If you own or you’re in the market for a brand new Jeep Wrangler JL, you know one of its greatest strong suits is its flexibility. Depending on the situation, you can fold the windshield, take off the doors and configure the roof panels several different ways depending on whether you have a hard top or a soft top. Now, this Sunrider for Hardtop by Bestop takes a best of both worlds approach, where the front freedom panels are replaced by a soft top open-air solution.
What’s better is that thanks to the Sunrider’s design, you don’t need to make any modifications to install it. However, Bestop also offers a home installation service, where they will come to you to install a variety of their soft top products. Through December 31, 2019, the service is free with the following tops:
- Sunrider for Hardtop (for JL and JK)
- Trektop Soft Top, Glide Soft Top and Pro Soft Top
- Supertop Ultra Soft Top
- Supertop Soft Top
In the video above, Tommy puts the Bestop Sunrider Hardtop for JL through its paces to see just how watertight it is going through a manual and automated car wash. The top does cost between $700 and $800 before taxes depending on which version you choose, so it is an investment to replace the stock freedom panels. That said, it seems like a worthwhile investment as it held up well to everything we threw at it in our initial testing.