I need to replace my soft top fabric and I was looking at either the Replace A Top or the sailcloth. Does anybody have experience with both of these? Is the Sailcloth better enough to justify the extra cost?
x2 on the boat repair shop to just fix the zipper.Take it to a boat top repair shop, they have those in or close to Vegas towards Lake Mead. They can repair or replace just the zipper part.
Bestop does not manufactuer for Ruggid Ridge. The onet brand under Bestop is Pavement Ends. It's ther lower level line and is much thinner.The previous owner of our Jeep replaced with a Rugged Ridge top (Bestop makes all of them anyway) but wanted it to be quieter and purchased a Sailcloth top. It is substantially much more quiet than the Rugged Ridge IMHO.
I cannot emphasize this truth anymore. The sailcloth is incredibly more quiet and durable than the non sailcloth version.The Sailcloth version of Bestop's Replace-a-Top is MUCH better in all ways and is definitely the way to go. Sailcloth is a 3-layer fabric that is not only heavier duty and longer lasting, it will make your interior substantially (!!) quieter. Newer Wranglers have been coming with Bestop's Sailcloth tops as OE equipment since the early 2000 or 2001 model year.