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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
ATfield
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TJ Soft Top

So i have always used a hard top on my 2001 TJ and i want to buy a new soft top but i dont have any hardware for it. I was to use my full metal doors. I looked up some items and was wondering if anyone can help me get on the right direction. I am most concerded about the hardware and if all i need to buy is 'bow assembly'. Look at my links below of what I am looking at.

Here is the assembly I want to buy:
http://www.smittybiltdepot.com/OE-St..._pn=S%2fB91304
Here is the soft top I want to buy:
http://www.smittybiltdepot.com/OE-St..._pn=S%2fB91304

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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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You could check out Softopper, good reviews from what I have read and it comes with everything you need (hardware, door surrounds, header panel). It is, however, a bowless top.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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Both of those links just show the bows. Have you thought of a frameless top like a Trektop NX or a Rampage top? I know the Trektop you can get with all the door surrounds and everything to install. That's what I'm looking at and I've never had a soft top on my TJ either
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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:25 AM   #4
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sorry i posted the same link twice. the soft top is this:
http://www.smittybiltdepot.com/Smitt...n=S%2fB9970235

BUT do people prefer the framless tops instead?
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Unread 05-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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Frameless or not, it's up to you. I have a hardtop only also and I will be buying a frameless soft top soon
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Unread 05-08-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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It really is personal preference. Frameless is less stuff to store when the hardtop is on and most of those can be used as a safari top without the windows on. I have a friend who just ditched his hardtop for a trektop nx and loves it
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Unread 05-08-2013, 06:40 PM   #7
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I have had a hardtop on my LJ and recently put on a new top from softopper and I love the top. Its easy to take on and off once you get the hang of it and pretty well priced. It comes with all the hardware. My jeep also has the hard doors.
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