Rather than waiting for the Ford Motor Company to issue redesigned MIC hardtops (coming this fall), The Fast Lane decided to ring the Bestop Corporate Office in Louisville, Colorado for a higher-quality aftermarket solution.
Priced from $269.99 excluding shipping, the Bimini Top in the following video is a mesh fabric that allows you to open up the Bronco without harsh overhead sunlight. Bestop has also installed the TrekTop soft top for extra protection, which starts at $1,099.99 at the time of writing.
Available for both two- and four-door Broncos, these tops can be run in five ways: fully enclosed, Sunrider open, bikini style, mesh only, or fully open. As you can tell from the 10:30 timestamp, the Bimini and the TrekTop don’t rattle and don’t exhibit any faults whatsoever.
This, in turn, says a lot about Ford’s original design for the hardtop and the supplier, the Webasto company that makes the Sky One-Touch Power Top for the four-door JLU Jeep Wrangler.
The soft top is produced by the Haartz Corporation in Massachusetts, and it features a few problems of its own. These include premature wear that destroys the sides of the canvas top as well as rubbing on the roll bar.