Purchased this Body Armor Roof Rack system at the beginning of the summer. Bought over the others for being able to take the soft top up and down with no modification to the Rack system its self. I live in Colorado so the threat of rain/hail/snow at any time is always there and I wanted an option to put up the top in a moments notice.
Regarding installation it is pretty straight forward. Only real problems is removing the bolts from around the windshield. I have a 2000 TJ Jeep so they were completely rusted, along with the rear bumper bolts so have that liquid wrench ready. Also having an extra set of hands around will make attaching the pipes way easier than the old method of trying and cussing, having a beer
, repeat, repeat. As mentioned earlier in the con's section you cannot put the rear bumper back on with this mod. Small price to pay to have the option of moving all your better half's shoes in one move, when moving to a new apartment/house.
I installed light after putting on the roof racks which was surprisingly easy once it was in stalled. You can just remove one section at a time and run the wiring with a coat hanger. As for the system after all is in place no real problems other than squeaking which I'm guessing is normal. It also comes with a nice coating to protect from rusting, but I went ahead and covered the top bars with Herculiner to be safe since I'm using a piece of plywood as a roof rack until I get around to buying the cargo basket.
All in all a great product that I would recommend to someone else with a soft top and looking for the option of being able to put up the top with no hassle.