Originally Posted by Marsmonkey12
I have a 97 Wrangler SE with factory soft top hardware and am looking for a very cheap soft top with hardware.
You have factory soft top hardware, so is there a reason to look for a soft top with hardware?
Because the least expensive option is to get a fabric replacement top (new "deck" and new side panels and windows), which reuses your current hardware.
If you do this, then the most expensive option is the Sailcloth Replace-A-Top from Bestop. That's the one you hear the most about.
But way less expensive would be a similar item from Pavement Ends (called a Replay Top) or similar from a competitor.
If you do really need all new hardware, then you've got more options: a Supertop from Bestop (not the cheapest), or similiar look/style from a competitor.
You could also go with a new style "bowless" top like a Trektop or similar.
The difference between a Pavement Ends top and a Bestop Supertop is fabric is thinner, window "glass" is thinner, and there is way less support - you can't get replacement parts for example.
As Cpainter is finding out, people frequently buy these when they plan to sell the Jeep soon.