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Bestop Safari-Style Header Bikini Top; Cable Style; Black Diamond (10-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 Door)

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey, what's up, guys? I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain. And today, I'm here with the Bestop Safari Bikini Top cable-style with windshield channel in black diamond fitting your 2010 to 2018 two-door JK. This is gonna be for the Jeep owner that's looking for a quick and easy-installing top to provide some protection without the need to put the top back on. Now, this top is going to cover the front and rear, protecting you, your passengers, and your interior from the elements, while providing plenty of fresh air. This is made of durable vinyl in a black diamond finish, and it is designed to stretch and fit your Jeep perfectly. Now, this comes with a preinstalled header channel and is a direct bolt-on, so there's no drilling required, and it stays tight with spring assist. This unique top comes with everything needed to install and Bestop even offers it in different colors, so you can match your Jeep. So door surrounds are required to fit this perfectly on your Jeep, whether they're aftermarket or OEM. However, this top is reasonably priced, as far as these tops go, at around $180. And of course, with Bestop, you're getting a great product that is gonna last you for years. As far as install goes, I am gonna give this a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, since you can install this in about an hour using basic hand tools. Now, with that being said, let's hop into our install. We're gonna begin this installation with our top down. Since we already have our top removed, we're gonna start with this front bolt on our soundbar. We're gonna use a 10-millimeter wrench to remove that and install this strap. So we're gonna take our spring retention strap and we're going to install our bolt up through there, and then we'll just reinstall our bolt. Once you have that in, you can tighten it up with a 10-millimeter socket. So next, we're gonna take our J-Hook strap. We're gonna install this into the buckle in the center of our Bikini Top. So we're gonna go through the back of our buckle like, and then down through the front. You're gonna do the same thing for that other side. So next, we're gonna take this top and center it on the vehicle, so we can attach our header channel. This header channel is going to hang over the front windshield channel, since we're gonna bolt it to our footman loops. You have two threaded holes in your header channel. What we're gonna do is we're gonna take this knob with a threaded screw-on, and we're gonna use this bracket to go through this footman loop into this header channel. So there's a V in this. We're gonna place this up through the V, and this is going to sit right in there. So we're going to pull this down and on top, and then screw that in. So after you get the header installed, the next thing we're gonna do is make sure that this is in the proper position. Now, there is a cable inside of here. If you have the OEM, the original door surrounds, you will want to drape this on the outside. If you have aftermarket ones, you'll want to drape this on the inside. So you wanna make sure that that is in the proper position. Now, we're going to attach these buckles to the spring. So we're going to get this spring out of this little pocket here. Then, we're gonna take this buckle, and we're gonna hook this end onto there. This end is then gonna go through this strap, and this is what's gonna pull that tight. So for this buckle, we're gonna go through the back slot of the buckle and then through the front, and that way we'll be able to tighten this up just like that. So while we're on this side, we're gonna go ahead and get these other two buckles in. Now, this strap is going to go down, around behind this soundbar, and then back up through this buckle. Same thing, we're gonna go through the back slot, and then down through the front slot. So we're gonna do the same thing for this back one. And we're gonna leave them relatively loose for now, until we get the other side on. Dig that spring out, attach our end onto there. So all the way at the back of the top, we're gonna install these rear straps. Now, these straps keep tension and keep the whole thing pulled back so it's tight. So we're gonna go down on the inside and then up to the buckle, through the backside of the buckle, and then down through the front. Same thing goes for the other side. Down on the inside of the roll bar, underneath the seat belt, and then back through the buckle. So last but not least, we're gonna do the center straps. And these J-Hooks are gonna go around the back of the soundbar, and then hook into the holes in the center roll bar. So that's gonna wrap up my review and install. For more videos like this, check us out at extremeterrain.com.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation

      Features

      • Fits 2010-2018 JK Wrangler and Rubicon 2 Door Models
      • Bikini(TM) Top
      • Safari Style
      • No Drill Header
      • Black Diamond
      • Color Matched
      • Cable Style
      • Incl. Windshield Channel

      Description

      Full Strapless Bikini for Your Jeep. When you want to enjoy that open-air feel as you travel throughout the city, turn to the Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel. This top is a full, strapless bikini top for your Jeep and will help keep you protected from the elements, but allow you to enjoy fresh air at the same time. This top is unique because the header comes already installed for you. This top will provide you with the OE look and style you want to maintain.

