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Old 04-16-2013, 03:25 PM   #121
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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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I tried that actually, I used furniture nuts and bolts (because they were flat) and it did work well. The nuts pulled the rear section to tight and gave a little more slack to the front which in my case, caused more flapping. I think a bungee may work better. A long spiderball fed through the inside, through the holes, back down into the sound bar and then secured on the inside may work better.

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If you keep the velcro squares on the grommet holes, it will eliminate the noise of the metal slapping against the sound bar. Once that noise is gone, i don't notice the flapping until i look in the rearview.

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Updating this thread with my method to address any flapping. This method coincidentally is just what Mark above is talking about. I was thumbing around in my tool chest and found a few bolts and washers and wing nuts.

Mine had a slight flap to it that I quited down by placing a strip of windows seal along the top of the sound bar. That helped, but I thought this would take away the flapping all together.

I haven't tried it out yet but I'm thinking this is the way to go for non-hard top guys.



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Old 04-26-2013, 04:33 PM   #124
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^ great idea. The flapping doesn't really bother me but I'm sure it puts additional wear on the top so I'd love to do this. Any specs on the hardware you used? Or is it just a see what fits kinda deal?
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Updating this thread with my method to address any flapping. This method coincidentally is just what Mark above is talking about. I was thumbing around in my tool chest and found a few bolts and washers and wing nuts.

Mine had a slight flap to it that I quited down by placing a strip of windows seal along the top of the sound bar. That helped, but I thought this would take away the flapping all together.

I haven't tried it out yet but I'm thinking this is the way to go for non-hard top guys.



That looks good!
That is exactly along the lines of what I was thinking. I still have not gotten my hoist built, so I still have not managed to get my softop/shade on to try it myself.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:08 PM   #126
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^ great idea. The flapping doesn't really bother me but I'm sure it puts additional wear on the top so I'd love to do this. Any specs on the hardware you used? Or is it just a see what fits kinda deal?
Unfortunately I don't have specs on the hardware I used.

But I can tell you it's toilet mounting hardware.

It's just some stuff I had lying around. I want to say it was about a 2.5" bolt. I'd advise using trial and error to see what fits.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #127
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I did something very similar, although used 3/8" eye-bolts so I'd have good spots for attaching my dogs' leashes:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wha...ml#post3693527
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Hope this isn't a stupid question... but I just installed my Spiderwebshade Trailmesh on my 4dr JKU and put the hardtop back on. Yet to put the freedom tops back on:

Is there any way to put the Freedom Tops back on without removing the front of the mesh? Or it must be rolled back for the freedom tops to use the latches in the front?

Anyway, here it is. I need to put the t-tops back on tomorrow as I have to go to work and can't keep it uncovered in the parking lot.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:23 AM   #129
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Hope this isn't a stupid question... but I just installed my Spiderwebshade Trailmesh on my 4dr JKU and put the hardtop back on. Yet to put the freedom tops back on:

Is there any way to put the Freedom Tops back on without removing the front of the mesh? Or it must be rolled back for the freedom tops to use the latches in the front?

Anyway, here it is. I need to put the t-tops back on tomorrow as I have to go to work and can't keep it uncovered in the parking lot.
Not a stupid question. It is designed so you can leave the shade on. You just have to remove the 3 short bungies that block the two hooks on the side and the one in the middle. Once you remove those, you will be able to get he front tops on.
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I got the tops on. Had to take the front bungies off and tuck/wrap the mesh back a little. It should be alright like this. Next time I take the tops off, I'll just unwrap and re-bungy and I'm good to go.
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How much does the Spiderweb Shade help with wind turbulence?
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How much does the Spiderweb Shade help with wind turbulence?
If using it with the doors on it does break the wind, and is noticeable. If using it with the doors off, you won't notice its effect on the wind.
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Wow....just wow....

I can't imagine driving a Wrangler without a Spidershade (or something). It is 80 degrees and sunny today....I want out for lunch...and it would be HOT in the Jeep if it were not for the shade.

Two things....I don't know how people are riding in their Wranglers topless without some shade....and I don't know how people ride topless with black leather.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #134
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I installed mine just before Jeep Beach and drove about 250 miles with no flapping. Great bang for the buck. I installed mine with all the spyder balls to the inside. With the top up its like a layer of insulation also.

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Wow....just wow....

