OE premium fabric that maintains its shape in any temperature, mildew resistant, contains UV inhibitor. Door surrounds and tinted windows are included with kit. Easy roll back canopy for that open air experience. Exposes front cab on 2 door and front and rear cab in 4 door. Removable rear curtain. Easy installation (no bows).
we read the reviews and we were intimidated because we thought that the install would be a pain. We searched youtube http://youtu.be/SiHjRyVdtqU and found the install video for Trektop NX. We followed the instructional video step by step and the install was done in about an hour. I think if you try to install this during cold weather it would be super difficult to do the final close on the zippers. Also the written instructions were poor at best. So I highly recommend the video as your installation guide. When it was all done and installed it looked great and worked perfect. If I have any additional information later I will make an additional post.
By RubiconRookie from Fayetteville NC
not recommended after a year of use
This top looks great. I put it on myself in about 5 hours. LOL>. After is was completely removed for hard top and reinstalled, it is loose. Metal bar up top is loose and bounces all over the place. The sunrider feature is nice at slow speeds but as a traveler, I have to bungie cord it down so it doesn't flap all over the place. My jeep is lifted and now cannot reach the top zippers on back window, much less the slide out bar. And, I'd like to be able to remove the entire top sometimes but always in fear of the dreading downpour which I am helpless to reinstall all of the top without an hour to put it back on. It certainly does not fit my needs/wants.
By SusieQ from Texas
well, it looks good
i had to wait 3 1/2 months for this [*]. what a pain to get on, the instructions arent exactly crystal clear. The part that really left me with a bad feeling is after i got it on, i went into the jeep the next day and sure enough... I can see sunlight through the seam right above the rear doors. both sides! [*]? I got this because the hardtop leaks [*]. Oh well I can just put some sealant on it. Doesn't seem like I should have to though.
By PW from WA
Looks great, works great!
Was relatively easy to install it on the jeep. Nearly all the parts fit. The wraparound the rear door sides didn't give enough despite letting this lay out in 90 degree sun for over an hour. So the velcro is barely holding it in place. The tailgate bar clips are not uselessly decorative like the ones that come with the jeep. These ones actually grip well and hold the rear window taut which is nice. All in all I think I prefer this softtop to the default one that comes with the jeep - the only improvement I would like to see would be to use latches on the front instead of screw in knobs.
By Beergoggles from Boston, MA
Nice and easy
This is a great top if you want to take it completely off on a regular basis. It doesn't require any tools and doesn't use any hardware attached to the Jeep. You can go from covered to convertible to totally off in less than 2 minutes. Like all Jeep tops, it may drip a little above the front doors in heavy rain. Also, it can be a bit awkward to try to roll up and stow in the back without bending the windows too much.
By whitemtn27 from Worcester, MA
like all new soft tops, it takes getting used to. the first couple of months i had this thing i had ALL the complaints people here are saying but the bottom line is it takes time to get used to HOW to install, reinstall and use your soft top! it's a bestop, you can't go wrong!the only two - three things you will hate are as follows:1) it collects rain. yup. if you leave it in the rain you will get nice puddles collected at the top. but this is easy to fix. go to [...], buy two flexible rods like door siding material. build some sort of holster to attach to your roll bars. for me, i just bought PVC piping and cut it in half. it fits perfect over the roll bar and with some padding glued inside it won't damage anything. then i literally glued a door stopped (black circular) to the end of it and i just slide the two door siding rods in there and prop it up. works like MAGIC.2) "omg its so hard to put on" COME ON! you're driving a jeep, not a cadillac! there are TRICKS, and you will learn them. the main one is...unvelcro the sides and undo the back tonnel flaps before you pull the front base to the front of the jeep. then, you're gonna want to tuck the main base under the door surrounds (yes, metal bar goes under the door surround bar) voila. perfect fit! your knobs will screw on easily now!!!3) doors-off is not too much fun with this soft top unless it is done up, or just rolled back halfway. if you roll it all the way back you get a lot of problems haha.i would say GET IT. just do it.
By christina from toronto, canada
This top will make your Jeep Look awesom
My jeep looks awesome with this top on it! Buy it! You can also roll it back so its a sunroof for the front two seats or you can roll it back more so its an open roof for all five seats (cant go high speeds like that tho)
It doesnt leak water unless there is standing water on the roof.
It is a softtop to it is noisey on the road.
By StormTroopedJK from Parker Colorado
Great top - minimal hardware which means its compact and easy to store when off. Easy to roll back to open up the roof. It does flap and slap the roll bar with the windows open/doors off. The front corners create wind noise but it can be made quiet with some tinkering. Over all i really like this top.
