(approx) 15 Minutes
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Hey, guys. Today I'm here with the Bestop Safari-Style Bikini Top in Black Diamond, fitting all 2-door 2010 to 2018 JK Wranglers. So, this is going to be for the JK owner looking for full sun protection while they had their hard top or their soft top off their Wrangler and enjoying that open-air driving experience. Now, we all know that when you take the top off of your Wrangle,r the sun can be pretty overbearing even in the summer months, and it can be very damaging to your skin as well as to your interior. So, something that provides full coverage and to protect you is definitely something that you want for your Wrangler. So, this will also be for the JK owner looking for some light weather protection. If you have your top off and you're driving around enjoying that open-air driving experience like I mentioned before, and any pop-up showers occurred, you do have full protection. Now, this will be a vinyl material very similar to your factory soft top. So, unlike other mesh options, it's not going to be perforated and that's perfect for that full coverage effect and an opaque effect to protect you against the sun. This is also gonna be fadeproof and cover the whole front and the rear cab area for full coverage again.So, at the moment, this is going to be pretty affordable for a Bestop Bikini Top at around $100, and that's pretty average for this style bikini top. So, there will be other options very similar to this in style as well in price, but those are going to be made by other brands, and that's really going to be the main difference as well as the quality in the materials. So, you will also see other options on the site that will jump in price but look very similar to this and those are going to be different in the way that they attach around your roll bar. Some will attach into the door surrounds for a tighter fit and some will have a cable-style attachment which will really jump that price up. So, personally, I think for $100, Bestop quality and a simple system like this, you definitely are getting your money's worth, not to mention, customers really seem to be loving it. You can always check out those opinions on the product page as well. And it even comes with a two-year limited warranty to keep a little bit of peace of mind in your investment. So, install is going to be a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It should take you no time at all to get this installed. However, you can go check that out on our accessories and hardware page for our soft tops. So, speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. So, before we install our Safari top on our JK, we do need to install our windshield header on the Safari top. Now, this does not come with the Safari top, but you can check that out on the hardware and accessories page for our soft tops, and they are generally inexpensive to get. I would, however, recommend going with the same brand. So, since this is Bestop, I would recommend a Bestop windshield channel. Now, this is button on. This is no drill, no modification required, so as long as you have your windshield channel together, we can go ahead and tuck it into the top of our Safari top. So, we'll have a little flap over here so you can stretch out the vinyl and then you can button everything down. So, this is a black diamond vinyl material, very similar to your factory soft top. So, this is, unlike a mesh option, going to provide full shade and full protection from the wind and weather conditions. So, now we're ready to install our Safari top on our JK. So, what I would recommend is to flip your Safari top over so we can have full access to secure our windshield channel down. So, you will just lay that, the rest of the Safari top over your hood and over your windshield. This just makes it so it's easier, you can pull these forward and grab your hardware to secure down your windshield channel.So, now we can secure this down with the provided knobs. Now, if you are using the Bestop option, you will have the knob thread into the lower portion. If you are using a Smittybilt windshield header, it may be a little bit different, as well as some other different brands. But just making sure that that's tightened down, sealed down to your windshield, and not going anywhere. So, this clamp will pull onto the windshield header and tighten it down on that Footman loop there, straighten everything out. So, once those are tightened down, we can flip back our Safari top. Now, we can flip this over, making sure that everything lays over our roll bar. And we will tighten this up and secure it later but what we do want to do at this point is wrap our flaps here around our sports bar. So, this isn't going to secure it down in your door surrounds. So, this is for the hard top owner or the soft top owner. If you want to keep the door surrounds on here, you can tuck them in between and have this lay over it but you don't necessarily need them for this install. So, you'll be able to lay this around your roll bar and tuck everything around. Now we'll be able to go back and adjust this later. This is velcro right here, so it is very easily adjustable, very easily removable, and it seems like pretty strong velcro, like it's not going to go anywhere. Now, we can do the other side and then strap down the back. So, Bestop does provide you with a couple of different straps in order to secure the sides of your Safari top down to your belt rail retainer. You do get a clip like this as well as a hook here. So, this hook is going to go on the side. I recommend to hook it into where you want it. It is gonna move around just a little bit. This just is going to make sure that it's facing the right direction when we go ahead and loop it through here. These are heavy-duty nylon straps, and you can tell that they do have a little bit of strength to them. So, you want to also make sure that this line is straight, it's not coming back like this because that's going to pinch the soft top up here, and make it wrinkle. So, we can adjust all those down at the end, but you do want to keep it a little bit tight for now so we can do the other straps. So, now we can hook in the rear straps. What I am going to do is clip this into the hole back here for our belt rail retainer, and this is going to provide a sturdy point, and then we can wrap that around here and tighten that down. This is really going to tighten up the top and give it a better look overall and a better fitment. So, I hooked it into the most rear point our belt rail retainer. And once this is all tightened up, we can go around the sides and make sure everything else is tight, and it'll give us a really good fitment. So, I think my favorite part about this kit is the fact that Bestop gives you little clips that you can put on the straps here to keep these straps from flapping around. And this is perfect when you're driving around, you don't want to be annoyed by this strap, and it's really the little things that count.So, you can clip it on the back here. You may have to lift it up. It may be easier to do it while it's off. But once your strap is tightened down where you want it to be, you can clip this loose end into there, so when you're driving around, that's not flapping around. So, what I did was just tucked in one side, pulled the strap back, and then once that's on, you can hook it in and pull it down to the farthest point, and you're all set to go. That's going to wrap it up for my review and install on the Bestop Safari-Style Bikini Top fitting all 2010 to 2018 2-door JK Wranglers. For more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Stop the Flap. If you want to put an end to the flap that you hear as you drive, choose the Bestop Header Safari Bikini Top. You will enjoy the protection you need from the outside with a soft top cover over your head, but you will be able to enjoy the open-air that you have come to love. The entire top is made for your convenience and installs quickly and easily for immediate use. You can retain the aggressive look you want for your 2010-2017 JK 2-Door model.
Perfect Fit. It can be hard to find a top that fits your Jeep the way you want it to, but with the Bestop Header Safari Bikini Top, you will be pretty darn close. This top is designed with perfect fit technology to ensure it holds to your Jeep and does not flap, billow, or sag.
Premium Quality. The Bestop Header Safari Bikini Top is one of the best on the market and it comes made with industry-grade webbing to ensure it does not flap in the wind. You will find that the included buckles are made from strong composite and the top has been treated with UV inhibitors.
Simple Install for Anyone. The Bestop Header Safari Bikini Top is easy to install and will only take about 15 minutes of your time. You can use this top with or without your door surrounds. You never have to drill or modify your ride to accommodate this top either. Since the top attaches to your sport bar, you do not have to worry about replacement parts either.
Warranty. 2-Year Limited Warranty.
Application. This Bestop Jeep bikini top is designed to perfectly fit 2010-2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK 2-Door models.
Note: Requires windshield channel J16162 for installation.
Fitment: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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