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Unread 06-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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Has anyone purchased & installed a Fastback ?: I'm thinking about it but not sure if they are leak proof .

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Unread 06-08-2013, 05:11 AM   #2
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I have ORH fastback from 3 years ago. Did not leak until I added tailgate bar. Had a local shop mod the rear, and I mod the bar, bone dry now.
The newer ones from ORH come with the tailgate bar.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:09 AM   #3
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I've got the Trektop NX and haven't experienced any leaks yet (today is the heaviest rain we've had since I put it on, though, so we'll see). However I will say it fits like a pile of ****. I've let all the panels cook out in the 90 degree sun (multiple times this summer) and it stretches plenty to fit onto the Jeep, but the windows will NOT stay seated in the door surrounds at all, regardless of how hot and stretchy they are. The very top of the plastic that "hooks" into the door surround always peels itself back, and makes the entire window vulnerable to popping out of the surround.

So buy with caution. This is on a 2-door, FYI. I would never buy another one, personally.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:15 AM   #4
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I've got the Trektop NX and haven't experienced any leaks yet (today is the heaviest rain we've had since I put it on, though, so we'll see). However I will say it fits like a pile of ****. I've let all the panels cook out in the 90 degree sun (multiple times this summer) and it stretches plenty to fit onto the Jeep, but the windows will NOT stay seated in the door surrounds at all, regardless of how hot and stretchy they are. The very top of the plastic that "hooks" into the door surround always peels itself back, and makes the entire window vulnerable to popping out of the surround.

So buy with caution. This is on a 2-door, FYI. I would never buy another one, personally.
I have this top and do not have the same problem, I would buy another one. KEat are you sure you're putting them in correctly?
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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:30 AM   #5
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I have this top and do not have the same problem, I would buy another one. KEat are you sure you're putting them in correctly?
Yeah I'm 100% sure. I took pictures the other day and I'm going to e-mail Bestop and see what they say.

I also have lots of fraying everywhere. This top was definitely not built to last. Definitely some made-in-China disposable crap.

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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:44 AM   #6
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I have this exact problem. I can't get the windows seated completely on the door surrounds I have move the top as far forward as I can in the settings. Other them disconnecting the front part and pushing it further forward which I have not yet tried.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #7
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I have the same top and the same "issue", although I don't see it as a problem. I ran it like this all summer last year, with the doors off and top in Sun rider position, (what I would think is the most voulerable for a panel to pop out) at 70 MPH, for over an hour, and never had the side panels pop out. I agree it doesn't look right, but it doesn't leak or pop out...so in my opinion not a problem. I think it comes off and on very easily...10 minutes to put everything back on, 5 to get it all off. The biggest drawback is it doesn't travel well with you when you take it off.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:13 PM   #8
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I think we are talking about two different tops . I'm talking about the Fastback hard top from a company called Wild Boar .
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:55 PM   #9
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Yup, everyone here is referring to the 2 soft top fast backs.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:15 PM   #10
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I guess no one has heard about "wild Boar " Fastback . Guys look it up .
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Unread 06-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #11
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People have heard about them, just very few buy them because of the initial expense and shipping issues. Oem hard tops can be found on Craigslist for a fraction of the price of a wild boar one

That said wild boar makes a great product and stands by it 100%
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Unread 06-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #12
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I have one, great top. It's also for sale now as my jeep no longer sees the pavement. Conveniently located in NH, I won't turn this in to a for sale thread, PM me for details.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #13
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I've heard the wild boar is a pig to work with as well. 400lbs, one piece. So no taking that off single handed. Shame as I like the fastback look. I have the orh one.

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Unread 06-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #14
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Post a picture of the top & then I'll PM you for more details .
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