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post #1 of 9 Old 03-11-2019, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Tj soft top on yj?

So, i have just obtained a family cage from a 92-95 YJ that will be going into my 1982 cj7.
I love the look of the framless rampage soft top.
has anyone used these on their yj?

I found one from a TJ and may have to make some modifications. Anyone run a tj soft top on a yj?

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i have the rampage.

Good and bad. The short is i haven't experienced any of the issues some others have. So maybe i am lucky? The bad is i can't ever g back to a top with a frame. The rampage frameless has spoiled me by its lack of the little rattles associated with the traditional framed tops, just dont think i'd be able to go back. My rampage is tight and stout.

Sure a couple of the snaps that attach it to the door surrounds have broken, but i can easily replace those sliding snaps (10$ for a complete set). Other than that - it has worked out well for the price.

All that said, i do miss the look of the bows. Seems more aesthetically correct IMO.

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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i have the rampage.

Good and bad. The short is i haven't experienced any of the issues some others have. So maybe i am lucky? The bad is i can't ever g back to a top with a frame. The rampage frameless has spoiled me by its lack of the little rattles associated with the traditional framed tops, just dont think i'd be able to go back. My rampage is tight and stout.

Sure a couple of the snaps that attach it to the door surrounds have broken, but i can easily replace those sliding snaps (10$ for a complete set). Other than that - it has worked out well for the price.

All that said, i do miss the look of the bows. Seems more aesthetically correct IMO.
Great feedback. Thank you. So you have the tj rampage top? What modifications did you have to do for the front bar to fit? How do the surrounds fit on the yj bars?
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no no. sorry.

YJ rampage version.

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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The difference in a TJ and YJ soft top is mostly in the door surrounds. I really don't like that the surrounds are designed as a permanent mount on frameless YJ(CJ) kits. I like the no top and doors look to not have the surrounds at all, like you get with a folded conventional YJ top.
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The difference in a TJ and YJ soft top is mostly in the door surrounds. I really don't like that the surrounds are designed as a permanent mount on frameless YJ(CJ) kits. I like the no top and doors look to not have the surrounds at all, like you get with a folded conventional YJ top.
hear ya. i have the round top cj doors and thus the need for the tj top with the surrounds and as far as i can tell, the yj top has the square door tops. arg.
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not all tops are the same, if you're looking for the rounded corner there are manufacturers that have them. bestop comes to mind immediately since I run the supertop. it has the rounded corners
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The difference in a TJ and YJ soft top is mostly in the door surrounds. I really don't like that the surrounds are designed as a permanent mount on frameless YJ(CJ) kits. I like the no top and doors look to not have the surrounds at all, like you get with a folded conventional YJ top.
as do i.
the surrounds are not permanent at all. I have them off in seconds.

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not all tops are the same, if you're looking for the rounded corner there are manufacturers that have them. bestop comes to mind immediately since I run the supertop. it has the rounded corners
my ex-top, the sunrider also has the rounded corners in the door surrounds.

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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