(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review of the Bestop Supertop NX for the 2007-2016 JKs. Bestop is available for both the two-door and the four-door for the JK and it's available for in the black diamond material that you see here and a higher quality twill material. This is for those of you who currently have a hardtop on your Jeep and are looking for a soft top that includes all of the components necessary to get it installed on your vehicle. Now this is a premium top that comes along with a premium price tag. But if you're looking for the highest quality of top that's going to look and function like factory and you have the budget for it, this is the top you should be looking at.This top is designed exactly like a factory soft top is. And there's a good reason for that. Bestop has been making the factory soft tops for Mopar for a long time. So whether you choose to go with this black diamond material or the higher quality twill material, the top you get is going to both look and function just like a factory soft top would. It's going to function like the factory top because of all the components that are included with this kit that get it mounted on the Jeep. And it's going to have all the features and functions of a factory soft top as well. So you're going to have the sunrider function, you're going to have quick-release knuckles on the bows so you can completely remove the top if you want to, you're going to have the adjustable cable tensioning system, and of course, all of the removable tinted windows.Now there are a lot of components that come along with this kit and there are a lot of instructions as well. So you're going to want to take your time, probably have a second set of hands around, and really pay attention to the details so that you get this top installed on the Jeep right the first time and you have a completely leak-free top. Now going through the process of the installation you'll start with installing the door surrounds and all of the brackets onto the Jeep and the support cage itself. From there you'll start by attaching the bows and the arches to the canvas material attach that onto the Jeep, then you can start installing the windows and you'll be finished. The whole process should take about three hours and you won't need any specialty tools just some hand tools. Now, like with any soft top when you're installing it the first time the material is going to be really tight. And because of the way this material reacts to both hot and cold it will shrink a lot if it's cold making installation that much more difficult. So I definitely recommend putting the material in a nice warm place before you start the installation or if you have a nice, sunny summer day, put it right on the front lawn and let it bake in the sun for awhile. It's going to pay dividends when you go to install the top. This top is going to be more expensive than other tops on the market even more expensive than other tops that include all of the same components. But in my opinion, it's worth it. This is a really high-quality top and for a soft top that when it sits out in the weather can take a beating, you want something that's going to hold up over time. So if you have to pay a little bit of a premium for this, again, in my opinion, it's worth the extra cost. And honestly, if you have the budget for it the twill material is really nice. It's going to hold up even better it looks great, and it certainly won't flap going down the highway. Again, it's definitely worth the upcharge if you have the budget for it. So if you currently have a hardtop on your Jeep and you're looking to go with the soft top so that you can have that open air driving experience a lot easier than moving a big heavy hardtop around every time this is the best possible option in my opinion. Again it comes with all the components you need, it's really high quality and it's worth the price. So that's my review of the Bestop Supertop NX fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Quality Construction.The Supertop NX with tinted windows from Bestop is a very upscale top that is made of matte black twill layers with a rubber layer in-between. The top, made of high quality twill layers are separated by a rubber waterproofing layer, is very durable and has incredible longevity. 40mil thick vinyl windows have a 31% tint that keeps the interior nice and cool during the warmer days of the year.
Special Features & Accessories.The Supertop NX features a 135 gauge polyester thread, a Sun Rider roof and powder coated hardware. The 135 gauge thread is a polymer that shuts the seams of the top for great strength. The Sun Rider roof is a feature that is standard on the Supertop NX and gives amazing open air thrills. The thick twill and rubber layers also give this soft a very quiet cabin, much less noisy then OE. All hardware is included and brackets are powder coated to increase the life and look of those parts. In addition, the kit includes a top arch for better fitment, quick release bow knuckles so top removal is tool free and brief, and an adjustable plate for tension.
Application.The Supertop NX is made for use with 4 door 2007-2018 JK Wranglers.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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December 26, 2019
Easy to install and easy to open for a top down ride!Helpful (1)
October 22, 2019
We are very pleased with our new soft top. Installed in just a few hours just in time for the beach. Very easy to use and does exactly what we expected it to do.Helpful (1)
September 13, 2019
Let me start by saying that this is a quality top, the material, the stitching, the windows, zippers, frame work all what you would expect in a 1500.00 top. I did the install by myself, took my time pre fit everything on the framework, let the top bake out it the sun till it was just about ready to burst into flames an watched the video about 10 times. I have been out in several down pours with no water leaks. Now with all that said there are a couple of issues with the top. First, there is substantially more wind noise than with the hard top ( open the windows or turn up the radio ) will fix this problem. Second, if I flip open just the sun roof for the afternoon I cannot close an latch the top back to the Windshield Header Latches without loosening the whole top ( its that tight ). I am hoping that with a little time the whole top will stretch.Helpful (1)
September 10, 2019
Good...but the zippers!!
