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post #16 of 22 Old 06-24-2013, 06:25 PM
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I have the Bestop Supertop in spice. Came with upper doors and tinted windows and all hardware. I'm happy with it. I think you can run full doors with it too.
full doors can be used. but how long ago did you get your supertop? i really want a soft top, and supertop seems to be my only option. i want it in spice too.the thing is i read so many negative things, but the negative things are also from a few years back. seems like every soft top is bad, except fOR OEM tops. i ordered a softopper recently, and returned it a week later because it simply would not fit my yj, even after being in the sun for a week. I had bad luck with the softopper...

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post #17 of 22 Old 06-24-2013, 06:28 PM
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The softopper is a very well made top
my softopper didn't fit well at all. it was a PITA to put the windows and the velcro always managed to stick out. i talked to Larry, and everything was installed correctly. ended up sending it back,
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post #18 of 22 Old 06-24-2013, 06:42 PM
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Got my super top a few months ago. So its new. The fit was tight at first but the frame design allows you to put it on and adjust the bow assembly as it breaks in to keep it snug. I personally like it more than the factory top. It goes up and down fast. I did a few mods on mine to make it even better. The trick to the supertop is making sure your windshield rake is right. Plus you can run full doors which is nice.
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post #19 of 22 Old 06-24-2013, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Well after a couple of weeks, I still love my NX (OEM style) top. The doors are awesome! They fit tight, no leaks, and at 75+ they are closed tight as can be to the frame work. The snaps above the tops of the door to holt the top to the frame are a little bit of a pain, but you gain a great rain gutter to channel the water away from the doors. I have found that if you use two spring clamps to hold the top frame sides that hook to the windshield, in an upright position, it makes putting the top up much faster. Overall, the top is nice and tight, quiet, and water tight! (seriously... this puzzles me because the HARD TOP leaked!) In super heavy down pours, there is not a slightest hint of a puddle on the top either. I also like the way the factory frame uses an elastic strap and hooks to the belt rail on the tub. Nicer than the Velcro loop that you wrap around the other frames. In all, would I do it again? Yes! It's a shame that you have to use it with the half doors.... but honestly, if I am putting on the soft top, I sure don't want the full doors on the Jeep! I do wish that I could buy full soft doors with the square corners though.
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post #20 of 22 Old 06-25-2013, 09:35 AM
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I know you said no frameless but I had a Bestop framed and now a softtopper frameless. Soft Topper is 100,000 times better. Quieter, much faster to install. Would never have a frame again
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post #21 of 22 Old 06-27-2013, 03:57 PM
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Well after a couple of weeks, I still love my NX (OEM style) top. The doors are awesome! They fit tight, no leaks, and at 75+ they are closed tight as can be to the frame work. The snaps above the tops of the door to holt the top to the frame are a little bit of a pain, but you gain a great rain gutter to channel the water away from the doors. I have found that if you use two spring clamps to hold the top frame sides that hook to the windshield, in an upright position, it makes putting the top up much faster. Overall, the top is nice and tight, quiet, and water tight! (seriously... this puzzles me because the HARD TOP leaked!) In super heavy down pours, there is not a slightest hint of a puddle on the top either. I also like the way the factory frame uses an elastic strap and hooks to the belt rail on the tub. Nicer than the Velcro loop that you wrap around the other frames. In all, would I do it again? Yes! It's a shame that you have to use it with the half doors.... but honestly, if I am putting on the soft top, I sure don't want the full doors on the Jeep! I do wish that I could buy full soft doors with the square corners though.
i would get an Nx over a supertop, but as you said, it does not work with full steel doors, and i do not have any half doors. i was going to buy two piece soft doors, but i heard they suck, and they don't even fit with the NX since it requires a square shape.. good to hear that gives some satisfaction though.
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post #22 of 22 Old 06-27-2013, 04:02 PM
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Got my super top a few months ago. So its new. The fit was tight at first but the frame design allows you to put it on and adjust the bow assembly as it breaks in to keep it snug. I personally like it more than the factory top. It goes up and down fast. I did a few mods on mine to make it even better. The trick to the supertop is making sure your windshield rake is right. Plus you can run full doors which is nice.
good to hear! i feel more comfortable purchasing a supertop now, hearing that your's is fairly recent. i am sure I will be fine with it, aslong as i get it installed properly... but knowing my dad, his nosy characteristics won't let me do it bymyself, and he will most likely screw something up like drill more holes than need, put something in the wrong place or backwards, or break something. i will have to sit and stare at the instructions for awhile to make sure it goes on properly and try to do it bymyself. it comes with an installation video right?
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