4DR, Soft vs Hard top

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Looking for some advice deciding hard or soft top. Is there a difference in the body structure between the hard and soft top options? If I order hard can it be changed to soft and vise versa? I notice some preferring soft top especially jeep owners. Is the advantage ease in putting the top up and down? Does this work similar to a typical convertible car? Are there other reasons to consider soft over hard?

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Until we see a freakin' video of just what it does and how....we're guessing. For one, you have to decide if you're ok with the gray MIC top or not. I kinda got used to that.....but I really wanted to remove those rear glass panels and have the bikini/safari look much of the time. So that pushed me back to the soft top....but if it isn't made by Best Top...and it's 50/50 on that...it depends on how it works. But if it's not by BT and I don't like it, then what? Spend $700 on a hard top I don't want and then $2k from BT to get one I do want later????
 

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Looking for some advice deciding hard or soft top. Is there a difference in the body structure between the hard and soft top options? If I order hard can it be changed to soft and vise versa? I notice some preferring soft top especially jeep owners. Is the advantage ease in putting the top up and down? Does this work similar to a typical convertible car? Are there other reasons to consider soft over hard?

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I don't think there are any body modifications that occur with going to the hard-top. The hardtop looks more modular and easier to take off a row or two of head panels than the soft top. Full removal I have no idea which would be easier.

For the most part I figured people weren't doing hard-top mostly based on color. Until 2022 MY you can only get the grey MIC top; where as you could get the hard-top later and get white or black (maybe other colors?). I'm going hard-top, the grey is fine with me, looks easy to take off the 2-4 panels (2/4 door) and I figure it is more durable and secured than the soft-top. I've seen people cut their way into vehicles through soft-tops enough times.
 

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@LEGEND said the back lifts up on the soft top and has a prop rod to hold it there while you load gear in. This idea really intrigues me.
 

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Website says both can be ordered for some trims. Build and price one or the other for some trims.


I'm waiting for an improved build and price before I order....

If it stays as is, I get the mic and Bimini top.

Soft top will be less insulating in the winter I would think.
 

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@LEGEND said the back lifts up on the soft top and has a prop rod to hold it there while you load gear in. This idea really intrigues me.
Saw this earlier on Facebook:

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This is the clearest pic I have seen of the rear lift capability. It appears to still function even in the sun-rider position. While it look goofy, I can tell you this is a nice feature compared to my JKU.
 

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You can switch between the tops. They planned on a dual top option that would sell you the soft and modular hard top at the same time allowing you to switch at home whenever you want.

I really want the body color matching painted modular (that's a mouthful), but since it won't be available until I believe MY 22 I am getting the soft now. Will buy the modular when it is available for purchase later. Just don't want to wait until 2022 for factory installed.
 

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Saw this earlier on Facebook:

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This is the clearest pic I have seen of the rear lift capability. It appears to still function even in the sun-rider position. While it look goofy, I can tell you this is a nice feature compared to my JKU.
That can't be good for the plastic side windows...
 

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have to see it but i'm a soft top guy- later on might get a painted top
 

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Am I the only one who would love it if the soft top stowed, strapped on top of the rear cross bar. I always did that with my CJ bikini tops. I would wrap them around the roll bars and put a bungee on it. That way it didnt cut into my 0.5 cu ft of storage 🤣 .
 

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Saw this earlier on Facebook:

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This is the clearest pic I have seen of the rear lift capability. It appears to still function even in the sun-rider position. While it look goofy, I can tell you this is a nice feature compared to my JKU.
Thats very handy and something that might help me stick with a soft top. Sorry to say this but it makes loading things like groceries much easier. Sometimes I make a run for my wife if she can't, its just life.
 

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Thats very handy and something that might help me stick with a soft top. Sorry to say this but it makes loading things like groceries much easier. Sometimes I make a run for my wife if she can't, its just life.
I figure I'll just keep rear window out.... And the sides...
 

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