JKU mesh top advise - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
hipshot33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Near Houston Texas
Posts: 340
JKU mesh top advise

I need to order a mesh top for my 14 JKU this week ... any suggestions on brands to look for or ones to avoid.. thanks in advance

__________________
We may lose and we may win, Though we will never be here again.
hipshot33 is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
meschwenk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 91

__________________
Goodyear Wangler Duratrac 315/75R16, MB TKO's 16x8.5, Teraflex 2.5 Coil Lift, Bilstein 5100's, Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD, Alpine SPR-60C Type-R component speakers front, Alpine SWE-1043 Type-E 10" 4-ohm subwoofer, Alpine MRP-F300 V-Power Series 4-channel car amplifier, MOPAR Kicker Audio Speakers 77KICK10 in the sound bar, SpiderWebShade TrailMesh, Smittybilt cargo restraint system, PowerTank 10#, Teraflex adjustable tire mount
meschwenk is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Eichster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Pineville, La.
Posts: 135
I send that I put a Spiderwebshade on earlier this summer and has made a huge difference. I run mine with safaristraps extended also.
Eichster is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
rustynail11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Mansfield (DFW area), TX
Posts: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by hipshot33 View Post
I need to order a mesh top for my 14 JKU this week ... any suggestions on brands to look for or ones to avoid.. thanks in advance
Can't go wrong with Spiderwebshade. Easy on/Easyoff and it provides great coverage. Not sure there is a better mesh top out there.
rustynail11 is online now   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 01:20 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 36
X2 on spiderwebshade. One of my favorite mods. All the feeling of open air travel minus the sun poisioning!
RubiconRyan is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 01:22 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
OBWan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 140
Second on the Spiderwebshade. I got one a month ago for my JKU and love it. Makes it so much more comfortable without the hardtop/softtop on. Also it's nice because you can put both tops back on the jeep without removing the shade..
__________________
2009 JKU Rubicon - Sunburst Orange
Rock Krawler 3.5" X-Factor Plus Mid-Arm Lift w/ Bilstein 5100's
315/75R/16 Duratracs on MG TKO's
OBWan is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 01:30 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
cosmokramer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Oahu
Posts: 192
Everyone is right, spiderwebshade. They are the bomb. Use JKF as the special code for free shipping I think. I got the heavy duty one, and after the trek armor seat covers it was my best and most used upgrade on my JK.
cosmokramer is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 01:35 PM   #8
yeah,,,, im that good

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
panthermark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago-land
Posts: 10,893
Spiderwebshade....
DirtyDog shade...
The new Trek Armor shade...

Your choice....

I have the SWS myself....very nice.
__________________
2013 Sahara Unlimited
Billet - Auto - 3.73 - Connectivity - Painted Hardtop - LSD - Remote Start - Saddle Leather - Side Airbags

I may mall crawl...but I look good doing it.....
panthermark is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 02:27 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
hipshot33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Near Houston Texas
Posts: 340
wow, spiderweb shade it is... just placed the order... thanks for the discount code .. saved me $11...
__________________
We may lose and we may win, Though we will never be here again.
hipshot33 is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 02:31 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Pfiffmeister83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 59
I don't understand why you want a convertible vehicle, take the top off and then put a mesh top to block the sun.
Pfiffmeister83 is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 02:34 PM   #11
yeah,,,, im that good

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
panthermark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago-land
Posts: 10,893
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pfiffmeister83 View Post
I don't understand why you want a convertible vehicle, take the top off and then put a mesh top to block the sun.
The mesh top does not fully block the sun...but it does block most of the UV rays.

There are about a 1/2 dozen reasons as to why people get mesh shades.
__________________
2013 Sahara Unlimited
Billet - Auto - 3.73 - Connectivity - Painted Hardtop - LSD - Remote Start - Saddle Leather - Side Airbags

