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Worth the $$..Great Top!
on March 23, 2014
I conducted quite a bit of research as far as what top to purchase for quite some time before pulling the trigger on this Bestop Sailcloth Replace-a-Top for my 1999 Wrangler.
The top I am replacing was a Chinese made (SB) top purchased about 3 years ago. I had brought this top into upholstery twice already and while taking the top down a few days ago, a few more rips appeared and I knew it was time for a new one.
I ordered this Bestop, which in comparison to the Smitty-Built is around twice the price, with very high hopes and expectations. I had looked into the even higher quality tops offered by Bestop, which do sound pretty amazing, but was capped for price at the time with this purchase.
As a prime member I received my top two days after my order was placed and was immediately impressed with the material and quality of the top as I opened the box.
I read the instructions provided and also watched the official Bestop youtube link, for installation guidance on this product. The job itself was extremely doable as a one person job. It took me less than one hour all together for removal of the old top and installation of the new one.
All said and done, the top is tight and looks really great. All surfaces of my top that have latches are tightly finned in to the attachment surfaces and have a tight seal. On the road and highway, the level of noise from outside has easily been cut in half. The windows are wrinkle free and tight. The rear window locks in extremely well with the factory tailgate bar and the back latches on both sides of the window that attach to the rear window brackets fit extremely well and tight also.
Overall this top has exceeded my expectations. I had recently purchased the Bestop Black Denim High Back Seat Covers and was so impressed with them that I decided to step up and pay the price and hope for the quality. The quality came and it is here to stay.
I highly recommend you purchase this top if you are in the market for a new soft top and have the cash.