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Unread 01-31-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
heyjuice311
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need advice on a new soft top

hey i have a 2001 jeep wrangler with a stock soft top set up right now.. well its been through hell and now i need a new one. is there any advice you could give me on which brands are better and which to stay away from. im lookin to spend 400-700 on a new one hopefully no more.. im a college student so i'm trying to get the best quality for least i need to spend... any advice would be great!

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Unread 01-31-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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In my experience the bestop replacement tops are good. I would recommend the sailcloth replace a top because it is a heavier fabric that uses the factory hardware and is a lot quieter than the stock top. It is about $600.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 05:17 PM   #3
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any comments on whether to get tinted or not tinted? i have not tinted but like my windows are kinda hard to see out from being old..and i wondered if the tinted would be a problem? just curious
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Unread 01-31-2010, 07:27 PM   #4
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any comments on whether to get tinted or not tinted? i have not tinted but like my windows are kinda hard to see out from being old..and i wondered if the tinted would be a problem? just curious
I own the soft top with clear windows. It really doesn't matter which one you choose, it is more a choice of personal preference.
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Unread 02-01-2010, 05:18 AM   #5
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Bestop made the factory tops, so a Replace-A-Top would be a direct replacement.

My buddy with a TJ switched from a factory top to a Supertop from a factory style top and loves not having to deal with door surrounds although it is a bit draftier.

I used a Supertop on my old YJ and have one now on my CJ. Love them. Easy to put up and down. Have to stand on bumper with the lift though!

Than again, a lot of people rave about the Sailcloth Replace-A-Tops. Quieter, warmer.

Next time, post in the TJ Technical Forum please.
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