I may mall crawl...but I look good doing it.....
panthermark is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 03:59 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
rustynail11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Mansfield (DFW area), TX
Posts: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pfiffmeister83 View Post
I don't understand why you want a convertible vehicle, take the top off and then put a mesh top to block the sun.
Because I live in Dallas and it will be 104 today. With the SWS I can still go without my hardtop and remain relatively cool. Without the SWS it would be way to hot. Come mid-late September the SWS will be put way until we are in the high 90's again.
rustynail11 is online now   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 06:42 PM   #13
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
pepatrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 788
For the time being, I have both. SWS and TA shades. TA is making some changes to their shade but I think I like it just a little better. Both are great choices..dirty dog looks like a good one too. Stick with those three and its going to be hard to go wrong.
__________________
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
AEV Pintlers, front and rear bumpers, tire carrier
AEV 3.5 RS lift, synergy ball joints
4.56 gears and eaton lockers, Rubicon 4:1 transfercase
Micky Thompson 35" MTZs
JW Speaker 8700Js and 6145s and Recon LED Tail Lights
Trek Armor Seat Covers
pepatrick is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 10:05 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Pfiffmeister83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by rustynail11 View Post

Because I live in Dallas and it will be 104 today. With the SWS I can still go without my hardtop and remain relatively cool. Without the SWS it would be way to hot. Come mid-late September the SWS will be put way until we are in the high 90's again.
I live in Baton Rouge, the heat and humidity is terrible. ***Edited....Don't bait***
Pfiffmeister83 is offline   Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 10:31 PM   #15
yeah,,,, im that good

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
panthermark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago-land
Posts: 10,893
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pfiffmeister83 View Post
I live in Baton Rouge, the heat and humidity is terrible. ***Edited....Don't bait***


*Some people burn easy (luckily I'm not one of them), so the UV protection is huge.
*Some "cargo" may not want to travel in direct sunlight during a middle of the day when the sun is strongest....like my 6 week old sun (or kids in general)....or my dog.
*With leather interior, the seating surface is no longer hot when the top is down as I come out of the office at work during the summer.
*Bird poop or tree sap is no longer an issue when parked topless.
*It can be installed and left up year around, under both the soft top hard top.

It is mesh, you can still see through it, and it can be removed in seconds.

Some people may want to ride to work with the top down, but not bake in the sun and get to the office sweaty. It allows me to run top-back on days when I might otherwise be tempted to put the top up and turn the AC on.

There is basically no downside...it isn't like it is permanent or some complex install that requires tools.
__________________
2013 Sahara Unlimited
Billet - Auto - 3.73 - Connectivity - Painted Hardtop - LSD - Remote Start - Saddle Leather - Side Airbags

I may mall crawl...but I look good doing it.....
panthermark is offline   Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 12:34 AM   #16
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
Y-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tri-Cities, WA
Posts: 1,334
panthermark's list is spot on. I'll add that as one who drives to work and during the day for meetings, the spiderwebshade makes it so I don't need a baseball hat. It cuts down just a bit of the air without eliminating it. Having the shade keeps the interior so much cooler in the 100 degree temps here compared to being topless, and that should in turn keep my leather looking good longer.
__________________
2011 JKU Sahara; Sahara Tan, Leather, 3.73, Auto, Hard/Soft Top, SpiderWebShade, Dead Pedal, Skid Row Foot Pegs, BFG KO2, 10a Wheels
Y-Guy is offline   Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 12:38 AM   #17
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
DallasJKU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Dallas
Posts: 1,770
Quote:
Originally Posted by rustynail11 View Post
Because I live in Dallas and it will be 104 today. With the SWS I can still go without my hardtop and remain relatively cool. Without the SWS it would be way to hot. Come mid-late September the SWS will be put way until we are in the high 90's again.
Sorry, but we will still be in the mid 90's in September.
__________________
My new Baja Yellow build:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f314/fr...n-1004097.html
DallasJKU is offline   Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 10:05 AM   #18
Jeeper
 
Pfiffmeister83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by panthermark View Post

*Some people burn easy (luckily I'm not one of them), so the UV protection is huge.
*Some "cargo" may not want to travel in direct sunlight during a middle of the day when the sun is strongest....like my 6 week old sun (or kids in general)....or my dog.
*With leather interior, the seating surface is no longer hot when the top is down as I come out of the office at work during the summer.
*Bird poop or tree sap is no longer an issue when parked topless.
*It can be installed and left up year around, under both the soft top hard top.

It is mesh, you can still see through it, and it can be removed in seconds.

Some people may want to ride to work with the top down, but not bake in the sun and get to the office sweaty. It allows me to run top-back on days when I might otherwise be tempted to put the top up and turn the AC on.

There is basically no downside...it isn't like it is permanent or some complex install that requires tools.
I was just messing with you guys. I'm probably going to get one soon. Lol

Pfiffmeister83 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:24 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC