Please advise...I know there are limited options out there right now for the JL. Best Top does sell a solid product and the OEM top is north of $2,000.
Rick, love my Dual Tops though I do, as I suspect you may realize, asking whether you should get a piece of gear for a vehicle on a forum devoted to its love is like asking a forum on "love of parachuting" if you should take your first skydive.Please advise...I know there are limited options out there right now for the JL. Best Top does sell a solid product and the OEM top is north of $2,000.
What you are saying makes sense in Cali, but where I live the weather forecast could say sunny all day and you put the top down and then come afternoon and its cloudy and all the sudden raining. Yes that is bad forecasting by weatherman but it definitely happens so its nice to be able to go out and in 5 minutes put the top up and side windows on.You already have a bunch of opinions here, but I'll throw in another perspective.
If you have a garage where you are able to install a hard top hoist, you may find that you never use the soft top. The reason being that you have to remove the hard top anyway. So why not just roll around with no top at all?
Originally I got the dual top group, and ended up never using the soft top, so I sold it.
Of course, your summer weather might dictate whether or not you actually need s soft top as well. Here in California, it literally never rains in the summer. So once the top comes off, it pretty much stays off unless I need to drive a really long distance (ie: 1.5 plus hours gets a little noisy with no top).