Review & Install Video
Ryan: This Bestop OE Style Replacement Soft Top Frame and Bow Kit is for those of you that have a two-door 2007 to 2018 JK that are looking for a full replacement factory style frame for your soft top. Now it is important to note that this is going to work for the 2007 to 2009 two-door JK that has the Bestop Supertop NX installed on it and for the 2010 to 2018 two-door JK that either has a factory top or the Bestop Supertop NX. So there are a few different year ranges there. Jeep did change the top style midway through the JK generation. So, be very careful there. Make sure you're getting the right frame that's going to work for your soft top, but if you are looking for a replacement frame, this is going to be an excellent choice for you. This is going to be a nice easy one out of three wrenches for the installation. You're not gonna have to drill anything or do any major modifications to your Jeep. This is just going to bolt right onto your Wrangler and we're gonna show you how to do that in just a second.
So, when you are shopping around for soft tops, you're gonna find a bunch of different parts and a bunch of different categories. One of those categories is going to be OEM style stuff and that's what this falls into. So, if you have a soft top, if the soft components of your top are in good working order, your windows aren't scratched or cut, you have a top that isn't coming apart at the seams but your frame is bent up, not functioning or just you might be missing a bunch of pieces for it, rather than piecing something together, you just want something that's a one-stop shop for you, this is going to include everything. So you're gonna have your windshield header here, that's a two-part header. You're also going to have your tailgate bar in the back. You're going to have all of your bows and frame assemblies that go up and down the side of the Jeep. Right here is one of those spreader bows here that keeps the top from flapping a little bit. You're also going to have the canvas material that attaches the center bow to the rear bow. You're going to have all of your hardware. You're going to have the clips that hold the tailgate bar into place. You're going to have your door surrounds. Every single piece that you're going to need to get an OEM or a Bestop Supertop NX installed on your Jeep is going to be here in this box.
Now, because you are getting so many pieces, because this is truly all-inclusive and because it's from Bestop which is one of those brands that is known to make a premium product, you are going to pay a little bit more for this frame setup. This is going to come in at just over $600. Now, if you are looking for something OEM and you're looking for high quality, I don't think $600 is too bad of a price to pay, especially when you consider the alternative of getting something that isn't as complete or isn't as high quality. If you don't have the budget for this top, we do have lot of other options out there for you but if you're looking for something premium, this is going to be a great place to go and I think the price is pretty fair. So I said before, this is a nice easy bolt-on install. Let's show you how to do it.
Speaker 1: Tools required to install: a Phillips head screwdriver, an eight-millimeter wrench, a 3/8 drive, extension, Phillips head bit, a T30 bit, a pair of needle-nose pliers, the longer the better, and optional is an impact. So today I'm gonna show you how to take the top completely off of your Jeep. That means completely off of your bow and frame kit because today we're going to be replacing that whole bow and frame kit. So, to first start off, we're gonna remove our windows and our back. So now we're going to remove this back glass. So I've already released that corner. We're gonna release this corner. Just pull down on the bow a little bit, flip it up and then you'll see that these straps secure the back of the top to the back bow. They're only in there by four Phillips head screws. So, on the end of my impact, I do have a Phillips head bit. So we're gonna remove these now. It might start falling down on you because those corners are in that part of the roof. Let's get this last screw out of here. All right. Now we're gonna take the whole top and go forward with it, putting it over the rest of our soft top and that's going to expose these four screws. Actually, there's five of them. You're gonna release those and bring it even more forward. All right. So, like I said, we're gonna get rid of those five screws next. Now we're gonna bring the top even more forward and droop it over our hood.
All right. So I have my top released up front here. There's going to be two screws that hold in a metal tab. We're gonna go ahead and release these screws. So there's that metal tab right there and that's connected to a wire that runs all the way back here to a spring right there. So we'll get that out in a second. We're gonna flip this back so there's no tension and we have a little extra room to work. So there's no tension on that now. We're gonna take a pair of needle-nose pliers or just regular pliers, whatever you got, get it back here and just twist this out of here. Now we're gonna flip the top back like this and now we can bring the top all the way up front. So let me get back in the Jeep. I had to release this side off-camera and what you're gonna see is a bunch of screws on top of this header panel. So we're gonna release those next and get this top out of here. So there's all 27 screws out of our header panel. Let's lift this out of place and that's what secures the front of your top. You can see all this black tape here. That's just to make sure that it's aligned from when it was installed originally so it's not gonna shift in place. We're probably gonna do the exact same thing when we get the new top in. Let's just go ahead and get all this out of here. All right. Your top is free.
