Well this is all I know about the Bestop. When I bought my '97 back in March, the guy said he put an almost brand new top on it. Me, not knowing jack sheet about Jeeps nor tops, I brought it home and waited for the weather to warm up to drop the top. Now, I've got a header bar with a metal bar running down the roll bar on each side attached to nothing along with trying to get the stupid "bows" to fold down and not get tangled up while trying to lower the top.
All I can say, is that I am currently in the market for a factory soft top with complete hardware and this piece of garbage will no longer be in my life.
But to answer the question, it WILL fold down but I hope you got some reserve patience and it's not raining when you put it back up!
'07 Rescue Green JK - 3.5" Rough Country with 35" Nitto Terra Grapplers on 18" Fuel Hostage wheels...More to come