Reviews for Bestop 56853-35 Trektop NX Soft Top in Black Diamond for 07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door
More flappy in the wind than the one I had for my '09 Jeep. This one leaks at the windshield and I will be calling Bestop to fix that. Good thing is, they will make it right.
Best money ive spent on my '15 JK so far! looks great. functions great! exactly what i wanted! easy to install too.
The reasons I wouldn't give this top 5 starts are: first; when the sunrider is open the back portion of the top doesn't stay tucked under on the highway. So it flaps. I'm afraid it's going to rip. Second, I called before I ordered it to make sure it was completely removable. The directions have you crimp the springs in the back corners making it very difficult to remove all the way. the only reason I wanted a soft top was to be able to fold it all the way back. Otherwise the top fits great when it's on and the fabric is well made.
Originally I was going to review this top and give it 1 star, due to having leak issues from the top panel above the rear window panel and water also leaking behind the rear doors in through the window panels due to no weather stripping inlcuded. I contacted Bestop for assistance, and the first guy was not very helpful. it took 4 weeks to get a new top panel and 2 new side windows. The top panel no longer leaks, but only one of the replacement window panels had the included weather stripping. I contacted Bestop again, but this time Jasmine from customer service gave me her contact info, and she wanted as much information as could give her, include the date codes of the 4 window panels, and she overnighted a replacement window panel! Now I have been through several storms and no leaks!
Install: Easy. I let the fabric sit in the 80 degree sun for a couple hrs. Took me about 3.5 hrs of work time. The first time getting the zippers to catch is very hard. I found using a step ladder to get better leverage helped a lot. The first time closing the sunrider was also difficult. Since then the fabric has relaxed and is much easier to get everything buttoned up.
The Good: This top is great for opening and closing the sunrider whenever you feel like it (takes less than 10 seconds) from the front seat. Removing and reinstalling the back windows is an easy one person job and takes 3-5 minutes for each process. Obviously road noise is noticeably louder but not too loud to hear the radio or have a conversation.
The Bad: I bought this top during the Bestop spring rebate program and never received my rebate, emailed Bestop and got the runaround. The "glide" feature comes loose at the top of the side windows when you tighten the side/back window zipper. There is a gap at the end of the rain gutter - during most rain storms and car washes everything is fine but during a strong downpour it will leak bad. (see pictures)
I will definitely be looking to upgrade to something better.
By far one of the easiest things I have installed on my Jeep so far. Follow the instructions and you will have no problem. Awesome quality and looks great on the Jeep.
Read the reviews so I bought the top finally had time to get help to pull the hardtop off and put the new top on , as I am going through I realize I am missing a large amount of parts . Come to find out I got sent a top that had been previously returned . Very angry as this top is expensive and they didn't send a new top. I call quadratec and anytime in the past customer service has been great now a new top won't ship until 4 days from now and I have to undo all the work I did pull everything off and call to get help to put the hardtop back on. To say I am angry and disappointed is an understatement , paid price for new top instead got used top that still doesn't work, this will probably be the last time I order parts from quadratec
Great looking top! Easy to install, quality material, easy to operate, and the noise level is minimal at high speeds.
Put this top on 6 weeks ago. Its perfect!
About 2 hours for install. Fits super tight. When closed its relatively quiet and keeps the warm or cool air in. Most important - no water and no pooling on roof. The door channel designs work as well as any stock soft top. Also looks great.
Easy to open and close.
Installed this in the fall and wanted to see how it handled a Montana winter before I reviewed it. I'm completely happy with this top. I have an OEM soft top and a hard top, this top is somewhere in between the 2 for sound. Its MUCH quieter than the stock soft top and only slightly louder than the hardtop. Install was a little harder than the factory set up, but it's on their tight which makes for little to no flutter in the wind or on the highway. The back flap is so much easier to use and I really enjoy how the zippers fold away/retract under the little flap of cloth so that the weather doesn't destroy them. Looking forward to testing out the different set ups this summer.