Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum > soft top conversion

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: soft top conversion Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-21-2011 02:35 PM
duaneduanet Go with the Bestop. It will last you a lot longer. I would go with the factory style hardware. It looks better when you put the top down. I installed a soft top on my friends jeep that had no top at all when he bought it. We found the hardware used at a local 4x4 shop for $75 Can also find them in junk yards.
02-19-2011 06:36 PM
Undead-89 I bought a best top as my summer top. I got the one that would fit the full steel doors and never really had any problems with the top itself. The biggest problem is the window channels. They need to be screwed in and when you remove the top and put the hard top on, for the winter, or to tow a u-haul trailer (they won't rent to soft top Jeeps) you have to remove the screws and now you have holes. Holes that leak in the frame. Holes that the next time you putthe channels on you may need bigger screws because the holes strip out. Also the holes that hold the front of the hard top on do the same thing.

The rear door window also has a channel in the door, but that never need top removed even with the hardtop on.

Jeep Soft tops also take anywhere from 10-20 minutes to put up and down. just so you know.
02-19-2011 04:39 PM
Geoff@Bestop There are a bunch of full top options for you. There are less expensive ones from companies like Pavement Ends. There are more expensive ones from Bestop (we like to think it's worth it). If you have a later model YJ, with the family style rollbar, you can also get "Frameless" style tops from a couple of our competitors.

My first suggestion would be visiting a site like Quadratec. They've got a nice "soft top advisor" thing. Their catalog is great too: I find it easier to browse through all the options when I'm looking at a print catalog.

Once you've narrowed your options down a bit, then this site is great for providing good feedback and opinions. Except for a couple of jerks who hate Bestop. (just kidding: you get valid feedback from a wide range of folks, and that's what makes it so great).
02-19-2011 12:17 PM
soft top conversion

i have a YJ with a hard top and wan to know if anyone has converted on to a soft top. Also was there alot of extra hardware to purchase and install? And does some one make a full conversion kit? I have only found replacement tops.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC