Premium Soft Top vs Regular Soft Top - differences?

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My 2007 JKU came with the standard top and I bought a Premium soft top for it last year. There was a huge difference between the two. Now my standard top was 10 years old when I got the premium one but there were no more leaks and it just looked nicer and was much more quite.
I read somewhere that the JL premium top had strut assisted sun rider and the standard top was a spring assisted sun rider. I think I read that on Quadratech’s website.





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Hi, I ordered ours with the dual top. All white like your picture. I live in Tampa. Have yet to see a brand new Rubicon. I have only seen 2 Saraha's. 1 Red and 1 White. Are you going to order different Rails?
I also had the dual top with premium when I purchased my JLU Rubicon. I took my rock rails off and installed the rails in these pics.

JL1.jpg JL2.jpg JL3.jpg
 

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Reviving this one. In the current versions for the JL does anyone have experience with the difference between the regular and the premium soft tops?
 

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Hi, I just received my jeep wrangler JL 2020. This my 5th Jeep. I made the mistake of ordering the premium soft-top for almost 600 dollars. DO NOT order this soft-top. It is fabric and very thin soft fabric. I should have kept with the standard soft-top that is much thicker. I can see this premium fabric ripping in the near future. I also believe bird poop and other tree droppings will not come out without scrubbing very hard.

On a separate topic why did jeep get rid of the zippers. SMH. They are back to the grove which is more difficult to install. I do love the mechanism to lower the top ....much improved. Love-hate relationship over the years.
 

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Hi, I just received my jeep wrangler JL 2020. This my 5th Jeep. I made the mistake of ordering the premium soft-top for almost 600 dollars. DO NOT order this soft-top. It is fabric and very thin soft fabric. I should have kept with the standard soft-top that is much thicker. I can see this premium fabric ripping in the near future. I also believe bird poop and other tree droppings will not come out without scrubbing very hard.

On a separate topic why did jeep get rid of the zippers. SMH. They are back to the grove which is more difficult to install. I do love the mechanism to lower the top ....much improved. Love-hate relationship over the years.
Everyone has an opinion, and yours is 180 degrees from mine. :)

IMO, the twill is worth every penny. Much quieter, warmer, and more durable than the sailcloth. Good riddance to the zippers, too, I say.

Non premium report of tearing: https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/soft-top-bow-supports-ripped.10981/

And another: https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/attention-soft-top-owners-possible-ripping.14474/

I’ve been lurking on this forum since it started, and have yet to see a report of the premium top ripping as a result of normal use.
 

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I have the standard and luckily no ripping at this point (10K miles). I agree with about the zippers in that I hated them and am glad they are gone.

That being said, anyone have any pics of these side by side? I just realized there was a color difference...

Thanks,
 

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I have the standard and luckily no ripping at this point (10K miles). I agree with about the zippers in that I hated them and am glad they are gone.

That being said, anyone have any pics of these side by side? I just realized there was a color difference...

Thanks,
the standard is a dark gray and the premium is a jet black. The standard looks more like canvas and the premium like a suede (obviously not lol).

i have both at the moment. Currently have standard installed and just bought a premium top.
 

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