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post #1 of 7 Old 10-27-2014, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Offroad Hero's Fastback modification

I hate the way this thing looks when it rolls up in the front. I welded the nut to it so I can quickly remove the entire piece but it wont fit under the backseat due to length. I'm thinking about putting a hinge in the center but curious what everyone else does with theirs? If it doesnt work I can weld it back together like it was. Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-29-2014, 04:07 AM
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Post up some pics. Ive been looking at their top or TrekTop NX. Still doing my homework on them
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-29-2014, 06:40 AM
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I heard Bestop is coming out with a new top at the SEMA show early nov. Maybe it's worth waiting to see...
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-29-2014, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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No clue about the new bestop but I know when I was researching the ORH or the Trektop, it seemed that more people liked the ORH over the Trektop, quality is good, top stays tight, doesnt leak, looks damn good, multiple configurations, frameless for the most part, I can take the rear window, center top and front top off in about 5 minutes or less. Only thing I dont like is how it looks with the front top rolled up but I may just have to live with it, not sure its worth unbolting everytime.

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-29-2014, 07:43 AM
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I think what you have to consider is how often you will actually roll up the front part.

Everyone is different but I never once just folded back the front part of my factory soft top. If I get that far, the whole top goes down.

If not, I just unzip the windows
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-31-2014, 08:20 AM
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this is for your JKU? do you have the older version? i think he switched to a panel system for the 4 doors for his newest version.

if you do have the older version, i wouldnt hinge it. that sounds like a bad idea and i have a feeling would create leaking/whistling issues at highway speeds. just my .02. i would stick with the setup you have and just take it off completely before leaving the house or live with it on the windshield if you go topless once you're out. when i had my 2 door version, i usually just removed the rear windows and ran with the top portion in place. again, if i wanted to go completely topless, it came off before i left the house or put it up on the windshield. eventually i got good enough at rolling it tight enough so it didnt look too bad up there. i guess the 4 door has more material to roll up, though.

for those not well versed on ORH and considering purchasing a top from them, there is a lot of information on here about the company. i have no idea if he's turned stuff around since i did business with him a few years ago, but he used to be notorious for poor customer service. makes an awesome top tho. and FWIW, i dont recall him ever not coming through for a customer, just takes a while.

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I have the older version, the front seat piece rolls up but the rear seat cover uses the plastic snap in pieces and comes off completely. It would be nice if the front piece did the same. I decided not to hinge it due to leak issues once I started looking at it.

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