(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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The Trektop NX Glide from Bestop is perfect for the '07 to '17 2-door JK owner that really wants the best of both worlds in a soft top. I say that because the Glide offers that cool fastback look that you can't get from MOPAR, but it still functions just like the factory top. When it comes to how easy and functional a soft top can be, I think that we all pretty much agree that the factory top wins. Bestop actually makes the factory Jeep soft top, so this is their most functional one yet. This top also has plenty of configurations that I really like but I'll get into those options in just a minute. But before I break this thing down, there are some other reasons that you might want the NX Glide. It's perfect if you have an existing hard top and you need all of the soft top hardware in order to install the top. And this is a perfect way to replace and upgrade your factory top if it's starting to look a little worse from wear. As far as install goes, there's no drilling involved with this bow system. So, even though the install is a little long, it's easy as cake. I give this one, a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and I'll dive deeper into the install in just a moment. Like I said Bestop makes all the OEM soft tops that you see on the Jeeps right out of the factory. So, you're getting that classic factory Black Diamond material on the NX Glide. This is also available in a black twill if you're looking for a little bit more of a luxury finish. The Black Diamond material is a 28-ounce fabric. Factory stuff aside, Bestop took a different approach to their windows this time with a tinted and DOT approved 40-mil panels that slide in and out instead zippering to the top. This is gonna make the install and uninstall super easy and it makes folding down the top all the way back just much quicker. So, you can see why this top is the best of both worlds. This is the only top available, at the moment, that has the fastback look with the Sunrider feature and that can still fold all the way back down, like a convertible top. The Sunrider feature has multiple pockets for extra storage for small items in the cab to free up some space. And when your Sunrider is closed, Bestop gives you a puddle bar to put over your front seats so the rain doesn't puddle up on your soft top. Speaking of seating arrangements, we have options available for the 2-door and the 4-door models, so make sure you get the right one for your JK. This top is right in the middle with price and it's what you would expect when you're buying a top with all the hardware included and multiple options. At the moment, that means you're looking at spending right around $900 for the fabric and all of the hardware. Now there are less expensive fastback options like base Trektop or the Trektop NX, but they don't include this zipperless windows or the convertible feature. The more expensive choices are gonna have a couple of different options, including a traditional square back look and/or a higher quality twill fabric. Getting that factory Bestop quality while staying in the middle of the road with price, for the best of both worlds, is, in my opinion, very well worth it with this unique setup. Not to mention that Bestop has a five-year limited warranty so your investment is protected. Like I said this install is lengthy but it's also a very straightforward. I'm giving it a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and I'd say that it would take up about two hours' worth of your time. I would recommend having another set of hands on this one to make sure the install is much easier and a couple of basic hand tools. First things first, you have to remove your existing top and start installing the front and rear door surrounds with the knobs provided. Then you can insert the puddle bar above the two front seats. Next, you're going to install the bow mount brackets for the convertible feature. Then attach the header assembly to the front of the top and attach all the foams seals while also attaching the side bows that allow the fabric to retract. After you attach everything to the fabric, you can drape it over the Jeep and fold the front portion back, so you can start attaching the bow to bow mounting brackets. After all the bow assemblies are attached together, you can attach the cable spring to the bow corner plates to allow the Sunrider feature to come up. Then there are a couple more bows and need to be attached together and following that you can install the tailgate bar retainers. Next, you can slide your rear windows into place, slide your tailgate bar on, and pop it into place. Lastly, secure your header channel to the windshield hoops and make sure that everything functions properly. All the detailed instructions will come in the box for reference, as well. So, if you're looking for a fastback soft top within a ton of options, this Bestop Trektop NX Glide is the best choice for you and your JK. This is Meredith for the XT and for everything Wrangler, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Made for the Outdoors. If you are big on having an outdoor driving experience to remember, the Bestop Trektop NX Glide - Black Diamond is the perfect choice. Made to be reliable and durable, this is a system that you can depend on.
D.O.T. Approved Design. The design of the Bestop Trektop X Glide - Black Diamond is made to last a long time and offer a sleek look. The fabric is black and strong as well as protected under warranty so you have the ultimate soft top.
Black Diamond. To ensure that this soft top is resilient through its usage, this top is made with Black Diamond fabric. If you have any problems with this fabric in the first 5 years, you are covered as well.
Everything Included. All the pieces and hardware that you need to install this top are included. In addition, it can be installed without any drilling or modifications.
Lifetime Limited Warranty. The top itself is protected by a lifetime limited warranty. However, the Black Diamond fabric has a 5-year limited warranty.
