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Unread 03-29-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Good morning my fine and new friends. I have two questions, the first most important. I have not a garage or carport (which would not work because of our animals). I am going to rent a storage unit to store my hard-top unless there are other ideas. Two, if down the line I wanted to replace my top with a soft top, can it be done? Thanks.

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Unread 03-29-2013, 08:41 AM   #2
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Might be cheaper over the long run to get a shed for your back yard...most storage units will cost you 50 bucks a month and will want a contract.

Yes you can get a soft top to work.. It's harder(a little) to go soft to hardtop due to wiring harness involved for wiper and fluid.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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Good morning my fine and new friends. I have two questions, the first most important. I have not a garage or carport (which would not work because of our animals). I am going to rent a storage unit to store my hard-top unless there are other ideas. Two, if down the line I wanted to replace my top with a soft top, can it be done? Thanks.
Kylejeap,

You can put a soft top on your Jeep very easily. We carry the Bestop Supertop NX and the Trektop NX. Both of which are exactly what you will need to convert from hard to soft top. They both come with all the required hardware and fabric to install it. The install itself is very simple for either top, and can be done in about an hour.

We carry both tops and they are able to be shipped out today. We have free shipping on orders over $75 and an exclusive discount for Jeepforum Members. Send me a PM and I can get you the code!

Hope this helps, if you need any other assistance, shoot me a PM. I'll be more than happy to help.

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Unread 03-29-2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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Soft topping is easy - there are a number of good solutions.

Storage depends on climate - time of year etc. with a good storage rack and cover it doesn't even need to be inside in most climates. Your profile doesn't say which part of the world you live in so I can only share based on my region - North Central Texas. No issue storing outside (just don't move it during a freeze if it's icy = brittle)

Link to some ideas - with a bit of searching you may even find a better solution. This leaves security - only you can answer how secure it would be setting beside your house - you mentioned animals - My mother has a tough time with that regard - cows etc (and even wild hogs) would quickly destroy anything left stored outside!!! There are some I've seen that even hang it on a wall...

As mentioned above a 6 month contract at 50 a month would easily go over the cost of even the high dollar setup!
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Unread 03-31-2013, 06:12 PM   #5
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What is the difference, other than looks, between the two. Price difference makes me wonder. Thanks.

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Kylejeap,

You can put a soft top on your Jeep very easily. We carry the Bestop Supertop NX and the Trektop NX. Both of which are exactly what you will need to convert from hard to soft top. They both come with all the required hardware and fabric to install it. The install itself is very simple for either top, and can be done in about an hour.

We carry both tops and they are able to be shipped out today. We have free shipping on orders over $75 and an exclusive discount for Jeepforum Members. Send me a PM and I can get you the code!

Hope this helps, if you need any other assistance, shoot me a PM. I'll be more than happy to help.

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What is the difference, other than looks, between the two. Price difference makes me wonder. Thanks.

Kyle
I looks like one is frameless and the other has a frame. So I would say the price difference is the cost of the frame. Personal preference on the look between the 2 realistically.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 07:25 PM   #7
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The Trektop is basically a safari top with removable windows. The Supertop also has removable windows, but is also still attached at the back corners. It has a frame so you can fold the whole thing down. There are youtube videos that show it better than I can explain it.
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What is the difference, other than looks, between the two. Price difference makes me wonder. Thanks.

Kyle
Kyle,

As has been said, the Trektop is a frameless top, while the Supertop has a frame. The Trektop is basically what Godholio said, it is a safari bikini with windows. You can easily remove the windows are run it just like a bikini top. Then, you can put them back in and have a full soft top in case of inclimate weather. Hree is quick video by Bestop about the Trektop NX.

The Supertop has a bow structure supporting the fabric, instead of the roll bar like the Trektop does. It is easily folded back for a fully topless experience. The windows will zip out of this top as well, but the back corners of the top will still be there and have the chance to flap around at high speeds. Here is the video for the Supertop NX, so you can get an idea of the differences.

Both tops have what's called a Sunrider feature, meaning that you can fold back the front part of the top like a sun roof. It will give you a topless like ride, while leaving the rest of the top up.

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