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ChellsJP 05-04-2012 01:12 PM

Replacement top?
 
Okay yall,

So this is my first summer as a Wrangler owner, I bought my 99' TJ in Sept. last year. I knew then that I was going to need a new soft top, it's actually not in that bad of shape (a few torn seams etc) and the hardwear is all great. But it is the original. I've looked at Quadratec and am looking at the "Replace-a-top" there made by Bestop, for about $530 plus $60 in shipping. Is that my best bet? Have you all had luck with those? I've seen Wranglers around with tops that look kinda "loose" and I just want to make sure I'm getting a quality top that fits well, for a fair price.

Thanks! ~ Michelle

Gonejeepin11 05-04-2012 01:17 PM

I'm also in need of a new top I've really been interested in the rampage frameless tops

Gonejeepin11 05-04-2012 01:18 PM

And they run around 300$ on amazon there is YouTube clips about it

Tonycrd 05-04-2012 01:25 PM

I'm interested to see what comes up, looking for a new top too.

Ryan1 05-04-2012 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChellsJP (Post 2334855)
Okay yall,

So this is my first summer as a Wrangler owner, I bought my 99' TJ in Sept. last year. I knew then that I was going to need a new soft top, it's actually not in that bad of shape (a few torn seams etc) and the hardwear is all great. But it is the original. I've looked at Quadratec and am looking at the "Replace-a-top" there made by Bestop, for about $530 plus $60 in shipping. Is that my best bet? Have you all had luck with those? I've seen Wranglers around with tops that look kinda "loose" and I just want to make sure I'm getting a quality top that fits well, for a fair price.

Thanks! ~ Michelle

There is a Quadratec Rep (Joe i believe) on this site, if you order throught him you get discounted or free shipping. I have ordered from him before and he is awesome. Shipped quick too.

Also someone on here just put a Smitty built replace a top on their Jeep. They are around 249 but I have no Idea of their quality.

Ryan

Johnboy11 05-04-2012 02:12 PM

Ya i just bought a new Smitty build top on it fits really well, the only gripe I have is the front channel bar the fabric is a little loose. but for the price and since I have a hard top fro winter plus it has tinted windows I am very very happy. It cam with door uppers wich I did not need, I have full steel doors. Here are some pics of it installed. Best top is prolly the best tho. I just couldn't afford it.
http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/...4-28081150.jpg

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/...4-28081139.jpg

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/...4-28081119.jpg

trav78 05-04-2012 03:22 PM

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i got a pavement ends from quadratech not bad for the $ . johnboy make sure you have the top around header channel correctly . if i remember it wraps around about a full wrap and a half on header channel . and the !st time you put the top up it will be tight but it will stretch , if this helps .

Johnboy11 05-04-2012 03:39 PM

the directions sucked i will re
look at it tonight

ChellsJP 05-05-2012 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trav78 (Post 2335148)
i got a pavement ends from quadratech not bad for the $ . johnboy make sure you have the top around header channel correctly . if i remember it wraps around about a full wrap and a half on header channel . and the !st time you put the top up it will be tight but it will stretch , if this helps .

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnboy11 (Post 2335185)
the directions sucked i will re
look at it tonight


Thanks guys, the pics really help, both of those tops look just fine, I like 'em. Hey Ryan, how do I contact the Q rep, under the vendors list?

Ryan1 05-05-2012 11:40 AM

I think you can just Call them and ask for Joe.

heres the info from his signature:

Joe - Quadratec Web Team

We Price Match,
PM me for a quote

Active Hours: 9am-5pm EST Monday - Friday

trav78 05-05-2012 01:23 PM

johnboy here is a link for installation .:thumb:Quadratec: Bestop Replace-A-Top for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ - Part 2 - YouTube

Johnboy11 05-05-2012 03:02 PM

thanks for the video, yup i hooked up the soft top header wrong., fixed now YAY!! Fits great

ChellsJP 05-05-2012 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryan1 (Post 2337569)
I think you can just Call them and ask for Joe.

heres the info from his signature:

Joe - Quadratec Web Team

We Price Match,
PM me for a quote

Active Hours: 9am-5pm EST Monday - Friday

Thanks Ryan, will do. ~ Michelle ;)


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