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How to Install a Bestop Trektop NX Black Diamond on your 2004-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited

Installation Time

45 minutes

Tools Required
  • Safety Glasses
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Power Drill - 1/8" bit
  • Silicone Sealant
  • Utility Knife
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Shop Parts in this Guide


1 Install Door Surrounds

Remove the hard top. If your vehicle has molded seals on the belt rail, remove them by pulling up on the plastic rivet. Locate the left and right Door Surrounds. Insert the pin in the bottom of the Door Surround into the hole in the belt rail behind the door. 


2 Install Door Surround Knobs

Press the channels along the top of the Door Surround around the horizontal sport bar, above the door opening. Insert two Knobs into the Door Surround and tighten them down.


3 Orient Tailgate Mounts

Locate the left and right Tailgate Mounts. Place the holes in the mounts over the dimples in the vehicle body. Mark the hole locations.

NOTE: If you already have holes that line up, skip to Step 5.


4 Drill Holes

Drill a 1/8" hole at the marked locations. Deburr the holes and seal the edges of the holes with Silicone Sealant.


5 Install Tailgate Mounts

Install the Tailgate Mounts with two #8 x 1/2" Pan Head Washer Screws for each mount.


6 Assemble Side Bows to Header

Lay the Header upside down. Match the holes in the Side Bows with the holes in the Header. Orient the tabs on the Side Bows down. Slide the Bows over the pins on each side of the Header. Use two (2) #12 x 3/8" Pan Head Zinc Screws to secure each Side Bow to the Header.


7 Install Top Arch

Insert one end of the top arch in to the slot in the middle of one of the Door Surrounds. Push the other end inward to flex the bow and insert it into the slot on the other side of the vehicle.



8 Install Top Fabric on Header

Lay the top fabric, backing side up and aligned with the front edge of the Header. Use a utility knife to slit the fabric over each screw position. Locate the round hole that marks the center of the plastic strip (all other holes are slotted). Install a #8 x 5/8" Pan Head Screw in the round hole to secure the fabric to the header as well as to center the top. Then install #8 x 5/8" Pan Head Screws in the remaining seven holes along the front of the header. Install an Oval Head Screw in the outside holes on each side of the Header.


9 Install Rear Bow

Slide the Rear Bow into the pocket inside the rear of the Top Fabric.


10 Mount Header Assembly to Door Surround

Fold the Top Fabric toward the front of the Header. Place the Header on the vehicle. Pull back on the quick release pin on the Door Surround and insert the Side Bow. Repeat on the other side of the vehicle.


11 Drape Top Fabric Over Vehicle

Pull the Top Fabric back over the Top Arch and sport bar.



12 Secure Straps to Sport Bar

Loosen the speaker pod. Slip the straps between the speaker pod and the sport bar. Wrap the straps around the sport bar on each side of the vehicle. Thread the ends of the straps through the buckles and tighten. Tighten the speaker pod.


13 Secure Rear Straps

Thread a J-Hook Buckle Strap through the buckle on one of the rear straps. Hook the strap to the ledge inside the rear corner of the vehicle. Repeat on both sides of the vehicle.


14 Install Rear Window

Orient the Rear Window with the plastic J-slide toward the top. Align the J-slide with the J-slide sewn into the rear of the Top. Slide them together until the Rear Window is centered in the opening.


15 Open Sun Rider

Open the Sun Rider to make it easier to install the Quarter Windows and the Rear Window.



16 Install Quarter Windows

Start the zipper along the top of the Quarter Window with the zipper in the Top. Only close the zipper 1-2". Repeat with the rear zipper and the zipper on the Rear Window. Repeat with both Quarter Windows.


17 Secure Quarter Windows to Door Surrounds

Slip the plastic strip on the front of a Quarter Window into the channel in the Door Surround. Repeat with both Quarter Windows.


18 Close Upper Zipper on Quarter Windows

Close the zippers along the top of each Quarter Window.

NOTE: Push Plastic Reinforcement down to make it easier to close zipper.


19 Secure Quarter Windows to Belt Rails

Slip the plastic strip along the bottom of the Quarter Windows into the channel in the belt rail on each side of the vehicle.



20 Install Tailgate Bar

Open the tailgate. Orient the Tailgate Bar with the rubber bulb facing down, in order to form a seal with the top of the tailgate. Slide the groove in the Tailgate Bar onto the tube inside the bottom of the Rear Window. Roll the Tailgate Bar into the top of the Tailgate Mounts. Close the Rear Window zippers. 


21 Secure Rear Window to Tailgate Mounts

Slip the plastic strips along the bottom of the Rear Window into the channel in the Tailgate Mounts on each side of the tailgate.

Wrap the Quarter Windows over the Rear Window and slip the plastic strips on each Quarter Window into the channel in the Tailgate Mounts on each side of the tailgate.


22 Secure Top Fabric to Quarter Windows

Fasten the loop strip sewn inside the Top to the hook strip along the top of the Quarter Window on each side of the vehicle.



23 Secure Header to Windshield

Hook the latches on the Header into the holes in the windshield and close them. 


24 Secure Top Fabric to Door Surround

Slip the plastic strips above the doors into the channel in the Door Surround on each side of the vehicle.



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 first 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