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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-27-2002, 11:07 PM
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I am buying a new soft top and was wondering whether I should get a factory made one or a bestop "supertop" Does anyone have any suggestions?

Also, I am going to be getting a bikini top, but I don't know if I should purchase the bestop "header" or "strapless" models. I know the strapless requires drilling where the header doesn't, but isn't the header bulkier too? If anyone ha any suggestions, please let me know! THanks!
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Re: soft top problems

I've had good luck with best top.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2002, 08:35 AM
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First of all: Fill out your profile...
Secondly, the Supertop is definitely the way to go. More expensive than other tops, but no more press studs [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: soft top problems

The Bestop Super top is really nice. I have been very happy with mine. I like the fact you can take off the doors, unzip the windows and still have some shade. I got a great deal on mine off Ebay.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2002, 10:18 AM
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I agree with jps4ever... I have a bestop on my 99, and it's nice to be able to unzip the sides, remove the doors, and roll-up the back window. That leaves you with a little top material around the rear corners, and you can cover it back up in minutes in the rain.

I also have a full bikini top that utilizes the "header" as mentioned above. It looks great once it's installed, but it is a pain in the rear. To begin with, the header is difficult to install has to be snapped in the original top slots, then tightened down with a 1/2" socket or wrench. So it's not a quick on, quick off kinda thing..... then you have to deal with all the straps.... I'd look very seriously at the bestop.....

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Best top is good. I have the Super top. Very nice. I like the 'strapped' bikini top rather than the strapless. It looks more Jeep.
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i'll be for the other side. The factory top is much simpler - plus it holds up quite well. I have a YJ with the factory soft top and half doors. But a few of my friends have the bestop.

The Bestop has that funky pin system and velcro around the doors that all cause some problems. Plus replacement skin is more expensive than the factory size replace a top.

My factory soft top is 7 years old and still holding well (minus a few snaps..)

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I prefer the Bestop replace-a-top (uses OEM frame). I like the frames around the upper half doors and the way the front part snaps to it. It also has the zip out side and rear window panels.
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