(approx) 4 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Bestop Trektop Pro fitting your four-door 2007 and up JK. Today, we're going to talk through the installation of this top which I am going to give a two out of three wrenches. There isn't any major modification or cutting of your jeep necessary to get this top installed. However, it is going to take a few hours. So again, two out of three wrenches, but we'll talk a little bit more about the install in just a second. We're also gonna talk through the construction and a few of the other features of this top.One of the reasons we love having a Wrangler is the fact that you can very easily get that open-air driving experience by either flipping your soft top down or removing your hard top. But there are definitely benefits to having a hard top over a soft top and vice versa. What the Bestop Trektop Pro does is integrate the best of both your soft top and your hard top which is a really nice feature. This is a very unique top that is not available from any other manufacturer. This top gives you hard glass windows, as you can see here. This is a rear window. It also gives you hard glass side windows that you can slide open, but it still gives you the same soft top sunrider feature that you're used to from either your factory or a lot of other aftermarket soft tops. So again, it is really the best of both worlds.Now, because you are getting so many features and you are getting a very high-quality top from Bestop, this is going to be one of the most expensive tops that you can get for your JK. But if you're looking for all of these features and you want something that's going to be very high quality, this is definitely a good top to take a look at.So, as I said, this top is really the best of both of worlds. For the upper portion of the top, you're essentially getting a Bestop Trektop that is made of the twill material. So, again, it is going to be that 30-ounce acrylic material that is really high-quality material. The stitching and everything is going to hold up very well over time even if you have your top on year-round, it's definitely going to be able to take a beating. On top of that, you do have that sunrider feature where you can very easily flip back the front portion of the top giving that open-air driving experience to just the front two passengers, so you do have a lot of flexibility.Now, the hard top portion of this top is, as we said before, those windows. You are getting glass windows around all three of the rear windows. The two side windows do slide allowing you to very easily open those windows, where with a soft top you would have to unzip them and store the windows somewhere, and with the hard top, of course, they're not openable, so again, best of both worlds. The rear window does open up just like your hard top window would with two gas shocks that allow it to stay open. It has an integrated defrost, so you can just plug it into your factory hard top wiring harness and have that defrost mode, and this will accept your factory rear wiper, so you just pop it out of your hard top if you have one and install it in here. Or if you don't have a hard top but you want that rear window option, you can just pick up an OEM rear wiper, and again, it will install right in this rear glass.You can also remove all three of the rear windows just like you can from a soft top, however, you still have the same issues you do with the soft top with having to store those windows somewhere, and they're not going to store very easily. Being glass, of course, you can't fold them, you can't roll them. So this is really designed to leave those windows in place or take them out and leave them in your garage before you even leave for the day.As I mentioned before, I am going to give this a two out of three wrenches for the install, and you are going to have to give yourself around three hours to get this top put on your jeep. Of course, this is going to be much more involved than you're traditional soft top or your traditional hard top, and there is some additional hardware. Again, no drilling or major modification necessary but a lot of pieces and a lot of steps, so definitely take your time and give yourself around three hours.The first step in installing this top is, of course, removing whichever top you currently have on your jeep whether it be a soft top or a hard top. And you're gonna remove that top completely. After that, you'll go ahead and install the halo portion of your new Bestop Trektop Pro and then move onto installing your rear window. Finally, you'll install the top itself, the actual fabric portion of your top, and then you can install your rear side windows. Again, the whole process will take around three hours, and you are going to need pretty much every hand tool you have at your disposal to get this bolted up.I said at the top of this video that this is a very expensive top, but there is good reason for that. You are getting a very high-quality top, and you're getting a top with a lot of features that you can't get anywhere else. If you just consider the fact that a glass window is considerably more expensive to manufacture than the soft window is, all of a sudden the additional cost that you have to pay for this top becomes worth it.So if you are looking for a top that has the best of both worlds, that soft top and hard top all in one, and you're going to take advantage of all the features this top has, and you're looking for a high-quality top, I absolutely think that this is worth the price. That being said, if all you're looking for is the Bestop Trektop slant back style, and you're not interested in having the hard glass windows, you can certainly save yourself some money by going with the Bestop Trektop NX.So if you're looking for a very high quality and well built top for your JK that integrates the best of both a soft top and a hard top, giving you the security of hard glass windows that are much more difficult to get into, but also the flexibility to go and get that open air driving experience that a lot of us purchased our jeeps for, this is going to be a very nice option, as long as you have the budget for it.So that's my review of the Bestop Trektop Pro fitting all 2007 and up JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Best Premium Top on the Market. When you want an aggressive top for your Jeep, but you want to maintain the benefits of a hard top, but have the function of a soft top, you can do just that with the Bestop Trektop Pro. This luxury top is one of the best on the market and it will transform not only the look of your Jeep, but the way it functions for your passengers inside of the cabin as well. The Bestop Trektop Pro is made for your 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door model and installs easily for your convenience. With a sleek and aggressive look, you will be proud to take your Jeep off road.
Best Functionality. The Bestop Trektop Pro eliminates the need for you to make use of a tailgate bar or any of the additional accessories that you often need with the soft top. In addition, you do not have to worry about any zippers on this top, which are often a pitfall of soft tops. You will find that this top is designed with a premium belt rail system that allows you to get the most out of your top. The Bestop Trektop Pro does feature real glass panels that will provide you with the fresh air you want in your Jeep, but the cool look you are after.
Premium Twill Fabric. Many enthusiasts worry about the construction of the soft top they choose, but with the Bestop Trektop Pro, you do not have to. This product is made with the best twill fabric on the market and it will not pull, tear, or mildew. In addition, the material is wrinkle free. The rear arch of the Bestop Trektop Pro is made from a thermoplastic resin, which provides you with a premium product.
