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Can anybody chime in on why you'd want either the fabric twill vs the vinyl? Best I can figure is heavy sun exposure go with twill, heavy rain/snow go with vinyl.
The twill is a more refined look, and a little heavier and more expensive.

The black diamond (which I have had for 13 years every spring and fall on my JK - albeit garaged), is a bit lighter, and less expensive. I think it is easier to clean, especially mud, and there are products to keep it conditioned and black.

If you are looking for a trail top - black diamond is probably the better choice. If you (drive an OB/) are looking for a refined around town top, twill is your fabric.





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Vinyl looks cheap compared to twill
That seems to be the consensus on here. Is it less durable or purely aesthetic, does the vinyl wear out quicker? i'm also guessing twill is a bit pricier? Im hoping Jeep owners can answer that, I know we'll have to wait and see on the Bronco either way.
 

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That seems to be the consensus on here. Is it less durable or purely aesthetic, does the vinyl wear out quicker? i'm also guessing twill is a bit pricier? Im hoping Jeep owners can answer that, I know we'll have to wait and see on the Bronco either way.
My experience is that vinyl cracks/rips easier with long wear and exposure. Twill is pretty durable but requires some maintenance
 

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I like the fast back look.

However, I don't like that it needs a frame mounted to the roll cage and I would rather it folds all the way down. For that reason I'll stick with the factory soft top/painted modular hardtop dual top option.
 

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Excuse my ignorance here as it may work the exact same way on jeeps, but I don’t like how it just sits on top of the Bronco when fully open. Kinda like your own parasail.
Because it's a "fast back" that floppy bit lands on the roll bar in the back, so that's as far as it can go.

On a more traditional soft top, it extends out further so it can fold and collapse down on the gate by the spare tire.
 

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I’ll wait and see if Rampage designs a frameless soft top. No need for the extra rail or pieces. I loved my Rampage on my tj, and worked as a safari top as well.
 

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I was thinking the opposite. Get this now and then get a mod top when they're available.
Don’t we have to pick one of the two factory options to start, though?
 

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