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Old 05-19-2018, 12:16 PM
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Recommendations for Soft top

Hello!

I have a 1987 Wrangler YJ base model and im looking to put a soft top on it however I know nothing about what i need to do to get a decent one. Ive looked online but im not sure if they will fit my jeep.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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Old 05-19-2018, 01:56 PM   #2
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It mostly depends on what top your jeep originally had and if it has full hard doors or half hard doors and if you have a factory soft top frame or not.

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I bought the jeep a week ago and it only came with the bikini top and the hardware for a hard or soft top has been removed...
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I bought the jeep a week ago and it only came with the bikini top and the hardware for a hard or soft top has been removed...



Did it come with doors? If so are they full doors with glass windows or are they half doors with zipper windows? Or no doors at all?
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The reason for the questions is that there are two door profiles. The rear upper corner can be round or pointed. That profile will help people recommend a top.
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Any opportunity I can get to brag about my Bestop Sunrider top.....

Seriously though..This is the best top I have used (and the fourth). The flip back feature is awesome the top looks good, is as quiet as any, can be used with any door configuration. Install is maybe a little trickier than some others but far from difficult.
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:31 PM   #7
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+1 on Sunrider
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:34 PM
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The reason for the questions is that there are two door profiles. The rear upper corner can be round or pointed. That profile will help people recommend a top.
I have both metal full doors and half doors with no uppers
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Bestop Sunrider. A few more dollars but the "sunroof" is really nice.
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I guess i'm the odd one out i hate the sunrider lol. I don't like the sun beating down on me so i always run a bikini top in the summer. I dont even like sun roofs in cars and when i end up with a car that has a sun roof i never open it because i find them annoying. If you like sunroofs you will like the sunrider, if not the bestop supertop will work with your full hard doors. I am not sure what all it would take to make it work with the half doors because i have never done it.


Also be prepared to fight the top to the death to get it on. They are extremely tight when new and you need to install them out in the sun on a hot day to make the fabric pliable. Once it is on leave it on for a while and let it stretch and "fit" the jeep. Once it's broken in it will be much easier to get on and off.
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agalloch07, you are correct, you are odd. LOL
I used the "wrong" half door uppers and it works good. I second his advice to do it on a hot day so the top will be more pliable.

Remember, no two Jeep's are alike and what works great for me may leave you mad and cussing.
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Strangely, I put my new Sunrider top on in mild temps and couldn't believe how easily the fabric fit. I had to wrestle on a Rampage frameless top a couple years ago and I remember it being next to impossible but this new one zipped right on

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