|10-28-2014 01:24 PM|
|Scooternjj||I'm not as satisfied with my Smittybilt top as I was when I purchased it. I have had it on my jeep for about 14 months and it is cracking everywhere. It is now leaking every time it rains. It was a good value when I purchased it because money was tight but I think I will be replacing it with a Besttop in the near future.|
|08-11-2014 12:25 PM|
|wrscpc07||mine has been on for a year and still looks brand new and its constantly on and off|
|08-11-2014 11:44 AM|
|Markrak||I've had the same Smittybuilt for over two years now. These days I am very careful with the top and windows during everyday use. I go easy on the zippers, always keep the plastic clean (spray water bottle, soft cloth, then Meguires) and store the windows properly. I'm also very cautious handling it when putting it up and down. Still looks like new!!|
|08-10-2014 02:08 PM|
Just put my Smittybuilt on yesterday!
I shopped around and got the Smittybuilt. It didn't take too long. When they say to roll out the new top to warm up in the sun, it's a must! (LoL) I also talked to the Smittybuilt tech and he said there is a "lock" on the prices. Mine was $279.00 all day long on the web.
|08-09-2014 08:40 PM|
|Big Fran||I have 2 of the Smittybilt tops. My black one was only on for about 2 months. The first time I went to take the back window out the little silver thing at the end of the zipper fell off. I called Smittybilt and they told me to take a picture and e-mail it along with my ebay receipt to them. 4 days latter a new soft top showed up. All I asked for was a rear window and they sent the whole top. Great customer service.|
|08-09-2014 08:25 PM|
|07-16-2013 04:50 PM|
|mmbrock77||I've had two of these tops (both bought on Ebay). The first one only lasted about 3 months. The stitch holes on the top bar started tearing away and I could see daylight through them. The back window zipper also messed up. The 2nd one I've had on for about a year now and a few months back the back zipper messed up again. I guess for the money it's not too bad. Unfortunately I live in south Alabama where it rains every afternoon, so the back seat stays wet. Good luck with yours! Watch that back zipper and you'll be fine.|
|07-16-2013 04:12 PM|
|07-16-2013 11:14 AM|
I have the same issue with the windshield frame fitment - looks out of place, but i don't get any leaks. Doesn't bow out until you tighten down the cam latches. I've had one of these on for a while and my only complaint is that some of the velcro on the rear windows (which don't zip up for rear passengers, only remove) is losing some stick.
I have black denim and generally like it, especially for the price. Windows haven't scratched too bad, nor have they yellowed too much from UV damage (it stays parked outside). Tint was a good choice.
|06-06-2013 03:17 PM|
|steveo8x8||+1 on this top. I love it! Very quiet on the highway and not a single problem with it. Windows still look brand new and had it for over 1 year now. Would buy again without even thinking about it.|
|06-06-2013 01:32 PM|
|tec498||I've had this top for a year and a half now. It's great, better than the top that came on my Jeep used.|
|03-04-2012 10:29 PM|
|Vega_02TJ||I will try that, thanks.|
|02-20-2012 06:59 AM|
|02-19-2012 07:46 PM|
|wranglerTX||I dont have that problem, you should check the warranty.|
|02-19-2012 06:31 PM|
|02-19-2012 06:16 PM|
|baerbonesjones||awsome im deff getting the smitty built top now, im sick of driveng around with duct tape flapping windows, lol, and the top even has wholes, im a cheap ass|
|02-19-2012 04:05 PM|
|swank08||glad to see you guys like the SB soft tops, ive been on the fence about getting one..i have a sunrider top on mine now but it needs replaced, am i going to need any different hardware buying a regular top?|
|02-03-2012 07:43 PM|
No, it's not tearing. It looks even and right laying on the back. When I move it to the front and tighten it down..... I took it back off tonight, adjusted the screws in the header and it made no difference. The holes in the plastic reinforcement strip are elongated side to side, so there's little to no adjustment front to back without going outside the plastic.
This is what I'm thinking, isn't only 45degrees in the garage and it looks like it needs to be pulled side to side from center out.
|02-03-2012 04:05 AM|
|necromancer_tat||Is the seam tearing?|
|02-02-2012 08:40 PM|
Anyone have this issue?
|02-02-2012 09:28 AM|
I am not sure if SB even has a black diamond but I have heard, at least on Besttop Softtops, the black diamond is better.
|02-02-2012 04:10 AM|
|02-02-2012 12:28 AM|
|wranglerTX||Im actually not shure if its black diamond or black denim. Is there a really big difference?|
|02-01-2012 10:48 PM|
|doolyd||Did you guys get a black diamond or black denim?|
|02-01-2012 10:11 PM|
|Vega_02TJ||Mine just came in today. I'm sure the old one is OE. All the stitching has rot and is fraying. A while back I blew out the back zipper. So if my new SB looks as good as WranglerTX's with no major fitment issues I'll be happy.|
|01-06-2012 05:06 PM|
|necromancer_tat||I've had my Smittybilt soft top for several months now and it still looks and works great! Best $250 I've spent on my Jeep yet!|
|12-19-2011 11:53 PM|
|Reaper0726||So i just got done installing my smittybuilt top. Same one as pictured... however, I have to say... getting the half windows onto the factory frames is a stunt. Left them sitting by the fire for the better part of an hour, snapped one shoe horn in half. Ended up using a crowbar to get the corners on. Top looks fantastic for 250 but man... those windows!|
|11-09-2011 11:01 AM|
|ae5dw||I also have a new Smittybilt soft top. It was a PITA to install when right out of the box until I let it sit in the sun. Now after a few weeks of letting it sit on the Jeep I have no issues putting it up or down and the windows are no problems at all. I also love the tinted windows. I bought the upper door skins for my half doors. Again, the sun is your friend with the install.|
|11-08-2011 11:56 PM|
|wranglerTX||yes, the sun will help. It will stretch the soft top.|
|11-08-2011 09:50 PM|
|Jeep Rook||I'll try that... Thanks|
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