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Jeepers79 06-28-2013 01:03 PM

Rampage vs. Softopper (frameless tops) Help!
 
Heres my situation..

I have a 1994 YJ, I sold the Hard top and soft tops.

I have full steel doors

I use this jeep mostly in summer - doors off / top off driving. In the winter I use it to plow my driveway, thats about it.

None the less I never have a top on in the summer, I dont like the idea of not having one if I get stuck in rain or a super hot day w/ the kids.

I know I want framless - but what one looks better when its NOT on? (is there hardware I have to leave mounted?)

Anyone have pro's / cons of either of these tops??

Softopper

Jeep Wrangler YJ Soft Tops | 1992-1995 Wrangler YJ Top | Softopper

Rampage:

Rampage 109435 Frameless Soft Top Kit 92 95 Wrangler 87 95YJ | eBay


banks316 06-28-2013 03:54 PM

I have the Rampage frameless. I know for a fact that you cant use full doors with it. I had full doors ended up trading for half steel ones. There is alot of extra hardware you will need that it doesnt come with.

Bestop 229.39 - Bestop® Retainer Belt Rail Kit for 76-95 Jeep® CJ-7 & Wrangler YJ with Supertop® - Quadratec and

Bestop 290.41 - Bestop® Corner Belt Rail Kit for 76-95 Jeep® CJ-7 & Wrangler YJ with Supertop® & Sunrider - Quadratec

Bestop 51209-01 - Bestop® Windshield Retaining Channel for 76-95 Jeep® CJ-5, CJ-7, CJ-8 Scrambler & Wrangler YJ - Quadratec

Bestop 52600-01 - Bestop Tailgate Bar Replacement Kit for 87-06 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Original Replacement Parts 55176225 - Driver Side Pillar Post for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec

Original Replacement Parts 55176224 - Passenger Side Pillar Post for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec

crtaylor 06-28-2013 07:16 PM

Softoppper all the way Made in the USA and is very well made .comes with all hardware ,easy on and off. All panels can stow away above your head .If you do need to run half doors get a set of TJ upper sliders and your in.
Chuck

Michigan jeeper 06-28-2013 07:47 PM

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Rampage frameless is the way to go looks a lot better in my opinion doesn't look as cheap and I ha storage for the windows when they are off here's mine

YJ Steve-o 06-28-2013 08:23 PM

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If you have gull doors, Softopper is your better bet. The only hardware you will see with the top completely off is the door surrounds

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First pic is the day I installed my Softopper. Second is with everything off, you can see the door surround

Jeepers79 07-01-2013 11:26 AM

The soft topper has storage for windows too- correct?

YJ Steve-o 07-01-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeepers79 (Post 3916306)
The soft topper has storage for windows too- correct?

Yes it does. It has a removable gear loft over the front seats. It hangs down pretty low though...I am 5'6" and it barely clears my head.

Jeepers79 07-01-2013 11:42 AM

your overall happy with the soft topper?

YJ Steve-o 07-01-2013 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeepers79 (Post 3916349)
your overall happy with the soft topper?

I love it! My Jeep only had a hard top when I bought it. The Softopper comes with everything you need to install it. It is a very high quality top, made in the US. I have had no issues with leaking or overall build quality and I've had it through rain, hail, and snow.

If you don't have full steel doors, I would recommend a different top, however. The soft uppers on half doors would need to have rounded corners, and even then the seal isn't the best.

Jeepers79 07-01-2013 12:44 PM

sweet - Yeah, I have the fill steel doors.

You sold me :)

sucks - got to get the tinted windows too lol - Did you buy direct from their web site?

Nas.a7x 07-01-2013 01:02 PM

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I have a softopper and I run it with half doors and bestop super top upper sliders

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YJ Steve-o 07-01-2013 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeepers79 (Post 3916515)
sweet - Yeah, I have the fill steel doors.

You sold me :)

sucks - got to get the tinted windows too lol - Did you buy direct from their web site?

The tinted windows are worth it.

Yes, I ordered directly from the website. Fast delivery too (but I am in Colorado, where they are based).

YJ Steve-o 07-01-2013 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Nas.a7x (Post 3916574)
I have a softopper and I run it with half doors and bestop super top upper sliders

Hey Nas! I knew there was someone here that was successfully running your set up. You and I talked before I ordered my Softopper. I knew you had the sliders and were able to get a decent seal, but I was speaking in regards to the plastic window soft uppers. I was never able to get mine to seal right, so I just use my full doors.

Nas.a7x 07-01-2013 02:39 PM

Ya I've never had a set of plastic uppers to try but I'm sure with a lot of tweaking you could prob get them to seal ok. I've also fixed the saggy look on my top, I had another thread started for it. But can't put the link for it on here the app on my phone doesn't have that option.

sinepome 07-03-2013 12:01 AM

I've got the Softoper. It's awesome. Good constituting and no leaks. My soft doors are cj lowers and tj upper skins on the cj frames. The seal is not the best but with a little twisting of the doors I can get it good enough to not leak during heavy rain. My full steel doors fit like a champ. Another plus to the Softoper is you can buy all the pieces individually. GL


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