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Old 03-04-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Trektop NX question

I have read many threads. About to pull the trigger on either the Trektop NX or the Supertop NX. I was absolutely in the Trektop camp until I realized that you can't really go 'topless' by lowering the top to the rear like the OEM top (or the supertop NX).

That is my question....can you run topless with the top lowered/secured in the back? Or...do you essentially have to remove the top altogether (and how hard is that)? I love the safari look but would like the ability for full topless if possible.

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I've got the Trektop NX and yes you have to remove the top as opposed to just folding it down and back (since there is no internal brackets -- it just uses your roll bars). However, the front half can flip back like an open sunroof, and the side and rear windows zip out, which is pretty fast/easy and doesn't require you to remove the whole top. When you do this, only the back half of the roof will be covered with all sides/rear and front of the roof open. I love the way the Trektop looks and have no regrets/problems with mine.

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X2. The sunrider on the trek top is about twice the size of the factory sunrider. Plus I'm pale and burn easily so I really never dropped the canopy anyway. It does not fold back behind the rear seat however. On the plus side, it sits a good deal lower than the fold back type so I can still throw on about 4 more " of lift and garage it.
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I'm thinking on getting the treetop nx but I'm undecided as with one to choose from i was thinking on getting either trektop nx or the sailcloth replace a top. any one can help me make my decision.
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I'm thinking on getting the treetop nx but I'm undecided as with one to choose from i was thinking on getting either trektop nx or the sailcloth replace a top. any one can help me make my decision.
Fed Ex is bringing me one Thursday. I'll let you know my opinion shortly Seems like I could be a wee bit biased though
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Get your Trektop NX in sailcloth and have the best of both worlds.
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Love my terktop NX...had it on for about 6 months now and been through every weather condition. Works great.

yes you have to remove the top completely when you go topless but you can also choose to zip the windows out (as well as take the doors off) and just have a safari top...or you could flip the sunrider (which is large)...its a great top
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Thanks for all of the replies. I ordered my Trektop NX in Black Diamond this morning....I can't wait for it to come in on a nice warm day to install it.
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I was deciding between the Trektop and Supertop. It was a comment that Jeff mentioned in another thread that swayed me over to the Supertop, the Supertop is much easier and convenient to quickly fold down to run topless vs. the Trektop. Since I daily drive my Jeep, I often wanted to take my Jeep's top down after work to enjoy a nice drive home. With the Supertop, it's as easy as unhinging the front and folding it down, I don't have to worry about storage or anything.

I understand the Trektop is not difficult to take down or remove, many people do it in 5 minutes or less, but for a quick fold (and not necessarily wanting to remove the top altogether from the Jeep) - I chose the Supertop.
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I was deciding between the Trektop and Supertop. It was a comment that Jeff mentioned in another thread that swayed me over to the Supertop, the Supertop is much easier and convenient to quickly fold down to run topless vs. the Trektop. Since I daily drive my Jeep, I often wanted to take my Jeep's top down after work to enjoy a nice drive home. With the Supertop, it's as easy as unhinging the front and folding it down, I don't have to worry about storage or anything.

