Originally Posted by bjf
hard top sucks to take on and off. In LA it would be a shame to be stuck with it on all year.
It is also loud.
If you dont have AC it will suck
Says the man with the Badger
I currently have a RN top and a fiberglass top. In the winter I do run the fiberglass top, I also live in Denver. It is a pain to install since it is multiple pieces and a lot of hardware, once it is installed it does seal well. Although it doesn't flap like a soft top it does give a hollow sound. I am currently considering dynamat and a headliner to see if that helps. If anything I think dynamat would help with the hollow sound. I like it for security and I think it's warmer (could just be in my mind, I have no real proof of this). It's personal preference. Ride in a truck with one on and see how you feel about it. I can install it in a few hours (like 2-3) by myself. It's not heavy at all, the top piece is awkward to move around but I don't have a big wing span.
If you can get one in decent shape with all the parts then I say go for it. It's always nice if you ever sell your truck. I think you might regret selling the soft top.
I am installing AC in the next few weeks and I might just leave the fiberglass on for the summer. I have left it on for part of the summer in the past and wouldn't do that again without AC. It's hot- really hot and stuffy.
I'm not a big fan of my RN top in general, I think it is loose and loud. I know I should have done a Badger, live and learn. If I had it to do over I would probably skip the RN top and just get a Badger.