(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
$2,349.99 (each)+ $249.00 Handling Fee with FREE Shipping
This is for those of you who are looking for an OEM-style top with a couple of additional features, and a couple fewer features than a true OEM Jeep top. Today, we're going to talk through the installation of this top, which is a very simple one out of three-wrench install. The first time you install this, there's a little bit of assembly to do, so it might take you around an hour. But every time after that will be much quicker, and we'll talk more about that installation in just a second. Now, the factory top comes with clear windows. It comes with the rear wiper, rear washer, and rear defrost, but it doesn't come with any sort of headliner. The factory top also comes with a freedom panel feature, which makes them a three-piece top. So that you can take the front section off above the driver and/or the passenger. This top here, while it's going to look very similar to an OEM top, this is going to come with tinted windows. It is going to come with a headliner built into the entire top, and this is going to be a two-piece top. So you still have the ability to take off the top above the driver and the front seat passenger, giving them that open air experience. However, this isn't going to be a three-piece top. So it's a little bit more difficult to take apart. What you are going to lose with a top like this one is the rear wiper, washer, and defroster. As far as construction goes, DV8 Off-Road makes a pretty high-quality top. However, this is not going to be just like an OEM top. This is made of a hand-laid honeycomb fiberglass material, which is designed to make it both strong and light. As I said before, this is going to come with tinted windows and with a carpet interior headliner, which is a feature I really like. One of my least favorite parts about a factory top is the fact that it's white on the inside, and this isn't going to have that. However, I do like the fact that an OEM top is a three-piece top, making it a little bit easier to take apart, or to take advantage of that Sunrider feature, and that factory top is going to have a rear wiper where this one isn't. So there is definitely a tradeoff with purchasing an aftermarket top like this, versus purchasing an OEM top. Now, in some areas, the cost or the availability of an OEM top just makes it not feasible for a lot of people, and that's where this top is going to come in. In my personal opinion, I like the fit, the finish of an OEM top, and if I can get one for roughly the same cost as this, I'd probably pick OEM. As I mentioned before, the install of this top is going to be a very simple one out of three-wrench installation. Any top that you put on your Jeep, either OE or aftermarket, is going to install and uninstall very easily, and you can get this installed in about an hour the first time, and significantly less all the times after that. Now, with this being a big, heavy, hard top, even though it is a two-piece top, it'll definitely make sense to have at least one extra set of hands around when you want to install this. Now, the first step in the installation process is just to remove whatever top you currently have on the Jeep. You'll have to get that out of the way first. Then, you'll remove the factory footman loops from the top of the windshield frame, and install the footman loops that come in this kit. The next step is going to be actually lifting the rear section of the top onto the Jeep and bolting it down. Now, DV8 does give you a torqueing pattern for those bolts to make sure you get everything tightened down in the right order, so everything seats properly. Then, you can attach the target top, making the adjustments to the lashes to make sure that it's nice and water tight. The next step is going to be installing a couple of pieces of weatherstripping onto your doors, and finally installing the rear glass onto your top. As I said before, once you have those footman loops in place and the rear glass installed, getting this top on and off is going to be much quicker the next time around. All you're going to need for this installation are some hand tools, and of course a set of TORX bits. This top is going to run you right around $2,500, and I don't think that's a bad price for what you're getting. As I said before, I'd personally prefer the fit and finish of a factory top. But if there aren't a lot of them in your area, if the price is just really high, then this is certainly going to be a nice option for you. This top is also going to come out of the box with a headliner installed, where the factory top doesn't have that. So if that's something you're looking for, again, it makes this that much more of a good option. So that's my review of the DV8 Off-Road Ranger hard top, fitting your two-door 2007 and up JK, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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September 26, 2019
Doesn’t fit my Jeep like it said it would. Back window came with no screws. Only reason it got one star is because it looks nice.Helpful (2)
July 14, 2019
Decent top, cheap hardware
Extreme Terrain customer service was great. I ordered over the phone to get estimate on shipping and they were very helpful. UPS was a nightmare for shipping. The top itself seems decent so far. It leaked at first but once the latches were adjust all is well. The bolts that attach back glass to the top are cheap. After stripping out the Phillips heads on the first two I went to the store and got some hex head bolts that could be tightened properly. With removing old soft top and installing this one it took a couple hours.Helpful (2)
April 09, 2019
Dv8 hardtop install
Install was very easy with one helper fit was excellent following the video only wished that they sent a couple extra nuts and bolts and I changed out the window bolts to Allen heads made it easier to tightenHelpful (2)
April 09, 2019
I ordered this top a month ago and it arrived without a rear window and the hydraulic window supports. I’ve gone rounds and rounds with them and have still been without a rear window. To spend this much money and not get what you paid for is really frustrating. Overall, the top fits great and no issues except I don’t have the complete top and awful customer service support to actually get it resolved.Helpful (5)
January 09, 2019
Good hard top but there were so problem...
