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jdub2k5 10-27-2009 11:27 PM

I need new soft-top on a budget
 
alright guys, my top is a goner, I have a 3x3inch hole in the top thats covered by a ziploc bag, my threads are able to see light through and 0 YES ZERO zippers work

I need a new top on a budget because I make 8.00 dollars an hour and can't afford the best

I need something that will last me a few years and be just like the factory top

possibly come with tinted windows

I cannot afford a hard-top and I need a comeplete new soft-top

I also have full hard doors

under 500 dollars please

csamn2007 10-27-2009 11:28 PM

I would start surfing CL!

jdub2k5 10-27-2009 11:37 PM

only found a bikini top on craigslist...

VARedLeg82 10-27-2009 11:58 PM

bestop... can be found on most of the 4 wheel suppliers online for something between $400-$500. I have the basic tinted one on my 99 TJ and love it... fits and looks great, and should be within your budget, plus it's new so you won't run into the typical CL issues

jdub2k5 10-28-2009 12:00 AM

do the zippers hold up? and how easy is it to remove the entire top? I have had my jeep maybe 4-6 days and I realized I test this thing really hard so I need it to be very durable

csamn2007 10-28-2009 12:29 AM

Bestop is the best! I have one it is great.

bh153dc 10-28-2009 12:29 AM

This is the one I have. Had it for about 3 years still in good condition.

Rugged Ridge 13706.33 - Rugged Ridge Replacement Soft Top with Tinted Windows for 97-02 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

Matzner21 10-28-2009 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdub2k5 (Post 471259)
alright guys, my top is a goner, I have a 3x3inch hole in the top thats covered by a ziploc bag, my threads are able to see light through and 0 YES ZERO zippers work

I need a new top on a budget because I make 8.00 dollars an hour and can't afford the best

I need something that will last me a few years and be just like the factory top

possibly come with tinted windows

I cannot afford a hard-top and I need a comeplete new soft-top

I also have full hard doors

under 500 dollars please

If you have 500 bucks to spend your golden man, buy a best top cause best top makes the factory tops so it's the same thing. Heres a good site
Jeep Replacement Soft Tops | Discount Jeep Parts

And heres a good directory of sites to buy best tops, do enough searching and your bound to find one under $500
http://www.bestop.com/index.php?a=6&bt=1&show=online

CJinPA 10-28-2009 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdub2k5 (Post 471259)
I need a comeplete new soft-top
under 500 dollars please


Where are you located?



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my97tj 10-28-2009 08:01 AM

A guy here in St. Louis area has a used one for sale for $150.00

The Midwest Jeepthing

williewardjr 10-28-2009 08:21 AM

If you are reallly in need of one u can have mine for 75 bux u pay shipping but you will have to find someone to sew you a new rear zipper for the back window. or i picked up a rugged ridge one from 'Fortec' with half doors and tinted windows for a little over 400 shipped.

Geoff@Bestop 10-28-2009 09:44 AM

If you can still use your hardware, then you can get a replacement skin top and save money.

If you need new hardware, you can price Bestop - there's a $100 rebate going on from us, plus some of the retailers are matching it. So great time to buy.

If that's still too much (no one has ever accused us of being cheap!) then you may want to consider Pavement Ends. That's our sister company, so it uses the same patented belt-rail and all that. Just thinner windows, and sewn in China. Good tops though.

jdub2k5 10-28-2009 09:46 AM

I will pay extra to buy from you guys how long is the rebate going on for?

I don't know what hardware I need because I believe I have an oem thats just ragged

and my windows/top are both destroyed

1HOTV2 10-28-2009 10:46 AM

I have a brand new Bestop Supertop (Black Diamond) with tinted windows and all hardware. You can have it for $100 plus shipping. You will need to get a Header Bar and Tailgate Bar.

jdub2k5 10-28-2009 10:54 AM

how much is a header har and tailgate bar?

Geoff@Bestop 10-28-2009 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdub2k5 (Post 471634)
how much is a header har and tailgate bar?

About 50 bucks each. That's a hella good deal from 1HOTV2. Me thinks the HOT in his name is accurate :)

Remember folks - support your aftermarket companies. Buy new. (just kidding. We'll get your money eventually).

jdub2k5 10-28-2009 11:45 AM

lol you will probably get my money sooner that you think the way my jeep looks

1HOTV2 10-28-2009 01:35 PM

Thanks Geoff.....just trying to help out a fellow Jeeper. I picked up a brand new factory top (Sailcloth) and frame from an '05 so I don't need the Supertop any longer. I use the Header Bar with my Bestop Safari Top and the Tailgate Bar with my factory top.

jdub2k5 10-28-2009 08:20 PM

just wanted to share my lovely top

gotta love duck tape

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y15...p/DSC04024.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y15...p/DSC04027.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y15...p/DSC04026.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y15...p/DSC04025.jpg

jvc 10-28-2009 08:59 PM

i've seen tops in alot worse condition..... LOL

s3nt3nc3d 10-28-2009 09:46 PM

If I can sell some stuff soon, I'll be in the market for a new top...I've been liking the selection over at Quadratec.com


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