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How to Install a Bestop Supertop NX, Black Diamond on your 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK

Installation Time

3 hours

Tools Required
  • Power Drill
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Torx Wrench
  • Vise Grips
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Masking Tape
  • Safety Glasses
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Parts List and Hardware Identification


1 Mount Cable Guide Brackets to Rear Door Rails

Mount the Right Cable Guide Bracket to the Right Rear Door Rail with two (2) M5 x 16 Screws and M5 Lock Nuts. Repeat with the Left Rear Door Rail. 


2 Install Rear Door Rail

Locate the left and right Rear Door Rail. Insert the pin in the bottom of the Door Rail into the hole in the belt rail behind the door. Place an M8 x 75mm Knob through the tab on the Door Rail and tighten. 


3 Install Front Door Rail

Place the Front Door Rail above the door opening


4

Install an M8 x 75mm Knob at the front of the rail and an M8 x 30mm Knob in the center. 



5 Install Top Arches

Insert one end of the Front Top Arch into the slot in the middle of one of the Front Door Rails. Push the other end inward to flex the bow and insert it into the slot on the other side of the vehicle. Repeat with the Rear Top Arch.


6 Install Bow Mount Brackets on Sport Bars

Use Bow Mount Screws to install Bow Mount Brackets on rear sport bar.


7 Install Side Bows on Header Assembly

Remove and save the screws that attach the fabric tabs and cable brackets to the ends of the Header. Loosen the outboard screw on the top side of the Header. Insert the Right Side Bow into the right side of the Header and secure it to the molded Lower Header with two #8 X 1/2" Pan Head Washer Screws. Secure the Top Steel Header to the Side Bow with two #8 X 1/2" Pan Head Washer Screws and tighten the outboard screw that was loosened. Reconnect the fabric cable bracket and fabric tab. Repeat on the left side.



8 Install Foam Tape on Header

Install Foam Tape on Header. 


9 Install Foam Seal on Header

Install Foam Seal on Header. 


10 Install #3 Bow on Header Assembly

Use a Pivot Knuckle Bolt to install the #3 Bow to the Side Bow/Header Assembly.


11 Assemble #2 Bow to Header / Side Bow Assembly

Locate the #2 Bow Assembly. Place it on the Side Bow/Header Assembly.

Front: Install an M5 x 16 Machine Screw with two (2) Bushings and an M5 Nylock Nut on the front of the Side Bow.

Rear: At the rear install an M5 x 30 Machine Screw with (2) Bushings and an M5 Nylock Nut. Repeat these steps on both legs of the #2 Bow



CAUTION

Do not allow Stay Pad to twist.

12 Install Stay Pad

Align the two (2) holes in the square end of the Stay Pad with the 2 holes in the corners of the #3 Bow. Install two (2) #8 x 1/2" Pan Head Washer Screws. Pull the pointed end of the Stay Pad back to the #4 Bow. Make sure that it is not twisted and the point is to the inside. Install three (3) #8 x 1/2" Pan Head Washer Screws. Repeat on both sides.


13 Secure Top Fabric Assembly to Bow Mount Bracket

Place the Top Fabric Assembly on the back of the vehicle with the header on top. Clip the #4 Bow pivot knuckle into the forward lower hole in the Bow Mount Bracket. Clip the #3 Bow pivot knuckle into the top slot in the Bow Mount Bracket


14 Drape Top Fabric over Vehicle

Open the Top Assembly and drape it over the cab of the vehicle.



15 Secure Pivot Assembly

Slide the Pivot Assembly on the Top along the track above the door until it latches into place.


16 Drape Top Fabric over Bows

Pull the fabric up over the bow assembly.


17 Secure Cable Spring

Fold the Header back to reduce tension on the top. Secure Cable Spring to bracket on bow and crimp spring.


18 Secure Header

Close the front of the Top and secure the latches on the header to the windshield.



19 Secure Top Fabric to #3 Bow

Once the top is in place, locate the flaps sewn inside the top near the #3 Bow. Use four (4) #8 x 1/2" Pan Head Washer Screws to secure the flaps to the #3 Bow.


20 Secure Rear Bow

Locate the four (4) flaps sewn inside the top above the rear window opening. Install a #8 x 1/2" Pan Head Washer Screw to secure each flap to the Rear Bow.


