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post #1 of 30 Old 07-10-2013, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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Frameless soft top?

Is there any company out there that makes a frameless soft top for the YJ *** WITH FULL STEEL DOORS *** besides Softopper? Rampage only makes it for the YJ with Half Doors

I want a soft top that's black with tinted windows like the one I just bought but I hate dealing with the frame

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post #2 of 30 Old 07-10-2013, 09:34 AM
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What's wrong with soft topper?

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my softopper is great

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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I'm in the same boat. I think I am going to buy a softtopper as soon as I sell my hard top. Looks like a good top and it comes with everything you need to put it on.
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Nothing against Softopper. I'm just not a fan of over $600 for the top. Can't find it used anywhere Just looking for other options
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they aren't used because everyone loves them.

i am not sure of anyone else who makes that style

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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idk, i just cant bring myself to spend that kind of money on a brand new top for a 21yr old jeep. maybe one day i'll be pissed off at the frame enough to shell out $650 but for now i'll deal. thanks guys
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i felt the same way. it took me a long time to be able to buy a softopper because i have a perfectly good hard top and a perfectly good bikini top but after having to take the hard top on and off by myself a few times and getting caught in the rain on the highway a couple hours from home in chilly weather, i decided i could spend hte money

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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Pavement Ends makes one for YJ's with full steel doors (Pavement Ends Flip Top). I don't make any recommendations, I'm just saying that it exists.
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I'm also lookin for a frameless top for full doors, the softopper is hideous and expensive. I wish rampage would make one for full doors.

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i felt the same way. it took me a long time to be able to buy a softopper because i have a perfectly good hard top and a perfectly good bikini top but after having to take the hard top on and off by myself a few times and getting caught in the rain on the highway a couple hours from home in chilly weather, i decided i could spend hte money
yeah i have a soft top and a hard top already... the bows on the soft top are messed up and i bought the top used. i dont want to waste money on new bows for a top im not crazy about (its a best top). maybe one day when i get a whole in it or something and i have money that i dont want to spend on other mods

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Pavement Ends makes one for YJ's with full steel doors (Pavement Ends Flip Top). I don't make any recommendations, I'm just saying that it exists.
yeah just looked at it. its $650 and it has frame. i really want frameless
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Is there any company out there that makes a frameless soft top for the YJ *** WITH FULL STEEL DOORS ***
I'm not sure what you mean by 'frameless', do you only mean 'hoopless' or 'steelless'. You have to have a thin frame (1/2" tube) for around the door tops, a three point one that 1) plugs into the tub near the door latch, 2) attaches to the top of the windshield, and 3) is spaced away from the cage front strut at the top rear of the door.

You could always make one, which is what I did, a half cab to work with my ever present tonneau. I made one because I too couldn't find one.

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frameless as in Bowless such as the Rampage and softopper

Rampage on a TJ



softopper




the top sits on the roll bar and give a fastback look. i understand the need for a frame around the top of the doors. i know the soft topper has a bar that goes across the back of the top to keep its squared but thats build in to the top theres no bows to mess with and i think it looks better imo
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The softtopper I looked at was $489 plus 35.95 for shipping. I want the tinted windows so the total would be like $560 which compaired to a good framed top its not to bad.
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frameless as in Bowless such as the Rampage and softopper

Rampage on a TJ


softopper



the top sits on the roll bar and give a fastback look. i understand the need for a frame around the top of the doors. i know the soft topper has a bar that goes across the back of the top to keep its squared but thats build in to the top theres no bows to mess with and i think it looks better imo
The rampage looks so much better, I hate how the softopper looks loose.

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