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How to Install a Bestop Cable Style Black Diamond Safari Bikini Top on your 2010-2017 Jeep Wrangler

Installation Time

1 hours

Tools Required
  • Torx Wrench (T30)
  • Safety Glasses
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Parts List


Soft Top Installation

1 Install Spring Tension Straps

Use a T-30 Torx wrench to remove the top bolt from the pivot bracket on the sport bar. Place a Spring Tension Strap and then a Rear Tension Strap on the bolt and reinstall the bolt to secure the straps to the sport bar on each side of the vehicle. 

NOTE: Make sure to install the Spring Tension Strap on the bolt first.


Hard Top Installation


1 Install Spring Tension Straps

Place a Spring Tension Strap and then a Rear Ten- sion Strap on an M6 x 20mm Bolt and use a T-30 Torx wrench to install the bolt in the top hole in the sport bar behind the seat belt on each side of the vehicle. 

NOTE: 
Make sure to install the Spring Tension Strap on the bolt first. 


2 Install Center J-Hook Straps

Thread the end of one of the J-Hook Straps through one of the buckles on the center fl ap inside the Bikini. Repeat with the other J-Hook Strap. 


3 Secure Header to Windshield

Center the Bikini on the vehicle. Place the tabs on the Header Knob Bases above the footman loops in the windshield frame. Place a Header Knob Plate under a footman loop. Install a Header Knob through the plate and footman loop and thread it into the Header Knob Base. Repeat this with both Header Knob Bases.



Aftermarket Door Surround

4 Drape Cable Bikini over Vehicle

Drape the Cable Bikini over the vehicle. Make sure that the Bikini cable lies inside the channel on the door surround.


Original Equipment Door Surround

4 Drape Cable Bikini over Vehicle

Drape the Cable Bikini over the vehicle. Make sure that the Bikini cable lies along the outside of the channel on the door surround.


5 Install Spring Buckle Straps

Locate the spring pocket on each side of the Cable Bikini. Install a Spring Buckle Strap on the each spring.


6 Secure Rear Buckle Straps

Locate the Rear Tension Strap on the sport bar installed in Step 1. Thread the end of the strap through the buckle. Leave loose. Repeat on both sides of the vehicle. 


7 Secure Side Buckle Straps

Locate the Spring Tension Strap on the sport bar. Make sure the pocket is outside the door surround. Thread the end of the strap through the buckle on the Spring Buckle Strap and pull tight. Repeat on both sides of the vehicle.



8 Tighten Tension Straps

Start from the rear of the vehicle and, working toward the front, pull all Tension Straps tight. 


9 Secure Center J-Hook Straps

Locate the two (2) Center J-Hook Straps on the center fl ap of the Cable Bikini. Pull the straps over the rear of the sound bar and hook each strap into the opening as shown. Pull the end of each strap to tighten securely.



Care and Maintenance of your Bestop Product

Your Bestop product is made of the finest materials available. To keep it looking new and for the maximum possible wear, it will need periodic cleaning and maintenance.

Washing: The fabric should be washed often using soap, warm water and a soft bristle brush. Rinse with clear water to remove all traces of soap or use Bestop-recommended Bestop Cleaner and Bestop Protectant. Bestop Cleaner and Bestop Protectant are specially formulated to provide a total cleaning and protection system. Bestop Cleaner will not harm vehicle finish, is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Bestop Protectant protects against UV-fading, cracking and hardening.

Water: Seeping through at the seams may be stopped by applying 3-M Scotchgard® on the inside of the seams. Rips in the fabric may be repaired with Bondex® iron on patches. Iron the patches to the Inside of the top, carefully following the Bondex® instructions.

LIMITED WARRANTY

We warrant our product to be free from defects in material and workmanship, for the terms specifi ed below, provided there has been normal use and proper maintenance. This warranty applies to the original purchaser only. All remedies under this warranty are limited to the repair or replacement of any item or items found by the factory to be defective within the time period specified. If you have a warranty claim, first you must call our factory at the number below for instructions. You must retain proof of purchase and submit a copy with any items returned for warranty work. Upon completion of warranty work, if any, we will return the repaired or replaced item or items to you freight prepaid. Damage to our products caused by accidents, fire, vandalism, negligence, misinstallation, misuse, Acts of God, or by defective parts not manufactured by us, is not covered under this warranty.

THE WARRANTY TIME PERIOD IS AS FOLLOWS FOR REPLACE-A-TOP™, SAILCLOTH REPLACE-A-TOP™, SUPERTOP®, SUPERTOP® REPLACEMENT SKINS, SUNRIDER®, AND TIGERTOP®: TWO YEARS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. THE WARRANTY TIME PERIOD IS AS FOLLOWS FOR ALL OTHER “SOFT GOODS” MANUFACTURED BY OUR COMPANY (USING PRIMARILY VINYLS, PLASTICS, AND/OR FOAM): ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. THE WARRANTY TIME PERIOD IS AS FOLLOWS FOR ALL OTHER “HARD GOODS” MANUFACTURED BY OUR COMPANY (USING PRIMARILY METALS, PLASTICS, AND/OR FIBERGLASS): ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE CREATED HEREBY ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE SAME DURATION AND SCOPE AS THE EXPRESS WRITTEN WARRANTY. OUR COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. For further information or request for warranty work, please contact:

Bestop Inc. Customer Service
Toll-Free: (800)845-3567
Main: (303)465-1755
E-mail: csbestop@Bestop.com
Website: www.Bestop.com