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Unread 06-30-2010, 08:13 PM   #46
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I assume you're not talking about the straps on the back of top, because those get rolled up as you roll the back of the top forward. That must mean your top has two straps on the front which remain resting on the windshield.

My top must be different. The front of my top only has one strap in the middle. When I first installed the top I left the strap outside resting on the windshield. It was flapping around so much that I moved the strap to the inside and looped it around the windshield tie-down.

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Unread 06-30-2010, 08:38 PM   #47
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That is what I am thinking also if you look at the pictures of it rolled up. The two rear straps I have hanging out of the sides as I roll it up, then do a wrap around the rollbar and then over the rolled up section. I am hoping that someone has pictures of the best way to roll it up.
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Unread 07-01-2010, 10:16 AM   #48
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I assume you're not talking about the straps on the back of top, because those get rolled up as you roll the back of the top forward. That must mean your top has two straps on the front which remain resting on the windshield.

My top must be different. The front of my top only has one strap in the middle. When I first installed the top I left the strap outside resting on the windshield. It was flapping around so much that I moved the strap to the inside and looped it around the windshield tie-down.
The design must have changed then. I have two straps on the front inside as well, about six inches long, each one sittting on the inside window frame about where the hood tie down loops are on the top of the windshield frame. There is a second set of snaps on the front on the outside. After I roll it forward (I usually just lay the back straps on the top and roll them up, I wrao the small straps around the top to the front.

Here is a front shot of the snaps on my top.

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Unread 07-13-2010, 03:50 PM   #49
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Does the 2dr top have a frame or is it frameless? What all is included with the top? I am looking at a used on and just want to make sure everything is there.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 10:54 AM   #50
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All ORH tops are frameless. I believe they come with thier own header bar and door surrounds. Some have also purchased an aftermarket tailgate bar to attach the velco to, as oppossed to attaching it directly to the tailgate, but that is purely a matter of preference.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 12:46 PM   #51
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jeepdrummer is correct and I LOVE mine!
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Unread 09-11-2010, 10:50 PM   #52
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I ordered this top 2 weeks ago, it shipped in a week and took another week in transit.

It's the new "wolf top" version that has no rear straps and comes off in 2 sections on top:



It has two metal rails on top. One that gets permanently attached to the rear bar and one that mounts thru the freedom top screw holes.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 07:44 PM   #53
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What's the difference between the wolf top and multi-top?
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Unread 10-18-2010, 01:08 PM   #54
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What's the difference between the wolf top and multi-top?
from the website it looks like the multi-top is just a package combining the wolf top and the cargo top sections.

DiscoBay...any further review on the wolf top now that you've had it for a few weeks? Any new issues come up? How is the fit? Any leaks? Easy to install?

Plus I think a bunch of us would love to see some picks of how it attaches with the new metal bars if possible?

Thanks man, jeep looks great with the new duds
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Unread 10-18-2010, 01:58 PM   #55
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well here's a pic of the old "whisper"(?) type and yes the rear straps are the only ones I have for tying when its rolled forward.....
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Unread 10-18-2010, 02:00 PM   #56
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from the website it looks like the multi-top is just a package combining the wolf top and the cargo top sections.
Yup, you're right. I didn't catch that for some reason. Thx
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Unread 11-17-2010, 04:02 PM   #57
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Got an update for you guys. I spoke with Mr. Taylor on the phone today. He was very polite and helpful and answered the phone after about 2 rings (The # above works).

From what I've read on here I was expecting the exact opposite, so a pleasant surprise.

I inquired about the 2-door softtop and he said he was just about to start making another batch. If I were to place an order today, I could expect them to ship in about 3 weeks.

He also told me however, that he has plans to start designing a 2-door model that has roll up sections above both the front and back seats like it's 4-door conterpart. He said that this newer model would have removable side windows, which is a huge plus as far as I am concerned. He noted that since the 4-door version is already available it would only take a matter of weeks to convert that patent into a 2-door version, and start getting some prototypes out there.

Whether any of this is actually true or not is yet to be decided, but I thought I would pass this along. I think I'm going to hold off and see how how this new model comes out. If it's everything he says it will be it sounds pretty epic.

I'd also like to add that he sounded excited about it and seems determined to create "the best soft top on earth"
Just an FYI gentlemen...spoke to Timmy again today and once again he was pleasant, informative, and appreciative of my inquires. He said he just finished the design for a 2-door version of the 4-door Wolf Top he has on the website. Basically, the front and back roof sections are separate, the rear window rolls up, and the sides can be removed in seconds. Sounds like a pretty sweet top. He said he's making about 3 at a time at the moment until there is a steadier flow of income which I imagine won't pick up until everyone realizes they need a soft top next April. In any event, he said he'll have some new picks of it up on the website shortly. We shall see...
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Unread 11-17-2010, 06:12 PM   #58
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Thanks for the update. I'm trying to decide between the Off Road Hero and the new Bestop Trektop NX. I talked to Bestop and they said it won't ship until spring, but it's on their website. It's similar to the ORH and from what I understand the side windows will come out of the new NX. I believe the side windows don't come out of the current version of the Trektop.

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Unread 11-17-2010, 06:24 PM   #59
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Thought I'd chime in here...

I contacted ORH in August requesting a shipping quote to Japan. I took him a month to get back to me. I had pretty much given up. Once he made contact, however, everything went smooth. He said my new "prototype" top could be ready to ship in 12 days. I took 14 days to ship. Tim was very pleasant to work with and answered my e-mail messages promptly. Unfortunately, by the time the top came, the weather had turned and I won't install it until spring. The new "prototype" doesn't have directions yet, so I suggested he upload an install video to YouTube but haven't heard back on that one. I have no customer service complaints in dealing with ORH and expect the top to be top quality as I have never read a bad review on the product.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 07:42 PM   #60
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That's good to know. My first choice is the ORH, but I've been a little hesitant to pull the trigger based on all the mixed reviews (mostly negative) about their customer service. On the positive side, I haven't read very many, if any, bad reviews about their product.
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