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Old 06-23-2012, 04:52 PM   #91
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Can anyone tell me if I installed it right? I wasnt sure how to put the spiderballs for the front corners.


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Old 06-23-2012, 06:12 PM   #92
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That's how mine looks except it looks like you have the Spiderball going through the plastic trim for the soft top.

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:26 PM   #93
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I do. Thats why im wondering how other people have it. Doesnt seem right to me.
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Can anyone tell me if I installed it right? I wasnt sure how to put the spiderballs for the front corners.
Yepp. Thats it. The corner balls should be hidden behind the plastic!
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #95
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Put the trailmesh top to the test today and boy am I super happy with this top! No limbs in the jeep, no sunburn, and best of all no hugw mud clumps hitting you in the head or falling between your back and seat

And drove through a monster spider web across the trail with a super freaky spider and it didnt get on me...lol
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:24 PM   #96
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Can anyone tell me if I installed it right? I wasnt sure how to put the spiderballs for the front corners.
I wouldn't put them through the door surrounds, one more thing to remove if you want to take off the door surrounds...just wrap it around the roll bar.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #97
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I wouldn't put them through the door surrounds, one more thing to remove if you want to take off the door surrounds...just wrap it around the roll bar.
agreed, i wrapped mine around the roll bar only(under the plastic trim) and it is solid.
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agreed, i wrapped mine around the roll bar only(under the plastic trim) and it is solid.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:53 AM   #99
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Just got mine, installing on Friday for trail ride on Saturday. Got the trail mesh.

I do want to keep it on when I put the hard top on -- During the week I have computer equipment in the back. I want to be able to keep the back covered with the hard top, and just remove the front T tops. Remove the whole top when going on trails.

So is it that hard to line up the gromets with the two hard top screws? I figure that before I put the hard top back on, I'll try to line up the holes with the screws.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #100
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Just ordered one, cant wait! For those folks who want to put he freedom top back on over the spidershade, just dont use the bolts. I've had my Jeep for about a year and once the op bolts came out, they've never gone back in. I drive 80 on the highway all the time and the panels never budge. The front clamps and plastic latches work just fine without the bolts.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:26 PM   #101
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I just installed my shade last night and drove a bit today. No flapping, no sunburn! Love it!
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:16 AM   #102
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So...UltraMesh or TrailMesh?
Not sure which one to go with....
Been combing through old threads, and still don't know...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/spi...ade-97663.html
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/spi...esh-88025.html

Basically....which one flaps the least?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:19 AM   #103
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So...UltraMesh or TrailMesh?
Not sure which one to go with....
Been combing through old threads, and still don't know...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/spi...ade-97663.html
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/spi...esh-88025.html

Basically....which one flaps the least?
I have UltraMesh, and there's no flapping. I've heard nothing but good about both kinds, so maybe it's more about where you'll be taking your rig. Lots of branches and crap tugging on your top? I'd probably go with TrailMesh, but my Ultra seems pretty sturdy too.
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I have UltraMesh, and there's no flapping. I've heard nothing but good about both kinds, so maybe it's more about where you'll be taking your rig. Lots of branches and crap tugging on your top? I'd probably go with TrailMesh, but my Ultra seems pretty sturdy too.
Lucky for me...there are no tree branches at the mall.

I'm just worried about longevity, flapping, and shade (new kid on the way).

Seems like the Ultra will work for my needs...but the Trail does have a longer guarantee. Who knows....
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Lucky for me...there are no tree branches at the mall.

I'm just worried about longevity, flapping, and shade (new kid on the way).

Seems like the Ultra will work for my needs...but the Trail does have a longer guarantee. Who knows....
Gotcha ... well, I don't have any flapping, and it provides great shade. The Trail seems to be "thicker" so maybe go with that since you have a little one on the way?
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Lucky for me...there are no tree branches at the mall.

I'm just worried about longevity, flapping, and shade (new kid on the way).

Seems like the Ultra will work for my needs...but the Trail does have a longer guarantee. Who knows....
i'd bet you'd be happy with either one panther. i met the owner during a jeep poker run last year. great guy and a very nice product. seems like if you have any issues, he'd be the type to work with you to resolve any concerns quickly.

that type of customer service is refreshing...
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:31 PM   #107
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I have had both types. On TJ's. I am selling the Ultramesh one and keeping the Trail Mesh. One of the TJ's is now gone. So I am selling the extra one to put towards a set for the JKU

I like them both but the Trailmesh is a bit heavier duty. And in my case its the one I have a complete four piece set of. But they both do the job. The main argument I guess to just go ahead and get the Trail Mesh is, notice, the longer warranty for only 20 bucks?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:40 PM   #108
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I have a Trailmesh ready to go on once we get close to summer weather down here in FL when the sun gets pretty oppressive.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:49 PM   #109
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I just got a red trailmesh myself; now if it would just warm up enough for me to install it.....
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So...UltraMesh or TrailMesh?
Not sure which one to go with....
Been combing through old threads, and still don't know...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/spi...ade-97663.html
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/spi...esh-88025.html

Basically....which one flaps the least?
I got the Trailmesh. Ultra looks nice, but only a 1 year warranty. Trail mesh is 5 year. No brainer to me.

