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I have one of the Fastback Model Tops on my Samurai. Over the next few days I will add to this topic as I get an opertunity put it to the test.

To start with I want to say a few things about the folks at Breeze O Top.

Some time back the topic of the Samurai Bikini Top came up on the ZukiWorld forum. I have the standard bikini top and don't particularly care for the fit. At 1st I thought it was because of my 6 point roll cage but now realize that even with the changes that were made to install the cage the Bestop Bikini Top just didn't fit as nice as I would have liked for it too.

At that time Breeze O Top (Greg) began to comment about their new design and style top they had due out soon. He paid close attention to what folks were saying and designed a top around what the Zuk folks had told him. That is the top I have and the top that I will be posting reviews about.

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INSTALLTION:

This part is as the company name implies - (a breeze) I 1st laid the top out and admired how nice the thick black denium material looked. I checked each strap and buckle to see if everything was in place and ready to go. Everything was good.

No special tools if any are required.

Snap down the windshield snaps.... work the plastic bead into position across the windshield... cinch strap each cab opening side... cinch strap the 2 roll bar angle braces.... and cinch strap the 2 rear brackets... done. Took me maybe 15 minutes working my way around cautiously as I looked the top over.

Thats it... i drove it around town a litlle today but not too much. One thing I did notice though was the sun wasn't shining in through the back as much as it normally would. It also seemed that not as much wind was being returned in as well.

Overall I like the look and the the workmanship. Here are a few photos:











If any of you have questions that I didn't cover or want to know in addition ask and I will do my best to provide you with an answer.

thanks, Tux... :D
 

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Man I love your ride! Even though you are running standard spring under axle setup. How did you manage to fit those large tires while having a spring under axle setup? The Bikini top looks absolutely fabulous.
 

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Man I love your ride! Even though you are running standard spring under axle setup. How did you manage to fit those large tires while having a spring under axle setup? The Bikini top looks absolutely fabulous.
It is a RUFF set up with 3" Calamini springs in the rear. Rhe front axle is moved forward 1". I made the 6" shackels in the machine shop I work in.

All of the brakelines are extended, Driveshaft spacers, longer shocks, shock mounts moved.

The front fenders were trimed back about an 1".

I get some slight rub in a bounce and turn. I am going to put 2" add a leaves in to add some strength. This way I can stay Spua. If it doesn't work then I will go Spoa... I already have the kit but am trying to stay spring under...
 

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Really nice rig! I really like the cage setup.

Greg makes some really nice tops. I remember when he first released his Bikini Top and then his Safari Top. This one one looks just as well thought out. I like how this one keeps the sun off the back of your head.
Here are a couple links to his other tops.
His original Breeze-O-Top
The Breeze-O-Top Safari Top
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Really nice rig! I really like the cage setup.

Greg makes some really nice tops. I remember when he first released his Bikini Top and then his Safari Top. This one one looks just as well thought out. I like how this one keeps the sun off the back of your head.
Here are a couple links to his other tops.
His original Breeze-O-Top
The Breeze-O-Top Safari Top
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Thank you Bill! I have been working on it for some time and believe it has finally turned the corner. I have Bushwacker flares to put on it and need to take the diamond plate rear corners into the shop and roll the. (I want to put them on with double face tape instead of drilling holes.)

I will be welding up some skid rails soon too. (and the list goes on...)

Yes, this fastback style top is much better than the stock bikini top that stops at the roll bar. It does keep the sun from beating in on you and it just plain looks better. It also controls some of the blowback that you get from the wind coming back into the cab.

I hope some of the other Sammy owners will see this and ask some questions or just plain order their own from the folks at Breeze O Top. They are really nice and worth the $$$ spent.

Tux...
 

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Darn! Why didn't I get a convertable!
Ha Ha you know you still can.... no rule that says a man can only have 1 zuk... (I don't).... :D

Then you could buy 1 of these cool looking tops for you ride and be the envy of your friends in S.A..... :cool:
 

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Yeah, but then my wife will kill me ... after I also got a Mazda Miata and a Harley Davidson ... and now another Zuk! And that's not counting my daily family tourer, a Toyota Fortuner. Every one of these things is digging deeper into my pockets looking for mods :)

Also, convertible Zuks are extremely rare in SA, you can't find one, and if you do, it'd be a hard top in terrible condition.
 

