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Old 05-03-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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which new soft top?

I'm looking for a new soft top for my 2003 wrangler sport. My current soft top is the original from the factory. It's faded and has recently sprung a tiny leak by the rear window.

My requirements are (1) great fit (2) quality construction (3) noise reduction (4) tinted windows (I live in Florida).

What are the different types of materials available? What should I look for to help reduce the noise? Are there other considerations when looking for a new top?

Suggestions and recommendations are most welcome.

Thanks everyone!

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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If you have all the hardware Bestops Sailcloth Replace-a-Top would prob be your best bet. I'm sure you'll get a few opinions but Bestop is a quality product.
Not sure how much noise reduction you can get with a soft top...they're not exactly the quietest option.

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Old 05-04-2013, 01:16 AM   #3
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I agree. Stay with the factory style top from Bestop. It is quiet and fits great.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:58 AM   #4
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I am not a fan of the factory top due to its shape, just a bit boxy for me. I just installed the Rampage frameless, however, any of the frameless designs out there would be great. They all have their positives and negatives. I bought mine after I saw my buddys and the price on the Rampage is def the lowest of the three. If I had more money, I would have gone with the Softopper.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:50 AM   #5

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I just put a new Best Top on my 99 that lives at our SW Florida home. Very easy install, quality fit, looks great. I bought the tinted window version. Hardest part was getting the old top off of the frame. The header screws were really rusted. Went to the hardware store and bought some stainless replacements. Top fits perfect and looks great.
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