Bestop, manufacturer of the original Bikini Top, now offers a full strapless bikini which provides complete protection from the elements. This top allows you to keep the rain and sun off you and your rear seat passengers while providing that open-air driving experience. Produced from high quality durable fabric, the Safari Bikini top is perfectly color matched to all Bestop accessories. Installation is easy-no drilling required if you have a soft top on your TJ Wrangler. The Safari Bikini will fit with or without sound bar.
So, this is a great item. Quality craftsmanship is truly up to normal expectations from Bestop. Be aware that this top will work if you have a stock padded rollbar. I have removed the mall pads as they had begun to fade ever so slightly. The heavy duty long Velcro strips will leave the top sides surrounding the passenger bars that extend to the front windshield will flap in the breeze as they are made to fit tight over the padding.
Also, it almost takes two to get the channel in properly. It must have a LOT of pressure to ensure that, while tightening clamps, that it does not roll toward passenger compartment. This is critical to figment. Then to get the top to fit into the channel is a major task. I wish I had three people to assist. I think the biggest issue was that I have removed the rear seatbelts so I had to wrap the rear straps around the rear rollbar and the rear seatbelt mounting pin to hold the top taught. Still, the edges don't really fit well. I am not sure what it is, but the fit is kind of strange. Better pictures in the instructions would make things a lot more clear.
I will have to make some modifications to get it to work with my setup.
It really is a awesome top though, all things considered. Just be aware that is is TRULY made for stock. Pictures are of front channel ends, strange little pleat, rear strap wrap, and side rollbar slack.
Issue: Outside of the cheap plastic clips - the back section does not fit tight enough to prevent "flapping" at highway speeds (despite this being a selling feature) - any suggestions on how to eliminate the flapping or to provide some type of "attachment" in the middle of the rear to eliminate this issue?
2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (2-door)
Frustrated from on
Hello Frustrated, the skid row top prop would be the best solution to your problem. part# SFKJP-0107 puts pressure up against the bikini top to eliminate the flapping issue. Thank you for your inquiry.
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