Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum > Bestop soft top problems? First time installing question

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Bestop soft top problems? First time installing question Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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)
03-15-2011 08:08 AM
rgaba
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmiller369 View Post
Ok everyone i talked to bestop. I got the parts i needed thanks to all your help. And i would just like to say WOW on there customer service.
Glad you got it figured out. Indeed, Bestop's customer service is top notch!! Geoff, if you're reading this, how about a status on the Supertop NX. It's going to be in the mid 70's this coming week and really anxious to receive my new top.
03-14-2011 10:20 PM
dmiller369 Ok everyone i talked to bestop. I got the parts i needed thanks to all your help. And i would just like to say WOW on there customer service.
03-12-2011 08:28 AM
dmiller369 [deleted]
03-11-2011 05:16 PM
Geoff@Bestop We have customer support at 800-845-3567, M-F 6am to 6pm, Mountain time.
Or at email csbestop@bestop.com. Email is great, cuz you can send the photos in.
03-11-2011 04:20 PM
rgaba
Quote:
Originally Posted by danieldlg_13 View Post
I had the same one but the bow assembly connections where it went in to the windshield brackets were different. I ended up tearing the top going thru a garage door. I never was satisfied with that so I shelled out $900 for the original hardware and new soft top with tinted windows. IMO the original fits better and easier to take off and put on.
I've got a new top coming also, whenever it's off of backorder, hopefully by April. I sold my supertop yesterday with the newer bow assembly and hardware. I'm sporting the hardtop right now until my new top comes in. Can't wait!!

Here's a pic of where the newer bow assy attaches to the bracket on the windshield.

03-11-2011 04:03 PM
danieldlg_13 I had the same one but the bow assembly connections where it went in to the windshield brackets were different. I ended up tearing the top going thru a garage door. I never was satisfied with that so I shelled out $900 for the original hardware and new soft top with tinted windows. IMO the original fits better and easier to take off and put on.
03-11-2011 03:40 PM
DevilDogDoc My supertop uses no door surrounds at least with my soft uppers
03-11-2011 03:31 PM
rgaba
Quote:
Originally Posted by danieldlg_13 View Post
Did you just purchase that?
No, it was in my spare parts box from my old bow assembly. The driver side was damaged so I ended up getting the updated bow assembly as well as the new design brackets, this requires the oem window trim to be installed instead of the Bestop trim.
03-11-2011 02:37 PM
danieldlg_13 Did you just purchase that?
03-11-2011 01:26 PM
rgaba
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmiller369 View Post
Im a little confussed? i have what your talking about i believe. if u look at picture three. i think the problem might be the top door surround (the top rod above the door) its there, it just has no place to sit or snap into too.

You have the older type bow assembly. You have to remove the oem side channel on both sides and use Bestop's windshield side channel. That's where the rod pops into.

03-11-2011 01:25 PM
The Ugly Jeep Exactly. It is supposed to snap into the outside if that square plastic piece at the top. Should be a metal spring clip inside the hole. If clip is gone, you need new windshield brackets.
03-11-2011 01:04 PM
dmiller369 Im a little confussed? i have what your talking about i believe. if u look at picture three. i think the problem might be the top door surround (the top rod above the door) its there, it just has no place to sit or snap into too.
03-11-2011 01:03 PM
The Ugly Jeep http://www.bestop.com/installation_guides/54710.pdf
03-11-2011 12:58 PM
The Ugly Jeep The metal bar that slides down into the bracket right behind your door opening that curves to the front of the Jeep, acts as the surround. The top Vlcros around it
03-11-2011 12:57 PM
dmiller369 Thanks for the PM ugly jeep. so from what is sounds like i need to call up best top and order a new door surrounds?

now will these after market ones work with my hard top? or do i need to keep these cracked ones?
03-11-2011 12:53 PM
dmiller369 Door surrounds?do i buy those threw supertopp?
03-11-2011 12:53 PM
The Ugly Jeep
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barrie in Utah View Post
X2. I was thinking the same thing.
Bestop Supertops use their own design surround., You dont use the factory door surrounds....
Bestops website you can download the instructios.
03-11-2011 12:50 PM
Barrie
Quote:
Originally Posted by BANGER View Post
Maybe it,s just me but I don,t see your door surrounds ?

BANGER


X2. I was thinking the same thing.
03-11-2011 12:50 PM
flint
Quote:
Originally Posted by BANGER View Post
Maybe it,s just me but I don,t see your door surrounds ?

BANGER
x2
03-11-2011 12:48 PM
BANGER Maybe it,s just me but I don,t see your door surrounds ?

BANGER
03-11-2011 12:47 PM
The Ugly Jeep The ball is supposed to snap into the outside of the plastic frame that you ar on the inside of.
Looks like a supertop....
It looks cracked in the picture. Mine cracked when i got a little to close to a tree.
03-11-2011 12:44 PM
dmiller369 on pic three i almost just want to cut off that half inch thing comming out of the rod and then put it inside of the channel on the plastic thing.

sorry i dont have names b/c i have no instructions
03-11-2011 12:40 PM
dmiller369
Bestop soft top problems? First time installing question

alright, so i removed the hard top this weekend and put on the soft top but im have some problems that are really pissin me off.

first pic is of the soft top

second is of the opening in seal between the door and soft top when the door is shut completly

and the third on is where i believe the problem is to be. where this rod meets the windsheild frame, ther is no place to put it. I just got this jeep a few months ago and the soft top was in the back. i feel like im missing a peice. am i right?



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 02:01 PM.



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