I bought my YJ over a year ago with a hard top and full steel doors. I sold the hardtop since it was in pretty bad shape, and have been using just a bikini top since then. I know very little about softtops and their associated hardware. If I understand correctly, there were very few YJ's from the factory that came with full steel doors and softtops. I've been able to find most of the OEM hardware pretty cheap. Now, are there any replacement tops for a YJ with full steel doors to utilize the original hardware? I've looked at the pavement ends tops, and I like the $299 price tag. However, it looks like they only have them for YJ's with half doors. I could forget the hardware and go with a bowless top, but I was hoping to not drop over $400 into it. Comments? Recommendations?
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Full steel doors will work with the Besttop replacement top, but you may get some leaking around the upper rear corners. It will seal ok, but not perfectly. Go to Quadratech and use their top selector and pick the type of hardware you have. OEM soft top hardware differs from the Bestop hardware, and the top you pick needs to match. There are several selections available based upon your hardware selection.
I've got a bestop supertop, it works just fine with full steel doors.
Actually, I just sold my hard top, got tired of storing it during the summer, and only have the supertop. It takes a little wile to warm up in the winter, but once warm, it's just fine. Also, it seals up well enough to keep even a heavy rain out, and with the windows removed, it makes a decent safari top.
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supertop, or sunrider top both work well with full doors. OME tops will work but you will have a large space in the corners of the door.
A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
For those who have not figured this out I'm old school but can handle the new too.