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Topic Review (Newest First)
Yesterday 10:20 PM
KSBEACHJEEP What a good price for an unlimited OEM premium soft top on Craig's list. It's off a 2013 Rubi and used for less than a month allegedly. Thanks
Yesterday 10:33 AM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Tjjeepers03 View Post
I'd say buy it an resale it an make a little cash off of it. I definitely wouldn't use it on my jeep tho.
I was thinking about doing that but idk I'll see
Yesterday 08:11 AM
Tjjeepers03
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
mom called me this morning saying her boss had a top he wanted to sell for $150. called him he said he'd sell it for $100 but it's a bestop sail top which I've seen bad reviews about. don't think I want it even for $100, gonna save that $100 for a better top
I'd say buy it an resale it an make a little cash off of it. I definitely wouldn't use it on my jeep tho.
11-26-2014 06:09 PM
raif281 mom called me this morning saying her boss had a top he wanted to sell for $150. called him he said he'd sell it for $100 but it's a bestop sail top which I've seen bad reviews about. don't think I want it even for $100, gonna save that $100 for a better top
11-25-2014 08:22 PM
justin_nj
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post

Very early September. I had a large order that I had them split into two so I wouldn't have to wait on all of the smaller stuff. Mats, windshield header and sprint top still all listed on backorder, and when I asked about it last week a Quadratec rep told me they still couldn't tell me when the order would ship.

Started looking at alternatives for ordering everything I want through someone else a couple days ago. Shipping to Canada drives the costs up for virtually every supplier though, so.
What if you ship to someone in the US especially small items and use the free shipping from the vendor , than have that person reship to you? Are there extra taxes that need to be paid that would be forgiven if the items crossed the boarder as a gift?
11-25-2014 08:12 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by justin_nj View Post
When did you order your mats. I got mine in 2 days from Quadratec about a week ago...
Very early September. I had a large order that I had them split into two so I wouldn't have to wait on all of the smaller stuff. Mats, windshield header and sprint top still all listed on backorder, and when I asked about it last week a Quadratec rep told me they still couldn't tell me when the order would ship.

Started looking at alternatives for ordering everything I want through someone else a couple days ago. Shipping to Canada drives the costs up for virtually every supplier though, so. My club recently arranged for a discount with our new 4WP location (which wasn't open when I initially ordered from Quadratec) so I'm waiting for my discount card to arrive in the mail this week and if nowherre else online is an especially good deal I'll go haggle with those guys and make use of my new discount - they like me.
11-25-2014 07:58 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
I've never taken it off after the 1st few years, and in NE winters. I have a Hard Top, bit it has sit in the garage unused for 10 years
I love taking mine off and enjoy the toplessness! gotcha bud im glad Louisiana isn't as harsh as up north
11-25-2014 07:55 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
I can offer a review of what I am 95% sure is an OEM soft top! It's 15 years old and has held up great. I can't comment on how much use it saw with previous owners (I know the original owners were an elderly couple who likely didn't swap out their top often if at all) but when I got my jeep the only issue was a small hole in the fabric, which I've since watched closely and not seen leak once (even after heavy rains or car washes). I'm replacing it with a frameless top simply due to personal preference (I personally don't like the look when folded down, and think there's no reason the windows couldn't be larger) otherwise it would have been kept and probably lasted me at least a few more years. Zippers held up great, and the whole top remained tight enough even after 15 years that I still had trouble locking in all of the little flaps if I didn't do them in a particular order to ease the tension at the trickiest points.

my oem softtop lasted good for 14 years up untill a few months ago it started coming undone. wish I had that luck, maybe south Louisiana's summer arnt great for it with the humidity and all idk
11-25-2014 07:22 PM
Tony T
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
lucky you, over the last few months with taking it on an off its starting to come apart at the seams, literally lol
I've never taken it off after the 1st few years, and in NE winters. I have a Hard Top, bit it has sit in the garage unused for 10 years
11-25-2014 07:06 PM
justin_nj
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post

Amazon has it for even cheaper too?! Ugh. I'm going to be livid if the rebate is over by the time mine finally ships. I had to split my order into two parts and pay for the shipping on two separate orders to get the stuff that *was* in stock... If I weren't so dead set on the Quadratec slush mats (also on backorder) I'd be looking elsewhere for the top for sure.
When did you order your mats. I got mine in 2 days from Quadratec about a week ago...
11-25-2014 03:16 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail I can offer a review of what I am 95% sure is an OEM soft top! It's 15 years old and has held up great. I can't comment on how much use it saw with previous owners (I know the original owners were an elderly couple who likely didn't swap out their top often if at all) but when I got my jeep the only issue was a small hole in the fabric, which I've since watched closely and not seen leak once (even after heavy rains or car washes). I'm replacing it with a frameless top simply due to personal preference (I personally don't like the look when folded down, and think there's no reason the windows couldn't be larger) otherwise it would have been kept and probably lasted me at least a few more years. Zippers held up great, and the whole top remained tight enough even after 15 years that I still had trouble locking in all of the little flaps if I didn't do them in a particular order to ease the tension at the trickiest points.
11-25-2014 01:43 PM
jeremyh172 I just put a Quadratec Premium soft top on, I don't have any pics of it put I will take some, also I haven't even put the top down yet due to cold weather. But I will say its very quiet and seals better than the bestop that was on it.
$399.99 was the cost, 2 day shipping.
11-25-2014 01:22 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by slimjim9876 View Post
I have a bestop soft top that was on when I bought the jeep used. It's frankly a piece of shit. It leaks looks awful and is hard to put windows back on, and of course like all other jeeps, she leaks. It seems that the most important parts are cheap plastic, too.

