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Smittybilt Extended Brief Top - Black Diamond (97-06 Wrangler TJ)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Shields Front and Rear Seats from Unwanted Elements
    • Reduces Wind Flapping
    • Made from Reliable Outdoor-Grade Fabric
    • J-Clips Included for Easy Installation
    • Designed for 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    This mini build Extended Brief Top in Black Diamond is for those of you that have a 1997 to 2006 TJ and are looking for a Safari style top to add on to your Jeep. This is going to give you an open-air experience by not having any of the three windows or that rear section of the top that attaches to the tub, giving you a very open feel, but still keeping the direct sun and the rain off of you when you're in the Jeep.Whether you're running with or without doors, this top is going to wrap around these sport cage upfront above the two doors, so it is going to keep you pretty dry on the inside of the Jeep. This is going to be, of course, more protective than a mesh top would be. This is going to do a much better job keeping the moisture out and it's gonna block 100% of the sun instead of a mesh top load that would only block part of it.Now this is the Extended Brief Top, so this is going to go from the windshield channel all the way to the back of the Jeep. This is going to cover both the front and the rear seat passengers in your TJ. There are, of course, shorter tops like this that will just cover the front seat passengers if that's something you're interested in.Now there are a couple different versions of these out there from a couple of different companies. There are some that are more expensive than this. I think this one's pretty appropriately priced for what you're getting. You are going to get a high quality piece. It's gonna stay nice and tight on the Jeep, so it's not going to flap around. It's gonna look good. It's gonna hold up well. And I think it's pretty affordable.This top is made of the same high quality Black Diamond material as your factory top, so it is going to match your interior and exterior of your Jeep very well. It's going to come with all of the straps, VELCROs and buckles that is necessary, already attached to it, so it's going to stay nice and tight, and it's not going to flap on the Jeep, which is one of the big complaints that people have with this style of top.You're going to be able to attach this again right around the sport cage upfront keeping it nice and tight. It has these additional straps upfront to keep any water from pooling on top of the top. Now, one thing that is important to note about this top, as well as a lot of the other ones on the market, is that this does require a windshield header bar. So that's something you're going to have to purchase separately, and you're going to need in order to install this onto your Jeep. So you do have to figure that into the cost of installing a top like this.So as far as the install goes, I'm gonna give this a one out of three wrenches. You should be able to get this installed on your Jeep in half an hour or less. And every time you install it and uninstall it, you're just going to get that much quicker. Now, the first step is going to be installing the windshield header bar on to your top, of course, after removing your hard top or soft top. That header bar will attach right to the top of your factory windshield frame.Then you'll work your way from the front to the back attaching all the straps and VELCRO pieces to make sure that this is nice and tight. Now, the first go-around, you can leave most of the straps a little bit loose, just get them in position, and then again working from the front to the back, tighten everything down. That way you're not gonna have any wrinkles and you're gonna make sure that everything fits as it should.This top comes in at just $70, which I do think is a pretty good deal. It's gonna be a little bit less expensive than some of the other ones on the market. Now some of be more expensive Safari style tops will have some additional features, like maybe built-in zippered pockets, but if you're not interested in those additional features, this is going to be a good way to still get a quality top that will save you a few dollars.Now, it is very important to remember, as I mentioned before, that you need to figure the price of that windshield header into running a top like this if you don't already have one. So if you're looking for a Safari style top for your TJ, I definitely recommend taking a look at this one from Smittybilt and you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Right Fit All the Time. If you are a Jeep owner and you are unhappy with the fit of your top, then you may want to consider a Smittybilt Extended Brief Top for your 1997-2006 TJ. This top comes in a black diamond option and it is designed to fit on your Jeep properly and reduce any flapping that you may have experienced with your factory soft top. The fabric on this top will allow you to enjoy days out in the sun or any weather situation without worry. The Smittybilt Extended Brief Top allows you to maintain a stock look for your Jeep.

    Comfortable Ride. Your ride in your Jeep will be comfortable with the Smittybilt Extended Brief Top. Not only will you receive a flap-free ride, you will be able to hear your passengers talk and you will not have to deal with any rear straps either. You will find this top does not even use rear straps, but J-Clips instead.

    Smart Design – Top Quality. The Smittybilt Extended Brief Top is designed with the user in mind. You will find that this top is made from a high-quality outdoor fabric that is weather resistant, so you never have to worry about sun damage. The seams are sealed to ensure water does not get into your Jeep too. The Smittybilt Extended Brief Top comes with perfect fit technology that reduces any flapping that may have otherwise occurred.

    J-Clips Included for Convenience. When you are ready to install the Smittybilt Extended Brief Top, have no fear. Installation should take about an hour tops and you will find that all hardware is included for you to use. Smittybilt has made installation easy for you and you will find that the top connects to your rear sport bar with the included J-clips.

    Warranty. 3-year warranty offered.

    Application. This black denim brief top is designed to perfectly fit 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ models.

    Note: Requires windshield channel J16173 for installation.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Brief Top
    • J-Clips
    Tech Specs
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    6 Questions / 5 Answers

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    can I use this top without my doors

    WillF

    Will this top work with my existing soft top windshield bar? Thanks!!

    ScottF

    • The Smittybilt Extended Brief Top will require the Smittybilt Windshield header.

