(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
$2,149.00 (each)+ $249.00 Handling Fee with FREE Shipping
This is going to be a factory style hardtop, but it has some features your factory top wouldn't have and is also missing a few that your factory top would have. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this top, which is going to be a very simple one out of three wrench installation. Tops are designed to go on and off of your TJ very easily. And you can get this one installed in under an hour the first time, and even faster every time after that. But we'll talk more about that installation in just a second.This is going to be a two-piece hardtop, which means you have the target front section that you can take off very easily giving the driver and the front seat passenger that open-air driving experience. This top is also going to come with a headliner built into it right out of the box. Now, this top is going to be missing your rear wiper, rear defroster, and rear washer. So if those are going to be important to you or important in the areas that you live, maybe you wanna look at the other tops on the market. On top of the features, this top does look a little bit different than some of the other ones on the market, and certainly looks a little bit different than your factory top. It is going to be a little bit taller, has a slightly larger window in it, but the aesthetics really come down to your personal preference and if you like the look of this top over a factory top. Now, this is going to be a more expensive top than some of the other aftermarket tops that are on the market, and certainly more expensive than an OEM used top if you can find one in your area. So again, it comes down to what features you want on your top and what look you're going for. This top is made from hand laid honeycomb fiberglass, which is going to help to keep the weight down, but also keep it strong. From the outside, it's going to look very much like a factory black top. It has a very similar finish. The windows that it comes with are tinted, and as I said, the rear window isn't going to have a defrost, a wiper, or a washer.Now, the big feature that this top has, and we've mentioned it before, is the fact that this is a two-piece top. This uses a total of four adjustable latches to attach the second front piece of the top to not only the front windshield frame but also to the back half of the top as well. And all those latches are going to be adjustable, so you can make sure that everything is nice and airtight, rattle free, and nothing leaks. Getting this top installed is going to be a very simple one out of three wrench installation. And the first time you install it, it might take you about an hour. And after you do it a couple of times, you'll just get that much faster. The first step in this installation is, of course, removing your factory top or aftermarket top, whatever you currently have installed on your Jeep, remove that top completely. The next step is to have an extra set of hands, and you and a friend lift this top onto the tub. After that, you can get it bolted down with the hardware that comes with it.After that step, you can install the target top adjusting all of the latches to make sure everything is tight, and this is the part that can take a little bit more time the first time you install this. However, all of those latches do have jam nuts, so once you tighten them down, they're not something you should have to adjust over and over again.Finally, you'll have to install the back glass, which is a fairly simple process with six bolts and two hydraulic air assist grams to help with lifting that glass. Once you have those installed, you're gonna be finished. The whole installation again shouldn't take you that much more than an hour with just some traditional hand tools.This top comes in at right around $250, and there are certainly going to be some more expensive tops on the market and some less expensive tops, some kind of falls in the middle as far as the price range goes. And if you're looking for a two-piece top for your TJ, I do think that this one is going to be a pretty good option for you. However, if you absolutely want those factory features of a rear wiper, washer, and defroster, then you are going to have to look at another top. However, if you do like the look and the function of this top, I do think it's a pretty high-quality piece for the price. So if you're looking for an aftermarket hardtop for your TJ, you like the idea of a two-piece top, and you're okay with giving up some of those factory features, I think this is going to be a pretty well-built option for you. So that's my review of the DV8 Off-Road Hard Top fitting your 1997 to 2006 TJ that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Superior Protection. Protect your Jeep in style with the DV8 Off-Road 2 Piece Hard Top. Designed and crafted with quality and performance in mind, this hard top provides the same security and sound insulation you'd expect from factory.
Open Air Design. The 2 Piece Factory Style Hard Top design provides open air access while driving and ensures a leak free top with quick panel installation and removal. Easily remove the front panel and stow it in your garage for sun and fresh air while driving.
Quality Construction. This hardtop is proudly made in the USA with hand laid honeycomb fiberglass and UV resistant materials for reliable durability. The top's interior is carpeted for extra insulation and noise dampening for comfortable cruising at highway speeds.
Installation. Mounting this top is simple with the built-in adjustable latching system to ensure a perfect and secure fit. It uses factory hard top mounting points and is completely bolt on for a painless upgrade. The rear lift gate features shock assisted lift for factory like performance and ease of use.
Application. This DV8 Off-Road 2 Piece Hard Top is specifically designed for use on 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ models.
Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.
Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
June 25, 2019
Tj two piece hard top
This was really a nice addition to my tj. I really like the option to be able to take the front half off and not have to remove the whole top. Well built and looks great not to mention cuts down on road noise. Very easy to install.Helpful (2)
May 24, 2019
Shipped to California in perfect condition, was easy to install, top performs great.Helpful (1)
April 17, 2019
Conflict with the roll bar rear latches.
