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Old 02-19-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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trektop nx or supertop nx?

I need a new top. Plus the OEM frame is bent. I cant decide. Pros/cons? What do y'all think?

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Trektop NX IMO!

I like the way the back end looks - the not as boxy look.

I hear the real difference is whether you like going completely topless or not. Cause the Supertop NX is able to go topless but Trektop is not possible to be completely topless.

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I vote for the NX as well (i currently have one and have had one for about 2 years now).

Its a fantastic top in terms of look and fitment.

When i run with top/doors off i usually keep my roof on and just flip the sunrider because then if some rain moves in, i can just flip the front and voila...covered.

The only negative is that the top doesnt have window storage like the rampage top does but the trektop is a better quality top.

I love mine. Sold a two piece hard top and got this in its place.
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Trektop. Just got one. Not sure if it's me, but it seems quieter than the factory top.
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I vote for the NX as well (i currently have one and have had one for about 2 years now). Its a fantastic top in terms of look and fitment. When i run with top/doors off i usually keep my roof on and just flip the sunrider because then if some rain moves in, i can just flip the front and voila...covered. The only negative is that the top doesnt have window storage like the rampage top does but the trektop is a better quality top. I love mine. Sold a two piece hard top and got this in its place.
Is it possible to remove the rear and side windows and still flip the sunrider?
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:28 PM   #6
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:01 PM   #7
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I know it needs to be warm , but how hard are they to install? Frame and all.
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Is it possible to remove the rear and side windows and still flip the sunrider?
Yep! Zero issues with doin it that way...

one of my favorite features of it because then i always have a top i can put on since weather changes every second here in Colorado.
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Good to hear its at least as quiet as the factory soft top. How about space in the back-do you lose a significant amount of interior volume with the fastback? Can people still sit in the back easily?
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I found mine to be quieter than my factory top. I wouldn't recommend stacking anything over the seatback anyway, so no real loss there. And yes, people sit in the back just fine.
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Good to hear its at least as quiet as the factory soft top. How about space in the back-do you lose a significant amount of interior volume with the fastback? Can people still sit in the back easily?
I've got the rampage frameless so different product but same style/ general idea. But I think if you're over 6'1" you might have an issue sitting back there. I'm 6'1" and I have no issues if I have to climb in the back for some reason, but I wouldn't want to be much taller than that.
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Just bought a Trektop NX but one thing I do not like is that you can't take just the back window out or just the side windows. It is either all windows out (safari mode) or complete top. I used to roll my back window up so I could easily get things out of the back but with the Trektop I don't think I can do that. I would also just remove the back window for good air flow on days where there was a good chance of rain. I could get the back window in very quickly but still get good air flow.

Just something to consider but everyone has different needs.
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Just bought a Trektop NX but one thing I do not like is that you can't take just the back window out or just the side windows. It is either all windows out (safari mode) or complete top. I used to roll my back window up so I could easily get things out of the back but with the Trektop I don't think I can do that. I would also just remove the back window for good air flow on days where there was a good chance of rain. I could get the back window in very quickly but still get good air flow. Just something to consider but everyone has different needs.
Perhaps I'm naive, but I don't see a reason why you can't take just the back window off the treetop nx. The side windows Should stay on just fine. They are zippered at the top and tensioned at the bottom, along with the door surrounds to prevent slipping backwards.
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They will flap around pretty badly when driving if you do. They need to be secured all the way around.
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They will flap around pretty badly when driving if you do. They need to be secured all the way around.
Thanks for the info. I have always removed all three pieces, so it's good to know what would have happened if I tried it :-)
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I have a Trektop NX and often run with just the back window out and the sides do NOT flap at all. Are you sure yours is secured right? I've run the better part of 2000 miles, through the mountians too, with it that way (because of rain) and not had a single issue. I also run with everything but the top part off and other times the doors and back window out and the side windows in with zero issues. I also will pop the sunrunner open and take out or leave in the back window with zero issues. I've been running this top for 3 years now.


This one the back window and half windows were off and only the top and sides were on.


