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Drk5ide 04-25-2013 07:59 AM

Rampage Trail Top Day one Review
 
So I received my Top yesterday box was in good shape and packed well.
I unpacked and laid the top in the sun. I went to removing old top and hardware.
I ordered the top and header from amazon, Sailcloth top $409 prime shipping, Header $32 prime shipping.
Started installing new top unpack header and noticed it is wrapped in saran wrap (not good) and no instructions.
After getting wrap off notice screws are rusted and all of them are loose. (Hooray Me)
See Picture.
[IMG]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...ps40db31d0.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...ps612efcdd.jpg[/IMG]

Well I am stuck don’t want to install all the old hardware back on so tighten screws and install header pretty straight forward.
Decide to go eat lunch and let top soak up the sun for one more hour (two hour total now).

Drk5ide 04-25-2013 08:03 AM

Read the instructions twice and wow very vague but undeterred I move forward.
Start with header then with center strap that goes from the roll bar the windshield all goes well.
Now to the side that clip into the door headers. OOOO mother of god!!! Was this part hard 30 minutes of tugging, pulling, and expletives that would make a sailor blush, but I did get it.
So now onto the first roof layer it attaches to the rear roll bar seat belt bolts. The top comes with two bolts to use if you don’t have the seat belts mounted. More good news here the stitching on the left rear strap was loose and coming apart (Hooray Me x2) again too late to turn back now I will deal with the seller or Rampage today.
See Picture.
[IMG]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...ps24b98ffa.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5f8070d1.jpg[/IMG]

Ok so now to the windows all went well install pretty much the same as the stock top not hard to figure out.
So everything is lined up and looking good so now the last step the top roof piece must be clipped in and be tightened not bad one side gave me a little trouble other side clip right in.

Drk5ide 04-25-2013 08:06 AM

Now some finished pictures.
[IMG]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6c1578d7.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...pse3b39636.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...ps71a293d4.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6fdaf6da.jpg[/IMG]

Blsport7 04-25-2013 08:20 AM

Pictures aren't there

Drk5ide 04-25-2013 10:31 AM

Still no PIC's I can see them?

DBoat 04-25-2013 01:32 PM

you experience was similar to mine, except it was cool outside so the material was a real biatch to get to stretch to fit. Took two big boys (me and my buddy) to get mine installed. The look is so much better though.. I didnt put the windows in because frankly, I wont need them until Fall. will worry about it then. I also didnt have any rusted hardware or fraying issues.
The black on yours looks a LOT better IMHO.

Good Luck..
Dana

Drk5ide 04-25-2013 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DBoat (Post 3681855)
you experience was similar to mine, except it was cool outside so the material was a real biatch to get to stretch to fit. Took two big boys (me and my buddy) to get mine installed. The look is so much better though.. I didnt put the windows in because frankly, I wont need them until Fall. will worry about it then. I also didnt have any rusted hardware or fraying issues.
The black on yours looks a LOT better IMHO.

Good Luck..
Dana

Thanks and I am guessing the pictures worked for you.
I am very happy with the top, working with rampage about the stitching on that one corner. I think the header might been an Amazon return then resale issue, but in the end the header fits on great, the top looks great and I am happy so far.

Scout0718 04-25-2013 03:17 PM

I canot see your pics. I have mine in the box waiting on a warmer day to install, cannot wait to get it on.

DBoat 04-25-2013 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Drk5ide (Post 3681896)
Thanks and I am guessing the pictures worked for you.
I am very happy with the top, working with rampage about the stitching on that one corner. I think the header might been an Amazon return then resale issue, but in the end the header fits on great, the top looks great and I am happy so far.

Yep, no prob seeing the pics. I do hear that Rampage has great customer service, so you shouldnt have any issues there. Mine came with a Smittybilt header and it went right on no problem.. but I should have waited until it was 80+ to do this..my shoulder hurt for days afterward.. :banghead:

Drk5ide 04-26-2013 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DBoat (Post 3683862)
Yep, no prob seeing the pics. I do hear that Rampage has great customer service, so you shouldnt have any issues there. Mine came with a Smittybilt header and it went right on no problem.. but I should have waited until it was 80+ to do this..my shoulder hurt for days afterward.. :banghead:

Yes warm is better was about 70 the day I installed it.

Blsport7 04-26-2013 10:10 AM

I don't know why, but I can't see any pics

Drk5ide 04-26-2013 10:26 AM

Working Now?
http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6fdaf6da.jpg

Scout0718 04-26-2013 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drk5ide (Post 3685625)

No, not for me anyway :confused:

s14sh3r 04-26-2013 11:02 AM

I've been able to see the pics from day one.


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