Wouldn't it be great if Bestop has come up with something in regard to the gutters... so they don't drain like the Freedom Panel gutters do. My guess is the gutters are similar to the Freedom Panel gutters.I just took the plunge and pre-ordered the twill version today. If it ships before I go to Moab, I'll be thrilled. If not, I might cancel. They told me it would ship most likely the first week of October. That's cutting it close. I hope they are underpromising and will over deliver.
You don't have to get out of the Jeep to open it. When I had mine, I would pop it open, and then there is a cross bar that you can use to flip it back. I doesn't "slam" down at all. SUPER simple.Only limitation of doing so I can see is that after I unlatch the Bestop, I cannot reach straight up and flip it open. I will have to get out or reach out and flip it open from outside. No big deal...
I'm curious what the weight of this Bestop offering is... heavier or lighter then the 2 Freedom panels......................
@Seanmh72You don't have to get out of the Jeep to open it. When I had mine, I would pop it open, and then there is a cross bar that you can use to flip it back. I doesn't "slam" down at all. SUPER simple.
Yes, it is MUCH heavier than the freedom tops. It isn't something that you will be regularly taking on and off.
I'm not loving the weight. I'm going to think about that. It might be a deal breaker. I love the convenience and what it does, but I'm doing everything possible to keep weight off this Jeep. Thanks for the info.9+/14/18 2:37pm EST
I just called Bestop and spoke with a rep....
No install instructions are available at this time, for the Sunrider for Hard top for JL, for offering. Rep, state that the instructions would be available when the top starts to ship.
Also, rep said the weight of the Sunrider for Hard top for JL, is " 37 lbs. plus or minus a few ounces "
Note: The actual shipping weight for the same offering but for a JK is 38# even. My guess is the JL offering will be the same. Figure the shipping box weighs a pound +-.
JL, Freedom Panels, combined weight is approx. 11.5 lbs.