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Removing the Sunrider for Hard Top on the JL is MUCH easier than the JK version, too. I have both. I never remove it from the JK, for that reason. The JL is a piece of cake.
Great to hear. I have it on my JK and haven't taken it off either. I ordered a JT and plan on getting one for it.
 

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I hear you. We haven't forgotten about it. When it is available it will be my absolute pleasure to announce it and you guys will be among the first to hear.

Lee
- the Bestop team
www.bestop.com
I’m surprised that this hint about a possible upcoming retractable sunshade for the JL hasn’t received more attention. I only hope it’s true. Of course I have heard this before and have been waiting since 2018!

I’ll be very happy if it comes to pass.
 

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I just installed this last night, and this morning..... it's raining. :mad: No leaks so far.
 

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I love the Bestop on my Jeep. So easy to use! Transforms the whole driving experience compared to using the freedom tops.
 

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I watched a video from Extreme Terrain a few weeks ago on the installation of the Bestop Sunrider for JLs,. It did not look like a simple quick installation by any means. Did I miss something? Many posts in this thread are implying it's quick and easy. Does it just get a lot quicker and easier once you've done it multiple times?
 

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I watched a video from Extreme Terrain a few weeks ago on the installation of the Bestop Sunrider for JLs,. It did not look like a simple quick installation by any means. Did I miss something? Many posts in this thread are implying it's quick and easy. Does it just get a lot quicker and easier once you've done it multiple times?
Once the z clip is in place it's a very simple install.

I guess there's a knack to it but that's the hardest part of fitting the sunrider.
 

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Once the z clip is in place it's a very simple install.

I guess there's a knack to it but that's the hardest part of fitting the sunrider.

Just looks a lot more involved than I was envisioning. I was envisioning something like the freedom panels where you put it into position on the roof and turn some handles to fasten it down. It's nothing like that at all. I guess it is what it is.
 

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Just looks a lot more involved than I was envisioning. I was envisioning something like the freedom panels where you put it into position on the roof and turn some handles to fasten it down. It's nothing like that at all. I guess it is what it is.
I think your point is a fair one. This definitely isn't something I'd want to be doing all the time. However, I'm envisioning doing it once in the spring and once in the fall. And that doesn't sound so bad.
 

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I think your point is a fair one. This definitely isn't something I'd want to be doing all the time. However, I'm envisioning doing it once in the spring and once in the fall. And that doesn't sound so bad.
Yeah, true. Luckily I've got my wife, she's the hands-on DIY guru between us.
 

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Honestly it's really very simple. Once it's made up removal and reinstallation is probably less than a 10 minute job (if that!)
Really? Man it just doesn't look like that from the video. Is that "Richard" time or regular time? ;) I give my wife a hard time because when she says she'll be done with something in 10 minutes, I usually have to multiply by 3. You're probably fast with this stuff, so when you say 10 minutes, it would probably be 30 minutes (and a ton of frustration) or more for me!
 

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Just looks a lot more involved than I was envisioning. I was envisioning something like the freedom panels where you put it into position on the roof and turn some handles to fasten it down. It's nothing like that at all. I guess it is what it is.
Good to see the install video - so this looks like something for someone who never wants to take the hard top off? I’m not seeing some type of quick release, so you’d have to completely uninstall it to take the hard top off - or maybe I’m missing something?

think I’d stay with the freedom panels - easy to throw in the back.

definitely a cool product depending on your use case though
 

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Good to see the install video - so this looks like something for someone who never wants to take the hard top off? I’m not seeing some type of quick release, so you’d have to completely uninstall it to take the hard top off - or maybe I’m missing something?

think I’d stay with the freedom panels - easy to throw in the back.

definitely a cool product depending on your use case though
I love the idea of this thing. Maybe the guys earlier in the thread are right and it's pretty simple after all. Probably going to buy one at some point and give it a shot, assuming they have a good return policy in case we just don't like something about it.
 

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