Ordered the Quadratop Premium Sailcloth Replacement Top & Upper Doors
last week and received it Saturday morning. At $439.99, I figured it would be a stellar deal, even if it didn't last as long as the more expensive Bestop offerings.
I read several reviews that gave it a thumbs up, but maybe I didn't dig deep enough.
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I installed the top on Saturday. My first impression was that it wasn't nearly as tight fitting as my 8-10 year old Bestop Sailcloth Replace-a-top that it was replacing. The top itself seemed fine on initial fitment, but upon installing the windows I could see a huge difference. When I installed the rear side windows, I was shocked that I didn't have to muscle them in.
On my old, worn out, top I would have to start with the top zipper, then attach it to the door surround, then pull on the back part as I pulled the zipper around the top corned and down towards the body. The result was a nice taut fit. With the Quadratop, the windows took no effort to install and the piece that fits into the channel on the door surround has slack in it.
The bigger problem was the half door skins. I installed them per the instructions and found the fit to be very poor. The front corners didn't line up well, and the frame actually poked a hole through the passenger side stitching when I was working on getting the top rear corner in. When closed into the bare door surrounds, they looked OK, but with the loose fitting top attached to the door surrounds, the foam rubber hangs up and sticks out at a funny angle. It actually gives some spring action to the door when you go to open it.
On the first test drive, I was pleasantly surprised that it seemed on-par with the old sailcloth top in terms of flapping and noise at highway speeds. I figured that with the loose fit, it would flap a lot more. That didn't seem to be the case.
Yesterday it rained most of the day. When I opened the door to leave work I found a puddle on the inside of the door. Turns out that this top leaks worse than the old top that it replaced.
Big thumbs down from me. Going to see about returning it for a refund towards either the Bestop Replace-a-top or the Trektop NX.
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Leaning towards the Trektop NX.