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    Safari top and rain

    So, the factory top on my 05 LJ has seen better days. I never have anyone in the back, so I was considering a full length safari top with the duster/tonneau cover. So the way the safari tops fit, will it keep the rain out of the cab? I have no experience with them at all. Always had a factory top. Iíll be running full doors. I like the bestop on Quadratec.
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    How much rain are we talking? Lol

    When I donít feel like putting everything back on, I run the stock soft top up. No windows. Full doors and when you park tumble front seats forward. Driver stays dry. Back gets wet.


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    Snboarder, Iíve done what you described for 14 years here in Florida. No windows, seats forward. Works great. The issue is My factory top is worn out and since I typically donít use the windows, even during tropical storms, Im considering a safari top and duster cover for 250$ vs new softop at $700. Just want to know if the safari top will leak around the doors or into the cab.

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    Gotcha. depending on the top Iíd say youíre gonna get wet. Most safari tops Iíve seen donít use the door surrounds at the top.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unlimited4x4 View Post
    full length safari top with the duster/tonneau cover. .
    I ran my LJ that way for a few years.

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    I cant find a photo with the tonneau cover, but you can see here the top wedges into the door surround and seals up pretty good. It's a Bestop Safari. You may get a little mist on the back of your neck if the wind is right though.

    I still run the JK that way as well. Perfect combo of open air, but stuff is still covered in the back.

    IMG_20180619_111145.jpg

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    Iíve run a bestop NX with a bestop tonneau cover and windjammer for years.

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    It keeps most of the water out, although if you are driving thru a down pour some water will come in the corners and piss the kids off. But the sacrifices that we make.




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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Iíve run a bestop NX with a bestop tonneau cover and windjammer for years.

    IMG_0920.jpg

    IMG_0921.jpg

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    It keeps most of the water out, although if you are driving thru a down pour some water will come in the corners and piss the kids off. But the sacrifices that we make.




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    Youíre jeep look sweet dressed up like this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch View Post
    Youíre jeep look sweet dressed up like this.


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    Thanks! If it would stop raining, Iíd open the rest up


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    I ran the 3 summer top combo on my old TJ in the rain a few times. It's not nearly as water tight as a full soft top. It will only keep you "mostly" dry.

    With the JK I didn't bother with the wind jammer part. When driving I still stay "mostly" dry. When it rains with that combo parked it just pours puddled water of the tonneau behind the front seats the first time I hit the brakes or reverse.

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    I pull the doors and windows every summer and leave them off until fall. Itís my daily driver and itís definitely not for everyone. People ask what happens when it rains and my response is always ďI get wet.Ē

    I also keep a spare t-shirt, socks and drawers in my console. Itís a wayalife.


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