The '07- current Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK may very well be the first Wrangler ever to have the phrase "car-like and quiet" permanently associated with it. While the modern four-door platform is far plusher than its earlier Wrangler siblings, it is still an incredibly capable off-road vehicle. For many the complaints about the JK don't revolve around its comfort and performance, but rather the wind noise and lack of the security that the factory soft top offers.?>
To answer the cries of JK owners across the nation, Bestop has stepped in with an all-new two-piece hardtop for both the two- and four-door '07-current Wranglers. Comprised of a lightweight and durable blend of plastic and reinforced fiberglass, the Bestop hardtop is a quick and easy way to refine the look and feel of your JK. In addition to the tops' unique style, each unit is fitted with an automotive-grade washable head liner, overhead storage trays, tinted glass, and a quick and simple latching system.
To test out one of the new hard top units we took our '08 Unlimited over to the certified Bestop installers at Off Road Evolution. Since the install we've logged a few thousand miles, encountered some heavy rain storms, and wheeled the barren So Cal desert and giant red rock cliffs of Moab, Utah. Overall, we're happy with the new look, the added security that the top provides, and we have been extremely pleased with the fitment and decreased noise. We know that a lot of you are curious about leaks. So far we have not experienced any leaks from the top, and the only water that appeared to make it into the Jeep during our water test was from the factory Jeep upper door seals (we had the same issue with our factory soft top).
Big Box Affair
Buying a hard top is a lot like buying a new home appliance. Sure, you and a buddy can easily install it, but can you and Bubba Joe lift the massive box off of the delivery truck? While the overall package isn't too heavy for a couple of guys to lift, the box it ships in is roughly the size of a Geo Tracker. Bestop suggests ordering the top from a certified Bestop installer and having it delivered to the install facility. We had our top shipped to Off Road Evolution in Fullerton, California, but you can look up authorized dealers in your area on the Bestop website.