The Bowless/Combo Top from Smittybilt is the most adaptable Jeep top. When hitting the trail hard on a sunny day and clouds roll in you can quickly convert your Smittybilt Bowless/Combo Top from an extended top to a weather protected full top. Convinience is factored in due to internal storage of the removable side curtains. This top requires the use of the factory door surrounds and tailgate bar, as well as a header windshield channel (sold separately.)
The Smittybilt Bowless soft top is everything I expected. Quality seems good and it looks good on my 2005 TJ. I’d say the installation instructions were a bit confusing. Almost can do it better figuring it out on your own. Also, it wasn’t clear to me whether or not I could use the original Jeep windshield header or not. Once we tried to install it was clear I needed to get a new header as the OEM one that holds the Jeep factory top doesn’t work for this or I guess most replacement soft tops. It was just frustrating to have to then order a new header and wait for it. Once we had that, everything was fine. The factory original tailgate bar works fine though. No need to order a new one of those.
This is a great top. It went on fairly easily, just like it was supposed to. It looks good and is pretty quiet on the highway. Make sure to put it on in the sun when it's warm out, it would not stretch enough to get the rear window installed inside my garage. Once I moved it into the sun, it zipped right up.
The instructions are terrible, once you actually get the top on, it's super nice but getting it to fit properly was all kinds of trouble. I had to take it off, put it back on again before I actually found it it needs to sit in the sun for multiple hours before it will stretch to fit.
Got the call from 4WP that my Smittybilt bowless combo top had arrived, way ahead of time, super happy, had been rocking a bikini top for months and that was a little impractical, but anyway, started on it right away. I took it out of it’s box to familiarize myself with everything and let it heat in the sun, do not try to install in the cooler temps, that’s just stupid.the instructions were straight forward and it installed as the instructions said, I already knew I would need Smittybilt window chanel, oem surround, and tailgate rail, but I read the description of product before I purchased. Overall installation took about an hour or so , but the top is brand new so you’ll have that.It looks amazing, the quality exceeded my expectations, and I was pleasantly surprised with the storage bag for the top itself and the overhead pockets and molle fastener, very nice!
Great top for the price! Fits well and the rear window folds up under the top so you don't have to take it all the way off.
I like the top, it all didn’t quite fit, meaning rear window zippers were extremely snug, would not move until after a few days of sunshine allowed it to stretch a little. But I am wondering why water pools up on the top.
Love the look, love the bowless system, initial install was a nightmare. Seems like decent/good quality, love it though
Q: Do you sell replacement parts for this kit? I have this kit but the back truck piece zippers broke and I would like to replace the back truck piece. Answer this question
A: I researched that because I had the same issue. As far as I've found Smittybilt doesn't sell replacements. You either have to have a new zipper installed or get a new top
Answered by IRFoof on 07/09/2022
A: Yes it does have replacement parts
Answered by Crazy 8 from San bernadino on 07/08/2022
Q: Just bought this top for our daughter’s 2007 wrangler- Please help- we cannot get it to work- how does it attach over the doors and why does the back look lopsided. The instructions that come with the top are useless. Answer this question
A: @JosephW Did you buy another one? If so, which one?
Answered by Elizabethwrdh from Fayetteville, GA on 01/14/2022
A: Return it. Ultimately that’s what I had to do.
Answered by JosephW from Dallas on 01/14/2022
Q: WHAT DOES IT MEAN BY FACTORY DOOR SURROUNDS? I JUST HAVE THE FACTORY DOORS. ALSO DOES THIS FOLD ALL THE WAY BACK? JUST WANT SOMETHING THAT WILL FOLD BACK THEN BACK UP EASILY IF WE GET CAUGHT IN RAIN. Answer this question
A: I believe the “factory door surrounds” is referring to the grooves on the door frame where the top “clips” in. As far as being easy to fold back, it really is not. The back side windows are separate pieces with structured corners, so you would have to keep them in the vehicle with you since they don’t roll of fold into he top.
Answered by Devildog121 from Austin, TX on 09/03/2021
A: The factory door surrounds are included if your Jeep came with a soft top. It is what the top fits into above the door openings. Yes this will fold all the way down.
Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 09/02/2021
Q: Will this seal up completely and stay dry in rain or carwash? Answer this question
A: I have been through about 4 heavy rain storms now in Florida and have no leak issues so far!
Answered by Boatiedawg from Fort Pierce, FL on 07/28/2021
A: Yes it will.
Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 07/27/2021
Q: Does this kit come with the header bar, door surrounds and tailgate bar? Answer this question
A: Yes it comes with everything. When I ordered mine, the salesman said that this is the one that I need, it would be easier for me to take down and put back up by myself. WRONG. This top does not fit my jeep. I have contacted everyone in order to return it but to this day have not heard from Smittybilt or 4 Wheel Parts.
Answered by Debb from Dallas on 05/05/2021
A: Yes it does
Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 05/03/2021
For 60 years Smittybilt has been fabricating aftermarket parts and today their products include Jeep tops, bumpers, lighting, winches and trail gear. Off-roaders count on the company's innovative parts like the original nerf bar side steps to equip their Jeeps for the trail and day-to-day driving. Pairing affordability without compromising quality is the hallmark of Smittybilt and the manufacturer's reputation carries over to products like its Overlander Series of tents, Adventure Boxes and SEMA award-winning magnetic trail skins for Jeeps. Smittybilt offers over 2,000 interior and exterior parts and accessories for 4x4s with multiple capabilities for jeepers of all levels. Shop Smittybilt Now
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