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Kyle Gilson 03-15-2012 11:06 PM

What is the best soft top for quality?
 
I got my 2011, 4 door Wrangler last fall. Came with factory hard top but now that nice weather is here, time for the soft top but no idea where to begin. Looking for quality, ease of use to where 1 person can put top up or take it down. I will probably have it installed by the dealership since I see story after story where people struggle putting on their new soft tops.

What brand? What style? What price range? Full soft doors?

I appreciate any feed back and information.

- Kyle

Ballandchain 03-15-2012 11:11 PM

Oem

the Kolector 03-15-2012 11:42 PM

Pretty sure that Bestop makes the OEM softtop. Follow the directions and it wil install just fine. Its really not that hard and not worth paying a dealership, or anyone else for that metter, to install it for you.

Piper54 03-16-2012 05:58 AM

OEM, had big problems with new Bestop. It's well worth the extra money. :thumb:

Irongrave 03-16-2012 06:20 AM

Offroad heros.

Ballandchain 03-16-2012 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Piper54
OEM, had big problems with new Bestop. It's well worth the extra money. :thumb:

While best top does provide the Soft top for OEM, there is a night and day quality in the two. I put a softie on my 08 Rubi and while it was good, it just wasn't as good as the OEM. Now I just have the OEM in my 12 and really like it....

daggo66 03-16-2012 07:04 AM

Bestop makes many different styles of tops. The replace-a-top should be identical.

kjeeper10 03-16-2012 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ballandchain

While best top does provide the Soft top for OEM, there is a night and day quality in the two. I put a softie on my 08 Rubi and while it was good, it just wasn't as good as the OEM. Now I just have the OEM in my 12 and really like it....

Yep :thumb:

Every time I mention this, I get some crap.
There is a difference :)

Ballandchain 03-16-2012 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daggo66
Bestop makes many different styles of tops. The replace-a-top should be identical.

But you have to already have the hardware for the replace-a-top....

daggo66 03-16-2012 07:55 AM

Correct. The Supertop NX is the one with the hardware, but I could be wrong. Personally, I would buy one from someone who bought the dual top package and doesn't want the soft top.

Kyle Gilson 03-17-2012 12:30 AM

Awesome .... great stuff everyone.

Thank you

campdave 03-18-2012 09:27 PM

We installed the Bestop Supertop NX for the first time yesterday. It had some holes drilled in the wrong place. Once we drilled the holes in the right place it installed much easier. We had trouble zipping the back window all the way down. Hopefully when it warms up it will zip on down. There is a video on YouTube that shows how to install it also. Much better than paying the dealership.

Dogface 03-20-2012 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 2146067)
Correct. The Supertop NX is the one with the hardware, but I could be wrong. Personally, I would buy one from someone who bought the dual top package and doesn't want the soft top.

I'm wanting to do just that but can't seem to figger out what search terms to use on Craig's list. Everytime I try to search for 'jeep soft top' or similar I get jeeps for sale ? Any ideas ?

g3cko 03-20-2012 01:01 PM

Are you in the auto parts section?

Dogface 03-20-2012 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dogface (Post 2160768)
I'm wanting to do just that but can't seem to figger out what search terms to use on Craig's list. Everytime I try to search for 'jeep soft top' or similar I get jeeps for sale ? Any ideas ?

Just found an OEM take off...new/never installed...on Craig's List. Search term was Soft top for jeep. Plenty listed and mostly for JKU... prices range from $300 to about $700. Try Searchtempest.com which searches all of CL within a given area

the Kolector 03-20-2012 04:44 PM

I found there to be waaaaaaay more soft tops for the JKU than the JK and the prices pretty rediculious. Just bought a used top off ebay this morning at 399.00 in my area, most will not ship or want too much if they will.

j0nx 03-21-2012 06:32 AM

I agree. Some of these people on CL want 500-800 or more for their 4 or 5 year old top...

I also have no way of knowing if a 4 year old top will work on my '12 and if they are giving me all the parts I need for it since I know nothing about the parts required to install the top or even how to do it, even though I plan to figure it out on my own. I just don't want to buy a used top and find out halfway through the install that something is missing that I didn't know about.

DD293G 03-21-2012 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kyle Gilson (Post 2145434)
I got my 2011, 4 door Wrangler last fall. Came with factory hard top but now that nice weather is here, time for the soft top but no idea where to begin. Looking for quality, ease of use to where 1 person can put top up or take it down. I will probably have it installed by the dealership since I see story after story where people struggle putting on their new soft tops.

What brand? What style? What price range? Full soft doors?

I appreciate any feed back and information.

- Kyle

Check ORH, in my opion best top hands down

OFFROAD HEROS - Soft tops - Liner - Hard top lift

kjeeper10 03-21-2012 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by j0nx
I agree. Some of these people on CL want 500-800 or more for their 4 or 5 year old top...

I also have no way of knowing if a 4 year old top will work on my '12 and if they are giving me all the parts I need for it since I know nothing about the parts required to install the top or even how to do it, even though I plan to figure it out on my own. I just don't want to buy a used top and find out halfway through the install that something is missing that I didn't know about.

My top was off a 07.

Keep in mind, in most cases the soft top is seasonal, only on for a few months out of the year.

My too looks new :)


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