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post #16 of 36 Old 04-16-2013, 09:28 PM
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Ugh, the twill tops are literally 2x the price of a regular Supertop NX up here


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post #17 of 36 Old 09-29-2013, 08:06 AM
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The twill top I just got for my 2010 WRANGLER was $1,500.00 and worth every single cent. Far superior in quality to any others I have seen.
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post #18 of 36 Old 06-17-2014, 10:56 AM
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Black twill best top

Love this top! So much better than the sail top.... I found it $150.00 cheaper on amazon then most sites. The top is so soft and folds way easier than my old sail. The only thing I have to get used to is the wind tunnel noise when I get it up to 60 mph and higher. So I just turn up the radio loud.
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post #19 of 36 Old 06-17-2014, 03:59 PM
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I picked up a twill Trek NX and I really like it, I just wish that Bestop would make soft uppers to match.

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post #20 of 36 Old 06-18-2014, 07:16 AM
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I just wish that Bestop would make soft uppers to match.


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and other colors would be nice too, like Dark Khaki...not a big fan of black tops, no offense to those that have 'em...

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post #21 of 36 Old 06-19-2014, 02:42 AM
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I ended up buying a Twill Supertop NX cover due to the amazing deal I got (about $250 or so more at the time, not seen a price close to this since,) and the much better warranty.

It didn't take them long to come out with other Twill tops, so hopefully they will follow suit with the uppers

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post #22 of 36 Old 06-19-2014, 09:39 PM
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Love this top! So much better than the sail top.... I found it $150.00 cheaper on amazon then most sites. The top is so soft and folds way easier than my old sail. The only thing I have to get used to is the wind tunnel noise when I get it up to 60 mph and higher. So I just turn up the radio loud.
Wind tunnel noise? Could you elaborate? Isn't it quieter than the sailcloth?

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post #23 of 36 Old 06-19-2014, 09:44 PM
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I think it may be partly from not running the support cross-arc up front? I get a 'wind tunnel' noise when I have the top all up and windows on side+rear and full doors on, but crack the window on one side an inch or so. Doesn't do it any other time so far. Just need to open the window another inch or tow and it goes away...

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I think it may be partly from not running the support cross-arc up front? I get a 'wind tunnel' noise when I have the top all up and windows on side+rear and full doors on, but crack the window on one side an inch or so. Doesn't do it any other time so far. Just need to open the window another inch or tow and it goes away...
You do not have the crossbar for the rear window assembled correctly. It's creating an air gap which is what is making your top noisy. I have a twill top and it is as quiet as a hard top.

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post #25 of 36 Old 06-19-2014, 10:54 PM
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No, I'm talking about the front arc that is removable. I've never used it so don't know if it makes a difference... I do have the rest together correctly though...

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No, I'm talking about the front arc that is removable. I've never used it so don't know if it makes a difference... I do have the rest together correctly though...
I do not have a front support nor roll bar pads so my install could be one considered to have considerable slack. If you have to roll down your windows to balance out the pressure, you have something wrong. Alternatively, you also need to realize that you need your vents, defroster or ac on along with the fan to inflate the top.

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post #27 of 36 Old 06-20-2014, 02:30 PM
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I do not have a front support nor roll bar pads so my install could be one considered to have considerable slack. If you have to roll down your windows to balance out the pressure, you have something wrong. Alternatively, you also need to realize that you need your vents, defroster or ac on along with the fan to inflate the top.
Maybe if it's cranked on high, but I really don't think it will make a difference and even then very little if so...
I spent way too much time making sure it was installed right, watched Bestops and other videos and all etc It doesn't do it with the windows up all the way, just when drivers side cracked an inch or two, and top all buttoned up as I mentioned, then down past that it doesn't...
I'll muck around with the fan and different things and see if it makes any difference...

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Wonder if they will come out with this for the Trek Top NX?
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post #29 of 36 Old 06-20-2014, 03:33 PM
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Wonder if they will come out with this for the Trek Top NX?
They make one already

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post #30 of 36 Old 06-20-2014, 05:19 PM
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No, I'm talking about the front arc that is removable. I've never used it so don't know if it makes a difference... I do have the rest together correctly though...
I just switched to a Trektop NX from a rampage top. The center bow does make a difference.

To the OP; as far as Twill goes I would only consider it if the price was a lot lower. Even then I believe the sailcloth is a better choice for a off-road or recreational vehicle. If I park under or near trees and some tree sap falls on it it's not that bad to clean up the sailcloth vs twill, just as a example.

The Trektop NX fits snug and seals up tight. I have the black diamond type and it's as quiet or quieter than OEM. The front header fits as good as original equipment.

The rear strap buckles are the only real area they could improve on. The straps will not stay tight without a bit of ingenuity. I just popped a small hole in the free running end and secured that end once tight with some 550 cord. Only needed to worry about this when in bikini top mode.

@ rouxbicon I'm a fan of the Dark Khaki too. I went with black though at the time I couldn't find Dark Khaki.
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