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JL Trektop Ultra Obstructed View out back

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Anyone in the market for the Trektop Ultra should be aware that your view from the rearview mirror will be obstructed. I am tall 6'2" and the bottom half of my view is blocked. My wife who is pushing 5' on a good day cannot see out the rearview at all. To me this is something that should be disclosed prior to purchase. Had I known this I would not of purchased this particular top. With restocking fee this is an expensive lessen to learn.



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The pictures on Bestop’s website show it sitting higher than the spare. Not sure what other info would be needed.
 
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The pictures on Bestop’s website show it sitting higher than the spare. Not sure what other info would be needed.
That photo is at an odd angle to see that, the tires or at least the wheels are aftermarket. Regardless I did not sit there and study the photo thinking that something would be built to block my view. I just wanted to provide a simple heads up for those who may be looking at purchasing this top as it is a premium price.
 

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That photo is at an odd angle to see that, the tires or at least the wheels are aftermarket. Regardless I did not sit there and study the photo thinking that something would be built to block my view. I just wanted to provide a simple heads up for those who may be looking at purchasing this top as it is a premium price.
Too bad you didn't take a POV picture so we all could've seen the actual view.
 
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I assume you mean when it’s folded all the way down? The OEM top blocks most of the view also.
 
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I assume you mean when it’s folded all the way down? The OEM top blocks most of the view also.
I have the premium soft top and it is not blocked for me. I do tuck it down and put on the side straps though so that may help.
 

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I have the premium soft top and it is not blocked for me. I do tuck it down and put on the side straps though so that may help.
2 door or 4 door? Seems like the 4 doors I have seen go lower than my 2 door.
 

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Here’s a shot of mine. It’s well above the spare.

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Regardless I did not sit there and study the photo thinking that something would be built to block my view.
Any top that folds all the way back will inherently block the majority of the rearview mirror. It wasn’t “built to block (your) view.” It’s the nature of the beast.
 
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Any top that folds all the way back will inherently block the majority of the rearview mirror. It wasn’t “built to block (your) view.” It’s the nature of the beast.
Not sure why you are so adamant about defending this top, or discrediting my point of view. My TJ does not block the view, my JL sits a bit lower than the back brake light. Neither block the view to the level that this top does. It was so noticeable that my first thought was I must of installed it wrong. Once I verified everything was operationally correct I called and verified it does sit higher. Bestop point of view is like yours, yes it blocks "it's the nature of the beast". I like to be an informed consumer of a product I purchase, 99% of people may not care but to the 1% that do its worth knowing. Looks wise its a great top and I wanted it to work, but it just didn't for me.
 

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