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13stocjohn
08-01-2018, 05:01 PM
Iím replacing my factory soft top but I donít have a ton of money to dump into a premium replacement soft top. So far, itís come down to either the Rough Country or Smittybilt sailcloth soft tops, both coming in at around the same price ($250).

Which top would last longer and has the better construction/fit of the two?


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JKDream
08-01-2018, 05:08 PM
Iím replacing my factory soft top but I donít have a ton of money to dump into a premium replacement soft top. So far, itís come down to either the Rough Country or Smittybilt sailcloth soft tops, both coming in at around the same price ($250).

Which top would last longer and has the better construction/fit of the two?


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Personally I wouldn't get either, and save up for a Bestop.
You don't have to get the premium model, I have just the basic Trektop and it's done fine in Canadian winters.
You could probably get a take-off OE soft top for the same price as your two listed choices.
The fitment I've seen on other soft tops is typically pretty bad in my opinion.

Ddays
08-01-2018, 05:15 PM
I wouldn't buy either of those either - I'd try looking for a factory takeoff on Craigslist or save for a Bestop.

BaddestCross
08-01-2018, 05:20 PM
I've been running the Smittybilt frameless top for over a year now. I am impressed with the quality of the materials and zippers. I'd buy it again. Assuming they use the same materials for a regular soft top, I'd recommend the Smittybilt.

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catahoula
08-01-2018, 08:43 PM
What's your budget?

catahoula
08-01-2018, 08:44 PM
Look at Quadretec.

catahoula
08-01-2018, 08:46 PM
Look at Quadretec

catahoula
08-01-2018, 09:07 PM
I thirdzes bestop. You can't beat their 5 year warranty!

2014siljk
08-01-2018, 09:53 PM
Use bestop...I've used there warranty before for a bad zipper..got whole new top....just amazing

catahoula
08-02-2018, 01:18 AM
Use bestop...I've used there warranty before for a bad zipper..got whole new top....just amazing


This! I have too! One of the best warranties out there. YOU CAN"T BEAT IT! I just got the standard top by Bestop meaning no twill.

You have a soft top like stated you can get replacement fabric and use existing frame...replace a top.

Get a Bestop...comes complete. Sell your old shit.

Andy5160
08-02-2018, 01:23 AM
Whatís wrong with factory one you have [emoji848]


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OverlanderJK
08-02-2018, 03:04 AM
Bestop. Or if you want something comparable to smittybilt and RC get a blue tarp from Home Depot.


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Andy5160
08-02-2018, 03:05 AM
Bestop. Or if you want something comparable to smittybilt and RC get a blue tarp from Home Depot.


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Money saver it is


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Dmac08JK
08-02-2018, 04:32 AM
What year Iíve got a soft top for free Iíll ship it too


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dunstan74
08-02-2018, 09:48 AM
I have a smittybilt top on my tj that the previous owner put on, the fabric and stitching is holding up fine however the the plastic tabs that clip into the tub and door surrounds are craking and the zippers are constantly jamming.

When i replace it I'll be getting a bestop.

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catahoula
08-02-2018, 10:54 AM
Bestop. Or if you want something comparable to smittybilt and RC get a blue tarp from Home Depot.


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Lol! That's my emergency back up. Lowe's brand better!