Installation Time: Shop Install
Installation Cost: $250-$500
March 22, 2016
Rally Top 07 Wrangler X 2D
As depicted in the photo submitted, I have a 07 Wrangler X outfitted with a Garvin Expedition Rack and Ladder. A Mopar Top would not fit because the rear lift door would not would not clear the ladder because the Mopar lift door is too wide. The Rally Top was the best answer, good looks, insulated, simple, no electric rear wiper to contend with. Perfect! Received the product in good condition and had it professionally installed by a Jeep dealer who had installed all my aftermarket heavy front and rear bumpers, winch, etc. But, when the top was fitted to the Jeep, the rear lift door was lower on one side than the other and caused the seal to deform. Closer inspection disclosed that in manufacture, the lift window had been improperly aligned when riveted to the widow frame so as to prevent a fix of just realigning the frame in the hardtop. Finally, I decided that the remedy over replacement of the entire hardtop would be to simply replace the lift door frame and window. When we received the replacement unit, the frame fit correctly into the hardtop as the defective one had, but lift door extended part of an inch below the Jeep rear door and the Jeep rear door could not close because it would break the bottom of the lift window. Sadly, there is no fix for the issue, and I am terrified of getting a replacement hardtop shell that doesn't fit as well as mine does, I cannot recommend the product because if one gets a lemon, there may be no satisfactory remedy. As for those who purchased the Hardtop and are enjoying it as much as I wanted to, I am green with envy, and my very best wishes to you for its continued good use.