Soft top and roll bar pad questions, never owned one.
I've been doing a lot of looking around for info on soft-tops and there are just soooo many variations I guess I am confused on what I really want. I never had one for my jeep, I always just took the hard top off during summer and drove my other car when it rained. Well I sold that so now I need something for more everyday.
I kinda liked the ones that cover just the front seats ( i removed my back seats so no need) and then go straight down and then cover the rear section or the ones that cover the front then slant down towards the rear. I have a 90 so I have the diagnal roll bars. I dont really like the look of the full covers because I dont want to have to deal with all the bars and hardware. I am not sure if I want to use my full hard doors and just take them off when I take off the top or get buy my buddies half doors and just find half soft tops for them.
I will only be using this when it rains as I like the top off most of the summer. Any thoughts, suggestions? btw I saw the one that kinda describes what im looking for at quadratec but it was like 600-700 bucks which is insane...
Also I need roll bar pads and I cants seem to find ones that cover the bar that goes over each door. Where can I get these. I only find the rear 3 piece covers.
Thanks in advance
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Actually, I think he may be talking about a Half-Top. It's completely sealed. Otherwise you can run the Bikini, Windjammer, and Duster combo.
This is the combo that I am running right now until it decides to warm up again. This combo does not seal, and you will get wet if it rains. I had 2 inches of snow in the pass seat after it sat this weekend. If you need to be completly sealed from the elements, this is not the combo that you will want.
89 YJ with a 5.2l V8, 5 Speed ax-15, RC aals giving me 1.5" of lift plus 1" lift shackles giving me a total of 2.5" of lift, 31x10.5x15 A/T tires, no carpet, rinolined tub, Family style roll bar.
which top would be better? Cheaper? It doesnt have to be completely sealed just enough where I don't get soaked.
still curious for an answer on the roll pads
As far as the pads go, you should check out quadratec or websites similar to it. And as far as the cheaper top(s), your best bet is to piece together a Bikini, Wind Jammer, and Duster combo. You may not be able to buy all three at once, but you can usually find a Bikini on craigslist for $20+. Well, in my area anyway.
Last edited by xjcrwlr; 02-01-2010 at 03:17 PM..
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Im rocking the half top right now. I traded for my Hard top and some cash. I love it. It leaks a little but I dont get wet while driving so I really don't care. Quadratec has them on sale right now for like 550. I would go with that if you could get the money, but as few have already said its much cheaper to go with the combo. If you decide to go with the half top you need the full doors for it to fit properly. You can also roll just the top portion back like the supertop but it doesn't sound like you will use that much lol.
I run the combo from late spring until late fall. (Vancouver Canada, it rains a lot.) I picked my combo up on eBay for about $200 with shipping (Cross border shipping is expensive.) If it looks like rain I toss a garbage bag on the drivers seat. I hate wet ***.
The only real draw back is that water does seem to pool on the roof.
Someone makes a "bow" for keeping the roof tight, and it would prevent pooling. I just don't remember where to get one.
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