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Smittybilt Safari Hard Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door)
This is for those of you that are looking a hardtop that's going to give your Jeep completely different look. From the outside, you're going to have a taller top with additional windows across the top of it, which will give your Jeep more of that safari or even Range Rover look. From the interior, that additional headroom and the additional windows, and the light they let in is gonna make your interior feel a lot more open.Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this top which a very simple one out of three wrench install. You are gonna have to give yourself around an hour and a couple of friends on hand to help lift this top, but we'll talk more about that installation in just a second. Now, because this top does look so different from factory, this is going to be one of those love it or hate it mods. If you do decide to go with this top because you like the aesthetics, you should know that you are going to give up a couple of factory style features that a lot of the other aftermarket tops at this price point will have, things like a rear wiper, rear defrost, and rear washer. But if you really like this look, you're not gonna get it from a lot of other tops, so this is gonna be the one for you.As far as the construction goes, this top is built in the way of a lot of other aftermarket tops. This is going to be a honeycomb style fiberglass, which helps to get weight down a little bit and also keep strength up. But because this is a one piece top, the whole thing still weighs 350 pounds, and like I said, you're definitely gonna need some help getting this on and off of your Jeep. Now, because this is a one piece top, you are going to lose out on that factory sunrider feature. You're not gonna be able to pop the top off just over the front seat passengers and have that open air driving experience. This is going to close you in permanently until, of course, you remove the entire top. This is going to have the same DOT approved safety glass on the side windows, and it does come tinted right out of the box at 31%, which gives your Jeep that nice dark look. The top windows here are going to be a plexiglass plastic material, of course, being curved, but cheaper and easier to build them in that way. And again, those windows are really what's gonna give you that open feel on the inside along with the additional headroom. Those windows let in a lot of additional light. As I mentioned before, a couple things that this top doesn't have that some of the other hardtops on the market are going to have is that rear wiper, rear defrost, and rear washer. Those features, to some of you, are gonna be really important to others, you're okay giving it up for the very unique looks of this top.As I mentioned before, this top is going to be a very simple one out of three wrenches to install. You're just gonna need some hand tools and about an hour. But because it is a one piece top that weighs around 350 pounds, you are going to have to have a couple of friends to help you lift it into place. The first step in the installation is, of course, removing whichever top you currently have installed on the Jeep, whether be a hardtop or soft-top. From there, there's a little bit of hardware that you'll need to remove from the top of the windshield frame that's there to normally hold you hardtop or soft top in place. You'll remove those loops and install the loops that come with your new top. After that, it's time to install the top, which is really just a matter of lifting it onto the Jeep. Once it's installed, you'll use the included hardware to bolt it down to the tub rails in the back. And finally, use the adjustable clasps to clip it into the new hardware at the top of the windshield frame. Again, just some hand tools and about an hour's time and have some friends around but this is an easy install.This top's gonna come in at right around $2800. And you've been shopping for hardtop, you'll know that most aftermarket of even OEM tops are gonna be right in that area. Let's face it, these are big pieces, there's a lot of material there, they're gonna be a little bit expensive. But for the price, you are going to get a very unique look from this top, even if you have to give up a little bit of that factory functionality, by not having the rear wiper, washer, or defroster, or that sunrider feature. So this is going to be a very unique looking hardtop that's going to give you a different style than a lot of the other aftermarket tops on the market. So that's my review. This is Smittybilt Safari Hardtop fitting your four-door 2007 and up JK that you can find it right here at exrtemeterrain.com.
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Installation Time: (approx) 20 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
How is the noise reduction with this top? Any information on how this top ranks for safety against some of the heavier hard tops, like the Freedom Fastback one-piece?
The Smittybilt Safari Hard Top will reduce wind noise significantly over the OEM soft top and premium soft top, however you will experience similar levels of noise to that of the OEM hard tops. No aftermarket hard tops have undergone any standardized safety tests that would allow comparison.
how much weight can you put on the roof
The weight limit of the Smittybilt Safari Hard Top is 150lbs, evenly distributed.
2 questions, Can the top be painted? And, I've read about leaking water on the reviews, is it true? Thanks.
This top is made from fiberglass and a body shop is able to prep and paint them. If anything comes up regarding your hard top we will be more then happy to assists.
Hello; Does the stock glass rear window fit this top? If not, can the window be drilled to accept the stock wiper?
The factory rear window would not work with this top, we would not advise drilling the glass or the top itself.
Smittybilt Safari Hard Top (07-18 Wrangler JK 4 Door) What luggage racks can I use with this hard top? Thank you
The Smittybilt Safari Hard Top would work wonderfully with the Smittybilt defender roof rack setup.
The Smittybilt Safari Hard Top does not have drip rails, but drip rails can be added.
The measurements of the Smittybilt Safari Hard Top are 72" x 55" x 40 inches and weighs 320 Lbs.
You can easily install the Smittybilt Safari Hard Top onto both Hard top and Soft top Wranglers with no additional components.
The Smittybilt Safari Hard Top does not have drip rails.
Hello! We do not paint these tops before we send them out, however you can definitely have this professionally painted!
Installation Time: Afternoon
November 24, 2017
Safari hard top
The safari top is made poorly and the side glass does not stay sealed.They sent new glass to replace the faulty glass but I had to pay to get the new glass installed. Then they still wasn't staying sealed so they sent a new top and its currently on now. I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THE NEW TOP BUT I GUESS I'M STUCK WITH IT NOW. THIS WAS A VERY TIME CONSUMING AND A VERY EXPENSIVE LESSON LERNED. I WILL NOT BE RECOMMENDING THIS COMPANY TO ANYONE
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Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
September 13, 2017
Going from a soft top to this, I couldn't be happier. Lots of additional space, and I get stopped everywhere I go. Looks great and it isn't something you see on the road everyday. Would highly recommend. It's a one piece top so you either have it on or off. It weighs 350lbs and I installed by myself in under and hour, though I would recommend getting a couple people to help you install it.
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