Overall this was a great purchase for the winter time but I did come with some problems. The way the top fits leaves a small gap on the driver side where water is able to leak when it rains or goes through the car wash. The top being an after market top it does fit exactly to the jeep frame. The bars in the front of the car are unable to be removed unless the original screws are completely destroyed to come off to put in the hard top's bars on. That being said the hard top does looks great and makes the car look better. If anyone has any tips to fixing the fit of the hard top, I'm open for suggestions!Helpful (8)
December 21, 2018
4 of the 6 screws for the back glass were stripped so I had to use my own. Also, the fitment of the second piece over the driver and passenger side was a little off. The very first rain the entire left side of the inside of my vehicle was wet. The alignment was off and altered the weather stripping. Possibly look to stick to a one piece hard top.Helpful (9)
December 20, 2018
Front part of top leaks
The rear part of the hardtop fits alright, but the "t-top" part does not. Had to add weatherstripping along the doors, the top of the windshield, and on the front corners of the t-top to keep it from leaking.Helpful (8)
November 21, 2018
back part went on no problem, front removable top did not seal well and had to increase gasket material and still didn't seal correctly and still leaksHelpful (8)
November 11, 2018
DV8 Hard Top
Very nice top well made, Take your time installing And it will be leak free.Helpful (7)
October 08, 2018
Very water tight once everything was aligned properly and front panel adjusted. Already through several periods of rain and no leaking! The added height is very noticeable inside the cab. It would be nice if the front panel was in two sections---front panel is too big to fit inside for storage. So if you remove front panel, need to leave it at home. A cool design suggestion might be to add hinges and then be able to just pop the front panel open?Helpful (9)
Does this top come with all the mounting hardware or do you have to buy the mounting hardware kit
The DV8 Off-Road Ranger hard top uses factory hard top mounting points and is a complete bolt-on for a painless upgrade. The kit includes hardware for installation as well.
where do you put the door weather striping at?
The door seals install by the front doors, you can reference the install guide here: https://lib.extremeterrain.com/guides/J103156-manu.pdffor the DV8 Off-Road Ranger Hard Top.
I have 1/2 doors not full doors, will the top work with the factory 1/2 doors?
Hello, yes, you can use the DV8 Off-Road Ranger 2 pc. Hard Top (07-17 Wrangler JK 2 Door) with your 1/2 Doors.
Can you buy the latching clips need to replace them
At this time we do not offer replacement components for this top.
Hi, I was wondering what color the top actually arrives as. Is it the color that's pictured?
The DV8 Off-Road 2-Piece Hard Top is designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2-door models, and does not require a specific aftermarket tire carrier to use. The factory tire rack will also work with this.
We have not heard of anyone having any noise complaints in regards to the DV8 Off-Road Ranger Hard Top. We have heard its quite quiet and well insulated from exterior noise especially in comparison to a soft top.
The DV8 Off-Road Ranger Hard Top does not have provisions for installing a ski rack, or other hard top accessories.
Thank you for your question! This will not have the option for a rear window defroster.
Hello, on a 2 Door it will be a tight fit, if it will even fit. We would recommend storing it somewhere else safe, especially to keep it from damaging.
Hello, this Hard Top does not come painted or prepped for paint. If you would like to paint you will have to have it prepped for paint and then painted.
Hello, you wouldn't need to buy and additional accessories for this hard top, it comes with everything you need to install it.
Hello, the DV8 Off-Road Ranger 2 pc. Hard Top (07-17 Wrangler JK 2 Door) will fit any 2 Door Wrangler from 07-17
(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
2 Door Models Only