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Unread 12-09-2014, 08:06 AM   #1
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Best safari top & duster for LJ?

So Ive read many threads on safari tops, dusters etc for the LJ and heard some good things and many complaints. Many of these threads are a few yrs old though.

I have a mint bestop softop now but figured Id run a few months with only a safari top and duster cover . Safari top seems to flap for people and the duster from what I can tell will only work if the soft top is off.

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Unread 12-09-2014, 08:09 AM   #2
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Oh and right now I have a spidershade but we have lots of moisture at night time/morning so my jeep is soaked every morning. Hence me wanting to do the safari & duster.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 08:30 AM   #3
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Do you use your backseat?
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Unread 12-09-2014, 09:06 AM   #4
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Have you looked into some of the bowless tops with unzippable panels? I have the rampage and plan on taking full advantage off it once spring comes.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 09:06 AM   #5
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I dont have a backseat and love this setup. I just ordered a new windjammer but plan to run this setup all "winter". Old picture.

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Unread 12-09-2014, 09:35 AM   #6
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So Ive read many threads on safari tops, dusters etc for the LJ and heard some good things and many complaints. Many of these threads are a few yrs old though.

I have a mint bestop softop now but figured Id run a few months with only a safari top and duster cover . Safari top seems to flap for people and the duster from what I can tell will only work if the soft top is off.
My Bestop Safari top doesn't flap, it can be made pretty tight with its straps. Its quality is good enough that it holds up to being pulled that tight too, I wouldn't bet on other brands lasting long after being pulled that taut, most of which are made in China.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 11:11 AM   #7
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Do you use your backseat?
not often. But will fold it in half and keep it strapped down so the duster can go over it.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 11:13 AM   #8
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Have you looked into some of the bowless tops with unzippable panels? I have the rampage and plan on taking full advantage off it once spring comes.
if i hadnt just spent $800 on a new top i may have considered it. But im not too keen on the bowless tops though on an LJ.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 12:24 PM   #9
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Have you looked at the wrap around 1/2 top?
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Unread 12-09-2014, 02:22 PM   #10
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All i want is coverage from the morning dew since the spidershade doesnt help while being able to drive with the windows off in the florida winters and having the duster cover the back area.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 08:42 PM   #11
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Not a LJ, but TJ. I have had a BesTop Safari and no drill header for at least five years now. First three years, would be on for 6-8 months to shield my balding scalp from the hot Texas sun. But, put it on spring on 2013 and still have it on, so 20 straight months.*

Still in great shape.

*while I do drive the TJ every chance I get, The TJ is not my primary vehicle and has a place in the garage when not driven
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Unread 12-10-2014, 07:56 AM   #12
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Have you thought about throwing a "trail cover" over it for bedtime? They go on /off easily (60 seconds) and are stowed in their own knapsack type bag when not in use. Will also keep it dryer then current set up during big weather.
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Unread 12-10-2014, 08:22 AM   #13
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I've had a safari top on my TJ and LJ. It never really flapped on the TJ but no matter how tight I pull the cords it flaps like hell on my LJ. It doesn't bother me much noise-wise but it looks pretty ridiculous from the rear
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