By Mike from Aurora. CO
Does the job, but far from perfect
I bought a TrekTop for my '08 Unlimited a couple of months ago, largely on the strength of a review at jeep.off-road.com. Although I've decided to keep the thing, my opinions of it are far less glowing than those of the author. I don't know the gentleman, so rather than suggest that he is a shill for the manufacturer, I'll just assume that he's either had so much difficultly or so many problems with Jeep softtops in the past, that the Trektop appears glorious by comparison. But "super easy to install" hardly describes my experience.
To qualify myself, this is the first Jeep Wrangler-type vehicle I've owned since I used to drive a '47 Willys around as a teenager, back in the '70's. I'm quite mechanically adept, however, having successfully completed many automotive projects, including replacing the timing gears in my car during college.
The first problem I encounted during installation was attaching the header knob bases. I popped the heads off two of the 8 screws that attach the bases to the header. (And yes, I know about proper torque.) To me, this points to poor quality control for Bestop's hardware, as the other 6 screws tightened up nicely.
After draping the top over the Jeep to attach it to the rail system in back, I could not believe the amount of force required to stretch the top sufficiently to get it into place! I checked the installation of the hardware several times, to confirm that I had not made a mistake anywhere. Now, two months later, the top has stretched a bit due to the heat and use, but it still takes more effort than my wife can muster to pull the rail tabs into place.
Also, the top was so tight, that I couldn't stretch it enough to secure the velco along the right rear door surround (in front of the right quarter window) for several weeks after the intial install. It took that much time, use and warm climate before it had loosened up enough for me to align the hooks and loops properly.
What's more, once the top has been detached from the header and rolled back to provide open air driving, the tailgate retainer and all the rail tabs have to be removed, in order to provide enough slack to reattach the header to the top of the windshield, using the header knobs provided. I wish that Bestop had used some kind of retaining lever design for attaching the header, as is employed on the Freedom Top front panels, instead of these knobs. You'd better pray you don't drive into a sudden rainstorm with the top rolled back! You'll get drenched while you pull the tabs & retainer, reattach the header, and then rescure the retainer & tabs.
On the subject of the tailgate retainer (which holds the rear window in place), I inadvertently pulled one end of the metal retainer bar off the plastic clip to which it is "permanently" attached, while trying to remove the retainer from the rail system (so I could reattach the header). The two plastic clips at either end of the retainer are riveted on, and the small rivet heads pulled through the plastic. I had to drill the 2 rivets out of the retainer bar, and replace them with cap head bolts and locknuts. I think Bestop should either use rivets with larger heads, or provide bolts + locknuts in the original kit. (I'll probably drill out the rivets on the other end of the retainer in the near future, and reattach the clip with nuts & bolts, so I don't get stuck with a useless retainer while out on the road one day.)
Finally, there's considerable wind noise at speed from both front corners, where the top, the windshield and the front doors meet. I've examined these areas numerous times, but can't see any way to improve on the situation.
One positive note is a change in the design since the version in the referenced review. The tensioning straps which the author overtightened on his first install are no longer there. Believe me, on my copy, the top is plenty tight without it.
If this Trektop was indeed the winner of the 2008 Design Excellence Award from Chrysler, then their own softtop (with which I have no experience) must truly be a piece of design garbage.
As I wrote above, I've decided to keep my Trektop, I'm far less enthused with it than the author of the review, so I just wanted to provide a little balance for prospective buyers.
By Hill Country Hicks from Driftwood, TX
Make sure you have help!!!
To get it fit you need to really be outside in the sun so the fabric will expand a little bit, make sure you read the instruction before and know the parts and where they go as some don't have any marks.
Overall, is a very nice product.
Yes, the Bestop Trektop with Tinted Windows and without Doors in Black Diamond BST56805-35 comes with everything you need to fully install on your vehicle. For more details please see "Instructions" located on the product page. Thank you.
from Denver on
I have a used 2010 with only the hard top. DOES everything come with this kit or after I get it I find out I need something else to finish the project
john from rices landing, Pa. on
Yes, this comes with everything you will need to install on your vehicle. Thank you.
from rices landing, Pa. on
Good morning. Does the soft top roll back completely with ease or just the bikini top. The pictures and video make it look like the top only comes back past the driver and passenger door, not the second row into the trunk.
Betz from Wayne, NJ on
The Bestop Trektop with Tinted Windows and without Doors in Black Diamond BST56805-35 can be dropped just like the factory soft top. Thank you.
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