm going to guess your Jeep is NOT an unlimited? If it is, I will be parting ways with my hard top this coming spring. It is on a '04 Unlimited (LJ). I'll be going to a soft and keeping it on all year. I live in Houston, TX. If you are interested, let me know.
I so wish your Jeep wasn't an LJ I live in Houston and have been desperately searching for one for my TJ. I'd almost give my left nut for one.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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I found an original on craigslist for $600
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #6
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I found an original on craigslist for $600
When and where? Houston?
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:32 PM   #7
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Bull Dawg is a decent company, but I wouldn't call that reasonably priced unless you want to pay full retail. Hard tops can be found in the 800 range (pending your area) more often than not. I sold mine for 750.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info everyone. I meant decently priced as new. The new ones seem to range from $1800 - $2800, and this one would be about $1600 with the discounts they offer.

I'm still looking around Craigslist/ebay, but living in the (rural) Upper Peninsula of Michigan, its been pretty slim pickins.

And my Wrangler is a 2003 "X", not Unlimited.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #9
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I traded my 8 year old soft top and 100 bucks for my factory hard top and this is IN IL where jeeps are expensive most the time
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info everyone. I meant decently priced as new. The new ones seem to range from $1800 - $2800, and this one would be about $1600 with the discounts they offer.

I'm still looking around Craigslist/ebay, but living in the (rural) Upper Peninsula of Michigan, its been pretty slim pickins.

And my Wrangler is a 2003 "X", not Unlimited.
Keep looking for a used one. Sure the one you mentioned is a nice top but its not 1900 dollar nice.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:10 PM   #11
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Check with Collins Brothers Jeep Wylie, TX. collinsbrothersjeep.com
Adds in Jeep magazines. Lots of Jeep parts new, used and N.O.S..
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:19 PM   #12
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Collins Bros is kinda proud of all their stuff in general but they do carry a lot of tops, but you'll pay for them and it's not that close to Houston - Wylie is basically a Dallas suburb. They do have a lot of cool low mileage jeeps for sale there though so you'd have something to look at if you made the trip. They are also a big fan of painting wheels and bumpers to match a new JK and adding a 2" coil spacer lift and charging a boat load more.

Used Hard Tops

There's their store.

EDIT: There are also no major highways that go to Wylie - It's kind of annoying to get to.
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Being in a rural area & a bit farther up north they might fetch a higher price. Prolly more like in the 1000+ range, but you never know what might pop up. I've seen them go for as little as 450. Be sure to search cities a few hours away. The guy who bought mine drove down from Savannah.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the advice. Yeah, I'll keep searching.

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