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post #1 of 42 Old 07-22-2010, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Bikini Top Questions

Just wondering you likes them.. If you have one give some likes/dislikes. Im thinking about getting one! Anything will help thanks.

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post #2 of 42 Old 07-22-2010, 09:56 PM
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i do! i like how there is more visibility and how easy it is to takeoff and put on.
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post #3 of 42 Old 07-22-2010, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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how bad do you get leaks?
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post #4 of 42 Old 07-22-2010, 10:01 PM
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They leak pretty bad. I have 2 full bikini tops. One is my trail top and the other is my around town top. A bikini top is a lot easier and cheaper to replace than a full top after it's trashed.

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post #5 of 42 Old 07-22-2010, 10:03 PM
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ditto on the leaks, not really meant for the rain. i have only had it rain once on my bikini top and i had a tarp on me and bungee corded it on top of the bikini and that was the only way i was able to keep water from the inside.
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post #6 of 42 Old 07-22-2010, 10:03 PM
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I love bikini tops..... and daisy dukes
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post #7 of 42 Old 07-22-2010, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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do i NEED door surrounds?
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post #8 of 42 Old 07-22-2010, 10:08 PM
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ive never used mine with the bikini, just goes around the roll bar
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post #9 of 42 Old 07-22-2010, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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okay thats good, because i do not have them lol
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post #10 of 42 Old 07-22-2010, 10:15 PM
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Safari Top

Mine covers the back of the cab too. Keeps the dog out of the sun.
Would never use it as a winter top even with a duster and cab curtain.
It will leak. period.
I can even see daylight through one spec near the header.
Great for keeping the sun off.
Keeps some of the leaves and other crude out of the cab too.
I use it with the door surrounds.
Would be a pain to rap around roll bar with grab handles attached too.
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post #11 of 42 Old 07-22-2010, 11:13 PM
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I had my Bikini top on year round in the rain with no leaks (obviously rain wasn't a concern for me as long as it wasn't on my head). Winter time I ran the door Surrounds summer time I didn't but I think I may throw them on tomorrow because my velcro is starting to suck. Need some door surrounds?

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post #12 of 42 Old 07-23-2010, 04:50 AM
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I have a bikini top on about half the year. Definitely get water in the jeep since it doesnt' cover everything (just front and back seat), but I have a waterproof cover I pull at least over the cab quick if it looks like it might rain.

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post #13 of 42 Old 07-23-2010, 05:26 AM
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It's a nice change to use compared to a soft top with no windows in. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone using it as a daily driver, I found it lets far more water in the cabin compared to just having a normal soft top on without windows...
Granted, mine only covers the front 2 seats, but the edges near where the doors might be actually roll in, so rain comes right off and lands on my side, where as the standard soft top drips just outside of the jeep.

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post #14 of 42 Old 07-23-2010, 06:02 AM
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Bikini's belong on girls, For the Jeep I prefer a Safari top.

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post #15 of 42 Old 07-23-2010, 06:09 AM
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I've got a besttop bikini top.

I use door surrounds.


It's got to be the poorest fitting POS I've ever put on the jeep (specifically at the bolt on header). And yes, it's strapped in tight, directions were followed.


That being said, it does keep the driver and passenger much cooler in the hot summer (we're seeing 105 heat index). I use mine in conjunction with the CRES to keep the dogs from jumping out.
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