|01-20-2010 10:53 AM|
|01-20-2010 06:03 AM|
|Neil F.||Go over to jeepforum.com. There is a ton of info on the Viking and a number of massive threads. Note the info I posted above. It has been confirmed that Viking sold license to Rampage to prodice a copy of the Viking top. It is being made overseas but it is lower in price than the original Viking.|
|01-20-2010 12:29 AM|
|01-06-2010 11:15 PM|
I'd just get the hardware and regular top.
|01-06-2010 08:15 PM|
|InfernoGirl||wow! After a couple of beers that looks pretty complicated! Thanks for the link, I'll re-read the directions tomorrow and see if they seem less involved....|
|01-06-2010 05:37 PM|
|wasurfer86||thanks for the link|
|01-06-2010 05:26 PM|
|Bigstonz||On a relatively warm day, after you've done it a few times, you can get the Viking top back on in 15 minutes easy. Taking the whole thing off takes about 5 minutes.|
|01-06-2010 04:14 PM|
Send my regards to Quadratec
|01-06-2010 03:27 PM|
|wasurfer86||anybody know a link that shows instructions on putting the viking soft top on? it came with my 02 tj and i was thinking about switching tops but im not sure how to put it on.|
|01-06-2010 01:56 PM|
The Trektop doesn't have bows attached to the sports bar that help lower it down. But it's super easy to remove the header and drop it down. It's almost like the emergency top.
The Sunroof fold-back feature is only available on the 4-door model.
|01-06-2010 01:53 PM|
|01-06-2010 01:51 PM|
|01-06-2010 12:48 PM|
Ok, you are a girl and.........
|01-06-2010 12:06 PM|
|01-06-2010 12:01 PM|
Burton, how much more involved is it to put the top up/down than the factory soft top? I can't get the zippers or hard clippy things on my top by myself as it is. (I know, I'm a wimp).
|01-06-2010 12:00 PM|
The biggest problem with the Viking and Trektop are the fact they aren't convertible tops that can be easily folded down like the soft top. They look boss as hell, but I want a softop that will just be up when it rains. Also, the Viking has removable rear windows, the Trektop does not - BUT the top retracts like a sunroof.
I'd go Trektop or the Rampage, but right now Quadratec is selling the Trektop on sale CHEAP.
|01-06-2010 11:34 AM|
|terrible2||get the california fastback or soft top ha.|
|01-06-2010 09:16 AM|
|sonofabeach||Looks like a good top if you don't have the framing hardware and need to save some $$$|
|01-06-2010 09:13 AM|
|01-06-2010 09:05 AM|
|jwm1986||I never looked into those much but now I'm thinking about getting the Viking or Rampage top for this coming season. So can I use the wind shield header, door surrounds, and tail gate bar from my OEM soft top on these? Or are they different...|
|01-06-2010 05:45 AM|
You may want to look into this Rampage just came out with an exact copy of the Viking (or is distributing the Viking) Bowless Soft Top by Rampage and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware http://www.rampageproducts.com/pdf/rampage_softtops.pdf but a lot cheaper than the Viking
A lot of people have the Viking and like it.
|01-05-2010 09:07 PM|
|01-05-2010 08:57 PM|
Maybe a little. But not to much. There used to be a real "fastback" style top that would really chop down at an angle. But that was on the old-style roll bars on CJs. You still see them every now and then. Never all that popular.
gajeepdawg: You'll find more info than you probably want on that topic. I'm a little biased, and think you should go Trektop. But with those two choices, you picked the good ones. Both are quality tops.
|01-05-2010 08:49 PM|
|woods453||I was wondering if this style top decreases any head room in the back seat...|
|01-05-2010 08:45 PM|
Never mind!lol Man all this info already on the forum. Im not going to be able to post any questions!
|01-05-2010 08:12 PM|
Viking Fast Back
viking fast back soft top
In looking for something a little different than just a RAT, came across these. Anybody used it? Fits directly of the roll cage. Any other top out there that would give a bit of a "different" look for my 97?