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Thanks for the video! I just switched from a MIC top to soft top hoping for an earlier delivery. Based on what I saw, I am okay with the noise and rain. I am out in CA, so I think the soft top will meet our needs. The best thing about the Bronco is that you can add a different top later. Yeah, it may cost more, but I am willing to wait.
 

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As much as i bust on the wrinkle top, she makes a good case for the convenience of having a floppy with cloth interior. It had to get wet with the doors off though.
 

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thanks for posting this! As a fellow OBX non sas build the noise seemed totally fine to me. Not expecting any bronco to be as quiet as my Mazda or even the wifes explorer but it sure didn't seem that bad. Now, had it been a sas or model with more aggressive tires could be a different story I would guess.
 
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Probably, but i’ve done just fine with it for the past 35+ years, and we’re not talking 80’s/90’s cloth here. I’d much prefer MGV, but Baja AND Sport win the day.
dont talk about sport mode or badlands people will start blocking you

i drove it , i want it , mad i cant have it
 

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Anybody else miss the zip out windows they used to have on the jeeps? Seemed so much easier. On those you could roll the windows up and latch them so you basically had a bikini top
I don’t miss the zippers at all. And rolling the windows up scratches them all up due to dust/grit.

As for rain, I am looking forward to the sound of rain on the soft top! I love it! Noise sucks for phone calls but otherwise doesn’t bug me.
 

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Thanks for posting the video! I am from Florida and ordered a soft top, but was unsure of the noise level. This review gives me confidence I made the right decision.
 

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Helpful video. I have a non-Sas OBX scheduled for build next week so i hope to be experimenting with the soft top as well soon. I have had three Wranglers over the years - all with soft tops and had no issue going with that from the start for my Bronco. I am excited for the first opportunity to drive with the top down - and it may be my drive home from the dealer. A couple of points from my experience with soft tops:

- I am not sure i fully understand the concerns about noise level. Yes, a soft top truck is going to have more road/wind noise than say my wife’s grand cherokee but I do not expect it to be that quiet and have never had an issue with it. Conversations with the top up have never been an issue and if i want to hear my music better I have never had to crank the system up fully - even with the top down.
- Mildew has never been a problem. I guess it can be if you put the top down while it is still very wet and leave it folded up for an extended period but I have always allowed the top to fully dry after a rain before putting it down. Yes, replacing the soft top is a definite. I have seen 5-6 years as a timeline but i got that much life out of older soft tops and expect newer ones to last a bit longer if taken care of. Changing out to soft top also opens an opportunity for customization. When time comes to replace my plan is to look for a tan soft top (hopefully something close to the Roast seat color) as I think that will really pop against my AMB.
- The only aspect I am not sure of yet is the clips along the top of the windows. The zippers I am used to seem like they would provide a better seal - especially come colder weather but will see. I really do not expect it to be an issue and I live near Phila so we can get fairly cold. On the positive side - the zippers did have a habit of ripping or having the teeth get mangled and if it happens on the roof side of the zipper you may end up having to replace the entire soft top for a few mangled teeth or a small tear - and yes this did happen to me. Perhaps the clips will be set up so that type of repair is easier.
 

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