Review & Install Video
This is for those of you that are looking for a hardtop for your TJ that has some of the functionality of a newer JK. This is going to be a two-piece top, so you'll be able to remove the front targa top section very easily, giving you that open driving experience without the need to completely remove your hardtop. This being a two-piece top will also make it a lot easier for you to install and uninstall the whole top when you decide to do that. Now this top is going to be missing a few features on the back glass. It's not going to have a rear defrost, rear wiper, or rear washer like a factory hardtop would. However, if you're okay giving up those features in exchange for the two-piece targa top design and saving some money over an OE top, this is gonna be a good option for you. This top is gonna be made of a hand laid fiberglass material like most of the other aftermarket tops on the market. This is going to have tinted windows in the rear. All three of those rear windows are gonna be tinted right out of the box, and this top is also going to have a headliner on the inside of it. But the biggest feature is, of course, the fact that this is a two-piece top and it has that front targa section. This is going to have a variety of adjustable latches that are going to hold that front section firmly down to the rear section, ensuring that you're not going to have any air leaks which can cause some whistling, or, of course, any water leaks, which you don't want on the inside of your Jeep.As I mentioned before, you are going to be giving up a couple of features on that rear glass. You're not going to have that rear wiper, defrost, or washer. But as long as you're okay giving up those features, you are going to gain that targa top feature and also that headliner feature, which is something else I really like. Having a headliner on the inside of the Jeep will not only insulate it from temperature, it'll also insulate it from some of the road noise that you might get, especially with a big tire, and it just makes the interior of the Jeep feel a lot more finished when you have that headliner. This is gonna be a very simple one out of three wrench installation that shouldn't take you more than an hour to complete. Jeep, of course, makes it very easy to take the factory top on and off of your Jeep, and the aftermarket companies follow suit, making this installation very simple. All you'll need to do is completely remove whatever top you currently have on your Jeep, whether it be factory, aftermarket, hardtop or soft top, go ahead and completely remove that top, as well as any door surrounds that you might have installed. After that, you just need to lift your new top into position on top of the tub. Go ahead and attach that targa top to make all the adjustments and cinch down all of those latches. And finally, use the included hardware to bolt the top down to the tub, ensuring that everything is nice and tight and lined up, and that's it. This top comes completely assembled, except, of course, the two pieces, the front and the rear, but there's no need to attach the glass or any of the other pieces. It's gonna be very simple install that you can do in your driveway.However, a hardtop is going to be a big, heavy piece, so it'll definitely help to have a second set of hands around, especially when moving the top so you make sure that you're not going to cause it any damage. This top's gonna run your right around $1,800, and depending on your area and how prevalent factory tops are, you might be able to get a factory top for a little bit less than that. And that factory top is, of course, going to have those rear glass accessories that we talked about that this top doesn't have. However, that factory top is not going to be a two-piece top. So if you're after a targa top, if you want something that's brand new and not used like a Craigslist top, then I don't think the price tag that's attached to this is that bad. So that's my review of the Rally Tops 2-Piece Hardtop for full doors, fitting your 1997 to 2006 TJ, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.