I like being able to leave it on when the hard top is on. I've used it a few times by just taking the front tops off. That way if it looks like rain, you can leave the top on. If it clears up, take the front off.
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I am thinking of ordering one but I can't help thinking that with it on I will never feel like I have the top down. the sun can be a bother when it is hot out but I love having the top down and I am afraid the shade will still make me feel boxed in any input for me will be appreciated... thanks
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I am thinking of ordering one but I can't help thinking that with it on I will never feel like I have the top down. the sun can be a bother when it is hot out but I love having the top down and I am afraid the shade will still make me feel boxed in any input for me will be appreciated... thanks
I thought I was going to feel the same way. But honestly the benefit of protection from the sun far outweighs the fully open top feel. It doesn't feel closed in and the sun still comes through the top, albeit in a much less harsh way. Mine went on last month and won't come off except to replace stretched spider balls when/if the time comes.
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Put my trail mesh on my JKUR last week when the weather got kinda warm here in the DC area. I love it, and more importantly my wife really loves it. BIG decrease in wind buffeting with the doors off. My cap doesn't try to take flight anymore.

Spider web shade + pavement ends emergency top = soft top removal for the summer. THIS is why I got the jeep (plus about a million other reasons).
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I'd Ike to grab one of these for my morning commutes (highway w an avg 80 mpg) - how heavily do these flap in the wind? Last thing I need is more noise on the highway.
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With the full-length shade on my 2DR, the back flaps up and down a little but makes no noticeable extra noise.
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I'd Ike to grab one of these for my morning commutes (highway w an avg 80 mpg) - how heavily do these flap in the wind? Last thing I need is more noise on the highway.
My JKU TrailMesh has a sort of sine wave flap to it at highway speeds and would make a noise against the sound bar. To remedy that noise I placed a strip of window/door trim seal across the sound bar. The noise is gone. You can also secure the middle portion of the shade down through the hard top mounting holes to stop the flap. I still need to do that actually.
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My JKU TrailMesh has a sort of sine wave flap to it at highway speeds and would make a noise against the sound bar. To remedy that noise I placed a strip of window/door trim seal across the sound bar. The noise is gone. You can also secure the middle portion of the shade down through the hard top mounting holes to stop the flap. I still need to do that actually.

I had the same experience with the Ultra Mesh, I used 3/4" X 3/8" firm window/door seal across the front edge of the sound bar. No more flapping.

I think mine was caused mostly because I never bother attaching the two straps that go to the outer footmans loops. I need to come up with a way to keep it attached and still be able to close the soft top latches.
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I thought I was going to feel the same way. But honestly the benefit of protection from the sun far outweighs the fully open top feel. It doesn't feel closed in and the sun still comes through the top, albeit in a much less harsh way. Mine went on last month and won't come off except to replace stretched spider balls when/if the time comes.
well I just placed my order. got the trailmesh. now for some decent weather here in PA. it's on it's way but not soon enough.
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I am thinking of ordering one but I can't help thinking that with it on I will never feel like I have the top down. the sun can be a bother when it is hot out but I love having the top down and I am afraid the shade will still make me feel boxed in any input for me will be appreciated... thanks
It is a mesh and allows for air to flow and sunlight to shine through. It's just enough to block you from getting burnt.

I really like it last summer. When stuck waiting for someone to fix something on the trail (flat tire, etc), on a hot day, I'll often go back to the Jeep to get out of the heat.

My dad and sister both have skin cancer from too much sun exposure. So I like the protection + still wear sun block for times when I'm out of the Jeep.

Plus, if you decide there's a day when you want the full effect of the wind/sun, just take it off. It's real easy to put back on. Especially once you stretch out the bungies a bit.
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I have not installed my soft top/spiderwebshade yet...but from the looks of things, I would think that a long bolt, a couple of large washers, and a nut could be utilized to make "clamp" the SWS to the sound bar by using the grommet holes to stop the flapping.

I'm thinking something like two 4" or 6" carriage bolts, four washers, and two wing nuts:


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