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Unread 01-06-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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2 Piece hardtop vs 1 piece hardtop?

Wanting to buy a hardtop and I see there's a 2 piece top available. Any comments about which is better 1 or 2 piece?? Any trouble with the 2 piece Hardtops leaking at the seams?? Any suggestions or comments are appreciated. Thanks
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Unread 01-06-2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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I would assume that the 2 piece would be more prone to leaks. As you said.

Personally get the 1 piece for the winter and use the soft top or safari/tonneu for the other seasons.
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Unread 01-07-2007, 01:49 AM   #3
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two piece sucks, i have one i would know. its doesnt leak but its really really annoying to get all the tabs and crap lined up. The top is porely made so it catches major air when you drive with the sun roof part off. That makes it have horrible drag and you can actually feel your jeep being slower. im sorry i didnt buy a one piece.
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Unread 01-07-2007, 02:31 AM   #4
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two piece sucks, i have one i would know. its doesnt leak but its really really annoying to get all the tabs and crap lined up. The top is porely made so it catches major air when you drive with the sun roof part off. That makes it have horrible drag and you can actually feel your jeep being slower. im sorry i didnt buy a one piece.
Wow I guess I will scratch a 2 piece hard top off my list. Thanks for the info
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Unread 01-07-2007, 08:57 AM   #5
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Occasionally I think for the extra money I paid for my 2-piece I should've just stayed with the stock 1-piece. However, as soon as warm weather comes around, my brothers-in-law and I love popping the sunroof section off and placing it on the rear roof rack...after a good long mountain bike ride. I certainly expect some increased windnoise, but it's none too bad for me...and this is driving at 75 MPH on the interstate. The one thing I do have to agree with is that the adjustment mechanisms to keep the top anchored down and aligned properly are not top quality and need relatively frequent "fiddling". But overall I just love being able to go "open air" in about 15 seconds time (usually with someone else helping put the sunroof section on the roof rack). With the map pockets on the sunroof section and the standard carpeting around the inside of the whole top, it is of better overall quality than the stock 1-piece (even though made by the same company).
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Unread 01-07-2007, 11:00 AM   #6
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I'm going to back up John on this one! Got the 2 piece and love it! No leaks, nice to pop the front off when the weather turns warmer, but you don't want to take the top off completely! Another big issue for me is storage. I didn't buy the 2 piece with storage in mind, but I have found that the 2 piece will fit in my storage shed since the front comes off and reduces the over all size quite a bit. A big bonus for me! I recommend the 2 piece!
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Unread 01-07-2007, 01:01 PM   #7
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I'm going to back up John on this one! Got the 2 piece and love it! No leaks...
Yes, leaks have definitely never been an issue...even with the Jeep outside lately and the several feet of snow we've been having in Denver.
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Unread 01-07-2007, 01:09 PM   #8
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I've NEVER seen a two piece before.
I want one.
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Unread 01-07-2007, 08:09 PM   #9
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Here's a link!
http://www.bestop.com/index.php?s=10
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Unread 01-07-2007, 08:23 PM   #10
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I think you could get that "fresh" feeling by getting soft doors without all the drag.
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I had a 2 piece on my YJ. The top was great (other than being made for square corner doors only)-- The hard uppers SUCK. I wouldn't wish that mess on an enemy. The 2 piece top I had didn't leak and fit well.

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I have the 2 piece and it is fine for what it is intended for. No leaks and very well made. Carpet (headliner type material, but thicker) in the inside. Warm and quiet. I just really dont like ANY hard top because they are a pain to take on and off.
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