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Old April 8th, 2010, 06:21 AM
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Soft top???

Need a new soft top. What are your recommendations for the best top for a 94 D90??

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Old April 8th, 2010, 07:45 AM
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http://www.badgercoachworks.com/inde...s/Page1627.htm

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http://www.roversnorth.com/store/c-1...s-hoopset.aspx


Atlantic British is selling Best Tops

Contact Eric on the Forum
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There are a couple ones in the For Sale section, but used...

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Old April 8th, 2010, 08:00 AM
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Old April 8th, 2010, 08:26 AM
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I have to say of the three options Ken gave you there is only one if you are keeping the truck more than 5 years.

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Old April 8th, 2010, 08:34 AM
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Only way to go is Badger... And Chris is great person to work with.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 08:56 AM
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:02 AM
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Old April 8th, 2010, 11:17 AM
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I did a write up comparison of the badger and roversnorth top a while back if you search.

Personally, I am a fan of the badger I over badger II and of the FDS over the gutter kit (although somehow I managed to get a complete gutterkit without trying).

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PS here is a optical expression of the quality of the tops Badger >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> RN >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bestop
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Old April 8th, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Of course you can always purcahse the RN top I have in the sale section while you wait for your Badger to arrive- then you can have the best of both worlds.
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Thx

Now that the badger seems to be the consensus, Which badger top the I or II?

Again thx for the help!!
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Now that the badger seems to be the consensus, Which badger top the I or II?

Again thx for the help!!
Keep in mind if you still have the snap setup, you will have to get the belt rail installed for the Badgers to work on a 94. If you have the snaps, I think the only choice is a OEM Tickford top. That being said, look at the the website for the differences between the Badger I and II and get the belt rails if you want to go that way.
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You can always install the belt rail and it's well worth doing so...

I or II is personal preference...
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I have a Badger II with the gutter kit - awesome top and worth the wait. that along with my one peice roll up doors are the best modifications i have made to my truck - virtually leak free now (well as much as is actually possible with the 90, anyway)

I choose the Badger II because of the rollup sides, meaning you only have to store the rear seaction in the truck making it easy to drop the side in the event of rain, which is a fairly frequent occurance where i live currently.
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Having had both, I like Badger I better. I like to be able to take the sides out as opposed to rolling them up (at 90mph they move around a LOT rolled up).
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Old April 12th, 2010, 03:16 PM
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Yeah not sure chris designed it for autobahn crusing
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I could always choose a thicker material that is used on the Corvettes, which was designed for high speed cruising and less lifting. Of course you would have to have the sides rolled down and all of the windows rolled up for better aerodynamics.

By the way Ron, driving 90 mph with side curtains up would give you the aerodynamics of a 3 hole cinder block.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 06:18 PM
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Keep in mind if you still have the snap setup, you will have to get the belt rail installed for the Badgers to work on a 94. If you have the snaps, I think the only choice is a OEM Tickford top. That being said, look at the the website for the differences between the Badger I and II and get the belt rails if you want to go that way.
I agree. I have a badger with a gutterkit but if my truck had the snaps I am not sure I would want to change it
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By the way Ron, driving 90 mph with side curtains up would give you the aerodynamics of a 3 hole cinder block.
So what's normal on a Defender? The aerodynamics of a 2 hole cinder block?
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You can always use snap screws to hold the belt rail kit on. That way you can use your tickford for wheeling and your badger for everyday. I kept the screw set up so I could run the full tonneau and tickford on my 94 but got the belt rail for the fastback top.
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