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Old 05-25-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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Question Spider Web Shade

Has anyone used one of these spider web shades? The mesh one. I was going to get the Bestop Bikini but if I have to install the windsheild channel, I won't have the option to close the softop w/out removing it.

The spider web shade allows you to close the top. Any reviews?

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Old 05-25-2011, 10:01 AM   #2
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There are tons of threads on this product...search is your friend!

I have one and enjoy it. Good product and good value.

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I have one and I Love it!! You can leave it on when the top is up.
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Installed mine (5 minute job) last week. I wish I had gotten one years ago. I love this top. With my bikini top it felt like having the full top up and as you mentioned, there is the header that you have to deal with. The spiderweb can and will be staying on all year for me. I work in the sun all day and it's great not to have to sit in traffic cooking on the way home and still feel the open, topless freedom. I highly recommend the Spiderweb.

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Has anyone used one of these spider web shades? The mesh one. I was going to get the Bestop Bikini but if I have to install the windsheild channel, I won't have the option to close the softop w/out removing it.

The spider web shade allows you to close the top. Any reviews?
Get it, you'll love it. Easy to install (and remove, but not necessary). It can remain in place with the soft-top up. It will remove most of the sun and some of the wind and noise. It will seem a little less "open" than without, but it makes running topless tolerable in the summer.

I ran with it off for a couple of months this spring, but when the temps get in the 90's and with the hot Florida sun, I can run topless all summer long and feel reasonably cool. My back seat passengers also like having a little less wind (I run doorless most of the year also).

It will not, however, protect from rain so you do have to be prepared to raise the top. Since it can stay underneath, that's not really a problem. You just have to remove 2 of the bungee balls and the top can be raised just like normal.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:21 AM   #6
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I have one on my JKU and love it. I highly recommend them to anyone.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:22 AM   #7
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Thank you all! I'm a city boy driving a car meant for the great outdoors but that's the beauty of owning a Wrangler...they fit right in.
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Another vote for SpiderWeb here.

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Old 05-26-2011, 03:08 PM   #10
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Mine came today and 10 minutes later it was installed. I really like it so far.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:47 PM   #11
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Just ordered one based on this thread. Thanks and look for to the experiences you all describe herein
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:21 PM   #12
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I ordered one today as well.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:33 PM   #13
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:37 PM   #14
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Got mine last week and love it! We took our 5 month old out topless for the first time and it was actually tolerable for him. My wife sat in the back seat w him of course. Great product!
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:27 AM   #15
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:38 AM   #16
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Has anyone used one of these spider web shades? The mesh one. I was going to get the Bestop Bikini but if I have to install the windsheild channel, I won't have the option to close the softop w/out removing it.

The spider web shade allows you to close the top. Any reviews?
My choice came down to SpiderWeb or Dirty Dog - went with the Dirty Dog off ebay and love it. ($78 + $13 shipping)
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:32 AM   #17
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Got a note this morning that it shipped. I'm planning to pull the hard top off this weekend for the summer.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #18
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Best money you ever spent. Didn't really want it bc I thought it would take away from the whole feel of having the top down but bought it bc my wife is very fair skinned. Turned out to be a GREAT buy. It keeps everything inside the Jeep cool to the touch when it's parked out in the sun for hours, and it drops the temp by at least 15 degrees. Great buy.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:57 PM   #19
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texas is getting hot! thinking of going with the 49.99 bikini

top off with spider shade> top on with a/c on ?
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:00 PM   #20
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Got mine yesterday (SW2-Trail Mesh). Easy install. As a general note, not a negative one, head space is slightly reduced. Depending on your height - probably never notice reduction. Looks good.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:10 AM   #21
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The answer to your question is it does NOT require any type of windshield channel. and you can put on the soft or hard tops with the spider web still on. It is just as easy to take off as it is to put on.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:57 AM   #22
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I figured out how to put mine on as well as my smittybilt CRES....gave it the beach test this past weekend and it worked out great
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Mine came a couple of days ago. I haven't had a chance to pull the hard top off yet, but I'm hoping to thins weekend.
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I figured out how to put mine on as well as my smittybilt CRES....gave it the beach test this past weekend and it worked out great
How are you liking the CRES? Been looking at them, but am unsure as they are not cargo netting. How long have you had it? How well has it held up?
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How are you liking the CRES? Been looking at them, but am unsure as they are not cargo netting. How long have you had it? How well has it held up?
The main issue with it is that you have to take it off. Safari straps can stay on when you put your top up. I like that because it serves two purposes other than putting it on and off. It keeps my dogs' wet noses off the inside of the plastic windows and adds security. I locked my keys in the jeep and thought I could just unzip the window. I couldn't get in until I also removed the straps.
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The main issue with it is that you have to take it off. Safari straps can stay on when you put your top up. I like that because it serves two purposes other than putting it on and off. It keeps my dogs' wet noses off the inside of the plastic windows and adds security. I locked my keys in the jeep and thought I could just unzip the window. I couldn't get in until I also removed the straps.
Been staring at Safari Straps for awhile now, may pull the trigger on those soon. I need to make sure my GSD stays in on road trips - he's still such a spasmanaut. I don't think he'd jump out but I'm not taking the chance. He'll eventually be a good Jeep dog I'm sure, but until then... I Like the netting made by Aspen too, but Safari may be my choice.
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Installed mine (5 minute job) last week. I wish I had gotten one years ago. I love this top. With my bikini top it felt like having the full top up and as you mentioned, there is the header that you have to deal with. The spiderweb can and will be staying on all year for me. I work in the sun all day and it's great not to have to sit in traffic cooking on the way home and still feel the open, topless freedom. I highly recommend the Spiderweb.

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Another question. I have a JK Unlimited. Does Spiderweb make a version like in the above pic that would work with just the front paneles of my hardtop removed?
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I believe they do... Look at their website to see for sure.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:51 PM   #29
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the CRES has held up pretty well.....getting close to a year with and alot of use..holds my 120 pound rott in place just fine..and is nice to have the ability to put more stuff back there and not worry about it...Daggo does have a point about having to remove it when you put the top on though...(takes all of 3 minutes once u know what you are doing)..and since my top has been in my attic for over a year...not really a concern anyway..but if you look at the way the two are designed...safari vs CRES..you have more cubic storage area with the CRES as it is over the bars and not between them. VERY nice that it works with the Spidershade too.
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