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Old 03-19-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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? for those with smittybilt C.res cargo nets

I am wondering if I can leave it on when I put my soft top back on for rainy days without damaging it?

The smittybilt site recommends the extended summer top, which I might add once the weather gets hot over the summer, but right now I'll just be using the cargo nets on nice days to keep the dogs in

Thanks for any input

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Old 03-19-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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I think those nets have to be remove to put the soft top back on. They attach to the lip around the body that the soft top attaches to. I went with Safari Straps cargo nets. A little more expensive but do not interfere with the soft top. Waiting for them to arrive his week.

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You have to remove the CRS in order to put up the soft top. If this is a show stopper for you then get the more expensive but beefier Safari Straps product.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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thanks for the input guys.

I should have been more specific. I know they use the channels the soft top windows use, I meant to say if I remove the nets from the window channels and push them to the inside and just leave the nets attached to the roll bars and put the soft top back on over the nets and not have to remove them completely.
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Not sure about the then. Sorry!
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #6
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thanks for the input guys.

I should have been more specific. I know they use the channels the soft top windows use, I meant to say if I remove the nets from the window channels and push them to the inside and just leave the nets attached to the roll bars and put the soft top back on over the nets and not have to remove them completely.
Technically, yes you can remove the C-Res from the door surrounds and remove it from the body channel and put the soft top up. I don't know why you would want to do such a thing though, but if it's what you want to do, then by all means give it a whirl.

EDIT: You do realize that the C-Res relies on the door surrounds, body channel and rear bar to saty in place right? You will have removed all three secure points so I'm guessing it may slide around a bit when the top goes up & down.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #7
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Technically, yes you can remove the C-Res from the door surrounds and remove it from the body channel and put the soft top up. I don't know why you would want to do such a thing though, but if it's what you want to do, then by all means give it a whirl.

EDIT: You do realize that the C-Res relies on the door surrounds, body channel and rear bar to saty in place right? You will have removed all three secure points so I'm guessing it may slide around a bit when the top goes up & down.
I would only have both for on rainy days when I would need to put the soft top back on as stated in previous post. I would like to avoid removing and re-installing the nets. I plan on leaving the soft top off as much as possible and wasn't sure if the soft top would damage the nets along the roll bars if put on over top
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I think you'll be fine doing that. In my case, I picked up a bikini top so I'll run the C-Res over the back and the bikini top over the front, that way the front stays fairly dry (Dirty Mudder steering column cover is A+ for unexpected wet weather). I don't worry too much about the back area - I removed the back seat week 2.
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I would only have both for on rainy days when I would need to put the soft top back on as stated in previous post. I would like to avoid removing and re-installing the nets. I plan on leaving the soft top off as much as possible and wasn't sure if the soft top would damage the nets along the roll bars if put on over top
In that case you should be looking at Safari Straps. Safari Straps
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I think you'll be fine doing that. In my case, I picked up a bikini top so I'll run the C-Res over the back and the bikini top over the front, that way the front stays fairly dry (Dirty Mudder steering column cover is A+ for unexpected wet weather). I don't worry too much about the back area - I removed the back seat week 2.
ok thanks for the input. I'll check out that column cover

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In that case you should be looking at Safari Straps. Safari Straps
I wish I had seen these before. I already purchased the smittybilts and they should be here today. I like those safari straps much better
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ok thanks for the input. I'll check out that column cover



I wish I had seen these before. I already purchased the smittybilts and they should be here today. I like those safari straps much better
Refuse the shipment and send it back.
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Once you remove all the door and tub channels from the Smittybilt and of course the bar at the rear which you will need for your soft top, the CRS is only attached by a couple of clips to the front roll bar - so basically uninstalled. I have the CRS which I bought before I knew anything about the Safari Straps. We just leave the whole soft top at home and carry a Pavement Ends Emergency top in case we get caught out in the rain. For other times if rain is expected the Wrangler either stays under cover or we put the soft top back on.
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In that case you should be looking at Safari Straps. Safari Straps

Daggo - quick question as it concerns the Safari Straps.

How much of a pain is it to undo the netting to allow access to the cargo area? This is one of the advantages I can think of for the C-Res as it is zippered so it's quick and easy to get out of the way.

Love the Safari Straps, but cargo access seems slow and cumbersome. Enlighten me please.
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I want to purchase these as well. From what I can tell the C. RES cargo net does not cover the fron t seats and the Safari Straps do. Is this correct ?? For you ladies that have either does it change the "convertible" feel at all ?? I'm in Houston and the summer sun is a bitch, would these help ?
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I want to purchase these as well. From what I can tell the C. RES cargo net does not cover the fron t seats and the Safari Straps do. Is this correct ?? For you ladies that have either does it change the "convertible" feel at all ?? I'm in Houston and the summer sun is a bitch, would these help ?
I'm thinking about getting the CRES and the mesh top for the front from spiderwebshade.com
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I want to purchase these as well. From what I can tell the C. RES cargo net does not cover the fron t seats and the Safari Straps do. Is this correct ?? For you ladies that have either does it change the "convertible" feel at all ?? I'm in Houston and the summer sun is a bitch, would these help ?
You can get the Safari Straps with or without the front cab cover. Mine is without.
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I'm thinking about getting the CRES and the mesh top for the front from spiderwebshade.com
MickeY ya little troublemaker...

That's how I ran last year I had the C-Res and a Dirty Dog shade (same concept as the spiderweb) for the front area. Had some surprise showers hit but it was all good. DO get a column cover though, you need to keep that steering column away from water.
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Daggo - quick question as it concerns the Safari Straps.

How much of a pain is it to undo the netting to allow access to the cargo area? This is one of the advantages I can think of for the C-Res as it is zippered so it's quick and easy to get out of the way.

Love the Safari Straps, but cargo access seems slow and cumbersome. Enlighten me please.
I do not have the full Warrior set, so my cargo access is completely open. The Warrior nets connect to the rear window bar, so I beleive they will just lift up. Email Maral and she will answer all of your questions directly.
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I do not have the full Warrior set, so my cargo access is completely open. The Warrior nets connect to the rear window bar, so I beleive they will just lift up. Email Maral and she will answer all of your questions directly.
Roger that - thanks Daggo.

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