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Amw2210 03-23-2011 11:42 AM

Is this a good soft top?
 
Looking to buy a new soft top for my 97 sahara and I found this one on ebay. This is my first jeep and I just got it last week so im new to the whole process and dont know if its necessary to go with a best top or not. Anyone bought a top like this or know anything about the quality?

BLACK 97-06 JEEP WRANGLER SOFT TOP + UPPER SKINS - eBay (item 180579329586 end time Mar-24-11 22:23:37 PDT)

jp2611 03-23-2011 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Amw2210 (Post 1133718)
Looking to buy a new soft top for my 97 sahara and I found this one on ebay. This is my first jeep and I just got it last week so im new to the whole process and dont know if its necessary to go with a best top or not. Anyone bought a top like this or know anything about the quality?

BLACK 97-06 JEEP WRANGLER SOFT TOP + UPPER SKINS - eBay (item 180579329586 end time Mar-24-11 22:23:37 PDT)

Assuming all is true and that it comes with hardware seems like a real good price-check the big Q to get an idea of what that top usually costs. Bestop is the OEM for Jeep.

Amw2210 03-23-2011 12:01 PM

Hardware is not included but it says all you need if the factory hardware so i already have that with the soft top that is on now

jp2611 03-23-2011 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Amw2210 (Post 1133749)
Hardware is not included but it says all you need if the factory hardware so i already have that with the soft top that is on now

Should be good than-I haven't done it-but "heard" upper door skins a real PIA-make sure it is nice and warm when you do the install.

Good Luck!!

jtraider 03-23-2011 12:12 PM

but who is the manufacturer? i don't see that listed anywhere.

sahara13 03-23-2011 12:56 PM

Mft is not listed. I would stick with a known name because you might get a top thats of poor quality and have to go buy a new one really soon anyway. My grandpappy always used to say, buy quality once and you wont have to buy it again.

wasurfer86 03-23-2011 01:33 PM

its priced way too low for me to comfortably buy.

jeff4mcclintic 03-23-2011 01:45 PM

hey buddy!

Amw2210 03-23-2011 01:55 PM

Ya I was worried cause i couldnt find who makes it either. Ill probably just have to nut up and get a best top one. Hey jeff

wranglerTX 03-23-2011 02:11 PM

I think you should buy a BESTOP soft top. they are more expensive but they're the best you can get.

InfernoGirl 03-23-2011 04:43 PM

If $ is an issue, look at the Rampage bowless tops. They are much less expensive than a factory replacement top.

robbiecc 03-23-2011 05:37 PM

ask the seller who the mfg is. if it's an unknown mfg or the seller won't tell you, don't look back, just walk away.

Amw2210 03-23-2011 10:01 PM

I just decided to do it right and go with a Bestop

wasurfer86 03-23-2011 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Amw2210 (Post 1134850)
I just decided to do it right and go with a Bestop

you made the right choice, it sucks when you buy cheap and have to buy again cause you bought junk the first time

Bradyu123 03-23-2011 10:25 PM

Looks to be like the smitty built top I bought from eBay but I'm not 100 percent. I like myn fits snug and zipps good. Plus cheap enough where If it gets cut I can replace it without breaking the bank. The only complaint is the end of the zippers jingle to much lol

KP Texan 03-23-2011 10:42 PM

FWIW, I've been quite satisfied with my later version smittybilt top... I know its not considered the best but it seems surprisingly well made. I had my jeep at the bodyshop yesterday and the owner actually said it looked like a really nice top to him.

-Wes

Bradyu123 03-23-2011 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by KP Texan
FWIW, I've been quite satisfied with my later version smittybilt top... I know its not considered the best but it seems surprisingly well made. I had my jeep at the bodyshop yesterday and the owner actually said it looked like a really nice top to him.

-Wes

Agreed there great for the money

Spunkd13 03-24-2011 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Bradyu123 (Post 1134888)
The only complaint is the end of the zippers jingle to much lol


Maybe thats the noise of all that $ you saved :thumb:

ocljeep 03-24-2011 11:25 AM

Soft Top
 
I also recommend the Rampage Frameless Soft Top. I use it year round here in Denver. No problems.

:thumb:

jtraider 03-24-2011 05:14 PM

stay away from pavement ends. made that mistake 4 years ago. now i have a bestop and am a happy camper. :D

CBR01TJ 03-25-2011 12:34 PM

How are the rugged ridge xhd tops? looking to buy a new top in the next few days... i found one new for 325 including shipping.


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