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Should I buy a soft top?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JTB, Mar 19, 2001.

  1. JTB

    JTB 1/2 ton status

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    What are the pros/ cons of a soft top? Are they too noisy on the freeway, do they leak more than the hard top, does condensation form on the inside and drip on you when you're driving as it does in my friend's Jeep? Are they worth the cost? Thanks for all advice.
    Jeff
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I like my soft top way better than the hard top.
    My Kayline top seals out the water better than my hartop.
    I'm sure I could get the hard top to seal better with all new rubber seals but don't like it anyway so............
    Yes it is noisier going down the hwy but thats worth it to have a fullsize convertable! My wife and kids just sleep on road trips anyway. I use two straps at the back to keep the top tight and this hlps allot with the flapping noise. I will most likly never put my hard top back on!!

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  3. sean72

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    good luck trying to find one, I'm searching the Kayline distributor list to see if any have the older style for our Blazers and no luck, may have to go to Bestop...Anybody out there have a Bestop? would like to know how they fit up.
     
  4. 1HIHUM

    1HIHUM 1/2 ton status

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    I have had a best top for over six years now, and it fits and looks good to me. It will however likely be up for replacement this year. My buddy was lucky enough to have gotten one of Kaylines new tops before they stopped making them, but unlucky enough to have recieved ot with one of the bows missing. We started the install last weekend when we realized it was missing. Once we have it on I'll try to get some pics up so we can have a look.

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