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Old 09-13-2006, 07:21 PM   #11
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Then why is the Bestop so different?

Look at this: http://www.bestop.com/installation_guides/51713.pdf
Okay...the material is the same, because OEM tops are made by Bestop. However, a complete replace-a-top by Bestop has different hardware because Jeep has the patent on the frame design and won't let Bestop use it.

However, you can buy a Bestop that utilizes the OEM frame.

I take it you only had a hard top on your Jeep, and had to buy the frame set-up along with your soft top because you didn't have a soft top originally?
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:27 PM   #12
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I take it you only had a hard top on your Jeep, and had to buy the frame set-up along with your soft top because you didn't have a soft top originally?
Yep, that's the case. We looked all over but we couldn't find a Wrangler in stock with all the features we wanted. The one I have is the closest we came to getting everything. The next closest didn't have AC, and that's not an option in Chicago.

Interestingly enough, it looks like none of the Jeep dealerships are stocking Wranglers right now. Maybe it's different in your areas, but I was just at the dealership to get work done and couldn't even find a used Wrangler for sale.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:41 PM   #13
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Everyone's waiting for the 07 Unlimited 4 Door Rubicon with the 3 piece hard top.
http://jeepin.com/news/07unlimited/jp007_060wrt.jpg
Ok I am.

http://www.4x4review.com/vehicles/jeep/2007rubicon/
http://www.jpmagazine.com/preview/15...er_rubicon_jk/
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:54 PM   #14
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I think the 4 door looks pretty sweet. I hate the fender flares and that huge ugly ass bumper though. Still can't get over the power windows/door locks though. Love the interior though.

Boy am I glad I got the last year of the 4.0 though. Everyone who has driven the 3.8 says it is a dog.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:15 PM   #15
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As far as I understand, the only Bestop that requires its own hardware is their Supertop. The others use the original OEM hardware.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:27 PM   #16
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I agree with Best Top too. And Quadratec is great. I am not sure where Madison NJ is, but Quadratec is right in West Chester, PA. You can do a counter pick up and save the shipping if you are close to southeastern PA. I would guess it is 25-30 min from Cherry hill.

I had a Jeep in college and went to West Chester U., so I had many dealings with them, they are a very good company.

 
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Old 09-14-2006, 03:45 PM   #17
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Quadratec's right in PA? I can order and pick up before the Roger Waters show this Saturday. Sweet!! Thanks for the info.
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Thanks for your input guys. I got the sailcloth the day after ordering from Quadratec and put it on this weekend. It's silent and looks great. I do notice that it gets warmer inside with this one, which I'd chalk up to the increased thickness of this one over the OEM top. And unscratched windows (for now)...what a luxury.
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I also feel that Wet Okole has the best seat covers and in this case you can beat Quadratec by going to the manufaturer directly. http://www.wetokole.com/ They have an office in Costa Mesa, Ca as well as the Hawaiian HQ.
I'm not a fan of Wet Okole. Wet Okole covers on my 2000 TJ wore out in 18 months. They were quite expensive. I definitely won't ever buy them again. They also seem to retain heat and increase friction with your clothing so you can't slide in and out of your Jeep as easily. They aren't easy to clean and show stains easily, depending on the color and/or pattern. My charcoal grey ones are downright ugly now. They aren't waterproof and they definitely won't keep your cloth seats underneath them dry when it rains.

My cloth seats in my Jeep are in excellent condition, so I'd be fine just to remove the Wet Okole's once they get too tattered looking. Next time I decide to spend money on my Jeep for seats or covers, I'm going to buy waterproof seats that I can hose off easily.

 
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I'm not a fan of Wet Okole. Wet Okole covers on my 2000 TJ wore out in 18 months. They were quite expensive. I definitely won't ever buy them again. They also seem to retain heat and increase friction with your clothing so you can't slide in and out of your Jeep as easily. They aren't easy to clean and show stains easily, depending on the color and/or pattern. My charcoal grey ones are downright ugly now. They aren't waterproof and they definitely won't keep your cloth seats underneath them dry when it rains.

My cloth seats in my Jeep are in excellent condition, so I'd be fine just to remove the Wet Okole's once they get too tattered looking. Next time I decide to spend money on my Jeep for seats or covers, I'm going to buy waterproof seats that I can hose off easily.
That hasn't been my experience at all, but I live in the desert and cloth seats can be destroyed by UV in a year. I feel that the fact that you don't have to remove them to clean them is a plus. Did you buy the cleaner from them?

Incidently, Wet Olole' is wet ass in Hawaiian.
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