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Soft top reviews??

Hey Guys, Im planning on getting the Bestop Sunrider soft top with the hardware for replace my factory soft top. Has anyone gotten this or know anyone with it? I need some input!

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I don't know about that particular top, but... I had the pavement ends flip top and it was verry annoying to drive with just the front open. constant flapping. I always just put it all the way down or all the way up.

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I don't know about that particular top, but... I had the pavement ends flip top and it was verry annoying to drive with just the front open. constant flapping. I always just put it all the way down or all the way up.
I just researched the one you're talking about and Pavement Ends is actually owned by Bestop. They claim to be the "affordable" bestop product. I'm wondering if the latching system for the flip top is the same...
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I have one and have for 7-8 years, what input are you looking for?

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I have one and have for 7-8 years, what input are you looking for?
I just want to know how well it holds up and how well it seals with full soft doors and on the windshield.

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I think it's held up very well and I do ZERO maintenance of any kind with it. The velcro around the side rear windows is breaking down like all of them do from sun exposure.

I couldn't say how well it seals with full soft doors, I run full hard doors. I've noticed some gap at the top of the door and windshield and at the very top of the doors. I maybe able to adjust the top and windshield and doors to make up the gaps but I've never messed with it and it leaks in a little during severe rains. I think if I were to put a small piece of like 1/2 pipe insulation around the door surround bar at the top of the door under the vinyl it may seal better. I did put a small piece of 3/4" pipe insulation in the middle of the center bow to cut down wind whipping at that spot.

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I run the Sunrider with half doors and their uppers and absolutely love it... it's the most versatile top I've had. I can pop the sunrider top, take the windows out or take the whole top down in seconds. Bestop replaced the entire top due to a defect after about 4 mo and also replaced an upper, no questions asked. I've had it for a couple years now and I love it.

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I ended up getting it and installed it yesterday with a pair of the complete upper and lower soft door set. It seems to fit pretty well. I only had some trouble getting the passenger side bar that attaches to the windshield to stay in the channel whenever I threw the top up. Did anyone else have this issue? It's like the top was cooked.

I love the doors as well, but the passenger side doors I found were a little out of line with the uppers. They welded the tubes to hold the upper in place a quarter inch too close to the front. So now the upper is stuck in place.

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