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Bestop Sunrider for Factory Hard Tops - Black Twill (18-19 Jeep Wrangler JL)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Factory Style Hard-Top With Unique Flip-Back Panel
    • All-Weather Access to Open-Air Driving
    • Built With 30-Ounce Black Twill Acrylic Fabric
    • Enhances Insulation and Soundproofing
    • Includes Pre-Installed Fabric-On-Frame Assembly
    • Made in North America
    • Simple Installation
    • Lifetime Limited Warranty
    • Fits 2018-2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys. So, today I'm here with the Bestop Sunrider for the Factory Hard Top and Black Twill, fitting all 2018 and newer JL Wranglers. So, this is going to be for the JL owner who wants to very easily access that open-air driving experience while still having the majority of the hard top on their Wrangler. So, having a hard top in the winter is very beneficial, but in the summer months it can have its downfalls, and this option by Bestop is going to provide you the best of both worlds while having a soft top in the front and the majority of the very heavy hard top still installed on the back of your jeep. So, like I said, this is going to provide you the best of both worlds with a soft top in the front, taking the place of those two bulky freedom panels so you don't have to find a place to store them. And while you're out on the road, all you have to do is flip this open for that open-air driving experience instead of dealing with those freedom panels and even the rest of your top. Now, this is going to work with a two-door and a four-door and it's going to provide you complete coverage. So, in comparison to something like a bikini top or a mesh top that you would put on the front in place of those freedom panels, this is going to completely seal to the sides, be back with a rear header and a front header. So, you're getting all of the protection from the elements and whenever you want to flip it open, all you have to do is unlatch two latches and you can easily gain that open-air driving experience. So, this is going to be made of a 30-ounce premium twill material, which is going to be a little bit more heavyweight than some other black diamond options. So, this can provide you some more benefits, like better insulation, better sound dampening and it's even going to be wrinkle free while also having a very sleek look with that deep black twill material. So, as far as price goes, this is going to be a little bit pricey at roughly $800 but in my personal opinion, I think that this is a very unique product. Bestop is one of the only manufacturers to come up with something like this and it's also going to have a lot of quality in the design, as well as in the material. So, I think for that $800 you are really getting your money's worth for something that gives you the best of both worlds. So, in comparison to other choices for soft top accessories or even soft tops, like I said, this is going to provide you the best of both worlds. You get full coverage in the front, so you could have this on all year round instead of completely removing the whole hard top and installing a whole soft top and switching between months. Like I said, again, you are getting the best of both worlds. Now, there are a couple of different options as far as the JL goes. There is this, which is going to be your more premium choice with those extra bells and whistles within that material. And then, there's going to be your more cost-effective choice, which is going to really be for that standard black diamond material. So, if you're looking for those extra bells and whistles, if you're really looking to invest in something like this that's going to last a very long time and just have a little bit more in the design, then this is going to be a perfect option to take a look into. So, install is going to be a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You are only going to need one tool to get the job done and probably about 30 minutes worth of your time. So, speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for this install were an impact wrench and a T40 Torx socket. So, first things first we have to take off our T-tops. It's going to be two latches in the front and then a series of latches around the sides. And then we can put them to the side so we can install our Sunrider. So, you just want to pull down on your sun visors, and we can pull our latches back. And then, each of the individual latches, we can just unlatch on the sides as well as the front. And then we can unlatch the ones in the rear and take off our driver's side first. The driver's side always goes first because of that seal on the passenger side. Then we can take off our passenger. So, once the T-tops are off, your first step is to install your door surrounds and we're going to secure them with the long fastener up at the top. So, you want to make sure that this sits flush with both of your seals and the top of the door surround, there's going to be a little insert that goes in your sports bar and we can take our T40 long bolt and send that up through the sport bar. And that will thread into the top. And then once that's threaded in, we can tighten that down with the T40 Torx. Then we're going to repeat that process on the other side. So, what I did, I grabbed our deck and I put it on top of our hard top, but now I'm going to go ahead and position it down where it needs to sit. So, this does need to seat underneath our door surround, so you can just kind of pull the door surround out and it will seat in place. So, our next step is to attach our Z clip. This is going to go in a small hole on the back of the door surround and this is going to provide you a cable assist. So, when you open your Sunrider, it's going to be very easy to open since you will have an assist there. All right. We're going to be do the same thing on the other side. So, our next step is to secure our Sunrider down to our door rail and then our Sunrider down to our sports bar. So, you're going to need a T40 Torx for this and the rest of your hardware in the kit. So, we're going to start with securing the Sunrider down to our door rail. You're going to need these small Torx head screws or Torx head bolts, and we are going to secure them down in the bottom of our door surround and they'll thread into the bottom of that Sunrider deck. And we can tighten them down with the T40 Torx. So, our next step is to place our nut in this hexagonal cup right here up on the deck of our Sunrider. And then, we can take our longer bolt and our bezel with the bolt head inside of the bezel and stick that up through the sports bar and secure it down into that nut. So, now that that's captured what we can do is tighten it down on the other side with our T40 Torx. So, making sure that nut is in that captured cup, what I'm going to do is tighten this down with the T40 Torx. Then we can repeat that process on the other side. So, our next step is to install our clamp, making sure the Bestop "B" is facing up, and these two tabs are going to go underneath our hard top tie down. So, these two metal pieces, you want to make sure that these channels slide into those and that these two holes are lined up with these spring clips on our Sunrider deck. Now, you may have to kind of clamp your Sunrider deck down a little bit just to get these to lineup because this top C or this top clamp is supposed to go over that deck. Then once that's there, you can kind of clamp that down and push it forward. And this is going to keep it secured down on the back very tight and make sure that there's no leaking. Now, once that's on there, we're going to take the two T40 Torx bolts and secure that down into those spring clips. And we can tighten it down with a T40 Torx. So, that's going to be it for securing the actual Sunrider down. Now, if you want to keep it open and go for a drive with that open-air driving experience, and you don't want this to flop around or move around on you, you do have optional tie downs. And this is this just going to secure these arms down. So, all you have to do is loop this through and Velcro it down and make sure they stay in place. So, whenever you want to close your Sunrider, all you have to do is reach back, grab the header, flip it forward and pull it down and we can latch up the front. So, when you first install this, the fabric may be a little tense if you are in a colder climate. We're in an air-conditioned room right now, so it is going to be a little tight. But all you have to do is just pull down on that header so the latch can cool down, hook onto the clamp on your windshield, and we can pull this back. We can do the same thing on the other side. So, all you have to do is pull down this Bestop flap, push the little hook forward so it hooks onto your windshield, and then you can push the latch up and you're all set to go. So, that's going to wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos and products like this, always keep it right here at

