Originally Posted by grayI6
Any thoughts on the Bestop hard tops?
I have the Black 2 piece Bestop Hard Top w/ grey lined carpet interior. It is a really nice top but I suggest going with the 1-piece if you can. The 2 piece is nice for storage but looks kind of goofy if you take the cockpit cover off for the "sunroof effect." Plus it's more of a hassle to put the top on, it needs a lot of adjustments to get just right - so it doesn't leak in heavy rain - and wears more on the OEM rubber gasket seals.
pros: nice bright dome light that can be modded to LED easily so i hear; comes with wiring harness; defrost rear window w/ gas charged shocks, tinted windows; nice carpeted interior holds temperatures better and is awesome for stereo acoustics for a TJ; vented side panels; awesome heavy-duty rubber mesh overhead storage compartments; stores in a smaller space in garage
cons: crappy latches, hassle to deal with the removable cockpit shell, some edges are kind of sharp and cut into door and windshield seals after repeated use; heavy-probably heavier than OEM hardtop, $1500 on SALE; leaks in front corners if you don't align everything well (2piece problem only i imagine); can't just leave it outside like OEM due to carpeting and mildew/smells-not as easy to clean