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Black Forest Gear ThrowBack Soft Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

ExtremeTerrain no longer carries the Black Forest Gear ThrowBack Soft Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK). Please check out 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Replacement Style Soft Tops for an updated selection.

Features, Video & Details

  • Throwback Soft Top
  • One Hand Operation
  • Unique Folding and Retention Fabric
  • No Assembly Required
  • Utilizes Factory Seals
  • Measures 34" L x 61" W x 3" H
  • Tested Over 3+ Years on Rubicon and Moab Trails
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

One-Piece Folding Fabric Roof. For a throwback soft top roof storage system with open-air freedom, look no further than the Black Forest Gear ThrowBack Soft Top. Designed for the 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK, it features a reusable storage box, a one-hand operation and a rivet-less design for excellent fabric retention. It also fits perfectly with its molded headers for plenty of support.

Rubicon and Moab-Tested. This unit measures 34" long x 61" wide x 3" high and has been thoroughly tested for over 3 years on some of the most world-renowned trails, including the Rubicon and the Moab in Utah. It is proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S.A.

Warranty. A 1-year warranty covers any defects in materials and workmanship from Black Forest, with replacement parts covered for six months after purchasing the unit. Please visit the manufacturer’s website to learn more regarding coverage terms.

Installation. Crafted as a one-hand operation once installed, this ThrowBack Soft Top can be installed in about an hour. All necessary hardware is included, but it's highly recommended to ensure your Wrangler's weatherstripping is in good condition. If it's not, please replace to ensure a tight fit.

Application. The Black Forest Gear ThrowBack Soft Top is designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2-door and 4-door models.

Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods. What is freight shipping? Your Answers are Right Here!.

Fitment: Details

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What's in the Box
  • (1) Throwback Top Assembly
  • (4) Retainer Bolts
  • (2) Hold Back Straps
  • Installation Guide
Installation Info
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
  • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
  • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
  • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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      Questions & Answers (19)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      This looks like what I want - I would like to take the two roof pieces off that are above the front seats and have something I can easily open and close. Is that what this is? If I take off the two roof panels this will replace them????

      • The Black Forest Gear ThrowBack Soft Top will replace the factory front freedom panels on your hard top with a soft top piece that can fold back. 

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      How is the Highway and rain noise with this soft top on compared to the Hardtop? Would I still be able to have a conversation using the hands free Bluetooth?

      • This would be a little louder background noise compared to the hardtop but you will be able to have Bluetooth conversations.

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      This product looks like it is exactly what I am looking for. How difficult is it to install? Any drilling involved? Thanks in advance!

      • To install this product it will require light to moderate mechanical skill, and this is also a no drill installation.

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      Is this year round like the bestop? Or only for spring/summer months?

      • This item is designed to be used year round.

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      Can you take it through the car wash?

      • We recommend hand washing as the soft top material could be harmed in a car wash.

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      10 More Questions
      Is this a stand alone soft top or does it require the purchase of a frame to install ? 1 answer
      Is this black diamond fabric or the heavier twill? 1 answer
      Can i still take my entire back roof off while keeping the throwback soft top on? 0 answer
      After installing the throwback top the front windshield latches dot reach to clamp it down 1 answer
      Can you use it with a sun screen as the same time? 1 answer
      Whats the difference between this Black Forest and the Bestop Sunrider for Hardtop - Black Diamond? Thank you. 0 answer
      I assume this top would need to be removed before the rear hard top is removed. Is that correct? I'm also assuming that this top can not be installed/used without the rear top installed? Thanks! 1 answer
      Does it come in a different color besides black ? 1 answer
      Is this the updated twill fabric? The model number matches the one on the manufacturer site which states it is twill but other questions here seen to have an answer that contradicts that. 1 answer
      I'm waiting for these to come back in stock, but will you be offering the twill option as well in the future? Thanks, 1 answer

        Customer Reviews (10) Write a Review

        Overall Rating 4.6

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

        • Fit 4.8 4.8
        • Appearance 5 5
        • Quality 4.7 4.7
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.4 4.4

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          August 20, 2019

          Love this top

          Great top. Easy to install. Hint for installing the two back side bolts. These require squeezing the top on the rollbar. I used a 6 inch C-clamp to squeeze them together and the bolt can catch the nut with no effort. The following day it rained pretty heavy and not a leak in sight. (My biggest concern with any soft top.) Easy to unlatch and rollback as well as pulling back on.


          Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (0)

        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          July 04, 2019

          Good top

          Overall great top. Only issue is with the front latches. They seem less durable than stock one on freedom top. Also make a lot of noise in the wind if you don’t squeeze them shut When closed it makes a bit more noise at interstate speeds, but stays closed and sealed well. But I gotta admit. It is soooooo nice to be able to just pop open the top and enjoy the sun


          Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          May 03, 2019

          Works great, but not quite "perfect"

          Had it on for about a month now, and it's been great. No leaks at all so far, even though with some of the gaps I thought I would have an issue. Install wasn't too bad. It did take me about an hour, but only because I ran into a couple issues. The side bolts were indeed a PITA to get to catch the threads. I had to stand inside on the seats and really push down on the side rails to get them to catch. Then there was an issue with the left mushroom knob nut-cert. There are little wire retention clips that I think are to hold the bolt in place while pushing them in. This one was bent in a little too much and was blocking the bolt from going into the nut-cert all together. I had to use a pair of needle nose to gently bend it back from the hole a little. Just enough to get the bolt in. I snugged down the side bolts to where they are tight, but I didn't crank on them to much. The mushroom knobs seemed more difficult to gauge how tight is too tight. I didn't want to tighten all the way "gorilla tight" (like with freedom tops). So, I went tight and then backed off a little. Definitely quite a bit noisier. I've only had the hardtop on, and have the BedRug headliner kit (pretty thick foam) and it's generally very quiet inside. So, I expected the extra noise. No wind leaks along the front seam. At least not that I could feel. One observation/gripe... there is very little clearance between the front latches and the windshield header. Have to use the very tips of fingers to pull the latches open, and the edge is pretty sharp so it isn't all that comfortable. I put some black KT on the edge and that helped it out quite a bit. Some kind of indentation on the latch (or flare them out a little) that allowed for more of a finger grip would be a good improvement. This may also help the latches clear the visors without having to pop them out and move them out of the way.


          Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (1)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          March 01, 2019

          Best Hybrid top ever!!

          Very simple install took maybe 30 mins , looks great , material is awesome. It does have normal wind noise but way less than a standard soft top. Takes a whole 20 seconds to open and maybe 30 to close. Haven’t seen any leaks. So far extremely happy yes it is expensive but if you want the best of both worlds this is truly the way to go!


          Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          February 13, 2019

          Nice top

          It's a nice top. It is much louder when on the highway, helps drown out the kids screaming, but adds a level of conversation dampener. However, the sunny days when you can just throw back the top is so very nice. If you plan on long road trips, I'd switch to the hard top panels. I'm sure it'd be quite a bit more expensive to insulate a soft top. Appearance is nice and rich looking. Install wasn't too bad, a second set of hands are key.


          Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          November 11, 2018


          Love this option, real easy install. Took about an hour and a From taking the freedom panels off to the entire install. Only issue I had was one thumb knob didn’t line up exactly, but if you have someone push from above it finally catches. And I have to say, pouring rain. I had no water in the Jeep. No matter how windy. Noise level is not that bad when closed at highway speeds. I am very happy with this purchase.


          Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          August 30, 2018

          Easy Install !!!!

          This was really easy to install. The install really go easy with an extra set of hands. Love it!!!


          Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          August 15, 2018

          Easy install

          Received my order in 5 days, I Installed it this morning and it literally only took me 30 minutes. Nice snug fit easy open close and looks great!


          Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          July 21, 2018

          Awesome Product

          I installed Black Forest Gear ThrowBack Soft Top today, Only took about 20 minutes. Took it for a ride, It rained hard for about 10 minutes and no leaks!! Great product. I do not have to haul my Freedom Panels around anymore. This is by far the best product for Hard Tops that I have seen. Great Job!!!


          Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          March 16, 2018

          I dig it!

          I was going back and forth between between this and the sunrider for hard top. I finally decided on this one due to things I've read on forums about the two. The install was pretty easy. I did it alone, took my time and from opening the box to cleaning up it took me about an hour. I took it for a spin and I didn't hear much wind noise. I took the hose to it for about 20 minutes and drenched it using every head setting (7 of them) from different angles and had ZERO leakage. Last but not least, I'm still able to use my Alien Sunshade with it as well. Overall I love it, it's definitely a bit pricey but I don't mind paying a bit more for convenience.


          Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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