you know I've seen some people say good things about this top then write back a few weeks later saying the same thing. lots of bad reviews afterwards which caused me to scratch them off my list
11-25-2014 11:50 AM
Brantona I have rampage Bowles top black sailcloth. Love it.
11-25-2014 11:41 AM
slimjim9876 I have a bestop soft top that was on when I bought the jeep used. It's frankly a piece of shit. It leaks looks awful and is hard to put windows back on, and of course like all other jeeps, she leaks.
It seems that the most important parts are cheap plastic, too.
11-25-2014 09:43 AM
raif281 yeah I believe I saw someone mention that had one tjjeeper
11-25-2014 09:42 AM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
My OEM Soft top looks like new after 14 years.
lucky you, over the last few months with taking it on an off its starting to come apart at the seams, literally lol
11-25-2014 09:15 AM
Tony T My OEM Soft top looks like new after 14 years.
11-25-2014 09:03 AM
Tjjeepers03
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
man that sucks, yeah I've been looking for the cheapest prices for the top an Amazon is what I came up with even with all the $50 rebates. btw the rebates end December 31st I believe
mopar makes a pretty nice top. It works like the stock ones
11-24-2014 11:19 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
Amazon has it for even cheaper too?! Ugh. I'm going to be livid if the rebate is over by the time mine finally ships. I had to split my order into two parts and pay for the shipping on two separate orders to get the stuff that *was* in stock... If I weren't so dead set on the Quadratec slush mats (also on backorder) I'd be looking elsewhere for the top for sure.
man that sucks, yeah I've been looking for the cheapest prices for the top an Amazon is what I came up with even with all the $50 rebates. btw the rebates end December 31st I believe
11-24-2014 10:40 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
damn that blows, Amazon has it for $365 and apparently I have a $50 credit or something so it was down to $315 when I looked at it lastnight. so I think that's where I'm going to order from. just wanting somemore reviews before i pull the trigger. did your other stuff from quadratec atleast come in?
Amazon has it for even cheaper too?! Ugh. I'm going to be livid if the rebate is over by the time mine finally ships. I had to split my order into two parts and pay for the shipping on two separate orders to get the stuff that *was* in stock... If I weren't so dead set on the Quadratec slush mats (also on backorder) I'd be looking elsewhere for the top for sure.
11-24-2014 10:37 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
If Amazon shipped the top to Alberta I'd have cancelled my order and gone through Amazon months ago. I contacted Quadratec last week and they couldn't even tell me when the order *might* ship. I'm officially boycotting Quadratec whenever possible.
damn that blows, Amazon has it for $365 and apparently I have a $50 credit or something so it was down to $315 when I looked at it lastnight. so I think that's where I'm going to order from. just wanting somemore reviews before i pull the trigger. did your other stuff from quadratec atleast come in?
11-24-2014 10:28 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
are you serious?! that is ridiculous im ordering Amazon when ever I decide to order mine
If Amazon shipped the top to Alberta I'd have cancelled my order and gone through Amazon months ago. I contacted Quadratec last week and they couldn't even tell me when the order *might* ship.
I'm officially boycotting Quadratec whenever possible.
11-24-2014 10:26 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
Still waiting on mine to arrive... Hopefully it'll get here by spring
are you serious?! that is ridiculous im ordering Amazon when ever I decide to order mine
11-24-2014 10:07 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
anyone tried a pavement ends sprint top yet?
Still waiting on mine to arrive... Hopefully it'll get here by spring
11-24-2014 09:50 PM
raif281 anyone tried a pavement ends sprint top yet?
11-24-2014 03:30 PM
Tjjeepers03
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Originally Posted by JayMan1016 View Post
My one experience with besttop wasn't a good one either. I bought their soft top frame (my jeep came factory hardtop so I didn't have any). I ordered them new, and they came all scuffed up. Then the plastic clip that connects them to the roll bar broke after two times of putting the top down. Plus they were way overpriced imo. Too bad I couldn't find oem.
you actually can but it'll cost you. Call a crystler dealer an they'll tell you a price. Mine was $1200 so I said no ha
11-24-2014 12:35 PM
JayMan1016
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Originally Posted by Tjjeepers03 View Post
I'll never own another besttop again. The elastic bands in the back stretched out an the zipper on both sides ripped. Had leak after leak. Half the time the velcro didn't hold to secure the sides of the top down an where the door wraps around the frame. Top was only 2yrs old.
My one experience with besttop wasn't a good one either. I bought their soft top frame (my jeep came factory hardtop so I didn't have any). I ordered them new, and they came all scuffed up. Then the plastic clip that connects them to the roll bar broke after two times of putting the top down. Plus they were way overpriced imo. Too bad I couldn't find oem.
11-24-2014 10:47 AM
Tjjeepers03 I'll never own another besttop again. The elastic bands in the back stretched out an the zipper on both sides ripped. Had leak after leak. Half the time the velcro didn't hold to secure the sides of the top down an where the door wraps around the frame. Top was only 2yrs old.
11-24-2014 08:50 AM
OlYellerTJ Brand: Bestop

Style: Sailcloth Replace-a-Top, Black

Price: $430.00 delivered

Pros: Direct replacement for OEM, EASY install, tight fit (leaks less than OEM), MUCH quieter in the cabin (I can actually hold a conversation AND listen to the radio on the highway due to less wind noise, buffeting, flapping, et c.), and the window zippers actually work

Cons: I'll get back to you...

Pics: See all the other posts in this thread; they all look about the same as my top but it's the performance that counts!

YMMV, and invariably will...
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