    The Best of Both Worlds. The Bestop Sunrider for Factory Hardtops in twill black is the perfect roof replacement for your Jeep Wrangler JL. This accessory still lets you keep the hard top on and replace the bulky freedom panels with a soft style top for a cool convertible look.

    All-Purpose Flip Back Panel Design. Improve the way you enjoy your Jeep driving experience by installing the Bestop Sunrider in twill version. Unlike the freedom panels, this soft top’s folding design lets you easily flip back the panel, even at regular highway speeds for an instant open-air road trip. Aside from avoiding having to wrestle with your freedom tops, it also provides immediate protection from a sudden change of weather.

    Durable Twill Fabric. This Sunrider top is made from the highest quality twill fabric in black. Compared with other Bestop soft roof replacements, it has a thicker 30-ounce, 3-layer material that is softer and more pliable. It is engineered similarly to the premium factory soft top material, making it an excellent option to keep your Wrangler JL warmer in colder weather. What’s more, it keeps the road noise out for a more pleasant ride.

    Simple Installation. Bestop makes it easy for you to install the black twill Sunrider over your original frame hardware and windshield header assembly. The kit includes all the needed hardware to complete the installation in an hour or less with no specialty tools, drilling, or modifications required.

    Limited Lifetime Warranty. Bestop guaranteed this black twill Sunrider with a limited lifetime warranty. Please visit the manufacturer’s website to learn more regarding coverage terms.

    Application. The Bestop Sunrider for Factory Hard Tops in Black Twill is designed for installation on factory hardtops found on all 2018-2019 Jeep Wrangler JL models.

    Fitment: 2018 2019 Details

    MPN# 52452-17

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Sunrider Deck Assembly
    • (2) Door Rails
    • (4) Knobs
    • (2) Brackets
    • (2) Tie Down Straps
    • Installation Hardware
    Installation Info

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        Questions & Answers (2)

        2 Top Rated Questions

        Once this is installed how does it effect the ability to remove the entire hard top, or do we no longer have that option once this product is installed ?

        • The hard top can still be removed with the Bestop Sunrider for Factory Hard Tops installed you will just need to unclip it first.

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        I am concerned that when the top is flipped back it doesn't lay flat. Wouldn't this cause wind noise on the freeway and/or catch brush and trees on off road trails?

        • This will not provide for any major increases in wind noise. Vehicle clearance height will be effected so clearance for low hanging objects will need to be observed.

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          Customer Reviews (10) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.8

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

          • Fit 4.8 4.8
          • Appearance 4.9 4.9
          • Quality 5 5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.7 4.7

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 18, 2019

            Great Product

            best thing i have bought for our Jeep. took just a few minutes to install. looks great, and convenient to use!!! i would recommend this to anyone with jeep.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 17, 2019

            Love it!

            Expensive but well made. The convenience of flipping it back makes is worth every penny. Easy to install.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            June 14, 2019

            Didn’t Fit properly on my JL

            The top didn’t fit properly and leaked. I contacted Bestop and they are sending me another. I will see how the new one fits upon arrival. The quality is good and strong, hopefully it will fit this time.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            May 20, 2019

            Easy to Install, Fun to Use

            I recently purchased the Bestop Sunrider for my 2019 Wrangler, and it has been one of the best modifications I have made. We installed it under a half and hour, and it is so easy and fun to use. Just unlatch the hooks and push it back. I would highly recommend.


            Year: 2019Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 29, 2019

            BESTOP is the best top!

            Looks good! I get a lot of complements. Took about 30 install. A great summertime addition. I have heard about noise increase so I put it to the test with a db reader, only 4-5 db difference, that is very minor. Very Happy with purchase.


            Year: 2019Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 27, 2019

            Fun Sunrider!

            This is a high quality, easy to install product. The versatility of being able to open, and close the top so easily is amazing! This was a wonderful purchase!!!


            Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 30, 2019


            If you want to be able to get the sun shining in without having to hassle with the hardtops, this is the solution! Easy to install, super fast open and close. Watertight and fun to cruise the town or beaches. If you own a jeep and can't just remove the top all the time, this is the perfect solution.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 19, 2019

            Great partial soft top

            Installed in minutes, works well, and reasonably silent for a soft top. I love it!


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 23, 2019

            Awesome edition to your JL

            Best part of owning a Jeep is the open air. The freedom tops are great but are a pain to store and don’t allow for quick transition to top down cruising. The Sunrider allows you to open it for even a 5 minute drive, and then close it if bad weather or whatever creeps in. Easy to install and well worth the money.


            Year: 2019Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 06, 2019

            Bestop Sunrider

            I LOVE this top, it is worth every penny!!!!! By far the best add on we have gotten for our Jeep. It is so easy to use, I flip it open even for short trips. :)


            Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

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