|Jeep Soft Tops||Model||Years||Construction||Rating||Price|
|Bestop 54853-17 Trektop Pro Hybrid Soft Top w/ Tinted Sliding Side Panels for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door||JK 4 Door||2007-2018||Premium Black Twill Fabric|
|Bestop 54722-35 Black Diamond Supertop NX Soft Top With Tinted Windows for Jeep Wrangler JK 2-Door||JK 2 Door||2007-2018||Multi-Layer Sailcloth Fabric|
|Smittybilt 9080235 Black Diamond Replacement Top with Tinted Side Windows for Jeep JK 4-Door||JK 4 Door||2007-2018||Marine Grade Durable Vinyl|
|Bestop 54922-17 Black Twill Trektop NX Glide Convertible Soft Top for Jeep Wrangler JK 2-Door||JK 2 Door||2007-2018||Black Twill Acrylic|
|Pavement Ends by Bestop 51197-35 Black Diamond Replay Replacement Soft Top Tinted Back Windows for Jeep Wrangler TJ||TJ 2 Door||1997-2006||Fade Resistant Fabric|
Depending on how you take care of your Jeep Wrangler they can last up to 5 years. Under extreme conditions, your Jeep soft top might only last 3 years. If you park your Jeep in a garage you can expect to get the longest life expectancy. If you park your Jeep Wrangler under trees or in the direct sunlight you can expect a shorter life.
It really depends on your experience level and the temperature outside. It could take as little as 1 hour if you have installed a Jeep soft top before. If you are a beginner it could take as long as 3 hours. It is important to read the installation guide first. The temperature outside also plays a big role during the installation. You need to make sure the temperature is above 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This will allow the fabric of the soft top to become more pliable making installation easier.
You can narrow the choices of soft tops down by knowing what model Jeep Wrangler you have. Below is a model guide.
Most people wonder if they can install a replacement soft top by their self. We recommend you have at least 2 people. You can do a lot of the work yourself, but you might need help with the final installation. When in doubt always hire a professional. It will save you a lot of time and headaches.
Keeping the dirt and grime off your Jeep's soft top and vinyl windows is an important step in lengthening its overall life span. We recommend that you never use Windex or ammonia or alcohol-based products. Using ammonia-based or alcohol products will lead to premature yellowing of your Jeep's vinyl windows.
We recommend using Bestop or Mopar products to protect and clean the windows and soft top of your Jeep.
We like Bestop Vinyl window cleaner because it is a gentle cleaner that can reduce minor scratches or spots in your vinyl windows. Plus it leaves no residue. Besides protecting the windows of your Jeep, it is important not to use petroleum-based products on the cloth part of your soft top. This will also shorten the life of your top. We recommend you only use cleaners that are designed to clean your soft top.
Well, you literally could but we would not recommend it. The best way to wash your Jeep with a soft top is by hand. Taking a soft top Jeep through an automated car wash could damage you and your Jeep. You could take your Jeep to a manual car wash where you manually wash the body and undercarriage. This will allow you to protect the soft top. We recommend you wash your Jeep's windows with a cleaner that is made specifically for your Jeep or with mild soap and water.
Frameless soft tops have become very popular lately because they are a lot less expensive. They are also alot easier to install because you don't need to mess with all that bucky frame hardware. We like frameless tops because they last longer with less moving parts to go bad. Many frameless tops have features that are not available with traditional stock soft tops.
The short answer is yes, but with a few asterisks. Jeep soft tops are relatively waterproof when they are new. They do tend to leak over time because there are so many moving parts. Every time you raise or lower your Jeep top the seals tend to weaken, shorting the leak resistance of the seals. There are many things you can do to protect your Jeep from the water. Keeping the soft top clean and installing seat covers to protect your cloth seats from water is a great start.
Yes, you can install a hard top on a Jeep that came with a soft top. If you are tired of the road noise, cold weather, and leaks installing a hard top on your Jeep is the solution. All you need to do is make sure one is available for your Jeep model. Just remove the old soft top and any hardware asscocited with it and install your new hardtop. We recommend having a few friends around to help. Jeep hardtops can be a little heavy and awkward to install.
Bestop is hands down the best brand of soft tops for your Jeep Wrangler. They have been in business for over 60 years and have been the sole supplier of factory soft tops for Jeep Wranglers for over 30 years! In our opinion, Bestop is the only brand I would choose for a replacement soft top for our Jeep Wrangler. We have been very impressed with the quality and workmanship of the soft tops we have replaced.
Removing your old torn Jeep soft top is a fairly straight forward process. Start off by removing all the windows and store them in a safe place. Next, you want to lower your top removing all the clips. Fold back the top towards the rear of your Jeep. Next, remove the Torx bolts from your Jeep's body freeing the soft top frame. After you have completed this process removing the top by moving it back and forth should complete the removal.
One of the best tips we have for installation of your new replacement Jeep soft top is to take your time and do it right. Start by reading the instructions. I know it is a pain but, If you are like me I only read the instructions when I run into a problem. This is not the best idea in this case. Watching a video on youtube showing the exact installation process can really help also! You want to make sure you do it right the first time so you will not experience water leaks or wind noise. We recommend installing your soft top on a warm day so that the top stretches and conforms to your Jeep.
If you are looking for the best replacement soft top for your 2-door Jeep Wrangler JK, we recommend our # 1 pick the Bestop 54722-35 Black Diamond Supertop NX Soft Top With Tinted Windows for Jeep Wrangler JK 2-Door. Bestop is the gold standard in replacement soft tops for Jeep Wranglers.
The next soft top we recommend for the Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door is the Bestop 54853-17 Trektop Pro Hybrid Soft Top w/ Tinted Sliding Side Panels for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door. The Bestop 54853-17 Trektop Pro Hybrid Soft Top with tinted sliding side panels fits 2007-2018 Wrangler JK 4-Doors. The premium black twill fabric makes it a great soft top for all seasons.
If you want to save money on a new Jeep soft top we recommend purchasing a Bestop discontinued model. You get all the quality of an OEM soft top at about half the price of the newer models.
We hope the reviews provided help you make the best choice for replacement soft top for your Jeep Wrangler.
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