Bought this and installed with the included directions. It was pretty straight forward, but took me a couple evenings to get it done just right. I have had major issues with the zipper in the rear window. The ONLY way to get it to zip is to use a pair of pliers to grip the zipper-pull to get it started. But I really love the way it folds flat, it looks good, and is great quality. I had to replace the top when I got it...the real plastic flaps for the back right corner had ripped off the first time I hooked it in. But the free replacement came quickly, and we are all good. Top is down as we speak!Helpful (3)
May 14, 2019
I absolutely love my new soft top. I was kinda concerned with the instructions, but everything turned out great. The material is high quality. I am glad i sprang for the higher priced option.Helpful (1)
May 04, 2019
So easy to install. Have had no issues with the fit or leaking. The twill black looks so sharp! Took about 2 hours to install with two of us. Great quality! Not disappointed at all!Helpful (2)
January 11, 2019
Bestop Supertop NX Twill
Really nice top. I wouldn't say that it was an easy install, but not too bad. Installed it myself. Would have been much easier with a helper.Helpful (6)
December 15, 2018
Best Top for a Jeep Top
Install medium skill level and you can do this by yourself but it's handy to have some help. Looks good, easy to clean and keep clean, and easy to use.Helpful (6)
August 31, 2018
Great fit and look but, the instructions were terrible. Lucky, there's YouTube. Also, not very easy to collapse and mount.Helpful (8)
August 21, 2018
It's a great product I had it installed at Big Boys Toys in East Bennington Vermont took them 2 hours they said it's the best top that they've ever seen it's been 3 days and I'm going to take the top down this weekend and send a picHelpful (8)
If I put my hardtop back on in the winter can I leave any of the soft top components in place?
You would need to remove the frame for the Bestop Supertop NX Soft Top which is indeed removable for installation of a hard top, however, removal is labor intensive.
What is the differenc in black diamon and twill fabric on soft tops?
Black Twill is going to be a premium fabric, whereas the Black Diamond will be the standard fabric included on tops.
I currently just bought a 4 door Wrangler with the Factory Black Hardtop and wonder if the soft-top to hardtop switch can be done simply as I live in Vermont and have winter time to deal with and may want to switch back and forth occasionally and do not want to dis-assemble a lot of brackets or support rails each time... Essentially, I am asking how much disassembly/re-assembly of "structure support hardware" is required to switch back forth... Thank you... 2017 Vintage also
Can this top be removed with a roof rack like the Garvin Expedition Rack w/ Basket in place?
I’ve read reviews about the importance of installing in warmer weather. What temperature is recommended for installation?
For easier installation, the top should be installed at a temperature above 72°F. Below this temperature, the fabric may contract an inch or more, making it difficult to fit the vehicle.
If you have a 4-door 2010 or newer JK with factory hardware and only want the fabric and windows, we carry a Bestop Replace-A-Top with tinted windows and matte black twill here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/bestop-replaceatop-twill-jk-7984717.html Customers with 2007-2009 hardware on their 4-door JKs will want the following:https://www.extremeterrain.com/bestop-replaceatop-twill-jk-7983717.htmlThe two kits require specific hardware that came factory and will not be compatible with other hardware kits due to the updated "cable style" hardware in 2010 and newer Wranglers.
Yes, the Bestop Supertop NX Soft Top w/ Tinted Windows comes with everything needed to convert from a hardtop to a soft top.
This soft top works like a standard factory soft top. It can be folded all the way back without needing to remove the top itself.
With how thick the tinted windows are on this Bestop Supertop NX, getting them rolled for storage would be difficult and may damage or crease the windows themselves.
The Bestop Supertop in Black Diamond if made of 28oz cloth where this top is made of 30oz twill layers. Both tops will come with tinted windows and the sunrider option. The top will make use of the factory style bow assembly and include all of the hardware needed for installation.
The frame for the Bestop Supertop NX Soft Top is removable for installation of a hard top, however removal is labor intensive.
The Bestop Supertop NX would not be able to be installed under a hard top.
Hello, these windows should have the same affect as you mentioned, but the waviness can occur over time, also depending on how many times the windows are removed and installed again and also how they are treated. No drilling is required for installation and you can find the installation guide here: http://1.cdn.lib.extremeterrain.com/guides/J20835_Guide.pdf
(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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