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Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Bestop Supertop NX How-to: Jeep® YJ Wrangler Installation

by Moses Ludel

Bestop® Supertop NX How-to:  Jeep® YJ Wrangler Installation!

The Bestop® Supertop NX is the latest soft top for Jeep® utility 4x4s. Coverage goes back to the Jeep® YJ Wrangler era. In this step-by-step, how-to HD video, we install a Bestop® Supertop NX and new Bestop® upper cloth half-doors on a Jeep® YJ Wrangler model.   Following Bestop Supertop NX instructions Installing rails at top of windshield Bestop® furnishes step-by-step instructions (project begins at left). At right, rivets get substituted for screws on this YJ Wrangler retrofit, as the vehicle had an earlier top with oversized screws and screw holes. For the typical installation, Bestop® furnishes all needed hardware for the framework.   Straightening old screw holes in windshield frame Installing Supertop NX tub rails At left, Kevin Morero uses a body dolly and hammer to flatten old screw holes for the new Bestop® hardware. Many older Jeep® Wranglers are on their second or third soft top. Bestop® makes the Supertop NX as a replacement top for the YJ Wranglers and as an upgrade for the TJs and JKs.   Cloth top heated on warm asphalt in the sunlight Bestop Supertop NX soft top in place The top was laid on warm asphalt and heated by sunlight to make it pliable during the installation. A cold top will not stretch as easily. The Bestop® fit is intentionally snug to prevent flapping and rattles. Bestop® meets the highest industry standards for soft tops.   Zip-in rear side window of Bestop Supertop NX  Zipping rear window into place on Bestop Supertop NX Rear side windows zip into place as does the rear door window. This is a high grade top and excellent fit. Bestop® has long been an OE supplier to Jeep®. This level of quality reflects in every area of the Supertop NX!   Bestop replacement upper soft doors for Jeep YJ Wrangler Clipping upper door window cloth into the rail for tight seal Front upper doors also come from Bestop®. These are actually OE replacement style for the YJ Wrangler. The Supertop NX ships without upper front doors. These two matching material uppers are purchased separately from the top.   Bestop has OEM quality sealant and snap points Bestop Supertop NX soft top and upper door kits installed on Jeep YJ Wrangler At left is a well-sealed Bestop® Supertop NX corner. These tops feature watertight sealing from foul weather. Seams, plastic windows and seals are highest quality, fasteners meet OE standards. For those who need or want a soft top that can drop down readily in mild weather, Bestop® provides the best solution. Bestop® celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2014…Congratulations, Bestop®!

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