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This top looks like it would be pretty "flap-free" at highway speeds. Is that true? Both of my current bikini tops flap up a storm.

I really love my mesh safari top. It stays on during the dry season, but I think I'd use the bikini more for commutes if it did not flap too much.

As for toys...,
The Sami, of course
'96 Impala SS, the practical toy
'06 Miata
'08 Goldwing
'06 Burgman 650 "Scooter"
Too many remote control aircraft...
 

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This top looks like it would be pretty "flap-free" at highway speeds. Is that true? Both of my current bikini tops flap up a storm.

I really love my mesh safari top. It stays on during the dry season, but I think I'd use the bikini more for commutes if it did not flap too much.

As for toys...,
The Sami, of course
'96 Impala SS, the practical toy
'06 Miata
'08 Goldwing
'06 Burgman 650 "Scooter"
Too many remote control aircraft...
Actually it is not "flappy" at all!!! I also have a Bestop Bikin Top for my Samurai as well. It makes noise to beat the band unless I slip a piece of 1" x 8" x 36" foam that I cut special above the Targa Bar. It is horrible!!!

That was some of the intial conversations I had with Greg at Breeze O Top when they were designing this. I honestly can't find any one thing about this Top that I don't like.

I will hopefully be able to wear it to the Indianapolis 4 Wheel & Off Road Jamboree this weekend and see what other Samurai owners think of it. Up to now I like it much better than the OEM style bikini top and am very happy with it!

ANybody else have quesstion please ask!! That is why I posted this...
 

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Thanks. Just ordered one!

Anytime Wayne... If you happen to think of anything else feel free to ask... I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine! If you get a chance once you get it click a few photos so others can check it out too. (Besides ya get to show off yer Zuk.... :D
 

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I received my Breeze-O-Top Fastback Bikini earlier this week and have made 3 20 mile drives with it at 55-75 mph.

I have a Bestop Windjammer on as well, so that the A/C can cool me down a bit as the temps have been in the mid 90s the last few days.

I find it to be much quieter than the Bestop strapless bikini.

The material is very thin, and I find it to sound a bit like a drum when you thump it. Being 1000 denier Cordura, I have no doubt of it's toughness though.

I have experienced some flapping from the top, at speeds over 65 or so, which makes a drumming noise, but it is not as unpleasant as the Bestop "crack" noise when it is flapping. This may be due to an interaction with the Duster, which I will remove when it cools down.

At speeds below 65, and often above 65, the top flaps very little or not at all, and is the quietest top I've run so far.

I do wish that the rear of the top did not intrude as much as it does, into my rear vision area, but I am still able to duck down a bit and see well to the rear. I am able to turn the side-view mirror to cover the rear-view area, but I prefer the side-view viewing area to begin where the rear-view's viewing area ends.

All in all, I am very happy with this top, and expect to get a lot of use out of it.







 

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Wayne,

The top looks sharp on your rig. I see a little sag on the roof; you can tighten the straps pretty tight for a drum tight fit. Both windows should be up for the best no flap highway speed. The rear side straps really make everything tight so you can snug those up too.

I just got the rear "Windjammer" for my Sammi and I like it a lot.

Nice to hear about another happy customer.
 

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Thanks!

Those pictures were taken after the first 20 mile drive, and everything had stretched a bit.

It's all drum tight now, where if I thump it, it sounds like a drum.

It's actually a Windjammer I have. I had the two confused.

I use the Windjammer with my full-top on the hottest and coldest days, to give the HVAC a chance to work.

I also use it with the mesh safari top when its a bit warm or cold so that the HVAC helps out.
 

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Thanks. I love it more with each passing mile.

Took it wheeling the last two weekends! Amazing what Suzuki came up with.

Used the Bikini top in the rain yesterday, and it did fine.
 
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