Bestop launches aftermarket Jeep Wrangler JL hardtop

by | Sep 27, 2018 | 0 comments

Bestop announced the launch of the SUNRIDER FOR HARDTOP for the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. The product marks the first premium soft top available in the aftermarket for the newest Jeep Wrangler says the company.

The SUNRIDER FOR HARDTOP replaces the Freedom Panels on Jeep Wrangler factory hardtops with an all-purpose, all-weather, year-round soft top that flips back easily for a complete open-air experience for the front seat occupants. It transforms a Jeep Wrangler hard top into an open-air convertible.

Hotly-anticipated Bestop Sunrider for Hardtop is the first premium aftermarket soft top option for All-New Jeep Wrangler JL

“Since the exciting launch of the all-new Jeep Wrangler, owners have been anxious for a soft top,” says Bestop CEOJohn Larson. “The innovative SUNRIDER FOR HARDTOP is the perfect choice for them – it’s an all-season top that delivers the open-air experience in just seconds.”

The Bestop SUNRIDER FOR HARDTOP originally launched in 2016 for the JK model Wrangler and was the first product to provide hard top owners instant access to an open-air driving experience without leaving the front seat of their Jeep. It quickly became one of the top Jeep accessory stories that spring, and continues to be a top-selling Jeep aftermarket accessory.

Off-road racing icon, Casey Currie, has used the SUNRIDER FOR HARDTOP on his Jeep and says, “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!”

“Nearly every customer that buys the SUNRIDER FOR HARDTOP says that it’s the best thing they’ve bought for their Jeep,” Larson says. “They just wished that they’d bought it sooner.”

The OEM-quality SUNRIDER FOR HARDTOP fits both the Wrangler JK (2007 – 2018) and now the Wrangler JL (2018 and up).  It comes ready-to-install, with mounting rails and hardware included. Larson adds, “It takes about 30 minutes to install it, and requires only an allen wrench, no drilling, or fabricating required.”

The SUNRIDER FOR HARDTOP for the all-new Wrangler JL will be available in mid-October on a first-come-first-served basis. Pre-orders are already being taken by Bestop distributors and on It will be available in both durable factory-style Black Sailcloth fabric or ultra-premium Black Twill fabric. Installation of the SUNRIDER FOR HARDTOP requires removal of the factory Freedom Panels – a relatively simple task performed in minutes.


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