Dang, what a difference! Your posts have me thinking about this.Good comparison of the UD 44 vs stock 44. This picture I got from someone I talk to on Instagram. Not sure if he’s on here.
The C’s and brackets are a massive difference. Then you can see the center sections increased material even with the way the picture is set up.
BTW, do you still like the Exposed Racks bars? I have dual tops and about to put the soft top back on. I like it so much I may keep in on year-round. I like the utility of the hardtop for the rack and roof storage (don't have a RTT yet) but I get more enjoyment from the versatility of the soft top.