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lexijeep 04-30-2013 04:40 PM

Need Help buying a soft top
 
I have a 98 TJ Sahara with a hard top. I am ready to get a soft top for the spring and summer but have no idea where to start. Do you have any recommendations or warnings of what to look for or avoid?? Fabric suggestions (vinyl vs sail cloth), brand, etc?

Thanks!!

Dewstr1 04-30-2013 04:45 PM

I got mine last year from fortec4x4. It's a rampage brand and has the 30 mil tinted windows. I'm pleased with the top, and those guys are awesome at fortec. Andreas is pretty cool.

6InARowMakesItGo 04-30-2013 04:45 PM

i prefer the frameless kind.

Dewstr1 04-30-2013 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by 6InARowMakesItGo (Post 3702514)
i prefer the frameless kind.

I didn't.....just personal preference.

lexijeep 04-30-2013 04:48 PM

Can you help me understand the difference is between frame and frameless?

Dewstr1 04-30-2013 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by lexijeep (Post 3702523)
Can you help me understand the difference is between frame and frameless?

Well, since you're going from hard top, to soft, you'll either need a top that comes with a frame (what supports the top, and what it attaches to), or a frameless top, which uses the roll bars for support and anchorage.

lexijeep 05-01-2013 01:08 PM

Thank you for all the info...if gou get a soft top w a frame do you leave the frame on if you take the top off for a day? Or does that look really odd? I'm looking for the ability to go topless here and there but won't be everyday...darn work!

Dewstr1 05-01-2013 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by lexijeep (Post 3706399)
Thank you for all the info...if gou get a soft top w a frame do you leave the frame on if you take the top off for a day? Or does that look really odd? I'm looking for the ability to go topless here and there but won't be everyday...darn work!

It all folds back.....like this:


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lexijeep 05-01-2013 01:39 PM

Perfect that's exactly what I needed to see! Thank you you're my jeep hero!

Dewstr1 05-01-2013 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by lexijeep (Post 3706503)
Perfect that's exactly what I needed to see! Thank you you're my jeep hero!

Awww shucks, ma'am....'twernt nothin.

1rbotma 05-01-2013 02:07 PM

i have a supertop nx. I like it. I'm more of a frame softop guy because the jeeps that i have seen without frames look a little more "messy" because the top is not tight. I like my top to be nice and tight!!! :)

Dewstr1 05-01-2013 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 1rbotma (Post 3706599)
i have a supertop nx. I like it. I'm more of a frame softop guy because the jeeps that i have seen without frames look a little more "messy" because the top is not tight. I like my top to be nice and tight!!! :)

I totally agree....the only frameless ones that look good, are the ones advertising for them.

staud11 05-01-2013 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by 1rbotma (Post 3706599)
i have a supertop nx. I like it. I'm more of a frame softop guy because the jeeps that i have seen without frames look a little more "messy" because the top is not tight. I like my top to be nice and tight!!! :)

My frameless top is way tighter than my old frame top ;)


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