We're just gonna leave our top right there on our hood because we have to replace all these parts. Get all the frame and bows out of the way now. Put this on here for storage purposes. So now that we have our top completely removed off our frame kit, what we're gonna do is just pop it up and bring it to the rearward most position. Now we're going to release our bows and get this whole frame kit out of the way. This is a Torx T30 bit. I'm just gonna release these two screws. Pull back and it should just release. Do that on both sides. So with those released, let's get this old frame and bows out of here. Let's get our door frames out of the way and these are only on by these plastic, kinda, bolts here. They just slide out away and this slides just like that.
So with our frame and bows out of the way, what we're gonna do is unzip our roll bar cover here and we're going to expose this bracket because we are not going to be using these as mounting points. Now that should be a T30 right there and remove both sides. Work on this thing. Just go ahead and do that on both sides.
All right. So we are going to be reusing our factory hardware. However, we do have new mounting points here and they are clearly labeled up and right-hand. So let's go ahead and get these bolts started. Finish them off with my impact. Slip the roll bar cover back over. Go ahead and do that on both sides. All right. Now we're gonna get our new door frames into place and we do have new plastic bolts for the top here. So here's our top arch support. This just slides into these little cutouts here. Just gives it a little extra support.
So we're down here on the ground and we have our header panel and part of our forward bow attached already. I just wanted to make a quick note on the orientation. So this is the bottom of the header panel and this is that first bow. You're gonna want those quick releases on the inside. Just aligning the holes. They are already pre-drilled so we're just gonna put these screws in. So now we're going to attach our center section and this requires a long M8, my 30-millimeter bolt that comes with the kit, it is a Phillips head and then we have our plastic little bushings that go on the inside of this bar here and an eight-millimeter nut. Eight-millimeter wrench there. Do that on both sides.
What we're gonna do now is assemble our rear bow section of our new frame and this has a little self tapper and two holes that line right up. And now with your header piece still facing down, you wanna make sure that the rear bow is facing down and the forward one is facing up with their quick connects facing opposite directions. Now we're going to install this strap. There's three holes right here. We have our three screws. All right. So now that we have our complete frame, I've got Ryan over here. You guys all know him. He's gonna help me put it up here, then we can put our top on from there.
So this is our forward bow. We're gonna connect it to the lowest mounting point here and it's that nice quick disconnect. You'll feel it engage. Bottom or the back bow connects to the top one. All right. Now we're gonna bring the top back down into place, wanna make sure it clips into the side over here. There it goes right there and then we'll use the clamp right here in the front and lock it into place and repeat that on the other side. So now we're going to put our top piece of our panel in place. We wanna make sure that we have this corner of the fabric in there as well and our screw holes lined up. Again, making sure that that top has not moved outta place and we're gonna start from the center and work our way out. All right. Now we're gonna bring our top back over. We're just gonna lay it over the back because there's still a couple things we need attach in the front. All right. So now we're going to attach our tab here and this is what actually helps put tension on the top and that spring is attached to the other end of here. So that's what we're gonna attach after these two. All right. Do that on both sides. Now, to finish these off, we're going to put a little bit of foam to help protect our paint or anything that may come in contact with that.
All right. Now we can attach our spring to this little tab over here. I already did it on the other side and this should get a little tension when we close the top just like that. All right. Now we're going to attach the soft top to our middle bow. You can start on the outside or the inside. These holes are in the right spot. That's gonna wrap up my install of the Bestop OE Style Bow and Frame Kit fitting your two-door JK models. And for all things Wrangler, keep it here at extremeterrain.com.
New Support for Your Soft Top.
The Bestop OE Style Soft Top Replacement Bow & Frame Kit is the perfect kit when you need to replace your soft top bow and frame kit. Over time, the parts may break, rust, or become unusable and this means that you need to replace it. Fortunately, there is a kit that allows you to make sure of your current parts and only replace the components. With the Bestop OE Style Soft Top Replacement Bow & Frame Kit, you will have the peace of mind you need that this kit is made from the highest quality products. This new kit is made to exceed or match the standards and requirements of your factory parts.
Powder Coated Carbon Steel.
The Bestop OE Style Soft Top Replacement Bow & Frame Kit features black powder coated carbon steel replacement pieces that are strong, durable, and rust resistant.
The Bestop OE Style Soft Top Replacement Bow & Frame Kit features a solid kit that comes with all of the inner components you need and each one is made from the best materials on the block. You will find that the carbon steel pieces are powder coated for supreme rust resistance. Parts that are not steel are a finished thermoplastic polymer.
Installation is considered a breeze and can be done in just an hour or two. You will receive all of the hardware you need and detailed instructions to install the Bestop OE Style Soft Top Replacement Bow & Frame Kit.
The part comes with a 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty, and is supplied with the retainer clips, hardware, and instructions you need to successfully install it.
The Bestop OE Style Soft Top Replacement Bow and Frame Kit is designed to 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler 2 Door Models.
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- What's in the Box
- Bow Assembly
- Door Surrounds
- Tailgate Bar
- Installation Info
Simple installation for anyone.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18