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IMO color matched tops look like "too much". My mind tells me there's no more painted surface area than any other SUV, but my eyes say it doesn't work.
I tend to agree. I’m just not sold on the grey HT. It does look ok with certain colors like A51 but I’m not just looking for tolerable on a 50k rig...





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I tend to agree. I’m just not sold on the grey HT. It does look ok with certain colors like A51 but I’m not just looking for tolerable on a 50k rig...
I know some people aren't big on having to fix a brand new vehicle but in the big hardtop thread Rick Astley recommended a great product to dye it black. I'm keeping that option in my back pocket.
 

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Whatever it takes to get a smooth finish top to make it easier to paint white.
 

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Yeah, I agree
Agree!
I hope shadow black is offered on all models, but doesn't seem to be the case.

The grey top reminds me of the Honda Element, which haven't aged well, at least in that respect.

I have similar opinion on body color tops on Wranglers. They can look sharp when newer, but not over time. Doubly true on the Jeep body color bumpers.
 

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Modular: the issue is supply....they don't expect to have any/many
Haven't heard that one. There's a bit more logistically involved with the modular tops as they have to be sent out for painting, but other than that, there's no difference in availability. If anything, they will be easier to produce as the molded SMC panels are being provided by an outside vendor whereas the MIC is being made in house.
 

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Haven't heard that one. There's a bit more logistically involved with the modular tops as they have to be sent out for painting, but other than that, there's no difference in availability. If anything, they will be easier to produce as the molded SMC panels are being provided by an outside vendor whereas the MIC is being made in house.
well that's good to hear. But supposedly its a near verbatim quote from Ford to dealers. Let us know what you hear...thanks!
 

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I don’t know why they wouldn’t offer the dual top option with the 2 door- seems strange to me not too
As the doors are larger on the 2 doors this makes the front part longer than the back. Could be a little tricky to have a folding down structure that still fit at the back of the truck.

just trying to understand reason there is no soft top on the 2 doors...
 

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I haven’t seen much discussion on this topic... anyone considering a color matched HT? I’d love to see some in the wild before making a final decision ...

Thoughts?
I love the contrast.

Using the Wrangler as my best point of reference... There weren’t a whole lot of those that were full color matched that really caught my fancy. There was something about the very rigid, boxy design, with square windows and all one color that seemed to make it less desirable than the 2-toned look.

also, every white/white looked like a post office truck. Maybe it’s the fact they start looking like delivery vehicles when all one color that turns me off. Oddly, the black/black always looks good to me.

I guess I’m just full of it.
 

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Like others are saying - Seems to be supply issues. Unlike wrangler, I don’t think the soft top will be in the trunk when ordered with a dual top. I think they are scrambling on getting mod tops in different colors and the thought was to deliver with a soft and have hard top sent from supplier.

this is likely why they can’t get white tops done in time. Maybe we find that in B&P it’s a dual top option as a DIO. Which could come with delays. We may also find out the same for body matched hardtop, since it basically would share the same supply problems as getting a white top.

at this rate I just hope we could get the shadow black mod top from the factory without delays. We haven’t seen one yet in the pre-prods and a member who works at the factory said as of last week he hasn’t seen a single painted mod top, including shadow black.

If it sounds like supply continues to be an issueI’m very happy ordering a black top without causing further delays and if it needs to be painted white later on, fine. I have a Day 1 ressie but my lease extension runs out in end of August 2021. Cutting it close.
 

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I haven’t seen much discussion on this topic... anyone considering a color matched HT? I’d love to see some in the wild before making a final decision ...

Thoughts?
Yes, since day 1.

Color chosen - Oxford White.
I will take the opportunity to post pictures to troll the "two-toners" who keep complaining that they aren't getting a white top.
 

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I'm going color matched HT if possible. Oxford White. If not possible, I'll have to go with the gray MIC. Maybe the gray MIC won't look too bad on a white Badlands with a gray grille.
 

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Without a doubt, a body colored top is my #1 preference. I've never been a huge fan of tops that don't match the rest of the body. I hate the way it breaks up the visuals. Doesn't matter if they were white, gray, black or any other non matching color. Unpainted plastic ones just look cheap regardless of color. The only other option I'd settle for is a black painted top and either paint the windshield frame in matching black so everything above the fenders matches or the roof from the top of the side windows up body color to carry the color from the windshield frame back.
 
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Yes, since day 1.

Color chosen - Oxford White.
I will take the opportunity to post pictures to troll the "two-toners" who keep complaining that they aren't getting a white top.
This is my 2nd choice... the Ox White is super clean.. I like the white top with it...
Area 51 is leading the way for me right now
 

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I'm going color matched HT if possible. Oxford White. If not possible, I'll have to go with the gray MIC. Maybe the gray MIC won't look too bad on a white Badlands with a gray grille.
I've seen an HD pic of the fully white with Carbon Gray grille. It's a darker gray at times, which makes it match the factory bumper a bit better. Let me find it real quick.

Btw, the wheels in your profile pic look like American Racing Outlaw 2's. Those were like the poster child 4x4 wheels years ago. They still look good, and now I'm wondering if I should try those out in the future.
 

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