Bushwacker is taking Jeep soft tops to the next level with the Trail Armor Soft Top. Thanks to the Bushwacker exclusive Fold-Back/Fold-Forward design, the Trail Armor Soft Top gives easy open air flow to both the front and rear passengers without removing the entire soft top. The rear section easily folds-forward and meets the one-handed fold-back front where the entire system is secure. Available as a frameless fastback style or frameless “truck” style, there is a Trail Armor Soft Top to fit the look desired for any 2007-2018 Jeep JK Wrangler 2 Door and JKU Wrangler Unlimited 4 Door. Easy, one-handed fold-back sunroof operation for front passengers.
So first and foremost, I am the person who researches EVERYTHING, and rarely leaves a review. At the time, the top I wanted was out of stock, so I looked at the next best thing. I stumbled upon this top and went for it. I actually gave the Trail Armor top, itself, 3 stars, since this is their version 1 top, and they need to tweak some things to gain those two stars. The 4 star review is because their customer service exceeds standards, which made up for it in the long run.
Install: Instructions suck, but once you get the top together, it's all one piece and you'll be like "well that's kind of easy then". Switching from hardtop to soft-top is a breeze; no crazy brackets or anything; just the whole top is one unit, aside from the rear windows.
Fitment: I get they want to keep it tight fit, but they could have used maybe slightly more material. Some velcro areas don't stretch over the edge, especially the rear glass (I just gave up after that), but it never leaked.
Sound: It's a soft top. It's loud in there...I think mine contributes mainly to the fact I have a light bar, so it's louder than it would be, but wind noise is very present.
Practicality: The convertible side is extremely easy to flip back, and it doesn't look like the ones you see driving down the road where it looks like someone's top flew back involuntarily on the highway; it sits flat and looks proper. The full "off" option is great, but plan to spend 20-30 minutes putting it back on. It takes about 10 minutes to fully prep it to have the roof off.
Durability: Here's the cons - the bracket screws that hold on the convertible piece have been showing signs of rust. They need to update the strap that holds the convertible piece down, as the metal in that bracket has protruded through the nylon. It also will find its way unlatched if you don't pay attention to it. Rear window zipper has split at the beginning, which made it very tough to zipper up.
Warranty: Lifetime warranty, and they mean it. Like I said above, I needed the little 4" strap that holds down the convertible, and I needed a new back window due to the zipper breaking. Bushwacker effortlessly sent me a COMPLETE new top, after I sent them pictures of the defects. If that's not amazing customer service, then I don't know what is!!
from Rhode Island
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The directions say two hours but it took three of us 18 hours to put on. The top requires so many buckles and straps to take on and off the windows that you don't want to take them off. Two of the brackets that are required to install the top frame were bent and I had a friend reweld them. I should've paid extra for the shimity built top of the same design.
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