(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Bestop Sunrider for hard top fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This is available in the twill material that you see here, and it's also available in black diamond for a few dollars less. This product is designed to replace the freedom panels on your hard top with a soft top section that acts very much like the sunrider feature on your full factory soft top. So, if you're somebody who likes to take the freedom panels out a lot to give you that open air driving feel but thinks it's a little bit cumbersome and that they're a little bit heavy, and also wants to make sure that you don't scratch and damage the freedom panels, taking them on and off all the time, this is a really nice option. You can very easily unclip the front header, flip back the sunrider feature, and all of a sudden you have the open air driving experience that you're after without all of the fuss of removing and reinstalling the freedom panels. Now, this is an expensive item, especially the twill version that you see here on the table. But, in my opinion, if you're somebody who has a hard top and doesn't want to go full soft top but wants to more easily get that open air driving experience, this is 100% the way to go. Like most things Bestop, this is a really complete product. Bestop assumes that you only have a hard top on your Jeep, and therefore includes the door surrounds, as well as all the other hardware that you need to get this attached onto your vehicle. As I said before, it comes in two different materials, the twill which is really similar to your premium factory soft top material, and a black diamond material. The twill is a higher quality material. It's heavier. It feels better. It looks better. In my opinion, it's all around a better option. However, it is going to be more expensive than the black diamond, so it does come down to your budget. As I said before, overall this is an expensive part although it is a very useful one. This top is going to install on your Jeep very easily. Of course you'll have your hard top installed, and the first step in getting this put on is to remove your freedom panels. From there you'll install the door surrounds that come with this setup. Then, you can bolt this frame onto the door surrounds. There are also a couple of clips that you'll have to install to attach the frame of your new soft top section onto your sound bar. And then it's just a matter of closing the top and securing it across the top of the windshield with these factory style clips. This setup also comes with a couple of Velcro loops to put on the frame when you do have the sunrider feature flipped back to keep things from flapping and moving around in the wind. The whole installation should only take you about an hour. You won't need any specialty tools, just a socket set, some screwdrivers and some Allen keys. Now there is one area that you'll have to make a little slit in the factory roll bar padding to be able to get all of your hardware for your new frame attached. In my opinion, that's not a big deal. Even if you were to remove this and go with a soft top or go back to your hard freedom panels, it's not something you're ever really going to notice or see, so it certainly wouldn't keep me from purchasing and installing this product. Like I've said before, Bestop products are a little bit more expensive than some of the competition, but, in my opinion, they're worth it. They make really high quality products that are going to last a good long time, and the kits are very complete. You're going to have everything you need to get this installed right in the box that it comes in. The only thing you'll need from your factory Jeep are the mushroom knobs that hold the freedom panels into the sound bar. Everything else, you're gonna have. You're not going to have to worry about ordering anything else. It all comes right in the box for you. In my opinion, even though this is an expensive piece, it's worth it. If I had a hard top on my JK, I would definitely be saving up for one of these. I'm one of those people that likes the open air driving experience. And having wrestled with the JK freedom panels a few times and, I'm ashamed to say, nicking one of them moving it around, I think this is a sound investment. If you have a hard top on your JK and you like the security, the quietness and the durability of that hard top but you want to make having the open air driving experience for the front two passengers a little bit easier than removing your hard freedom panels, this Sunrider soft top is a great addition to your hard top. While it is a little bit pricey, in my opinion, it's completely worth it for the functionality. That's my review of the Bestop Sunrider for hard top 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
Get the Freedom You Desire. When you have a hardtop, it does not mean that you have to give up a quiet or comfortable ride. In fact, many Jeep owners think that they need to risk the discomfort of wind or rain just to keep their cargo safe and protected. With the Bestop Sunrider for Hardtop, you will have access to open air driving whenever you want it and you do not have to commit to taking your top panels with you. This hardtop allows you to experience open air driving all year long and you can simply unlatch the top and flip it back! The Bestop Sunrider for Hardtop allows you to keep that aggressive look to your Jeep while remaining hip and cool.
Year Round Open-Air Driving. With the Bestop Sunrider System installed, you will be able to enjoy year round access to open air. You will never have to worry about giving up that breeze you love. The fabric is made to be breathable and will provide protection in any weather situation you find yourself in.
Premium Twill Fabric. When you want a hardtop that is made from the best products on the market, choose the Bestop Sunrider for Hardtop. This top is made from a premium twill fabric in black. The texture is soft and luxurious, but it is also weather and mildew resistant. You will find this top holds up in even the most extreme conditions.
