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Old 03-22-2014, 01:26 AM   #1
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Whats YOUR favorite top for summer

I know the obvious answer is "Topless".

I am talking about different types of bikini tops, home made ones, etc...Looking for ideas on what to get for this summer. Pics would be awesome

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Old 03-22-2014, 06:58 AM   #2
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I like my safari top best. It covers the back seat as well. I also put on a duster over the rear tub. That way you can still drive in the rain and keep dry inside the jeep while enjoying that open air!

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This getting to be an "old song"....not your question but IMO I have yet to find a person who owns one/ or this combination that doesn't agree......
I had the "OEM Stock ST" decent top fairly quiet when new..warm in winter and not too big of a PIA in the summer but.....
I got a Halftop (I have an '04) the halftop isn't really made for an '04 but it was nice...most of the time back window zips out...and looks "neat" but....
I finally purchased a Frameless NX last year. So yes I have 2 winters with it great in the cold, and easier to use since the windows all zip together, makes a nice Safari top, and with a Duster and wrap around jammer, it is almost like having a Halftop again and great in the summer. Plus it has the sunrider feature like the JKs. or how about duster on the back with jammer and sunrider feature? Honestly there are so many different combinations it will make your head spin.
If we would get to about 45° and stay there I would already be switched to "Summer Mode" however "Old man Winter" just won't leave.

Here are a few pics of how it CAN look with a Frameless NX...and Duster and wraparound jammer.....there is some with the Halftop...but as mentioned that is pretty much the same as Safari mode Duster and wraparound jammer.......
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Old 03-22-2014, 02:08 PM   #5
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I run a safari length bikini top most of the year. It's long enough to cover the rear area.
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What's YOUR favorite top for summer?
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:34 PM   #7
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:46 PM   #8
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My TJ had the OEM soft top on it and I loved it. Being able to fold it back was awesome but still having it there in case of unexpected rain was priceless. I like the trektop NX sloped back style, but don't like that taking it off entails taking it entirely off. I did buy a TJkini for when I was topless and I LOVED it. My irish skin appreciated it.

Plenty of options out there.
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I have a hard top and a factory soft top. I like safari style during the heat of the summer.

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Double post. Sorry.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:18 PM   #11
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I have a softtoper frameless n I love it! Most of summer I run it safari style to keep sun off head. Takes about 1 min to go topless from safari n doesn't take up any more room in back than oem style , maybe even less as u just roll it up. No bars. I keep back window on n rolled up in case of rain I just roll it down to keep rain from rolling off roof into back seat
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Did I mention TANK top?

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Old 03-23-2014, 09:43 AM   #13
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I bought a Quadratec safari style bikini, tonneau and windstopper off of CL from a guy who had sold his Jeep last summer and ran it all summer in various forms. The only thing I didn't like was the buffeting noise the top made at speeds above 45 mph. Think I'm gonna donate the safari to my son and take the windows out of my stock top this year like Micky80. I used to do this on my early Bronco and liked it a lot better.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:18 AM   #14
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Spiderweb TJKini and a C RES Net


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Old 03-23-2014, 11:52 AM   #15
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All of them. I use the hardtop, factory soft top, cargo net, sun shade and bikini tops as and where needed. They all serve a purpose.
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All of them. I use the hardtop, factory soft top, cargo net, sun shade and bikini tops as and where needed. They all serve a purpose.
Who let that JK in here???
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:20 PM   #17
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"for summer"??

Spring started a few days ago, and I am already topless.... in Oregon.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:46 PM   #18
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I use the Flip-back sunroof kit that I came up with most of the time....it's great for when storms pop up out of nowhere when I'm at work, since I can close it up in less than a minute.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:46 PM   #19
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I will be running a safari top with a duster and an additional windjammer in the winter. Go with whatever brand fits and makes you happy.. however, I ran a spiderwebshade last year and loved it.. the wife has alabaster skin and it wasnt enough shade for her, so, back to the safari top.
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Another Safari top with duster.

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I have the Trektop so if it looks like rain I use it so I can flip the top back. Otherwise it is the spiderweb shade top.
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I use the Flip-back sunroof kit that I came up with most of the time....it's great for when storms pop up out of nowhere when I'm at work, since I can close it up in less than a minute.
How does this work at highway speeds?
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Tops I have: Bikini, hardtop, full soft top, safari top and 1/2 cab top. I use each one in different situations, but the majority of summer is the safari top along with 1/2 soft doors and a tonneau cover when there's just 2 riding in the Jeep. Tonneau is gone when I have 3 or more.
It also depends on what doors you plan to run and if you have door surrounds.
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Phoenix TJ....With the top flipped back, the rear window should also be rolled up or down. That allows the air to flow through, and eliminates alot of the "buffeting" from turbulance. I've sold several hundred of these on Ebay with no complaints!
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Phoenix TJ....With the top flipped back, the rear window should also be rolled up or down. That allows the air to flow through, and eliminates alot of the "buffeting" from turbulance. I've sold several hundred of these on Ebay with no complaints!
Do you have a link? I searched but no luck on Ebay.
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Who let that JK in here???
OOPS! My bad, wrong forum. I just drove around all the stuck TJ's to get in. Headed back to give 'em all a tow right now.
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They just appear to be stuck, but are just parked because nature called. You can return to getting groceries and picking up the kids from soccer practice
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GARubi...I've had issue with the admin here when I've posted links, which I understand because I am not a vendor. Just search for "wrangler sunroof" and you should find it quickly. Thanks!

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