|11-05-2010 12:54 AM|
|11-04-2010 11:01 PM|
We aren't calling our new top a "2011 version" (it would make people think it onyl fits the 2011 Wrangler). But the Supertop NX, which will have a flip top feature, should be out early in 2011.
|11-04-2010 10:57 PM|
But that said, yes, we manufacture the door surrounds for our friends at Jeep.
|11-04-2010 10:17 PM|
|FlyinJeeps||OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer, hence any part labelled "OEM" means it is what would come from the factory if you ordered it new, doesn't matter if it's a soft top, or a headlight..|
|11-04-2010 10:06 PM|
|11-04-2010 08:25 PM|
|thor44||Geoff. So are the surrounds mopar or bestop? Do they contract the surrounds out to bestop?|
|11-04-2010 02:17 PM|
|KooL||Thanks Geoff, I knew I'd read somewhere that the soft top factory was different.|
|11-04-2010 11:27 AM|
The OE top is completely Chrysler Jeep's. They sell it, support it, test it, help design it, etc.
Like all car manufacturers world wide, they contract out the manufacturing. For over 20 years, Bestop has been the company that manufactures the top for Jeep. (Our parent company by the way is a HUGE conglomerate that makes -everything- for cars from seats to engines to roof racks to those cool folding hardtops).
The factory top varies in several areas from the current aftermarket tops. The fabric, the door surrounds and the windshield channel are the biggies.
As InfernoGirl points out, in 2011 Bestop will start selling in the aftermarket a new top that is virtually identical to the factory top (and even has some extras).
|11-02-2010 10:20 PM|
|InfernoGirl||Afaik it's the same fabric, same everything, just different labels and prices. Mopar has to get their cut you know...|
|11-02-2010 08:48 PM|
|KooL||I may be wrong, but I thought that I'd heard somewhere that the material for the top that Bestop makes for Mopar is a little thicker than the regular Bestop material... Anyone able to say this is right or wrong for sure?|
|11-02-2010 07:49 PM|
|InfernoGirl||Bestop makes the OEM tops, so both are correct. But, the one that comes from the factory or the dealer has the mopar insignia on the windows, Bestop has their own label. If you buy from the dealer, you will pay a good deal more than if you buy from Bestop.|
|11-02-2010 07:48 PM|
Here ya go.
this was about new tops coning soon from Bestop. Geoff from Bestop also answered lots of top related questions for us.
|11-02-2010 07:46 PM|
as a new jeep owner myself in the same situation, I have been looking into this too.
there was a great thread going last week on this topic. i'll find it and link into this thread.
|11-02-2010 07:41 PM|
oem soft top
need some clarification from the experts out there.
What is an oem soft top for a 4 door jk?? I recently purchased a 2010 4 door jk jeep w/ hard top. Want a soft top and doing some research.
First of all...what comprises an oem soft top for the 4 door jk? Is this a mix of mopar parts and bestop....or is it bestop only or mopar.
I see people saying both, so what is it? Is there a difference?
If I would have bought the soft top from the jeep dealership, what would it have been....mopar and bestop?
I have been looking for a soft top and several people that bought dual tops and now selling the soft top.....they say it is oem, mopar top with bestop surrounds.....so is this correct or expected?
I guess I'll call the dealership to ask what they would have sold me, mopar top with bestop surrounds?
Can someone educate me on this topic.....thxs for your assistance.