Simple Installation for Anyone. The total installation time for the Bestop Sunrider for Hardtop is about 30 minutes. You will find that everything you need comes in the kit and you do not have to drill or modify your ride to make the top work. You will receive complete and detailed instructions too.
Warranty. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Application. The Bestop Sunrider for Hardtops in Black Twill is designed for installation on factory hardtops found on all 2007 to 2017 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
March 27, 2020
Man this thing is so nice! It rains a lot where I'm at so I always left my freedom panels on. Now I can start my day with the top down and close it up at any time from in the cab. Intall was straight forward. I read enough reviews with tips on how to get the screws to bite when tightening down that it wasn't that difficult.Helpful (0)
December 13, 2019
Sunrider is awesome!
Picked up the Sunrider for Hardtop And absolutely love it! Security if my hardtop on the back and can just unlatch and flip back to have open air whenever I want! Super easy! Looks great!Helpful (2)
November 26, 2019
Being able to flip this top open from the inside is fantastic, especially compared to removing the stock freedom tops. I think installation would have gone quicker on a warmer day, I struggled to stretch it into place and almost cross threaded a bolt, so watch out for that. Great fit and looks awesome once its on though, best mod I've done so farHelpful (2)
November 25, 2019
Easy Install, Easy Access, Awsome Fun!!!
Product was easy to install, Black Twill is high quality, tight seal, provides a great option to removing and stowing the freedom panels.Helpful (3)
October 06, 2019
This top is incredible. The fit, the finish, the high quality. Totally waterproof. Very quiet inside my jeep when closed even at highway speeds. Goes up and down in 10 seconds. The first couple times it was a little difficult latching the locks but after a couple of days the fabric streached and its easy now. Cant say enough good stuff about the top.Helpful (3)
August 05, 2019
Sunrider Top - Nice Product
Fairly easy installation, quality product. I've had this top for about a year. I've left it on all year long. No leaks and when closed is not to noisy. If you want an easy transition from hard top to open air this is the product you should get.Helpful (4)
August 01, 2019
Don't know why I waited until mid summer to get this, oh yea, the price, but bang for your buck totally worth it. Install took about an hour with my 15 year old helper. Watch the video, it helps. I live in Michigan, so this will come off in the fall, and put back in the spring, much better than taking the freedom panels off and on constantly. I can put up or down at a red light in about 6.9 seconds.Helpful (3)
July 29, 2019
Bestop Sunrider gives you the best of both worlds! Very easy to install, just take your time and look at the "tips" video before installing .Helpful (2)
July 12, 2019
Perfect!! Exactly what I wanted!
Get the open air benefit without the topless commitment. I work in an area that I wouldn’t leave my Jeep open and accessible/ but with the Bestop Sunrider, I can have the best of both worlds. Easy to install and I can open and close within 2 minutes/ by myself! Plus it looks amazing! I love it!!Helpful (2)
May 21, 2019
Love it makes it so much easier then taking the tops off all the timeHelpful (2)
Hi, will this fit on a 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara?
Hello, yes, this will fit the 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara with Hardtop.
Can this top be left open while driving on freeways/highways? Or would you need to close it before hitting a certain speed?
This top is able to be open when you are traveling at highway speeds. As long as it is secured with the provided straps, you wouldn't have any issues.
Is this top sturdy enough to be open at highway speeds or is this strictly slower speed off road use only?
Hello, we would not recommend opening the top at highway speeds, you should only operate the top at a standstill.
don"t see this top in your catalog
Hello! The catalog is just a small sample of our selection. Our full inventory is listed on the website.
Can the side brackets be left on when replacing the Freedom front panels or does it all have to come back off to use the factory panels?
Everything will have to come off to ensure the front Freedom panel installs properly.
Hello, the Bestop Sunrider for Hardtop - Black Twill (07-17 Wrangler JK) will fit 2 Door and 4 Door Wrangler 07-17
Hello, yes you would be able to use the Bestop Sunrider for Hardtop - Black Twill (07-17 Wrangler JK) together with the Rugged Ridge Eclipse Sun Shade (07-17 Wrangler JK)
You would still be able to remove your doors.
This can not be used to replace a soft top.
The Gobi Racks have a sunroof option that can be purchased and installed so that you would be able to easily use this with their rack installed!
The JL model Wrangler is a completely new, redesigned Wrangler and there are many differences. If your 2017 JKU has a factory hardtop this Sunrider would fit.
Those two will fit together just fine. You should have enough clearance to set your sunrider top back even with your roof rack installed.
This top will not work without the hardtop being installed.
This top would not be able to fold back properly with the roof rack installed.
This is designed to fit 2007-2018 Jeep JK models.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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