Over-all I like the top. There is a space conflict for the latches that hook the front and rear section together on the 2005 Wrangler X. I had to remove the padding off the roll bar to get enough room for the latch to function.Helpful (1)
April 08, 2019
Solid with a few minor flaws
First things first: This top is built quality and is doing exactly what it's supposed to. It looks great--a welcomed change from the simple black plastic of most hard tops. With that said, it has a couple of flaws. If your tub has been banged up at all, you may have trouble lining up the six bolts that hold the main piece to the tub. (I had one tricky bolt). In addition, there seems to be some excess fiberglass on the main piece near the door (about where the door handle lines up). I literally had to sand back the fiberglass so the door could open and close properly. Still have to slam it. Last--the hardware included to bolt on the back glass is atrocious. Wasted 2 hours trying to make it work. (The main holdup was we couldn't get the lock nuts to tighten beyond maybe 1/4" up the bolt. After ensuring the right wrench and not cross-threading, we concluded the threads were mismatched.) You definitely want to get new hardware for those six bolts and nuts. Getting some rubber washers to go on those is a plus. A final huge disappointment is that the front section is a lot bigger than it may seem--it does not fit in the TJ whatsoever. Consider this if you like popping the front of your soft top back for some extra sun, then easily putting it back in the case of rain. You have to decide before you ride if you're gonna leave it at home or not. Overall, though, I'm happy with it. Like most Jeep projects, give yourself more time than recommended. Took my first drive with the front section off, and it was great. Still a lot quieter than expected. All the seams are weatherstripped very well, and the carpet inside is great.Helpful (4)
October 25, 2018
Jeep Hard Top
Great experience. Delivered on time, no damage, easy to install, looks great. Thanks, DarinHelpful (5)
August 20, 2018
1 Hour dont think so
No instructions and the video was no help took more like 4 hoursHelpful (6)
May 29, 2018
Nice looking top. Took me about 20 hours to install. Shipping needs to be improved. I got a large scratch on the removable panel. Not worth filing a claim. Fitment of the removable panel is the hardest part. The rear latches don't open all the way because the hit the roll bar. Not sure who designed that. Can latch it tight. Rear rubber seal on the window was messed up. I have to glue it back straight after it came loose. Afer adjusting it, I think I'm good now. Looks great, but need to work on mold and make it a little better fit......$2300 is a lot for what you get.....but it looks good....Helpful (7)
April 23, 2018
I'm very satisfied with my new Hard Top. My son installed it for me in just over one hour, with no problems! I'm going to have a much cooler summer this year!Helpful (9)
April 21, 2018
DV8 off-road hardtop Midnight blue pearl
Two piece hardtop is what I need for my jeep. two-piece no one around me or in my town has anything like this .people stop and see the two piece hardtop they’ve never seen anything like this . it is very easy to install takes about one hour in after you put it on both doors close very good .Helpful (8)
March 21, 2018
The DV8 hardtop for me was worth the extra money. Fit with very little adjustment, and everyone extremeterrain and DV8 are great!!Helpful (8)
Will this top work with the two piece door with the soft top?
The DV8 Off-Road Hard Top will work with factory half doors.
Does the back window come off?
The DV8 Off-Road Hard Top can have the rear window removed, however its design makes this primarily for replacement of damaged glass, and not as an every day occurrence due to difficulty and chance of damaging the hardware and glass.
How do I clip the rear window struts in? They don't seem to just click in. No instructions anywhere.
They will click on the ball mounts for the strut ends.
When removed, can the targa piece be carried in, or somehow on, the Jeep?
Thank you for your question! The Targa piece is very large, and may fit in the back of the Jeep but may be tight. I also would not recommend to carry this on the Jeep.
Does the rear hatch back lock?
Like the standard TJ hardtops, the rear window will lock when the tailgate is locked. The rear window cannot be opened unless the tailgate is open.
This comes with all hardware needed for install.
The rear window does not have a wiper or defroster.
If you roof rack attaches to the rear frame and the A-pillar then it would work with this top.
No, but you can take off the front section of the DV8 Off-Road Hard Top and just leave the back on.
The front section cannot be used without the rear section installed.
This top weighs approximately 300 lbs.
Unfourtonettly, DV8 does not list a weight for both pieces of this hardtop. The total weight will be 300 lbs.
This will weight around 300lbs.
From my understanding, this top will not include a windshield wiper.
There will be some clearance however this would be pretty difficult to do with the rack on.
(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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