4-Hour Install Time. Unlike some of Bestop’s other products, the Bestop Trektop Pro does take some time to install and requires a moderate level of knowledge. While you do not have to drill at all, you will need some basic tools to install the Bestop Trektop Pro. The lightweight design does make the top easy to handle, but do make sure you read the directions for installation.
Warranty. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Application. The Bestop Trektop Pro is designed for installation on 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK models. Factory style wiper, wiper motor and wiring harness sold separately.
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May 18, 2019
YOU NEED ONE!
Love the look and no more scratched up plastic windows. Comes off easy and quite than factory soft top. Very tough initial install. Need hot sun to stretch. Love the rear defrost too. Very happyHelpful (1)
April 17, 2019
I tried to put on the top in 50 degree weather and it was tight. Listen to the directions and try to put it on in 72 degree weather. Besides that, everything went on easy and it is literally the best of both worlds. I highly recommend this to anyone on the look for a new top.Helpful (1)
April 02, 2019
Great Top! Better service!
I bought this top to replace an old factory top in my 08 JK. UPS totally destroyed the boxes with the top, I contacted support (XT) and they were extremely helpful. Somehow the top was ok, no idea how. Cannot say enough good things about XT support. Top was easy to install considering I did it in 65 degree weather. Great fit! Instructions are poor, go straight to You Tube, the Bestop video walkthrough is spot on.Helpful (1)
March 31, 2019
Great top, had to replace old factory softtop and this was a great upgrade for my jeep. Easy install with helper, does not leak or flap. Love the glass, no zippers and very easy to open and close Sunrider.Helpful (1)
March 28, 2019
Very happy with soft top
Well made, not noisy like other soft tops, very happy with purchase, so much better than my hard topHelpful (1)
March 20, 2019
Bestop Trek Top
I love my new top!! The top is a perfect fit and wss fairly ewsy to install. I feel this top provides the safety of a hard top with the flexibility of a soft too!! Awesome!!Helpful (1)
March 09, 2019
Bestop...the name says it all
Everything about this top is awesome. Even my wife loves all of the features it has. I don’t have the rear seat in my JK so the dogs have more room to ride. The sliding side windows give the dogs the ability to put there heads out. The factory soft top makes it very difficult to load and unload from the back, this top eliminates all of these frustrations. Just open the tailgate and lift the glass hatch and the back is wide open. Everyone compliments me about how great it looks. I have to say that it’s one of the best mods I’ve done. The quality is far superior to the factory soft top and no more zippers! And one last bonus...you get that “new Jeep smell” back...lolHelpful (2)
March 08, 2019
love this top
this is the best top i have ever had no more zippers and working back windows. what else could you ask for.Helpful (0)
March 01, 2019
Very high quality product fairly easy to install. One thing to do to make it easier, lay the soft top out on the sun to heat up and expand. The back corners are very tight and can be difficult to attach, the letting them expand in the sun can help. Top is very quite and visiblity is very good. Love the top you will tooHelpful (4)
February 12, 2019
Love my new top! install was straight forward and it looks great. Definitely recommend this topHelpful (6)
With the factory soft top, there was a warning not do drive over 35 mph with the front section open. Does this top have the same limitation (<35 mph with front top open)?
Yes, the Bestop Trektop Pro and all soft tops it is not advisable to drive high speeds with the sunrider (the front section) open.
What locks the rear glass? Is it latched or does it bounce based on the pressure of the struts?
Hello, the rear glass isn't latched, the struts and the tailgate hold it in place, to open the glass you first will have to open the tailgate.
Hi, can you tell me if this top is able to be put all the way back like traditional soft tops? If so, how difficult is it in comparison?
No, this top will not fold all the way down like a traditional soft top. It will convert to a Bikini Top and it has the sun-rider feature, which allows the front to fold back to allow the front seats to have open air and sunshine.
I can't find a video anywhere that shows how to use the different benefits of folding back or removing the top once it's been installed. How do you secure the top when you fold it back?
The Bestop Trektop Pro Hybrid Soft Top does not fold back besides at the sunrider portion which is held down by the weight of the windshield header. To active a "top down" feel the entire top would need to be removed.
Can I use my factory wiper, wiper motor, and harness as well as factory defroster wiring harness with this top?
Yeas, all of those factory components can be used with this top.
The side windows will slide from the inside, if you side them open from the outside they will most likely break.
It may take additional time for the top to finish stretching, and the first several times opening and closing the latches will be difficult until everything has settled.
We do apologize about this issue you are having with the Bestop Trektop Pro Hybrid Soft Top. We'd be happy to troubleshoot with you, please contact us directly! Our contact information can be found here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/contact.html.
We currently do not offer the harness for the Bestop Trektop Pro Hybrid Soft Top, you can purchase it directly through Bestop.
The Bestop Trektop Pro’s sunrider will work the same as the model you currently have. They are both made from the same high quality material and will hold up on the highway.
Thank you for your question! Opening up the airflow should quiet down the baffling in the cab.
The Bestop Trektop Pro will utilize a similar fastening/sealing method to stock tops where it attaches behind the door.
With the Bestop Trektop Pro, it is recommended to drive with the rear window closed, or removed to prevent damage to the glass. Removal of the rear window and rear side windows will be rather time consuming, and if you plan to remove often, the Trektop Glide may be a better option. At this time Bestop does not offer glass door windows.
The Bestop Trektop Pro will be fairly secure, as far as soft tops are concerned, however the sliding windows are capable of being forced (though this will typically break them) or, like other tops, the fabric could be cut.
If you have a Bestop Trektop Pro, you should be able to get a replacement seal directly though Bestop for their top! Phone:800-845-3567 or Email: [email protected]
(approx) 4 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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