User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: help with replacement top choice

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ft. Polk
    Posts
    334

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2006 to Present

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default help with replacement top choice

    so i bought my tj without a top(stupid i know) but for 2500bucks who could resist. Well im driving to florida in december and i have a large dog and a wife who hates being cold..so moneys a bit tight and all but i HAVE to buy a soft top before i go home, so what i need is something i can install to stock jeep hardware and comes with upper doors(i ran one of mine over..didnt turn out well) color i dont rlly care about too much, but black would be nice. If anyone out there can show me the cheapest way to do this let me know, thanks.

    BTW- I have been looking around locally for used tops but thats a no-go.

  2. #2
    Land Squid Jeffb_79's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fairfax, VA
    Posts
    3,593

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1999 to 2010

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The cheapest is to usually find one on craigslist. During the winter months, you'll usually find the out there for cheap as people are looking for hard tops.
    Other than that, a new replacement top from bestop is probably your cheapest bet for a quality product... unless they've moved to mexico again. Stay away from bestop's fast back top, I've heard nothing but complaints about fitment and noise.
    Viking also makes a really nice fast back top that doesn't require any of the regular soft top hardware.

  3. #3
    easy jeeper metalcd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    sandog
    Posts
    670

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2000 to Present

    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    you could also check out off road hero's, there top looks nice and sounds good too.

  4. #4
    covered in mud tickwomp's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Camp Pendleton
    Posts
    1,918

    Branch
    Marine Corps
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2005 to Present

    Closest Installation

    Camp Pendleton
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    jacket for wife - 30 dollars
    leash for dog - 6 dollars
    being a jeeping family - priceless
    3rd Batallion 5th Marines
    Killing more people than aids since 1917

    www.4x4corps.com

    www.MilitaryFitnessForum.com

  5. #5
    darwinism at its best irish1371's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    St. George
    Posts
    1,333

    Branch
    Marine Corps
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1996 to 2002

    Closest Installation

    Yokota AB
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    get the upper you need off of ebay then either a replace a top from best top for like 350 or pavement ends for cheap( if you cant find one on ebay craigslist ect)
    "Some people wonder their whole lives if they will ever make a difference. Marines don't have that problem." Pres. Ronald Reagan
    Army vs Marines = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2M7ckkxQLU

  6. #6
    Proud eater of cow 2manytois's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Cabot
    Posts
    52

    Branch
    Air Force
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2003 to Present

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    tarp and duct tape
    '00 TJ 4.0, D44RR, Ford 9", ARB lockers, 4.88s, AEV Highline, 14" King coilovers, Gen Right Long arm, full exhaust w/ headers, SYE... and I haven't even seen it yet!

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Clarksville
    Posts
    35

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1995 to 2003

    Closest Installation

    Fort Campbell
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    It's Florida in December.

    You won't need the top.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ft. Polk
    Posts
    334

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2006 to Present

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    It's Florida in December.

    You won't need the top.
    just because it isnt cold...doesnt mean it doesnt rain.

  9. #9
    Pork - the one you love! tomsjeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Maumelle
    Posts
    1,381

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1985 to 1995

    Closest Installation

    Camp Robinson
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Besttop is the way to fly - either the replaceatop or their supertop (can be got with hardware).
    And picking up a used one isn't a bad idea... lots of people switching to hardtop don't see the need in the softtop.
    And since you're in Florida, have you thought about putting a bikini top on it to keep the worst of the rain off/out? A safari bikini will cover front and back seats. Although I'd think a driving rainstorm would be unpleasant in that.
    2007 Liberty, Black, 245x70r16 Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor "Miss Libby" (I didn't pick the nick)
    2002 Wrangler Sahara, Black & Tan, 31x10.5r15 Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor, ARB Bullbar, etc.
    Bristol (Sailstar) Corsair & 2 kayaks.

  10. #10
    JUST GUN IT!!!!
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Temple hills
    Posts
    1,026

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2006 to Present

    Closest Installation

    Fort Myer
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    4wd.com has best tops on sale all the time
    If your not cheating your not trying and if you get caught your not trying hard enough

    www.thehighroad.org
    www.jeepriver.com
    www.jeepforum.com
    www.wranglerforum.com
    http://www.stu-offroad.com/
    http://www.jeep-tech-tips.com/

    /l ,[____],
    l---L -OlllllllO-
    ()_)-()_)-o-)_)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Get the MJ Supporter Membership for a little less than $0.06 a day and get more space, 2 MJ Stickers and no banners ads. [Check it out]