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Old 05-11-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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My new Spiderweb Shade

My Spiderweb Shade for my JKU came in the mail yesterday. No problems installing it at, after all it is very simple. Am I missing something obvious though? When putting the soft top back up are others removing the short spider ball bungees like in my pic?
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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When I have the soft top and the SWS on I usually take the short spider-balls off and keep them on the E-brake handle.

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Old 05-11-2014, 09:08 PM   #3
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I put my balls on the 4wd selector. I mean....wait..
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:17 PM   #4
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:23 PM   #5
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I saw those tops at Daytona Jeep Beach event a few weeks ago. They look awesome.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:25 PM   #6
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They are worth every penny. I resisted buying one for a long time, but now that I have I don't know how I went topless without it. Especially in Florida. No more sunburn and practically no sweating, even at stoplights.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:40 PM   #7
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Just got a 4door sws from a WF member...going to install when the hardtop comes off and soft top goes on...can't wait!!!
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:46 PM   #8
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i just got one this weekend while at the Big Bear Jamboree...great product..I leave my "spidey balls" on the shade itself at the latch point when the roof is on just like in the Op's pic. it is a great product..I am a fair skined old man and it really does make the difference of being sun beat at the end of the day or not..I really like it
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:17 PM   #9
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Either way you do it, it'll be fine. I don't like my balls to be dangling everywhere so I put them in the center console or around the e-brake.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:01 PM   #10
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My wife takes my balls and puts them in her purse when I am not using them.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:56 PM   #11
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That's exactly how I store my straps when they are not in use.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:13 AM   #12
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I like to let my balls hang free. So I left them just like you have it. I'd rather not lose them and the sun visor hides them for the most part.
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My wife takes my balls and puts them in her purse when I am not using them.
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My balls are hanging just like OPs. BTW, love the SWS, couldn't live without it in the Louisiana sun.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:23 AM   #15
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It is possible to reattach them to the footman loop even with the latch there. I've done it both ways. If my top is staying on for more than a week or so, I go ahead and put them back on just to make the shade fit nice and snug.

By the way, your SpiderBalls in the front corners can be stretched over the plastic part on top of the rail and hidden. They kinda lock in to these little gap areas in the plastic. It also helps make the corners fit a little tighter, eliminating a bit of the flapping when the top is off.

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By the way, your SpiderBalls in the front corners can be stretched over the plastic part on top of the rail and hidden. They kinda lock in to these little gap areas in the plastic. It also helps make the corners fit a little tighter, eliminating a bit of the flapping when the top is off.

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Old 05-12-2014, 02:24 PM   #17
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My Spiderweb Shade for my JKU came in the mail yesterday. No problems installing it at, after all it is very simple. Am I missing something obvious though? When putting the soft top back up are others removing the short spider ball bungees like in my pic?
This is how mine looks right now. Some people say they can leave it all attached...I don't see how or why you'd bother.
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Any idea why there are two holes in the center of the shade (one a little bit off center)? I only have oine spider ball for that section.
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Any idea why there are two holes in the center of the shade (one a little bit off center)? I only have oine spider ball for that section.

I wondered the same thing.

Maybe the loop was in a different position on earlier models so Spiderweb made the 2 holes for a universal fit?
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I wondered the same thing.

Maybe the loop was in a different position on earlier models so Spiderweb made the 2 holes for a universal fit?
Bingo. I believe in 2011 they moved the location of the loop slightly to the left.
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Yup, the second hole was because the footman's loop was moved. Also, early full Spiderwebshades did not have the holes in the middle for the freedom panel screws.
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My wife takes my balls and puts them in her purse when I am not using them.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:22 PM   #24
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Been running a SWS for 2 years now, this will be my 3rd season with it. Love it. Great product that makes being topless so much more enjoyable. GF had never been in the Jeep without it. Asked me one day to take it off. I obliged and within 15 minutes she was asking me to pull over and put it back on. Makes a huge difference.

And FWIW, I just push my balls to the side and latch the soft top. Taking my balls off is such a PITB.

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