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Old 05-04-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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Soft top with spiderweb shade

I did the search but couldn't find what I am looking for......I just installed the spiderweb shade on my 2012 JKU. I am seeing information online that says the soft top can be put back up but I have to release two of the spider balls (ha ha) for the front latches on the soft top. At the same time, I read where some people are able to latch the soft top without removing the two spider balls.

Does anyone have any definitive information? I think I probably could latch the soft top but am worried about ruining those two spider balls. Anyone leave all spider balls attached with soft top on?

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Old 05-04-2014, 01:01 PM   #2
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I undo the spider balls and then latch. In wouldn't feel comfortable with latching on top of the bungee cord...

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Old 05-04-2014, 01:08 PM   #3
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Just undo the 2 by the latches. No reason to leave them on. I need to remove mine in order to be able to close the latches on the top anyway.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:24 PM   #4
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I leave mine on...I just pull them off to the side before I latch the top.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:23 PM   #5
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Sorry to double post, I just posted this same question, along with a photo. I just installed mine yesterday and feel uncomfortable latching the soft top down on those bungees.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:51 PM   #6
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Undo the 2 bungees where the top latches. Why is this a big deal?
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:06 PM   #7
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I undo the two at the latches. Just takes a couple seconds and I toss 'em in the glove box.
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:37 PM   #8
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I undid mine. Makes it easier to reach up there to get the latches into place. No reason to leave everything attached, and it takes about 5 seconds to do both.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:15 PM   #9
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I unhook mine as well.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:20 PM   #10
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I unhook the 2 front spiderballs when I put the soft top back up... haven't had any issues at all.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:23 PM   #11
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I leave the 2 spiderballs off the latches 24/7 and haven't had any problems. Maybe over time it might sag, but everything is perfect for now. I have the JKini, don't know if it's worse for the longer ones.

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