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Old September 26th, 2007, 06:00 PM
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About to order a badger soft top for my arles blue defender. I am going to do the gutter kit and everything. So what color should I get?
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Old September 26th, 2007, 06:20 PM
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I dig the tan.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 07:06 PM
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Yes tan might look good, but dark gray anthracite might look good too. Black is always a great choice and safe. Badger I or II?
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Old September 26th, 2007, 07:26 PM
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go with the porshe grey its differnent and would look nice.


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Old September 26th, 2007, 07:58 PM
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yellow with green stripes.... definitely.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 08:19 PM
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zip out windows and gutter kit
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Old September 26th, 2007, 09:07 PM
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Barry, if you plan on taking this truck to your grave, then picking a unique color would be cool. As mentioned that silver/grey color would look sweet! It probably would match up well with stainless wing and sill protectors.Post some pics of your truck!
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Old September 26th, 2007, 11:09 PM
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I think the tan top looks really good on Arles Blue and Conniston Green trucks.

Here's a blue one with a tan top from ECR,
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Old September 27th, 2007, 12:16 AM
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If it was green i wold go tan for sure but with the blue i am thinking grey/silver or black. Anyone out there have a grey top on a blue?
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Old September 27th, 2007, 12:58 PM
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Go tan! Here's my B2 with powder coated gutter kit. Now I just need to find a cheap pair of white steelies.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 01:53 PM
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I always planned to get the badger with the zip out windows. Any reason I would want the roll up windows instead?
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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:05 PM
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It's two tops in one. I can go from complete top to surrey in just a few minutes. Plus, if you remove the sides while away from home, you don't have to store the windows anywhere. The back panel on a B2 either completely zips out or you roll up the center window (leaving the quarter windows intact).

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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:09 PM
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Does it make a lot of noise driving with the windows rolled up?
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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:12 PM
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The B2 is nice! That's what I have as well. I would say the ONLY con to it, if you ever need to replace the windows, you'll have to ship the entire top, where as with the B1/B3, you can just send in the zip outs that need replacement.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:19 PM
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Nah, no flapping IF you completely remove the rear panel.

In the spring and fall (due to the quickly changing weather then), I leave the rear panel in and just roll up the side and rear windows, but that combo removes the securing point for the quarter rear windows and thus flaps quite a bit. I need to figure out a way to secure that combo better.

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if you ever need to replace the windows, you'll have to ship the entire top
Yup, that's a good point (but for the side windows only).
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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:21 PM
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any pics with all the windows up?
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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:23 PM
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I knew that was coming. You're in luck, I drove it today. Let me go snap some in the parking lot with the cell phone. Stay tuned.

OK, here you go. Rear removed and sides rolled up since May. Crappy cell phone pic, but you get the idea.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:31 PM
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The top was not designed to have the rear 1/4 windows down when the side curtains are rolled up. It just doesn't make sense to me. That's why the velcro doesn't work on that function.

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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:35 PM
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I live in LA and have been driving around with my windows out of my bestop top. If that makes a difference in which one I choose.
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Go tan! Here's my B2 with powder coated gutter kit. Now I just need to find a cheap pair of white steelies.

NewfD90, that is a great looking combo with the white/tan. I love Tan tops, but can't pull it off with AA Yellow BJF, I think the tan would look really nice with the Arles..... Also, from what I hear you cannot go wrong with any of Badgers products. Top Notch. I am still running my old Tickford, but when the day comes.....
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