Ok, I got a chance to install my soft top today. It's the Bestop Twill Supertop NX. I think I had the older instructions because the website has a different version, that's a little better with more detailed information, than what came in the box. I also watched the Bestop youtube install video while doing this install. With the newer instructions and watching the video step by step, the install is pretty easy. I will show some photos of the few steps that I found tricky with my install.
First thing is to install the cable guide brackets to the rear door rails. Make sure you install the head of the screw from the bottom up (the screw head is in the door jam) so the nut is sitting in the track. (i have it wrong in the photo below!)
Then place the front door rails on and use a long knob bolt at the front (next to windshield) and the short knob bolt to connect the rear and front door rails. And the other two long knob bolts are used at the rear door rail. Don't tighten them down just yet! Mount the front and rear top arch first then tighten the 6 (3 each side) knob blots down. Otherwise getting the top arches in will be very tuff and you will risk breaking the tabs off!
Here is a photo of the top arch in place with the cable guide bracket mounted correctly.(the screws are inserted from the bottom up with the nut on top in the track).
Next you need to mount the right and left bow mount brackets (each is marked "RH" UP & "LH" UP). The bracket should be on the inside of the roll bar.
The next step is the mount the side bows to the header. Pretty easy to do but make sure that the "tabs" and the (half circle nub) are FACING TO THE INSIDE of the jeep and to do both sides of the header (4 screws are needed to hold each side bar to the header).
So that the spring catch lever can lock the "half circle nub/thingy" to the door rail.
Mounting the #3 & #4 bows is fairly easy, as is securing the stay strap between the two (screw the screws into the strap first). It's much easier to use a cordless driver too!
Mounting the #2 bow to the side bow is easier if you unlatch the side bow "half circle thingy" and lift the side bow a little. Getting the plastic bushings to stay in place while holding the bracket and trying to get the screw in only took a few tries but i got it without throwing any tools.
Mounting the side bow assembly to the #3 bow is as easy as putting a pivot knuckle screw on each side.
Next was placing the foam weather stripping onto the front of the header. (photo of passenger side)
With the header in place (but not latched down) and the pulling the top towards the rear of the jeep and then lift the header up about a foot or so to put slack in the cable. Find the cable springs behind the rear doors on each side and mount them to the bottom hole on the #3 bow and then squeeze the spring hook to lock it in place with pliers.
Now its time to secure the top to the #4, 3 & 2 bows with screws. Its much easier to screw the screws into the flaps before trying to do this part.
#4 bow - pull the top's (4) flaps under and around the #4 bow and attach with 4 screws.
#3 bow - just pull the top's flap towards the front of the jeep (don't try to go around/under the bow like the other two (#4 & #2) and secure it with 4 screws.
#2 bow - pull the top's flap so that it goes around the #2 bow and attach it with 5 screws.
After that secure the header to the (2) footman's loop at the windshield
All the hard parts are done.
Now just install the windows and it will look like this.
The Bestop Twill Supertop NX is SWEET! I stopped by at the dealership where I bought my Jeep and showed off the mods that I've done so far and looked at the factory top on a wrangler they had. This Bestop simply blows it away!!! Glad I didn't spend the money on the factory soft top!