I understand the Trektop is not difficult to take down or remove, many people do it in 5 minutes or less, but for a quick fold (and not necessarily wanting to remove the top altogether from the Jeep) - I chose the Supertop.
Make sure it's the Supertop NX. I have the regular Supertop and it doesn't fold down nearly as easily.
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Make sure it's the Supertop NX. I have the regular Supertop and it doesn't fold down nearly as easily.
Yep , I ordered the Supertop NX. According to Qtec, it has left the warehouse and will be at my doorstep any time now. Looking forward to running it in the Spring, Summer and early Fall .
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Ah! I have the same dilemma :/ I like the safari because the Texas sun can be pretty brutal but there's nothing like the open air... Decisions decisions...
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Ok guys I made my decision last night n I'm goin to get me the trektop nx!!!!!! I'm gettin addict to the jeep stuff! Lol but thanks for all the responds n I would be putting some pics after I'm done hopely these weekend looks like is goin to be sunny!
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I run the TreckTop NX here in Wenatchee, WA. We have very hot and dry summers. By midsummer 90's to 100 everyday + over 300 sunny days a year and only about 8-9" of Rain/Snow a year. When the TTNX goes on in April it stays on until October just before the snow comes. True, it's not the quickest thing to take down (as mentioned about 5 minutes) but I almost always run it in Safari style anyway. It's nicer in the summer than the Hardtop I run in the winter! I may install and remove the windows 2 or 3 times in a season. The sunrider feature is nice. Allows for sun until you get too hot (as my fair skinned European descent wife does). Me, I'm part Blackfoot Indian so I just turn a shade of Dark Brown. If you want something that you can just roll back very quickly, the Trektop NX may not be for you. For our use it's fine because I like the heat but not always that hot sun all the time. I can be in and out of the sun in about a minute or less with the Sunrider feature. I would just say that there are no bad choices of tops from Bestop. Just make certain you get one made from the Sail Cloth. Very durable.
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I run the TreckTop NX here in Wenatchee, WA. We have very hot and dry summers. By midsummer 90's to 100 everyday + over 300 sunny days a year and only about 8-9" of Rain/Snow a year. When the TTNX goes on in April it stays on until October just before the snow comes. True, it's not the quickest thing to take down (as mentioned about 5 minutes) but I almost always run it in Safari style anyway. It's nicer in the summer than the Hardtop I run in the winter! I may install and remove the windows 2 or 3 times in a season. The sunrider feature is nice. Allows for sun until you get too hot (as my fair skinned European descent wife does). Me, I'm part Blackfoot Indian so I just turn a shade of Dark Brown. If you want something that you can just roll back very quickly, the Trektop NX may not be for you. For our use it's fine because I like the heat but not always that hot sun all the time. I can be in and out of the sun in about a minute or less with the Sunrider feature. I would just say that there are no bad choices of tops from Bestop. Just make certain you get one made from the Sail Cloth. Very durable.
Is the trektop nx have the sail cloth texture? Cause I just order one n don't know if all have that or not how can u tell?
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Is the trektop nx have the sail cloth texture? Cause I just order one n don't know if all have that or not how can u tell?
Yes, the nx is sailcloth, I think the old style trektop is not though.
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Thanks I'm glad I order a good one!
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How long do we have to have the top oin the sun? Anyone know?
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Not sure what your question is?
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Lol I ment how long do I have to have the top explose to the heat?
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Depends on the temperature. When I bought mine, the daytime temp was 110+. so it didn't take but a few minutes and it was VERY warmed up.
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ok so u would feel it on the texture that is nice and soft to handle it i guess right! other than that if is not warm enough it would be hard to handle it
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Yep , I ordered the Supertop NX. According to Qtec, it has left the warehouse and will be at my doorstep any time now. Looking forward to running it in the Spring, Summer and early Fall .
Hooray, came home a soft top today!
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Hooray, came home a soft top today!
Alright! Mines here Thursday, now I have to find a place for the hard top
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Lol I ment how long do I have to have the top explose to the heat?
In the sun black side up for 30 mins. It's gonna be super tight. Mines almost a year old and it's still pretty snug.
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To the original question......if you absolutely need to fold the Trektop down all the way, it will store behind the rear of the rollbar like the factory top does....there will just be nothing really holding it in place since it does not attach to the rollbar. If you had a little strap, you could secure it to the rollbar to keep it from flying off.
It's not a practical setup really, but you always have that option. For low speeds offroad or something, I wouldn't hesitate to do that if I feared the trail would tear my top.


All Trektop NX and Supertop NX tops are sailcloth. I can tell you from experience though that the black diamond is a thicker material than the black denim; however, the black denim is still very nice material.
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Good morning guys! Just find out that I should be gettin my new top by tomorrow! Can't wait!
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Sigh, Bestop recommends installing the top at a minimum outside temperature of 72░ so the fabric may properly give and stretch. The high today in Oregon will be 52░, not quite there...
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So I live in denever... How do I install this thing before summer is here and I don't need it!?
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So I live in denever... How do I install this thing before summer is here and I don't need it!?
Proceed with the install and when you get to the part where you zip the sides - you may or may not have issues. If you can't zip the sides, turn on the Jeep and run your heater on high for a few minutes. The heat should expand the fabric enough to complete the installation.

I will wait for the sun and 72░ weather though .

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