Winter is upon us and for Jeep Wrangler JK owners who live in the cooler climates that means either running around in a soft top with the heater on full blast or putting a hardtop on the JK. Below we will showcase two of your most reliable options when considering a hardtop for your Wrangler JK.
This hardtop is one of the best on the market because it is exactly like the factory production hardtop that comes standard with some of the Wrangler JK models Jeep sells in their showrooms. It features a glass lift gate with defroster, a rear wiper/washer, gas struts and DOT approved dark tinted side quarter panels. Unlike some other hardtops on the market, this Wrangler JK top has a finished interior. In order for the defroster to work the Jeep owner will also need to purchase a wiring and switch kit specifically for their model year.
Smittybilt Hardtop – 07-13 JK 2-Door
This hardtop is being called one of the quietest tops on the market and is constructed using only the finest materials. The production of this top starts with a thick gel coat, military spec mildew resistant carpet liner which helps make it one of the quietest on the road today. Putting the top on and off the Jeep Wrangler JK is easy thanks to the quick release mounting hardware that doesn’t require any drilling. Smittybilt also makes this hardtop with a textured grain finish that mimics the modern styling of a stock Jeep. The hardtop has great aerodynamic shaping and comes with countered DOT approved safety glass with a 31% tint.
Every hardtop can be purchased with a hardtop cart for easy storage on the days when no top is needed. Bestop makes a great HOSS hardtop cart that allows for easy movement and storage of the Wrangler hardtop when necessary.
No matter what type of hardtop you choose it is important to get one from a company that specializes in making Jeep parts. Buying aftermarket products that aren’t made specifically for the Jeep JK usually has fitment issues and defeats the purpose a Jeep-specific hardtop serves.