Review & Install Video
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.
Big Safari Style.
Get your 2007-2018 4-door JK Wrangler noticed with this one of a kind Safari-style hard top. The signature raised roof design of the Smittybilt Safari Hard Top allows for an extra 5" headroom and creates a unique overland look. Integrated into this Smittybilt Safari Hard Top are four "portal" windows, adding to the Safari/Overland style and of course allowing more light into the cabin. The top uses a mildew-resistant carpeted headliner that does an excellent job at reducing ambient road noise. In fact, this hard top is quieter inside the Jeep than the stock top.
The 1-piece safari-style hard top design adds extra 5 1/2" of head room and the unique overland design makes it stand out from other 4-Door JKs.
Hand-crafted right here in the US from honeycomb fiberglass, the Safari Hard Top is engineered to provide excellent strength without extra weight. The top comes painted with a black textured finish that is UV-treated to resist fading and sun cracking. Furthermore, this Smittybilt Safari Hard Top is compatible with several different Smittybilt cargo roof racks should you need to increase the cargo capacity as well.
Helping Hands Needed.
The Smittybilt Safari Hard Top comes ready with their exclusive Defender Roof Rack mounting setup. No drilling is required as it simply bolts onto the frame of your Wrangler. Due to the large size and weight, you will definitely need help from a few friends to get this up and in place on your JK Wrangler.
Smittybilt warranties their products to the original retail purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of up to 5 years. Subject to the terms and conditions, please see manufacturer's full warranty for details.
This Smittybilt Safari Hard Top is designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door models.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 20 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
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