Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Locked in a basement
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Ok, since I now have experience with the whisper, two panel strapless top, I can say this:
WTF are you thinking, Tim??
New tailgate bar is awesome. It works well and makes the top look better. Total win there.
The new door surrounds make the top drum tight. Literally. You could sit in and play timpani with this thing.
The flatter look at the header bar was pretty cool too.
Two panel, FTL. This was a major factor in my decision to go another direction. I absolutely LOVE the fact that when my single panel is rolled forward, I can hop out, pull the straps off the footman loops and be under cover in less than a minute. With the multi panel construction, you need to roll it back, slide it onto a center rail, get the other panel and velcro that in place and then seat it in the center rail as well. By that point, you're soaked.
The new surrounds, though WAY more functional when installed and closed up, look like total shit when rolled up. Hated, and I do mean HATED the look whe it was rolled forward. It was lumpy and not anywhere near as elegant as the previous version.
Bottom line, although I really loved my old school ORH roller top, the newer two panel version for the 4door has some style & function issues that I just couldnt get past