Aftermarket Manufacturer Bestop Releases Sunrider Hardtop for the Jeep Wrangler
Remember when we wrote about the Jeep® tops and how to remove them? The soft top was very easy to take on and off, whilst the hardtop needed two people to fully remove. A soft top sounds easier to use, but it’s much harder to take care of and won’t last the shelf-life of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. When it comes to the hardtop, one could just remove the freedom panels, but where do you store such huge components? Is there an easier way to enjoy the open air? When it comes to aftermarket accessories, nothing’s impossible.
Enter Bestop, the nation’s leading manufacturer of premium Jeep soft tops and accessories. Their latest invention? The SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP, available now for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. It’s the first premium soft top available in the aftermarket for the Wrangler JL, and it’s a whole lot easier to use than the standard hardtop.
The way the SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP works is this accessory actually replaces the Freedom Panels on the Jeep Wrangler factory hardtops, the two small panels at the front end of the hardtop roof. In place of the Freedom Panels is an all-purpose, all-weather, year-round soft top that consumers can easily flip back for a complete open-air experience (for the driver and front passenger). It basically turns a Jeep Wrangler JL with a hardtop into a convertible.
So far, lots of people love it.
“The SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP makes the Jeeping experience better in every way – I love how easy it is to flip open and let the sun in. It’s an absolute must-have!” – Off-road racing icon, Casey Currie.
“Nearly every customer that buys the SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP says that it’s the best thing they’ve bought for their Jeep…They just wished that they’d bought it sooner.” – Bestop CEO John Larson.
Now we know what some Jeepers out there are thinking. “Man, that’s so cool, but only for the Wrangler JL? That’s not fair.” And they’d be right. That’s why the SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP fits both, the Jeep Wrangler JK (2007 – 2018 models) as well as the Jeep Wrangler JL, from now until the next generation, and maybe further. Made with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality materials, this is a pseudo-soft top hardtop that will definitely last for years to come, able to battle the elements.
The Bestop SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP requires very little setup. Ready to install, this accessory comes with mounting rails and all the hardware needed. All one needs is 30 minutes of free time and an allen wrench, and they’re good to go. No additional tools required.
The SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP for the new Wrangler JL will be available in mid-October. The only catch is supply may be initially limited, with orders taken on a first-come-first-served basis. Pre-orders are already being taken by Bestop distributors and on Bestop.com, and the SUNRIDER™ FOR HARDTOP is available in two variations – durable factory-style Black Sailcloth fabric or ultra-premium Black Twill fabric.
Sound good? The retail price starts at $699. Be sure to get yours for an easy-to-use hardtop. Don’t have a Jeep Wrangler JL yet? Come check out our inventory at Aventura CJDR.