I can't imagine driving a Wrangler without a Spidershade (or something). It is 80 degrees and sunny today....I want out for lunch...and it would be HOT in the Jeep if it were not for the shade.

Two things....I don't know how people are riding in their Wranglers topless without some shade....and I don't know how people ride topless with black leather.
I got burnt already without the shade. The Spiderwebshade makes a huge difference. Blonde hair, blue eyes, pasty skin and a mother with skin cancer (same pale skin) doesn't go well with the sun. Especially when very little of the ozone layer is left. You guys with skin pigment are lucky.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:10 PM   #136
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I seem to see mostly black tops, has anyone purchased any other color?
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:29 PM   #137
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If you, say, had a JK and ordered the Spiderweb shade for a JKU, would it make it all the way to the back of the rear roll bar to create a permanent Bimini style top (assuming the rear seat is tumbled)?
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #138
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Shades are here!

I just opened a box with some new shades, one full length the other the bikini to cover the front 2 seats of a JK, we are going to safari strap the back half.

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I have an orange JKNI.

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I just spent last weekend with mine and there was no flapping running totally bare bones. The shading effect was wonderful, in fact a friend was out topless with his Jeep and his wife got overheated and felt kind of sick in his that had no shade. She road in mine for a while and she said that it was amazing how much difference it was. I know that I felt cooler when I got into the Jeep than when standing out in the sun. I got a grey colored one that I thought might go with mine but it is a very light grey, seems to make it nice and cool though.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:07 AM   #141
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Hey Guys can someone do me a favor? I need a quick measurement of the short bungee balls that attach to the front footman loops.

I have some extra longer ones and I need to shorten them up so the measurements would be very helpful

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I have decided to purchase a spiderwebshade after driving around topless this weekend. The sun in the eyes and heat will be too much. Does anyone have first hand experience with how the colored shades look in person. I have a white 2013 JKUR and was thinking about plain old black but wondered how orange or red would look. Thanks.
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I have decided to purchase a spiderwebshade after driving around topless this weekend. The sun in the eyes and heat will be too much. Does anyone have first hand experience with how the colored shades look in person. I have a white 2013 JKUR and was thinking about plain old black but wondered how orange or red would look. Thanks.
I have the black and wheeled this weekend with guys that have black, orange and red. The guy that has the orange has a Crush Rubi. It looks really nice, seems really close to being color matched.

The guy with the red has a white TJ also looked really nice.
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I had the black one for the last two years, just switched to a yellow. They do a good job on the colors.
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I got my spiderweb shade and I took it off after only two days of driving with it. While it is nice and definitely keeps you cooler from the sun I felt like I was driving around with the top on. And for me that was all I needed to take it off. I really like the open feeling of having the top off and with the shade on that feeling was gone. It is a nice product and it works well. If I ever take a long trip on a hot summer day I might put it back on. But for now it will remain off.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:33 AM   #147
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Pardon the spam but I have a left over TJ two piece (sw2-tj) in the Ultra Mesh I need to get rid of. It was used for part of one season (last summer). $50 plus shipping in the CONUS and I also have a Bestop trail cover for same money and in same condition in Tan.

This combination worked really well for me. I would take the top off completely when summer hit and use the Mesh and then the Trail cover for protection. I no longer have a TJ so its in storage and needs to go.

Just a chance for someone to save a little and have a Spiderweb Shade.
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hi guys,

I have the trailmesh for my JKU. Has anyone had any issues with the decreased headroom? I'm tall and hit the mesh if I sit straight up. Has anyone come up with any ideas for increasing the headroom? I did a search and the only thing I can find is the "Top Prop" for the regular soft top but that looks like it'd be a bit extreme and prob a little weird looking.

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I have the trailmesh for my JKU. Has anyone had any issues with the decreased headroom? I'm tall and hit the mesh if I sit straight up. Has anyone come up with any ideas for increasing the headroom? I did a search and the only thing I can find is the "Top Prop" for the regular soft top but that looks like it'd be a bit extreme and prob a little weird looking.

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I have to try the door seal across the sound bar. I was still getting a little flapping at highway speeds, even after securing the shade thru the holes on top.

But I'm another in the category of believing it's a good product and well worth it. At first I thought the sun exposure was neat, then I got home and my arms were burned to where they were starting itch. So thumbs up for me re the spidershade.

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