Application. The Bestop Trektop NX Glide in Black Diamond is specifically designed for 2-door models of the 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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October 31, 2019
A little disappointed
So my factory top was worn out and leaking at the doors. Then the zipper for the back window completely ripped. I wanted a good quality top, so I was looking for a Bestop. After seeing the glide, without zippers, I got excited! Installation: I went slow and methodical with the installation process. For the most, the installation was straight forward. The instructions were clear with the exception of 2 screws. The part list showed 4 "M5" machine screws, which it had, but the instructions only use 2. According to customer service, those are extras. That was the only issue with the instructions. The Fit: The fit during installation was extremely tight even after leaving in the sun for a few hours. I thought that was great, but after a few days, it does not seem to be as tight as the factory top. It's not loose, just not as tight, so that is really no big deal. Looks: The look is great. I love the fastback look. There even seems to be a bit more visibility while driving. Of course that could just be me. Function: So far I have only taken the top down once and that was just to see how quick and easy it was. I cannot say it was any faster than the factory top, but they both take less than two minutes to put down. The ease of the windows is worth 5 stars. The no zipper hope was fulfilled! I hate fooling with the zippers on the old top. With this top, you just line it up and slide it on. Complaints: The only complaints I have, which are the reasons I did not give this top 5 stars, is it leaks. On both the left and right side at the rear of the side windows, during heavy rains, it leaks. It also holds water in the top of the door surrounds so after the Jeep has been sitting in the rain for a while and you open the door, it comes pouring down at the front side of the door right into the vehicle. Overall I am pleased with the top. The looks are just what I wanted. It performs as well or better than the factory top. The zippered compartments over the driver's and passenger's seats are a great little bonus too. The leaks in the back are minor, so 4 out of 5 stars.Helpful (1)
October 13, 2019
Great New Top
No zippers! Awesome!!! I like this top so much better!!!Helpful (0)
September 29, 2019
bestop is truly the best top
excellent top. the window visibility is amazing. love this topHelpful (0)
August 16, 2019
Good Top So Far
I chose this top because of the zipperless design as I kept loosing zippers on the rear windows of the traditional tops. It seems like a pretty solid design. It took me about three hours to remove my old stock soft top and frame and install this one. I felt like the instructions were pretty good minus the rear support bracket on step two. It goes in the hole opposite of the rear seat belt if you purchase it and get confused as I did. Seems like a nice top.Helpful (1)
August 06, 2019
Turned out great. Took about 4 hours like they say in taking of the old one and installing this new one. Lots of parts to it so be sure to follow directions. win noise a lot less than my old one. Beautiful job Bestop.Helpful (0)
January 19, 2019
Very nice top for my daughters 08 Jeep! Took longer than we expected to put on but worth it. Very easy to take off in the fall for hard top.Helpful (4)
December 16, 2018
Absolutely love the soft top. It was a little difficult to understand the instructions but worked through it. Took me overall about 5 hours to install.Helpful (7)
November 01, 2018
Grate, but with a few draw backs
Okay so i ran this top all summer to make sure I could right you a good review. The top looks grate and is not to loud on the highway. This top is easy to install and after the main hardware is on swapping between the sot and hard top is real easy! however the side and rear windows cannot be rolled up for storage making it a huge pain to store the windows for a soft top, It is not totally water tight though good enough for most situations, you will probably get a little water in your jeep during a very heavy rain. The complaints i saw on the other reviews about windows falling out i would think could only be user error the design is sound, and as long as they are properly installed i wouldn't expect any issues. Over all I like this top and i think its a grate choice if you have a hard top as well, if you don't i might look for something a little more traditional.Helpful (11)
October 16, 2018
Fit well you can pre-build before removing the old top Be aware the C channel are very tightHelpful (9)
July 27, 2018
Back Window Falls off
Beware - the back window does not stay on well. The glide design is faulty. The window will start from one end to come loose and then the whole top slips out off the rod. Major flaw!Helpful (13)
Why do these require a bow across the front and the factory top does not?
The install of the top arch with the Bestop Trektop NX Glide Soft Top is not required but it helps prevent the top from stretching or becoming damaged if there is a lot of the weight on the fabric, like say from a large snow fall.
What is the difference between this and the Supertop? Which is easier for one person to fold all the way down?
This glide soft top will be easier to fold down as it's just a sliding mechanism, as opposed to the Supertop which is more of a traditional soft top.
Does this include the frame hardware?
The Bestop Trektop NX Glide Soft Top includes all the necessary hardware to fully replace your existing Soft Top or convert from your existing hard Top.
Are you able to operate the tailgate while the top is attached?
Your tailgate will operate normally with this top installed.
Does this come with the tailgate bar?
This comes with a tailgate bar.
Yes, this would still work just fine with that set up!
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
2 Door Models Only