      XTROBD

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    I have grab handles front and back. Will this top mount properly with them?

    BradS

    • It would depend on the style grab handles, but the Smittybilt Extended Brief Top will be compatible with most grab handle options.

      XTStaffHelenW

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    How do I select color?? I want to order black

    EdJ

    • You can choose a color by going here https://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-tj-bikini-brief-tops.html#shop-by1, at this time we solely have black diamond and black denim as the only black top options.

      XTJames

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    how do I select a color? I want spice

    JdS

    • Hello! I apologize for the confusion of the picture, at this time we are no longer carrying Spice, keep an eye out as it may be coming back in the future.

      Doug P

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    How does this hook into the factory windshield clips

    Schalkdog

    • The Smittybilt Extended Brief Top - Black Diamond (97-06 Wrangler TJ) will attach to the windshield by the required Smittybilt Windshield Header (97-06 Wrangler TJ): https://www.extremeterrain.com/smittybilt-windshield-tj-yj-90104.html

      XTJames

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    Customer Reviews (42) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.4

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Fit 4.404762 4.4
    • Appearance 4.690476 4.7
    • Quality 4.761905 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.428571 4.4



    • 5/5

      May 19, 2018

      My top for 1999 TJ

      Great top, really tuff material, it should last for a long time. Easy install also. easy ordering, got here quick...Thanks a lot...

      RondalR

      Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 13, 2018

      Fits Great but plastic clips broke

      First of all, this is my first soft top. It was pretty easy to install and didn't take much time at all. The only issue I had was with the plastic clips/tabs in the back that are used to cinch down the rear two straps. Maybe I pulled on it too hard, I didn't want it flapping around, but one of them broke off. The fix I used was a carabiner through the loop where it broke off and some ratchet straps. This seemed to work perfect and made the top very snug.

      sdsmith99

      Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 08, 2018

      summer top

      5th top purchased for summer fun, best fit that I have had. Very satisfied. Bryan Morgan

      Bryan

      Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 25, 2018

      extended brief top

      This is my first jeep and wanted some protection from the Texas sun and still enjoy the wind in my hair and this seemed to do the trick, mounted well and went on easy. I get some flap in back but not noisy. Haven't experienced rain yet.

      JohnP

      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 19, 2018

      Great Product. No J clips or instructions.

      Box was beaten up pretty bad, but the top was not damaged. No instructions in the box. I finally found instructions online and it wasn’t clear if I needed the j clips or not. Once I figured out what to do, installation was not difficult.

      NathanB

      Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 17, 2018

      Love it

      Love it, easy to install. Stays in place. Love riding with the top.

      CodyT

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 07, 2018

      Nice

      Had too install. 4 stars because of hard install Instructions not that great But after we got it on Love love it

      Deborah

      Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 28, 2018

      Brayden Arnett

      The Bikini top fits snug and when driving doesn't make any noise when driving.

      Brayden

      Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 20, 2017

      Quality Product

      Quality Product! Installation and removal in minutes! It's quiet too! With the bar it doesn't have all of the flapping noise.

      EileenM

      Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 28, 2017

      Extended top

      This top fit like a glove. I have'nt had any problems with loosening or fly away straps. Keeps me cool in the summer.

      Rockin

      Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 26, 2017

      Bikini top

      This product fits very well. I love it. It's very durable and it's made out of great material.

      RebeccaT

      Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 15, 2017

      won't stay attached at the header!

      should screw to the header like the top. Little plastic clip comes out in the wind.

      WilliamB

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 06, 2017

      Perfect

      Just what I wanted, easy to install, looks great, not too expensive!

      DavidW

      Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 15, 2017

      Awesome cover

      After installing the wind jam and a little hello from the wife we had the top on and pulled tight in about 30 minutes. Let it set in the sun the next morning and finished tighten the straps.

      Wrobb

      Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 13, 2017

      Safari top

      The item looked great and wasn't too bad to install but I recommend a second person to help, if possible. Also, make sure to check the straps every so often as they may loosen a little.

      Boogie

      Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 13, 2017

      Make sure you have the Header when you buy this.

      I just installed this on my jeep, it is a great fit with minimal noise. Only problem I have found is that when it rains now, the rain drips on me since I can't attach the frame around the door when I had my regular soft top. The other day it rained while I was at work, my back seat was pretty dry, so was the passenger seat, however the driver's seat was soaked. The rain that settled on the roof drained between the roll bar and the door going straight to the seat. Now I have to figure how to jimmy rig this from happening again.

      KateyT

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      June 02, 2017

      didn't fit my jeep

      item seemed to be great quality, however it did not fit my jeep so I had to return it

      JeffH

      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 01, 2017

      Good quality

      The top goes very nicely with my half doors, installs easily but does not come with windsheild header that must be purchased to install if you don't already have one

      JobiC

      Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 25, 2017

      Extended bikini top

      This is a great top. Very easy to install. Only issue is the back of the top flops in speeds greater than 40 Miles per hour. If anyone out there knows how to correct this I will check this website again. Thank you in advance.

      Ogee

      Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 16, 2017

      Bikini top

      Easy to install. Gives it a great new look. Only downfall were the instructions. Not very informative. Could use more detail or better pics.

      AdamH

      Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

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