Right now, because of winter, I'm running my hard top (don't want to worry about cracking a plastic window due to ice since I keep her outside) and cannot WAIT till it's past the fear of freezing rain to pop the Trektop NX back on!!!! (Awwww, look how she's growing up ;-) )
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:53 AM   #17
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I hear the real difference is whether you like going completely topless or not. Cause the Supertop NX is able to go topless but Trektop is not possible to be completely topless.
Super easy to go completely topless with the Trektop NX, can do almost any configuration you want.

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Is it possible to remove the rear and side windows and still flip the sunrider?
Absolutely. On really nice sunny but not hot days, I often run only the top and flip open the sunrunner.

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I know it needs to be warm , but how hard are they to install? Frame and all.
No frame on the Trektop NX except for the bit on the sunrunner part, and putting it on takes about 10 minutes max, unless a sudden rain storm comes up and after a couple of times doing it in good weather, you can really slam that thing on in about 5 if every zipper is kept smooth. Ask me how I know, LOL.

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Good to hear its at least as quiet as the factory soft top. How about space in the back-do you lose a significant amount of interior volume with the fastback? Can people still sit in the back easily?
I also agree one of the quietest tops I've seen and my 6'4" son can sit back there without cranking his neck, but his knees don't much like it
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:47 PM   #18
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Ok, I pulled the trigger. Got the trektop and sliding glass upper doors. Now I just need some good weather to put it on. Seems to me installing it with the top hot and the jeep cold would be the best scenario.
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Any comments on the Supertop NX? The ability to get the whole top up quickly appeals to me.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:45 PM   #20
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I bought a Twill Supertop NX end of last fall. Not had a chance to put it on yet due to winter though I can't wait to put it on! Not to helpful info for you though, sorry?@!
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They will flap around pretty badly when driving if you do. They need to be secured all the way around.
I've not found that at all. I agree that I wish I could roll the back window up, but I run without a rear window probably 4 months out of the year. I've never experienced excessive flapping.
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I love my supertop.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:00 PM   #23
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Any comments on the Supertop NX? The ability to get the whole top up quickly appeals to me.
With some practice I can now do it myself in less than 15 minutes including installing the door surrounds.
Had mine since last May, although the jeep is garaged kept it is driven in weather all winter.
This is a great top and I will now be selling the hard top to fund more useful goodies.
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I've not found that at all. I agree that I wish I could roll the back window up, but I run without a rear window probably 4 months out of the year. I've never experienced excessive flapping.
Yeah that!
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:40 PM   #25
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Trektop NX IMO!

I like the way the back end looks - the not as boxy look.

I hear the real difference is whether you like going completely topless or not. Cause the Supertop NX is able to go topless but Trektop is not possible to be completely topless.
i can go copletely topless in lesss than 5 minutes, but i cant take the top w/ me like a factory top, is that what you mean?

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Is it possible to remove the rear and side windows and still flip the sunrider?
yep, do it all the time when its raining. i never bother wit hthe rear window, i think its been in once that only because it got cold and i didnt have ppl to help put hte hard top on

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Perhaps I'm naive, but I don't see a reason why you can't take just the back window off the treetop nx. The side windows Should stay on just fine. They are zippered at the top and tensioned at the bottom, along with the door surrounds to prevent slipping backwards.
i drove 120 miles twice a week with the doors and sides, no rear window for 3 months, never an issue. i cant say anything about a supertop but i wouldnt even look at another top when its time to order a new one, recommend trektop to anybody.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:03 PM   #26
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Installed the top today. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. Apparently they are serious about making sure it's over 70 degrees before install. It looks and fits great though. I just hope I will be able to get the back window zipped all the way down before April when it warms up a bit.
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Installed the top today. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. Apparently they are serious about making sure it's over 70 degrees before install. It looks and fits great though. I just hope I will be able to get the back window zipped all the way down before April when it warms up a bit.
When it finally warms up park it in the sun for awhile then take it off and put it back on a couple of times. It will become easier and you will find the little tricks such as alternating sides and zipper a few inches at a time while installing the side windows.
Also, when using it safari style resist the temptation to crank down on the rear tie downs.
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Tried to get a little more on the back window today and broke the dang zipper slider. I really hope it warms up soon.
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If you contact bestop, they will send out a replacement through the place you bought it from. They know things happen during the installation process.
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I couldn't decide either, and my wife liked that we could go topless and still have it with us, so ordered the supertop. Should be here tomorrow, but we just got 10" of snow so the hard top's going to stay on a bit longer.

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