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jfdatlaw
08-21-2019, 12:12 AM
I have a 2008 JKU. It's time to replace the soft top. I'm debating whether to just buy the skin or replace the frame also. The frame appears to be in good condition but after 11 years I would assume there isn't much left.

Is there a new style to consider? Should I save the money and try and keep the frame? Are the aftermarket tops as good as the OEM? It looks like there is a big cost difference.

Any guidance is appreciated.

notnalc68
08-21-2019, 12:27 AM
If the frame is not damaged, Iíd replace the fabric. I did it on an Ď09 Jk. I used Bestop. It wasnít that difficult and worked great. Bestop makes excellent tops, IMO. Their twill tops are especially nice. I havenít used any other aftermarket tops.


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blwjeep@aol.com
08-21-2019, 04:43 PM
Bestop


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jfdatlaw
08-21-2019, 08:21 PM
Thanks for the info. I was looking at the twill but it looks like mud might stain that easier. Anybody had that issue? I don't mind being muddy but like to get clean when it's done.

wjtstudios
08-21-2019, 08:37 PM
Thanks for the info. I was looking at the twill but it looks like mud might stain that easier. Anybody had that issue? I don't mind being muddy but like to get clean when it's done.

Just drug mine thru Drummond, not as bad as Ddays, but all the mud blasted right off with a power sprayers. The quality of the twill is top notch.


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JKbrick
08-22-2019, 12:07 AM
Just drug mine thru Drummond, not as bad as Ddays, but all the mud blasted right off with a power sprayers. The quality of the twill is top notch.


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He keeps his windows down so they donít get scratched tho


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wjtstudios
08-22-2019, 12:51 AM
He keeps his windows down so they donít get scratched tho


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Good point


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