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.
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.
– 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.
3-year warranty offered.
This black denim brief top is designed to perfectly fit 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ models.
Requires windshield channel J16173 for installation.
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