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    Default bestop "fastback" soft top

    has anyone used one yet? I'm interested, I need a new top no matter what.

    Only issues I have w/ the fast back style that it looks like the side windows can not be removed, and I would be afraid of the top doing the snap crack snap at hiway speeds w/o a way to tension it
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    It's crap.... it had a lot of fitment issues. I'd go with the latest version of the viking before I went with the bestop one. I know there was a writeup over on rubicon owners forum that had pictures showing everyones fitment issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irish1371 View Post
    has anyone used one yet? I'm interested, I need a new top no matter what.

    Only issues I have w/ the fast back style that it looks like the side windows can not be removed, and I would be afraid of the top doing the snap crack snap at hiway speeds w/o a way to tension it
    i haven't seen the besttop one but viking has one that i bought and ended up sending back. it broke. i've heard others who have em say good things about em but i wasnt a fan. the windows on that one come off and there is even a bag under the top to store them in.
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    Give 'em all a year or two then buy or buy again. I purchased a Bestop halftop right after they came out for my YJ. Great design but it definitely had some first year issues that have been worked out I hear.

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    The bestop is still to new, like mentioned above, give it a few years.
    The original vikings that came out had quite a few flaws in the, but i haven't heard anything bad about them recently.

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    check out offroadheros.com i have not used them, but the product looks good. i found them and like the idea of the top liner, was thinking dynamat but this looks better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalcd View Post
    check out offroadheros.com i have not used them, but the product looks good. i found them and like the idea of the top liner, was thinking dynamat but this looks better.
    That looks a lot like the viking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalcd View Post
    check out offroadheros.com i have not used them, but the product looks good. i found them and like the idea of the top liner, was thinking dynamat but this looks better.
    it does but i never saw the roll forward feature on the viking. not to say it couldnt have done it.kinda a cool feature, i'd be all over it if they offered it with the stock softtop header.
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    I've never heard of Off Road Hero's. Looks like they have some tops. I like the half top.
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