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Old 03-19-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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advice for summer top

I have a 2012 unlimited that came with a hardtop. I live in Michigan, and am getting ready to take the top off until October. I have looked at that quadratec bikini top and windjammer combo. Anyone know the following:

1) Does it leak, if so, how much?
2) How is it on the highway (flap much)?
3) Is it easy to get on and off?
4) Do I really need the windjammer or can I get away with the bikini top and cover for the back?

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I went with the spiderweb shade

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Old 03-19-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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The spiderweb shade is a good kit for sure, but with the OP talking about leaks and such, I believe he is looking for a semi-sealed option. That definitely isn't what the spiderweb is designd for.
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Yeah, would love the spider top, but in MI we could still have snow in April and rain all summer. Will have some trips to northern MI also with kids in car seats in the back. A little water is ok, but open like the Spiderweb could be an issue. I have looked at the quadratec top, and reading the posts hear about the Mopar top. I have no experience with either?
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get a soft top with the sunrider option, You will love it
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I have a 2012 unlimited that came with a hardtop. I live in Michigan, and am getting ready to take the top off until October. I have looked at that quadratec bikini top and windjammer combo. Anyone know the following:

1) Does it leak, if so, how much?
2) How is it on the highway (flap much)?
3) Is it easy to get on and off?
4) Do I really need the windjammer or can I get away with the bikini top and cover for the back?

Thanks.
Mine is a two door but this is what I have.
I have the best top bikini top with the rear cover and the wind jammer. the wind jammer holds up the front of the rear cover and helps keep water from running in behind the seats. also the top does leak some. I have seen two types of tops, mine seals on the sides (above the doors) some only wrap around the roll bars.
I leave mine on year round but we don't get the weather in California that you do.
As for wind flap its not a problem, and its easier to put on and take off than the stock soft top.
hope this helps some.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:14 PM   #8
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I got the Trektop NX with the SpiderWebShade. I plan to use the NX safari style w/o windows most of the time and use it with the sunrider folded back. This way all I have to do put put the windows in when I need full coverage without having to put the hardtop back on. Maybe a bit more than what you want, but its the best of all options.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #9
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Driving on the highway with a soft top is scary. The other day I had no doors/ but the soft top was on combo and at like 65 The velcro and stuff came undone. lol it held up but it was flapping like craaaaaazy. So just saying, expect something from everything anytime.

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