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ChicoJeepy 05-20-2013 12:59 PM

Rag Top vs Hard Top
 
Trying to decide between both of them. I like the Hard Top for obvious reasons so nobody will cut into it or anything like that but I live in California and having a Soft Top would be nice to drop the top and enjoy the sun. I don't really want to pay over a grand for a Hard top along with the 500+ doors.

The Silver Gorilla 05-20-2013 01:06 PM

I am in florida and only have a bikini top and love it! All i did was upgraded my center console to a tuffy one for security. just keep your doors unlocked so your top dosnt get slit

Willybusmc 05-20-2013 01:07 PM

Go with the soft top man. You'll love being able to go topless in 5 minutes. If your really worried about theft, just don't leave anything of real value in the jeep. I've never had a problem and I spend most of my days topless and doorless

OverkillYJ 05-20-2013 01:09 PM

I have both. Hard top for the winter and soft top for the summer. You can get a hardtop and full doors for $500 on CL usually.

Speedy4x4 05-20-2013 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by OverkillYJ (Post 3774699)
I have both. Hard top for the winter and soft top for the summer. You can get a hardtop and full doors for $500 on CL usually.

In the summer anyways.

Here in Oregon hardtops and doors together are from 1500-2000 in fall and winter. So if you see something don't wait until you need it...

tigerblood 05-20-2013 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by The Silver Gorilla (Post 3774695)
just keep your doors unlocked so your top dosnt get slit


yeahhhh riiiiight...people slit jeep tops for sport in this country

ChicoJeepy 05-20-2013 07:03 PM

I found a complete soft top and hardware except for the upper half doors. The guy wants $375. Sounds like a great deal because on Ebay I found for around $600 but there's a problem. The rag top on CL is listed for 97-06 and my Wrangler is a 93.

ChicoJeepy 05-20-2013 07:13 PM

Oh just found a hard top for cheap like $500 bucks and it came off of a CJ7. Have no clue if that would fit. Might be able to get his hard doors in the deal as well.

tigerblood 05-20-2013 08:16 PM

it will fit

Speedy4x4 05-20-2013 09:26 PM

The Door's latches will need modified

tigerblood 05-20-2013 09:48 PM

only if theyre off a 76-80 cj7, 81-86 have the paddle handles

ChicoJeepy 05-21-2013 02:57 PM

What kind of hardware do I need for a hard top and a rag top?

wrangleryj90 05-21-2013 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ChicoJeepy (Post 3778749)
What kind of hardware do I need for a hard top and a rag top?

Hard tops is just put on and then mount with bolts I use canopy latches on mine tho the front windshield has some holes also I just used self tapping screws in mine soft tips have their own hardware

ChicoJeepy 05-21-2013 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by wrangleryj90 (Post 3778767)
Hard tops is just put on and then mount with bolts I use canopy latches on mine tho the front windshield has some holes also I just used self tapping screws in mine soft tips have their own hardware

True that. I hear a lot about frameless rag tops. Don't know if my roll cage will work for that but it's a hellva lot cheaper then rag top with frame.


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