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05-01-2010 04:08 PM
gryph Make sure you google the part numbers you decide on.

I just bought tinted windows for my Bestop on amazon for $154 w/ free shipping when everyone else was $190 +
05-01-2010 02:30 PM
pakman55 I dont see a viking LJ version on their site but check out these:
Jeep Wrangler TJ Canvas Caps and Toppers - Softopper

Look to be some quality stuff, and made in the USA
05-01-2010 02:04 PM
PaulRevere1991 does rampage make a version that will fit an LJ?
04-27-2010 11:04 AM
aghostinside Cool. I feel your pain. My factory top was ratty and I had bought my Viking when it was snowing. I had to wait for about two months for a nice day to put it on. Good luck.
04-27-2010 10:58 AM
adkjoe Let me know if you find one, If i haven't got one yet I'll take you up on that.
04-27-2010 10:47 AM
aghostinside If I could get my hands on a hard top I'd sell it. As for now I can't sell it out right or I'd be getting wet (rain). I sold my factory top when I put this one on.
04-27-2010 10:34 AM
adkjoe
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Originally Posted by aghostinside View Post
That might be me.
I love my Viking and the rampage appears to be of decent quality. The rampages windows look kinda thin to me but I have the viking sail cloth version that I'm comparing to.
I don't have a hardtop but do yo want to sell it to me?
04-27-2010 10:29 AM
aghostinside
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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl View Post
I just saw a post somewhere that someone wants to trade a Viking for a hard top. You don't happen to have a hard top laying around anywhere?
That might be me.
I love my Viking and the rampage appears to be of decent quality. The rampages windows look kinda thin to me but I have the viking sail cloth version that I'm comparing to.
04-27-2010 09:36 AM
Hexxum I love my Bestop Trektop. It's easy to take on and off, and has a great unique look. I have random people coming up to me, just to comment on how great it looks.
One of the best mods I've done for my Jeep.
04-27-2010 09:28 AM
adkjoe Nope wish I did, it's snowing out right now and I have no top...well I have my trail cover thank god but I can't drive with that on
04-27-2010 09:26 AM
InfernoGirl I just saw a post somewhere that someone wants to trade a Viking for a hard top. You don't happen to have a hard top laying around anywhere?
04-27-2010 08:49 AM
adkjoe Pretty sure I want the rampage fastback, it's out of stock everywhere though...I can't win
04-26-2010 07:46 PM
InfernoGirl Rampage licensed the design of the Trek top from Viking. JCWhitney has them for around $325. Google replace a tops and you should find some different places that have the Bestop skins. I hear Quadratec is probably the most $$. As far as the Trek tops go, the Rampage tops currently have lighter weight material and windows, but the design is the same and the quality is pretty good from what I've read.
04-26-2010 06:16 PM
adkjoe Thank god I have a bestop trail cover and my Jeep isn't my only vehicle cause it's going to rain everyday for the next week...this sucks...
04-26-2010 06:09 PM
Kate Psst..
JEEP WRANGLER 03-06 SOFT TOP BLACK TINTED NO DOOR SKINS : eBay Motors (item 380227679060 end time May-24-10 18:58:50 PDT)

Same seller... different top.
I KNOW what it's like to be tight on money. That's how I've spent my whole entire life.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/jcwhitney/t...questid=184642
04-26-2010 05:57 PM
adkjoe
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Originally Posted by Kate View Post
Just remember... you get what you pay for.
You buy a cheap top, and it's going to fail you sooner than a quality top will.
Yea, I've learned that lesson with many things in life that's why I was thinking about a bestop sailcloth. The ses\cond top you posted is nice but I have an 06 and that's for an 02. I was also considering the viking top but they recently sold it to another company and now I'm worried about quality etc...
04-26-2010 05:53 PM
Kate Just remember... you get what you pay for.
You buy a cheap top, and it's going to fail you sooner than a quality top will.

Maybe a good used take off would be the answer for you.

Or, there is good old Ebay.
97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sailcloth Soft Top Black Diamond : eBay Motors (item 190343202539 end time May-17-10 16:33:24 PDT)
I realize the windows aren't tinted, but it's not $600 either.

This one has tinted windows:
JEEP WRANGLER TJ 97-02 NEW BLACK SOFT TOP TINTED : eBay Motors (item 350339751981 end time May-11-10 17:24:02 PDT)
04-26-2010 05:33 PM
adkjoe
need a new softop...advice please

Well my soft top is in crappy condition, the back window has been nearly impossible to take in and out since last summer and today the zipper snapped in half and fell off. Besides I hate the color of the top anyway. So I guess I'm looking to pull the trigger and get a new top. All my hardware is good so I'm thinking about a sailcloth replace a top with tinted windows. I really don't want to spend $600 for a piece of fabric but I really don't have a choice I guess. I checked craigslist and there's nothing around I'm interested in. So my questions are, where is the best place to order a black replace a top from or can anyone suggest a cheaper alternative? I know Viking sold the fastback top to another company but is it still the same top? I could think of 100 ways to better spend $600 but we get a lot of rain up here and I need something soon!

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