I bought the Trektop NX in Black Diamond to replace my 2005 TJ stock factory soft top mainly for the Sunrider roof. I love the idea of just flipping the top back and letting in the sun/fresh air without the hassle of taking the windows out, lowering the roof, etc. I don't think I will even miss or care about taking the entire roof off because I never have anyone sitting in the back seat anyway and like the idea of having the Safari roof, which looks incredible and is pretty much how I ran with the factory soft top.
Everyone is commenting about window storage but if you take the plastic inserts out of the side windows you can indeed roll them and the rear window up or put them in a window bag (Bestop sells the Window Storage Portfolio, and specifically says the Trektop NX windows will fit in it). After removing the plastic inserts (which is extremely easy), I was able to lay them in my Cloverpatch bag and roll them up same as the stock windows. It helps if you lay them out in the sun for a few minutes to soften then up. So no issues with window storage as far as I'm concerned.
I was very impressed with the high quality of this top. I ordered it from Amazon (shipped from Jegs) and it came in a few days. Everything was in order and in perfect shape. The directions were fairly clear but it helps if you watch the excellent video that's available on Youtube or Bestop.com and gives you step by step instructions on how to install it. Everything you need comes with it and is factory quality. The black diamond color I got looked great and matched my Bestop soft doors perfectly.
The hardest part of the install was putting the knobs into the door surrounds. For some reason the front part just didn't want to line up and I needed help to manhandle it on this part so everything would line up and I could thread the knobs in all the way. Otherwise the entire install (including taking off my factory top) went well, without any problems and took me about 2 hours, and that was with frequent breaks.
It helps if you do this on a HOT sunny day. It was 85 degrees and sunny and I laid out the top and window for 3 hours in the sun and installed it in sunlight. HIGHLY recommend this!
They give you 8 screws, which is what came on my factory top, to attach the top to the headliner but there are 14 (earlier years came with more screws from the factory) holes in the headliner. I added 6 and found that the top laid much nicer on the headliner.
I also recommend waiting until the top is all buckled down and attached front and back before attaching the front straps to the rollbar to get the best fit possible.
The only part I wasn't impressed with was the rear straps/buckles. They seemed attached rather flimsily and after reading how they broke easily I was careful not to pull on them too much. IMO, they should be reinforced at the attachment point and made of thicker/wider material. I installed mine without any problems.
The window install went well but the windows had been sitting for hours in the sun so they were soft and pliable. Everything zipped up nicely. Be sure to follow the directions EXACTLY and in the right order. I am letting the windows stay installed for a few days so they will stretch out. I am wondering how well they will do when the weather is cooler and I put them in cooler temperatures.
Once in, the windows and top looked great and factory. Everything zipped together and fit perfectly. Windows are tight and wrinkle free. The Sunrider feature works well and I flipped it back with doors off and took a ride and there wasn't any flapping or problems. Am looking forward to taking the windows out and enjoying the Safari top with Sunrider this summer.
Highly recommend this top. Will update and add if this changes but I'm really, really happy I got this top.