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post #1 of 18 Old 08-31-2013, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Frameless Soft Top TJ

looking for a frameless top for my TJ. Really like the look of the rampage. just not convinced on the strapd that run doen thr backdide on the outside. Are there any othrr options? Post up pics of sll please


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post #2 of 18 Old 09-05-2013, 08:33 PM
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Here's mine. I really like it.




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post #3 of 18 Old 09-05-2013, 10:34 PM
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Looks good, I've been eye balling this top
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post #4 of 18 Old 09-06-2013, 06:43 PM
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Rampage top in black



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post #5 of 18 Old 09-06-2013, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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the only thing that bothers me bout the rampage, are the straps on the outside that runs down the backside

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post #6 of 18 Old 09-06-2013, 07:38 PM
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I think Jjeeper(some number) added some hooks right behind the roll bar so the straps come straight down. Looked much better.

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post #7 of 18 Old 09-06-2013, 09:13 PM
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Definitely the Bestop Trektop NX.....factory style header bar, rear straps on the inside, better quality




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post #8 of 18 Old 09-07-2013, 06:57 AM
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Definitely the Bestop Trektop NX.....factory style header bar, rear straps on the inside, better quality
How much did you pay for this one? Factory style header means no drilling right?

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post #9 of 18 Old 09-07-2013, 07:12 AM
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How much did you pay for this one? Factory style header means no drilling right?
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...eepprofpic.png

Sorry for click but can't post yet. This is the only pic I could find of my Bestop Trektop, right after I put it on. Had it about 5 months now, fits nice.

I paid $300 for this one, for the simple reason of a window scratch I got out with WD40 and some missing screws. If I had the money to do it again, I would have paid the extra $200 for the black. But, you live and you learn.

Correct, no drilling. The first install took a bud and I about 30 minutes, probably could have done it in less. Typically takes me < 5 minutes to go completely topless, slightly more to put it on, especially if it isn't warm outside or not in direct sunlight.

The inside straps are nice, sometimes the flap in the wind when the sides and back are off, but if you position them right you don't even notice them.

Overall, yeah, there are some days that I wish I had the stock top I could just throw back. However I like the frameless/bowless look that it provides, as well as the sunrider and safari options you have with it. Good buy IMO.
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post #10 of 18 Old 09-07-2013, 07:54 AM
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I didn't have to do any drilling for my rampage

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post #11 of 18 Old 09-07-2013, 11:27 AM
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Just browsing and saw this:
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/pavemen...-56840-15.html

It appears to be the exact same top as the Bestop Trektop NXT, except that it uses your factory windshield header, door surrounds, and tailgate bar - Whereas the previously mentioned comes with all new hardware (although most of it is almost, if not, the exact same)

Better price point, only slightly more expensive than the frameless rampage:
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/rampage...nd-109735.html

Both are much cheaper than the actual Bestop Trektop NXT. On second thought perhaps I wouldn't have paid the extra money for a 'non-damaged' black one:
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/bestop-...-56820-35.html
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post #12 of 18 Old 09-07-2013, 12:49 PM
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Heres a Softopper.



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post #13 of 18 Old 09-07-2013, 01:24 PM
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I went with softtopper.com. It fits great. No noise. Easy on/off and American made.
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post #14 of 18 Old 09-07-2013, 02:17 PM
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I'm going with SofTopper made for the factory door surrounds. I like the Rampage & Bestop bigger windows. But like the rest of the guys, not a fan of the Rampage straps that doesn't tuck inside. The SofTopper is a complete kit with header bar and rear window bar, 4 different colors, underside storage for windows & Sailcoth.

This shows the model with their door surrounds.



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post #15 of 18 Old 09-07-2013, 03:07 PM
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Under side storage is a joke. If you get yours to work let me know how. The panel is too small. Speaker bar is in the way and no head room for rear passengers
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