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Old 01-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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bikini, duster, and windjammer

anyone have experience with these? any pictures? im somewhat interested in it but idk if i should pull the trigger on it. i like the truck look to it. im wondering what happens to the sound bar. does it stay there with the speakers out in the open? pictures would be great. and also is it easy to take off and put on? thanks guys

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Very interested in this too. I was more concerned with the water as we have random rain days. But I can see leaving it as the bonnet, tonneau, combo, for good part of the year.

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Old 01-10-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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ya me too. i live in florida too and u just never know when it can start to pour. what part of florida are u from?
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Here in jacksonville. That is the only part I hate, random rain. Where bouts are you?

I like the way the JK looks with that 3 piece setup. I was looking at the Mopar set.
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i go to college in boca raton but home for me is Tampa. i didnt know mopar had a kit. do u have a link for it?
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I run this setup most of the warm months. Not bad on rain. I have a trail cover that I use when I park where it's going to be raining a lot. Only place I had some water was in the rear tub. I just left the drain plugs out. Two trips from Tennessee to Colorado this past summer and plenty of storms. Wasn't a problem.
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alright and what do u do with your speaker bar?
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Sucks my opinion.

Weird having the soundbar outside the rear window.
And I had to practically position my seat straight up, very uncomfortable.
I don't know if they are any different for the Jk. Ordered for my Tj and returned the next day. Plus the fact it was not totally weather proof.

Hated it.
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Hey Dusty thanks, that is what I want to hear!

Here is a link Rh, you can find cheaper with all 3 pieces, but on phone can't get links that great.

http://www.amazon.com/2007-2011-WRAN.../dp/B0055HM6KA

I think Mopar JK one covers the sound bar, some of the other brands don't, I could be wrong.
I also heard soundbar was weatherproof?

Edit: Mopar does cover the soundbar
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ya that was another thing i wondered. it seems like u have to keep your chair positioned at a 90 degree angle. idk i would hate to spend the money and not like it and have to go through the whole returning process. and thanks for the link it saves some money
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ya that was another thing i wondered. it seems like u have to keep your chair positioned at a 90 degree angle. idk i would hate to spend the money and not like it and have to go through the whole returning process. and thanks for the link it saves some money
Ya, my dealer said could do 3 pieces for $500. Mopar seems to fit very tight around existing frames, etc...Which is what I wanted. I guess you can leave the windflap a little loose to accomodate seat angle, not sure. I could see most days riding without that piece though. I mainly care about the tonneau and bonnet.

I will be buying very soon, will let you know what I think, please do the same if you get before me.
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ya that was another thing i wondered. it seems like u have to keep your chair positioned at a 90 degree angle. idk i would hate to spend the money and not like it and have to go through the whole returning process. and thanks for the link it saves some money
Yep. That was the worst.

I'm not saying I drive like a "G"
More comfortable with the seat slightly back. The windjammer/window prevented it.
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thanks new2012jeep just keep in touch when u get it. cause i love the look but not sure how it will affect my comfort and stuff. and kjeeper i understand lol i dont lean back like a "G" either but i like to be comfortable.
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thanks new2012jeep just keep in touch when u get it. cause i love the look but not sure how it will affect my comfort and stuff. and kjeeper i understand lol i dont lean back like a "G" either but i like to be comfortable.
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The worst part is the jammer. If you are tall, or recline the seat past the roll bar, be prepared to be disappointed.

The Duster Deck cover is very tight, so you'll probably put dents around the top of your tub (visable only with the top off).
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ya im kinda tall and have to put my seat alllll the way back so idk i guess ill need to see one in person
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I ran it this summer. Really liked it. The only issue is during a HARD rain it will leak and there is nothing you can do about it. Also you can't get your set all very far back or recline with the windjammer on. But besides that is was a awesome combo IMO

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Old 01-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #18
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rics lol im jealous of your rig.. pretty much the look im going for
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Okay, that looks bad ass
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I had this combo for my TJ, but I almost never had the windjammer up because of the seat issues everyone else has already discussed. It also seriously cut down on airflow in the Jeep while not preventing the rain that drips around the roll bar from landing on the back of your neck, which is the whole reason I bought it. A safari top with tonneau cover and no windjammer was a much better compromise, it allowed for maximum airflow while actually keeping the inside dryer than the windjammer did. This might be different on a JK, though.
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This is what it looks like on the 4 door.


It works good to keep that hot Florida sun off your head and still have the Jeep open. I have one for sale in the for sale section.
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alright and what do u do with your speaker bar?
Could you move your sound bar to above the driver and passenger, just in front of the middle hoop?

I'm still torn on whether I want a soundbar or wedges for this very reason but I've seen sound bars installed in front of the hoop and they look/sound good.

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Having just purchased a '12 Sport----and having ran this set-up on my TJ for several years---with no issues IDK for sure if I will drop the coin.

May use a duster when top is dropped and going to be down for several days--not sure I would want to chance that big a % of rain in IN running the 3 piece in a '12. But it does look way better with duster---I think if you have a Safari with a wrap around jammer and duster better chance of dry.
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removed speaker pods/ replaced with sound bar on my TJ--over the cab works great!!
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what about with the wraparound windjammer/duster combo? is the wrap around with a bikini top and full doors pretty good for weather, or not much of a difference? i love the look of it and now just need to know if it's at all waterproof for northern michigan.
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I'm wondering about this too. I want the bikini,duster and wrap around windjammer. But I want to know more about how it is in bad weather.
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i just put the safari bikini, wraparound windjammer and duster on my girlfriend's lj this past weekend. having all sorts of issues keeping the front edge in the header, but that's probably user error. it's kept her jeep dry so far.
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what about with the wraparound windjammer/duster combo? is the wrap around with a bikini top and full doors pretty good for weather, or not much of a difference? i love the look of it and now just need to know if it's at all waterproof for northern michigan.
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Northern MI---Northern IN---5 hours (at least) drive time. If I had it to do over (and some day I will when the Bikini wears out) I would get the safari top to use with my wrap around and duster.

But for now with Bikini/ windjammer/ and duster I am good from March to Nov.

I do have a halftop that I run in the winter time....non Jeep people can't tell the difference on my TJ. between the 3 piece and a halftop.

I have half doors....my carpet is out...interior floor bedlined....drain plugs out in summer time.

It is fairly dry with the combo I now have, but believe that a safari would keep the water out of rear cupholders.

I am getting the window in jammer made to be like the one in halftop....so that I can zip it in and out for more air flow and rain protection...instead of removing entire wraparound jammer. on the hot days when bikini is off but want a little protection on highway.

This is on the TJ-----JK not pulled trigger yet as far as different tops still watching threads.
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i do like the idea of the zip down wind jsmmer, seems to easily open up a few options opposed to needing to undo several time consuming steps of fully uninstalling it.

i was going to be running it with my half top, not my safari top for aesthetic purposes. do you believe enough water would really get in through the back where it would make a difference having a half top or a full safari top?
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Well I just pulled the trigger on the combo. I got the Bikini Header, Duster and Wrap-Around Windjammer. I had to get the Sound Bar cover and an extra Mopar kit with door surrounds so it ran me an extra 250 or so but I think it will be worth it. The Quadratec sales guy even gave me the %10 discount on the three items even though they were not in a combo pack.

I've got a 2010 JK Sport. Once parts arrive I will install and report back on how it works in the weather. I'm in MN and spring is approaching so I should be able to test how it works in the rain in the coming months.

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