Yes, you can tint soft top windows, there are a few how-to vids on Youtube.
You can also get OE soft tops with tinted windows, here is one in tan:
X2 what @Reinen said above.
The hard top will be better than a soft top because of the double layer construction. Plus you can add some extra insulation to it.
White or Silver would be the best colors to get.
If you're going to go soft top, get a lighter color one.
Go with a lighter color vehicle and a color-matched top, then get the windows tinted, you'll be amazed how different it is.
Adding in some interior insulation like the Top Liner will also help:
Northridge4x4 always has Warn deals going on during the Black Friday deal. Haven't heard what the discount is yet.
And of course, we're doing our price protection deal again this year, so you don't have to wait for the sale: https://www.northridge4x4.com/price-protection
We've used the Warn plate many times in the past, they are real nice.
Lately we've been using the Grimm Offroad winch plate, it's one piece construction makes it a little easier to install.
The Warn plate install for comparison:
Comparing different brands can be a can of worms, so let me get the can opener....
The Harbor Freight Badlands winch is not on the level of the Warn Zeon winch.
The closest comparison in the Warn line would be the VR series of winches and that's what the VR series were designed to do, be...
The ARB compressors are sealed and can be ran through water. The two caveats is to relocate the air intake filter to a high and dry spot and to not let dirt/muck/mud stack up in-between the two compressor bodies, you gotta keep that area clear so the fan can cool the cylinder heads.
Both of those kits would be a good choice.
The best upgrade you can make is to pair either of those two kits with good shocks.
The Fox 2.0s are good, the Fox 2.5s are a big upgrade.
The TeraFlex Falcon shocks are are very impressive.
I would recommend going to an adjustable shock so you can...