Bestop® Supertop NX How-to: Jeep® YJ Wrangler
The Bestop® Supertop NX is the latest soft top for Jeep® utility 4x4s. Coverage goes back
to the Jeep® YJ Wrangler era. In this step-by-step, how-to HD video, we install a Bestop® Supertop NX and
new Bestop® upper cloth half-doors on a Jeep® YJ Wrangler model.
Bestop® furnishes step-by-step instructions (project begins at left). At right, rivets get
substituted for screws on this YJ Wrangler retrofit, as the vehicle had an earlier top with oversized
screws and screw holes. For the typical installation, Bestop® furnishes all needed hardware for the
At left, Kevin Morero uses a body dolly and hammer to flatten old screw holes for the new Bestop®
hardware. Many older Jeep® Wranglers are on their second or third soft top. Bestop® makes the Supertop NX as a
replacement top for the YJ Wranglers and as an upgrade for the TJs and JKs.
The top was laid on warm asphalt and heated by sunlight to make it pliable during the
installation. A cold top will not stretch as easily. The Bestop® fit is intentionally snug to prevent
flapping and rattles. Bestop® meets the highest industry standards for soft tops.
Rear side windows zip into place as does the rear door window. This is a high grade top
and excellent fit. Bestop® has long been an OE supplier to Jeep®. This level of quality reflects in every
area of the Supertop NX!
Front upper doors also come from Bestop®. These are actually OE replacement style for the YJ
Wrangler. The Supertop NX ships without upper front doors. These two matching material uppers are purchased
separately from the top.
At left is a well-sealed Bestop® Supertop NX corner. These tops feature watertight sealing from
foul weather. Seams, plastic windows and seals are highest quality, fasteners meet OE standards. For those
who need or want a soft top that can drop down readily in mild weather, Bestop® provides the best
solution. Bestop® celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2014...Congratulations, Bestop®!