      Color Match Option. The Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel features a color match option that allows you to make sure your new top will match the exterior of your Jeep. Bestop is committed to superior products and you will love all of the features of this top from its longevity to its feel.

      Color Matched. One of the nice things about the Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel is that it can be color matched to your Jeep’s exterior. This top is made from some of the best materials on the market. You will find that the header comes already installed on this piece. The top is made from a vinyl that is designed to stretch and fit your Jeep perfectly.

      Windshield Channel Provided. Unlike some other products, the Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel comes with all of the hardware you need to include the windshield channel. The header comes already installed so you should expect installation to take about an hour, but it is considered simple.

      Warranty. 1-Year Limited Warranty.

      Note: Factory style door surrounds required for proper fitment.

      Fitment: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

      MPN# 52593-35

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

      3.9

      Customer Reviews (74)

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      Ratings Summary

      3.9 out of 5 overall rating from 74 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour





      • March 07, 2020

        Review shared from Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel - Cable Style - Black Diamond (10-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door)

        5 2012 Rubicon - Mtnmauler Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Bikini Top

        Very easy install, stays put at highway speeds, very nice

        Helpful (0)
      • January 13, 2020

        Review shared from Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel - Cable Style - Black Diamond (10-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door)

        4 2015 Wrangler - Anonymous Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Easy install

        The top was shipped timely and I am happy with my purchase. It fit well , easy to install and worked as expected.

        Helpful (2)
      • November 27, 2019

        Review shared from Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel - Cable Style - Black Diamond (10-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door)

        5 2017 Rubicon - PhilippeB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        great product

        Easy to handle and put in place... nice purchase for summer !!!

        Helpful (2)
      • November 27, 2019

        Review shared from Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel - Cable Style - Black Diamond (10-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door)

        5 2018 Wrangler - Charly Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Right what I needed

        Good materials with the right price! I was looking for a top that can be easily installed and uninstalled (as I live in a tropical area with sudden storms) and still feeling a “freedom” sensation.

        Helpful (2)
      • November 11, 2019

        5 2017 Wrangler - RSF Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Well built, quality materials. Install it on a hot day after it has sat in the sun for a bit. I have a cage kit on my JK and the back of the top fits nicely over the additional rear loop.

        Helpful (2)
      • October 03, 2019

        Review shared from Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel - Cable Style - Black Diamond (10-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door)

        4 2014 Wrangler - Jpizzle Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great

        Top is great. Installation was simple. not sure if I did something wrong but trying to tighten down in the rear and it just slowly comes undone.

        Helpful (2)
      • August 30, 2019

        Review shared from Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel - Cable Style - Black Diamond (10-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door)

        4 2013 Wrangler - Cherie Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Bikini Top Unlimited

        Arrived within a few days. Sturdy material, easy installation which I did myself. I had read reviews and was concerned about how well it would stay on as well as noise. I am pleasantly surprised. Rarely needs tightened up, and noise isn’t a factor unless I have all doors off, and then it’s minimal. Very happy customer!

        Helpful (2)
      • July 14, 2019

        3 2015 Wrangler - Swamp Preacher Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        A little loose in the back

        I really want to like this top. I used it today the the first time. The South Ga. heat made it stretch a lot it got loose and I stopped to tighten it three times.

        Helpful (2)
      • July 09, 2019

        3 2013 Wrangler - KevinH Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        There’s better

        It installed easily, and looks okay. The issue is that the back of the top doesn’t stay tight. After a couple days it will begin flapping in the wind. I wish it would have maintained a firm fit for longer.

