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My emergency top for my 2005 LJ came today. After searching around for reviews with no luck I decided to buy the top and see for myself. To give you a little back ground information, I have the trektop nx. As we all know, you cant store it in the jeep, and I hate taking it off and on every other day because of the rain. My goal is to stay topless all summer and have this for when it rains on me. I bought it from amazon because I get free 2 day shipping and I'm going to the beach this weekend so I wanted to have it asap. The price was $120 and I had a $25 amazon gift card laying around so I paid $95.

The top comes with two rain panchos that each have their own carrying pouch and seem to be very nice quality. (I have not removed them from the carrying pouch yet) It also comes with a carrying pouch for the top but it seems likes it'll be way too difficult to fold the top back up correctly in order to make it fit back in the bag. I'll probably do away with the bag and just fold it up enough to store it under my back seat.

The top seems like its pretty good quality for the price. It fits very tight but I do feel like its going to let a lot of water in at the top of the window and at the lower part of the door surround. It has a clip for the top of the door surround but not for the lower part like the trektop. Like I said before, its on there really tight though so maybe it won't. What holds the top on is 3 straps in the front (one for each door hinge and one in the middle the hooks on the hood loop), one clip on each side for the door surrounds, 3 or 4 clips on each side for the bed rail, a strap around each tail light, and one strap around the spare tire.

Overall I think this is a good buy. I haven't driven with it on, or had it in the rain yet. I will post back in a few days to let you guys know how that goes. Going to the beach this weekend topless with only this emergency top, wish me luck!
 

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Lets us know how it rides down the road if you get a chance. I've been needing one of these. South Mississippi summers are plagued with random thunder storms.
 

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Just went to the store to get some gas. Got up to about 45-50mph, everything seems good so far. Top fits tight and doesn't flap around too much. It looks like water is definitely going to get in at the top of the windshield. Its suppose to rain tonight, if it does I'll let you guys know how it goes.
 

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I had this on with my safari top. One thing I liked about it is that I could roll up the back window for anything. I as well had my full steel doors on, but there was still a gap between the door and where the emergency top went, make sure you have door surrounds otherwise you'll get the entire front soaked. It's why I returned mine. Wasn't happy with the product because it didn't cover more than half the door. I went with another emergency top that covers the gaps where needed during a rain storm. Glad you had better luck on yours.
 

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I have one for my 03 TJ. I love it. It folds up nicely back into the bag There is an issue with water getting in while driving from above the windshield. I solved this by sewing Velcro along the front seam if the E top and adding Velcro to the gap right above the windshield Now I can drive on the interstate with no issues and no water
 

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Update after experiencing some rain.

It lightly rained for about an hour or so and everything was fine. No water getting in that I could see. After that we had a crazy thunderstorm come through and it POURED. Front seats are a little damp and the back seat is soaked! I wouldn't recommend using this top in a heavy storm.
 

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Any maintenance issues otherwise? I don't run with my soft top window frames/ channels when going topless. Do you need those on for this to work? Thanks.
 

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Just went to the store to get some gas. Got up to about 45-50mph, everything seems good so far. Top fits tight and doesn't flap around too much. It looks like water is definitely going to get in at the top of the windshield. Its suppose to rain tonight, if it does I'll let you guys know how it goes.
Could you get a picture of the whole Jeep with the top on it. Would like to see what it looks like.
Thanks
 

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Here is mine on my LJ.
Got it used on CL for $50 it's perfect.
 

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From the pictures up top, looks like you need to have the door surrounds on for the Pavement Ends version... that sucks.
 
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