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top or soft top?

Old 01-03-2005, 02:25 PM
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top or soft top?

Can you guys give me a place where i can see some tops for the 80s 4runner? Im debating wether to get a top or a soft top. What would you do?
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:30 PM
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www.soft-top.com They have a few styles. If you are worried about security or if you keep expensive items in your rig then I would reconsider. I think Can Back is the only one for the 4runner. Do a search for Can Back, there are quite a few sites.

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[[What would you do?]]

Keep the factory hard top. No wind noise, no hot feet/cold head in winter, no flapping on the freeway, no stretched-out top sagging and looking like a tarp, no problems with the back window going up and downin the channel, no water leaks in the rain, no tree limbs tearing holes in it, no scratched up plastic windows after a few washings, no thieves getting in...
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If money is no object buy a hard top and a soft top. I would guess a used hard top would be cheaper than a new soft top (but I don't know). Find a used hard top in a salvage yard. Unfortunately, soft tops are either a pain or very expensive. There is the Kayline type top or the Can-Back. The Kayline is cheap, but works, and the Can-Back is the Lexus of soft tops http://www.can-back.com. You should do some searching on the forum. There are even some folks here that fab their own tops.

I don't want to deal with the hassle and holes of the Kayline top and don't want to spend the $1000+ for the Can-Back so I take the 4Runner top off every so often when the weather is nice. I don't mind the wind and noise (that's why I bought the 89 new).
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it still has the factory hardtop. That woks fine. I just want something to run in the summmer,and be able to have no top for the trails. Ive heard good thigns about the can-bak. But i also hear its expensive. So i'll have to see wut happens.
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Here is a previous thread on soft tops for 4Runners

https://www.yotatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47093

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