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Old 06-07-2012, 05:52 PM   #61
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Yep! I got it! And its raining

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I should have mine tomorrow to. The thing is will I get the Jeep back from the dealer.
Whats it doing at the dealer?

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Whats it doing at the dealer?
Door leak. Picked it up today and they made it worse. Now I try a wet seat.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #65
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Do all Spider Shades have to be ordered through the mail? Anybody aware of a Canadian retailer who might carry them?
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Door leak. Picked it up today and they made it worse. Now I try a wet seat.
Still dealing with door issues, that sucks!!! What lift are you getting?
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Spider is on..

A little tough to install but real happy with it...A few pics
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:07 AM   #68
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Got mine on today. Love it so far. The rear corner bungees are definitely the hardest part as per the install instructions. I almost didn't think I was going to be able to get those ones on using the mounting instructions they give.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #69
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I see a few posts here from Jeepers living in Arizona. How effective a sunblock would the shade be for a two week camping trip to the Grand Canyon area? I have the dual top package and am debating on whether or not to go soft top for the trip.

I can see me rolling with the soft top down if the Spiderweb Shade does a good enough job of sun protection/cooling the Jeep interior.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I see a few posts here from Jeepers living in Arizona. How effective a sunblock would the shade be for a two week camping trip to the Grand Canyon area? I have the dual top package and am debating on whether or not to go soft top for the trip.

I can see me rolling with the soft top down if the Spiderweb Shade does a good enough job of sun protection/cooling the Jeep interior.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Hubby and I rolled all day in the AZ sun yesterday with em on. It was 104 yesterday and we were quite comfy. Had my 4 year old twin girls with fair skin and red hair riding in the back of mine the whole time and it did it's job keeping them from getting burned.

I on the other hand did get a burn on my shoulders, but then I spent a great deal of time hanging out the window to see where I was putting that front tire, or out spotting one of the other guys.

Then there was the part where the trail fell out from under my back right tire and I slid off the path, almost rolled her down the side of a mountain kids and all. (Thank God hubby's rubi was in front of me on that climb. If it hadn't been for his lockers, not sure if we could've gotten me out of that predicament. The XJ with us wasn't quite as built and was already struggling on that hill. I don't think it could've pulled me off the side.)

Spidey shade definitely did it's job yesterday though. Both of us are in full agreement, it's the best investment we've made thus far on our JK's. I'd have blisters on my shoulders right now if not for that thing. Instead I'm only slightly burnt from the time I spent outside of the Jeep.
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Thanks, that was a very informative reply. Glad you and yours are all ok, too.

Great pics!
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I'm bald and the first month I had my jeep I burned the heck outa the top of my head. Ordered the spidewebshade and have been topless since, with no burns. It definately works. Last summer when we were going through the 115 degree temps here, I was just fine driving around with the top down. As long as you are moving, the shade and wind keep you cool.
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A little tough to install but real happy with it...A few pics
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:54 PM   #75
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Just got mine in the mail today. It'll be going on tomorrow with my ACE rails that should be here later today.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #76
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Got mine today! Love it!
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got mine today. super fast shipping. can't wait to put it on this weekend. if i had a company, that's how i'd run it.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #78
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Just got done installing. Super Easy. Hardest part was the last corner spiderball.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:39 PM   #79
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absolutely love the shade, hate the installation. i don't think the spider balls are the best solution, but they work. my fingers still hurt.

anyway it makes a big difference in terms of wind and sun protection without compromising the open feel. certainly worth the money
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absolutely love the shade, hate the installation. i don't think the spider balls are the best solution, but they work. my fingers still hurt.

anyway it makes a big difference in terms of wind and sun protection without compromising the open feel. certainly worth the money
Great pics that pretty much help seal the deal for me. 99% sure I'm Gonna get some now! Two questions:

1) Which version of the shades did you get? Is that the ultramesh? Looks pretty see-through and I like that...whatever version it is.

2) Do you have a hard or soft top? If hard, will the shade interfere with the top(s) going back on? Saw that discussed further up in this thread but never really saw a definitive yes or no. I have a hard top--don't wanna keep installing/reinstalling the shade every time I want the hard top back on.
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Great pics that pretty much help seal the deal for me. 99% sure I'm Gonna get some now! Two questions:

1) Which version of the shades did you get? Is that the ultramesh? Looks pretty see-through and I like that...whatever version it is.

