That top really looks good.
Thanks!Yes, I know you can take the Freedom panels off, but they are a bit of hassle to get back on just right so they won't leak. My top doesn't leak, so I'm not going to mess with it.
Very nice top. I'm still deciding between the Ultra and Supertop NX. Are others in the forum also sporting the Ultra, and have you driven with it in the full folded back position? Seems the Ultra sits higher, about level with the top of the stock AT spare. Wondering how the view is out the back.
Thanks!Very nice top. I'm still deciding between the Ultra and Supertop NX. Are others in the forum also sporting the Ultra, and have you driven with it in the full folded back position? Seems the Ultra sits higher, about level with the top of the stock AT spare. Wondering how the view is out the back.
I do like the options it has and the ease that it folds to sunrider, safari, and back.
Thanks for the info! My plan (so far lol) is to use hard top in winter (curse you wiper box!) and soft in summer. Last two summers I've run with no top or doors. Works when I can keep in garage and drive car when raining, but that car caught fire 2 weeks ago :rip: so will need the soft top option. Good luck with it this weekend!Thanks!
I have not put the top down just yet; was told not to for a week or so and just too damn cold...LOL. I was oringally going to have the top installed in March but I was doing some mods and the barn was warm so figured I'd get it done earlier. I plan on playing with it this weekend so I can let you know. The original video showed it folding all the way down. When he was installing it, it was in the collasped position and almost sitting on the tailgate - in face the spare tire was taller so thinking it should be good on visiabilty. Definitely beats the wiper box blind spot I had from the hardtop.
I can't speak to the recommendation question but installation is considered difficult as the guide tracks and other parts make it pretty complicated. If you like to do your own work it should be doable but if you don't have the time, tools, or find stuff like this a bit much I'd recommend our home installation service or having a local shop install for you (we have installation rebates available right now for both home and local shop installations if you need them).Do you recommend the Ultra? Has anyone installed the Ultra themselves and was it a pain in the ass to do it???
I have the Ultra, received it a couple of weeks ago. I may have time to start putting the pieces together on my workbench but won't be able to get to installing the top until April, just too many things going on and it is still cold.Do you recommend the Ultra? Has anyone installed the Ultra themselves and was it a pain in the ass to do it???
Yeah let me know how the finished product turned out. I am in the same boat as you and don't wanna dish out the extra money if I can do it myself but like you it is still too cold here to do an install at home. I don't have a heated workspace and I don't think hitting it with a heat gun will help. Hoping maybe end of the month/beginning of April I can look into it. Just have to hide the receipt from the wife.I have the Ultra, received it a couple of weeks ago. I may have time to start putting the pieces together on my workbench but won't be able to get to installing the top until April, just too many things going on and it is still cold.
I watched the install video from Bestop:
I thought at one time, Extreme Terrain had one posted as well, but cannot find it. I really felt that I can handle this, as long as I can set aside the time. I didn't opt for home installation, since it was still $150 out of pocket with the discounted install at the time, and I have a heated shop space available that I can use.
I will be happy to follow up after the install.
It's not bad. Also, I think Bestop was selling tops in other colors. Thought white was one - maybe not. Funny how white tops come and go. They were an option on the YJs and the early TJs.While I wouldn't put a soft top on my Chief because the tops don't come in white and the white top is part of the retro design.
Bestop offered a white top for a short period of time, there are a few floating around yet.Yes, at times the YJ was available with a white top, but only from the factory. I don't remember ever seeing a Bestop white replace-a-top.
I wish they had white as an available color, it would be much cooler in the deep south. Our winter is measured in days not months and our summer seems to last from the 1st of April to the 1st of December.