21 Secure #2 Bow

Locate the flaps inside the top in the center. Wrap them around the #2 Bow and install five (5) #8 x 1/2" Pan Head Washer Screws.


22 Secure Rear Corners

Slip the plastic strip in the rear corners of the Top into the channel on the vehicle.


23 Install Tailgate Retainer on Rear Window

Remove the Rear Window from the box and lay it flat with the backing side up. Locate the Tailgate Retainer. The bar has a “C” shaped channel, when viewed from the end. Orient the retainer with the round seal down and slide the “C” channel on the retainer onto the tubed strip sewn to the backing side of the Rear Window.



24 Install Rear Window

Start the zipper on the Rear Window and close it part of the way around.


25 Install Tailgate Retainer on Vehicle

Hook the bottom of each clip on the bottom of the Tailgate Retainer under the rear edge of the belt rail. Roll the retainer toward the inside of the vehicle until it clips into place. Close the Rear Window zipper all the way


26 Attach Quarter Window Zippers

Start the zipper on the Quarter Window and close it 1-2 inches. Repeat on the other side of the vehicle.


27 Secure Front of Quarter Window

Roll the plastic strip along the front of the Quarter Window into the channel in the Door Rail.


25 Install Tailgate Retainer on Vehicle

Hook the bottom of each clip on the bottom of the Tailgate Retainer under the rear edge of the belt rail. Roll the retainer toward the inside of the vehicle until it clips into place. Close the Rear Window zipper all the way



29 To Fold the Top Down Remove Quarter Windows and Rear Window

Remove the Quarter Panels and the Rear Window. Release the plastic strip from the retainer along the bottom and front of the panel.

To roll up the Rear Window, remove the Tailgate Bar and open the zippers on each side of the window to the top. Start at the bottom and roll the window to the inside. Avoid wrinkles in the fabric and window. Secure it in place with the elastic garters inside of the top.

30 To Fold the Top Down Collapse Top

Release the front of the top from the windshield. Raise the front of the deck and collapse the rear bows, tucking the two plastic strips above the door openings inside of the bows, Wrap the fabric around the bows, then tuck the rear legs of the top under the bows.


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.

Fabric: 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. Bestop recommends using Bestop Cleaner (part no. 11201-00) and Bestop Protectant (part no. 11202-00) Bestop Cleaner and Bestop protectant are specially formulated to provide a total cleaning and protection system. Bestop Cleaner safely removes the toughest stains, will not harm vehicle finishes, is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Bestop Protectant protects against UVfading, cracking and hardening, and repels dust, grease, dirt and mildew.

Windows: Keep windows clean to avoid scratching. DO NOT use a brush on the windows! Wash with a water-soaked cloth or sponge and a mild dishwashing detergent. Bestop recommends Bestop Vinyl Window Cleaner (part no. 11203-00), which safely cleans and protects vinyl windows and helps prevent UV damage. NEVER WIPE THE WINDOWS WHEN THEY ARE DRY. Be careful when cleaning snow or frost from the vinyl windows since they are easily scratched and may crack at low temperatures. DO NOT roll the sides or rear window in cold weather. The windows become stiff and will crack. Cracks caused by misuse in cold temperatures are not covered under warranty.

Zippers: Keeping zippers cleaned and lubricated with Bestop’s Zipper Cleaner (part no. 11206-00) will help prevent damage and keep the zippers in smooth working condition. If a zipper opens behind the slider, the slider may have been spread apart. This problem can usually be repaired by using an ordinary pair of pliers to bring the sides back into parallel. Return slider to the end of the zipper in the normal Open position. Squeeze lightly at fi rst and test the zipper. If the zipper continues to remain open squeeze more fi rmly with the pliers and try the zipper again. Repeat this procedure until the zipper operates correctly.

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.

Snaps: Keep snaps cleaned and lubricated with silicone to help prevent snaps from sticking to the studs. If a snap does become stuck to a stud, use a screwdriver and GENTLY pry apart to prevent permanent damage to the snap or the top fabric.


LIMITED WARRANTY

We warrant our product to be free from defects in material and workmanship, for the terms specified 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