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post #1 of 10 Old 01-26-2014, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hard or Soft?

Buying a wrangler this week and curious if I should buy a jeep with a hard or soft top? All opinions help!

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-26-2014, 01:06 PM
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Might depend on the bottom line. The hard top is a extra cost. Hardtops can be a hard to remove for some. putting that thing on and off gets real old fast.

in the end my hard top and doors all ended up never used anymore. replaced with soft doors when needed and a windjammer rear. the only thing i use from the hardtop is the freedom panels. They make the best bikini top i have ever seen.

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-26-2014, 01:32 PM
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I have a soft top with the sundowner system...and wouldn't have it any other way...you can throw it back on real fast if you get caught in a summer storm.
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-26-2014, 03:13 PM
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Hard question and depends on you.

Hardtop is more secure, more lasting, makes your Wrangler more typical SUV, more weather proof, more money, etc, etc.

Soft top MORE fun. (Period)

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-26-2014, 04:20 PM
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Yep. Don't know where you live, but if it is the snow belt it would probably be a must-have, but would reduce the fun factor by half. Your choice.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-26-2014, 05:23 PM
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Yep. Don't know where you live, but if it is the snow belt it would probably be a must-have, but would reduce the fun factor by half. Your choice.
OP, NJWranglerGirl, I would assume a female living in New Jersey.

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post #7 of 10 Old 01-26-2014, 05:34 PM
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Both, actually. I run the hardtop in winter, soft top rest of the year. Swapping the tops takes about an hour in the spring and fall.

If you get a Jeep with a hardtop, you can buy the proper softop (to fit the same doors) from Bestop.

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post #8 of 10 Old 01-26-2014, 07:01 PM
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I'm in New England so it was a must to buy with a hard top for both our Wranglers. It was more cost effective to buy the soft top afterwards to use during the spring/summer.
There's many different styles of soft tops so you can choose what's best for you later on...frame, frame less, color, ect.
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-28-2014, 02:02 AM
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Thats a tough question with the very limited information you gave us. Best answer get both.

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-28-2014, 10:57 AM
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hard top ftw , I bought mine with a hard top , I will be buying a soft top for the warmer months , used hard tops are expensive around here , there is no price diffence between H/T and soft top jeeps , so i figured if I like the soft top better I can always sell off the H/T
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