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Smittybilt Replacement Soft Top with Tinted Windows; Spice Denim (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ w/ Factory Soft Top, Excluding Unlimited)

Item J17598
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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Replaces Factory Soft Top Only
      • OEM Soft Top Replacement
      • Spice Denim
      • Multi-Layered Marine Grade Vinyl Coated Cloth,135 Gauge Wax Coated Thread
      • DOT Approved UV Treated Heavy Duty 30 Mil Thick Windows with 31% Tint on Rear and Side Windows
      • Heavy Duty Nylon Zippers are Self Correcting and Easily Unzip to Allow Fresh Air In
      • Double Stitched Heat Sealed Seams
      • 3 Year Warranty
      • Fits 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ with Factory Soft Tops


      Smittybilt Quality. The Smittybilt Replacement Soft Top with Tinted Windows is perfect for any Jeep. Not only is it stylish, it will also keep your airflow perfectly how you want it thanks to easy-zip windows.

      Unique Features. There's a lot to the Smittybilt Soft Top Door Skin. First of all, it's strong against the elements and mold and mildew. Secondly, it is easy to use and zipping and unzipping the windows is as easy as it should be.

      135 Gauge Wax-Coated Thread. The use of 135 gauge wax-coated thread is crucial to the design of the Smittybilt Soft Top Door Skin. This is because not only is it strong, it prevents mold and mildew as well.

      For Simple Installation. This kit isn't made to be hard to install. In fact, the soft top comes with detailed instructions alongside the top itself.

      3-Year Warranty. Within 3 years of the date of purchase, you're covered. This means that if anything goes wrong, you can have your soft top replaced within that time.

      Application. This spice denim Smittybilt Replacement Soft Top with Tinted Windows is designed to fit on the 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ models.

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

      MPN# 9970217

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (18)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.4 out of 5 overall rating from 18 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      • June 11, 2019

        5 1999 Wrangler - Todd98TJ Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Pleased TJ Customer

        I was very pleased with the looks, fit, and ease of installation with the Smittybilt replacement top. I had previously put a Best Top replacement on last time but it only lasted a few years before zippers tore out of the top. I am hoping this will hold up better and the price is half what the Best Tops were.

        Helpful (0)
      • November 02, 2018

        1 2001 Wrangler - PNelson Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        terrible top

        This top should not have the smittybilt name attached to it. the worst top ever installed. SO Bad i took the top off and got rained on so that i did not have to listen to the top flap

        Helpful (8)
      • October 26, 2018

        3 2001 Wrangler - RevondaB Installation Time: Afternoon

        Hubby did good

        After a long day at work Hubby worked for 5 hrs getting this top on, once the top was on it was very tight and was difficult to latch, but Hubby did it. Kinda discouraged that I had to pay double for the spice top.

        Helpful (7)
      • October 22, 2018

        5 2000 Wrangler - PedroL Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Couldn’t get any better

        I honestly have nothing bad to say about this top. It fits perfect, the tint is great, it is reasonably quite for being a replacement top and the interior is really nice. I really like it

        Helpful (6)
      • July 07, 2018

        5 2005 Wrangler - MattV Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good fit

        Accidentally ordered with door skins but still fits perfectly

        Helpful (7)
      • June 21, 2018

        4 2003 Wrangler - JeffS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Not what I had hoped for

        The top was fairly easy to install, but seems a little loose. More road noise (plastic flapping) than I recall from the last soft top I had. It does look good sitting still, but puffs up when traveling at speeds above 40 mph. I guess for the money it is pretty good. I don't intend to use it all the time so I guess for the money it's a fair deal.

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      • June 03, 2018

        4 2006 Wrangler - AustinF


        Decent top for the money. If you want a cheap/inexpensive top then this gets the job done. No special flares with this top. The figment of the top itself is somewhat loose. Make a lot more noise than my previous top. Not to big of an issue though. You can clearly feel the difference in material between this top and the factory top, this top has a lot my play in the material, especially when it’s warm out.

        Helpful (9)
      • May 24, 2018

        5 1997 Wrangler - StanW Installation Time: Afternoon

        Soft top

        Easy install fast shipping looks great on my jeep. Great price first time I had to replace the top if this one last as long as original I'll be more than happy

        Helpful (9)
      • April 10, 2018

        5 1999 Wrangler - GilbertJeep Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Easy Install

        Awesome top... easy to install! Looks great! Tint on windows is nice and dark!

        Helpful (10)
      • January 12, 2018

        3 2006 Wrangler - ScottM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good top for the cost.

        The material is really thin, but the smooth texture of the material looks pretty sharp. Be careful when installing the back window tail gate rod. I ripped the material installing mine.

        Helpful (12)

      Questions & Answers (3 answers)

      3 Top Rated Questions

      My Jeep has hard top from factory , does this top come with all hardware and/or brackets to attach soft top or will that need to be purchased separate

      • This soft top is a replacement material only, and will need a new factory style frame to be purchased as well for installation. Link for an OEM style frame below.

      Helpful (1)

      Looking for soft top (example) TJ item # J17598--in dark green

      • Hello, unfortunately we do not offer Soft tops in Dark Green color.

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      is this top brown or black the picture is black but the description says spice. so is it the tan color or black ? if it is tan then can you post a picture of the actual color ?

      • The Smittybilt Replacement Top w/ Tinted Windows, Spice Denim (97-06 Wrangler TJ w/ Factory Soft Top) is a tan color, unfortunately the images are provided by smittybilt directly and they do not offer an image showcasing the color.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      What's in the Box

      • Top Fabric
      • (2) Quarter Windows
      • Rear Window

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

      • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
      • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

      Requires Use of Factory Soft-Top Hardware.