2) Do you have a hard or soft top? If hard, will the shade interfere with the top(s) going back on? Saw that discussed further up in this thread but never really saw a definitive yes or no. I have a hard top--don't wanna keep installing/reinstalling the shade every time I want the hard top back on.
Hey, this is the Trailmesh one. I figured it was only $20 more, and it's a nice solid material. You can definitely see through it very well. It still gives that open air feel, but without the sweat and burns.

i've got both tops, but i'm running the hard top now. I still haven't put it back on yet. From what I can tell, the holes in the spider shade for the freedom panel bolts line up and i put all the spider balls facing downwards, so clearance shouldn't be an issue. There are two spider ball straps that connect to the loop under the visor where the freedom panel attaches. I guess these have to be removed. I'll be putting it on tonight, so I'll give an update later.
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Hey, this is the Trailmesh one. I figured it was only $20 more, and it's a nice solid material. You can definitely see through it very well. It still gives that open air feel, but without the sweat and burns.

i've got both tops, but i'm running the hard top now. I still haven't put it back on yet. From what I can tell, the holes in the spider shade for the freedom panel bolts line up and i put all the spider balls facing downwards, so clearance shouldn't be an issue. There are two spider ball straps that connect to the loop under the visor where the freedom panel attaches. I guess these have to be removed. I'll be putting it on tonight, so I'll give an update later.
Chances are you can just move them out of the latch. I dont know that is my plan if they ever fix my leak.
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Just put my soft top back up today. I undid the spider balls from those clips and the top went on perfect. Great product all around.
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I have the trail mesh version , with the soft top - didn't see much point to using it with the hard top but I suppose you can

with the soft top - once the trail mesh is installed, all you need to do to put the top back up over the mesh, is to remove 2 spiderballs from the outside footman's loops (where the soft top latches to the windshield. The mesh remains in place.

the only issue I have, is the back end of the mesh sits a little lower than the top of the roll bars and can annoy tall passengers in the rear seat, I tried to adjust the spiderball cords to allow more head room in back, but not solved yet.

the visibility directly up is good, the taller you are any the more you look at low angles thru the mesh, the visibility decreases

it definitely cools the jeep and you by allowing air in but only diffused light
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Here's a review from Siuth Florida.. You no longer burn your forearm on the center armrest!

Have the JKini trailmesh, visibility could be better. But it was a gift!
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Ok, so i put the hardtop back on over the trailmesh. I can say that it wasn't fun and i think i would rather uninstall/reinstall the spider shade when i take the hardtop on/off.

the main problem is the holes that they put in the shade for the freedom top bolts are too small. They don't allow any wiggle room, so the shade has to be perfectly aligned. It just took me 30 minutes to put the freedom tops back on. they should release a revision with holes at least 1.5-2x the diameter that is on the current shade.

Otherwise, you have to undo the three loops at the front to attach the 3 latches in the front, which isn't hard at all. The interior seems more claustrophobic because of the black color instead of the white. You also lose about 4 inches in the front (but still a good deal of clearance).

Having said all of this, i still highly recommend this product. They could do with a few tweaks IMHO, but it's still an essential. i can already tell that it has a stretched a bit, so the install will be a lot easier in the future.
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Ok, so i put the hardtop back on over the trailmesh. I can say that it wasn't fun and i think i would rather uninstall/reinstall the spider shade when i take the hardtop on/off.

the main problem is the holes that they put in the shade for the freedom top bolts are too small. They don't allow any wiggle room, so the shade has to be perfectly aligned. It just took me 30 minutes to put the freedom tops back on. they should release a revision with holes at least 1.5-2x the diameter that is on the current shade.

Otherwise, you have to undo the three loops at the front to attach the 3 latches in the front, which isn't hard at all. The interior seems more claustrophobic because of the black color instead of the white. You also lose about 4 inches in the front (but still a good deal of clearance).

Having said all of this, i still highly recommend this product. They could do with a few tweaks IMHO, but it's still an essential. i can already tell that it has a stretched a bit, so the install will be a lot easier in the future.
Thanks much for the update! I'm definitely going to order the shade when I can afford to (gotta fork over my damn property taxes to Illinois' elected criminals first) and your posts have helped convince me that this is the best solution for my needs. The older I get, the more sensitive my skin gets to direct sunlight (I itch like a madman if/when exposed too long).....but I still MUST have the Jeep with the top off at some point....right? Anyway, much appreciated!
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Ok, so i put the hardtop back on over the trailmesh. I can say that it wasn't fun and i think i would rather uninstall/reinstall the spider shade when i take the hardtop on/off.
Thanks for the update. I kinda thought that might be the case. I suppose since my hard top will probably live on the Jeep 8-9 months out of the year it's probably better just to remove the mesh before putting the top on. It would be nice to leave it though for when the freedom panels get popped but if it makes them too hard to be put back on then it's not really worth it. Hat & sunblock time at that point.
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I gotta say. .its 95 today and with my shade on. . .feels like 80 in the jeep. .very nice. .oh. and it kept a few papers that came loose from flying out! !!
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I ordered one three days ago, it came today, installed it in no time. Drove around today with the doors off- it is by far an excellent product, and worth every penny. As an added bonus, it will help keep the sun off of my leather seats and protect them. I ordered the Ultra Mesh- very nice!

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