        Helpful (2)
      • June 14, 2019

        Review shared from Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel - Cable Style - Black Diamond (10-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door)

        5 2016 Rubicon - Sportslover2019 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Bestop Safari Bikini Top

        Purchased the top for my son. He loves it. He said it was easy to install . It really gives the jeep a sporty look.

        Helpful (2)

      Questions & Answers (12 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      I have a 2017 Wrangler (4-Door) with a hard top. I am looking for something to use in the summer months (mainly May to September) that will allow me to remove easily and put back on in the event of rain. Essentially I would like to store my hard top away for those 5 months and strictly use this bikini top. Will I have to purchase anything else since I only have the hard top (meaning anything for the doors)? And will this shield the inside of my JK in the event of a HEAVY rain storm? If not, can you recommend something else that will?

      • Hello, This black diamond Bestop Cable Style Safari Bikini Top would be a great fit for the summer months. You don't need any additional hardware, its a extremely simple process to take on and off, and it will provide great protection from that harsh summer sun. This being said, when looking at a bikini top, there really is not a way to keep the interior dry from heavy rain (especially at speed) . This would definitely help out, but rain would still come in through the sides of the roll bar where the top does not cover. I would highly recommend a Barricade frameless 2-in-1 Soft Top. With a fully enclosed design that quickly converts from a full top to a Savannah top you get the best of both worlds. Taking you from ceiling to sky in seconds and eliminating the need for the bulky OE soft top frame. The Barricade frameless 2-in-1 Soft Top can be found right here: http://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-frameless-2-in-1-soft-top-black-diamond-0717jk4door.html

      Helpful (7)

      I have a 2017 Black Unlimited Hardtop. I keep reading that this product is designed to work with the soft top door surrounds..? Will this work with my jeep or will I need to purchase additional hardware?

      • The Bestop Safari Bikini Top is designed to work with OEM door surrounds. The top will work without door surrounds, however, it would not have the tightest fit. Since you currently have a hardtop you will need the door surrounds to ensure a tight seal.

      Helpful (5)

      Does this top attach the factory soft top door surrounds and create a "watertight" seal? Just like the OEM Soft top? I see lots of comments that you require the OEM Surrounds but I am not sure why, it seems that the top attaches to the roll bars. If it does I think this would be a great solution to be able to leave on all summer!

      • The Bestop Safari Bikini Top w/ Windshield Channel - Cable Style will install utilizing both cable springs and straps. You can use an aftermarket door surround, but this may alter how water resistant it is.

      Helpful (2)

      Is this product available for order without the windshield channel? I already own a header that I use with another Bestop bikini top.

      • Yes, you can purchase this top without a windshield channel here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/bestop-header-bikini-top-jk-5258335.html.

      Helpful (1)

      Can you use this top without the doors or door frames on? In other words can you strap the straps to the roll bars instead of the door frames?

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      7 More Questions
      I have a factory hard top, if i plan on running this doorless would the door surrounds matter then or would you still recommend them? If so what door surrounds kit would work for my 2014 JK? 0 answer
      I have a 2018 2 door Jeep wrangler JL. I was wondering if this top will fit my car? 1 answer
      What the difference between 52594-35 and 52584 tops? 1 answer
      in the Customer Photos 2 jeeps have no door surround so you can use it with or with out surround? thanks 1 answer
      Are door surrounds required? 1 answer
      the picture shows a cover over the cargo area, the top and enclosed behind the cab area but i don't see any mention of it in the description. Is this just for the top only? I like the cover for the cargo area and the back cover behind the cab area. 1 answer
      With this top, it states that it will work with the factory style door surrounds. Does this mean if I plan on using it on my hard top jeep, the surrounds will work for it? I'm confused whether the "factory" surrounds are for either a soft top or hard top, or just the soft tops. 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Bikini
      • (2) Spring Tension Straps
      • (2) Rear Tension Straps
      • (2) Spring Buckle Straps
      • (2) Center J-Hook Straps
      • Hardware

      Tech Specs

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