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Old 03-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #31
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:42 PM   #32
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Something about how the bars or clips for the trektop fit on or near the soundbar. Not sure...

I saw one post about it, but I can't remember where....

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:32 PM   #33
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Hello,
I purchased a Spiderweb shade a few months ago, and I'm looking forward to putting it on. However, I'm also in the market for a Trektop NX soft-top. I've read on a few forums that a Trektop cannot be used with a Spiderwebshade. Do you know if that is correct, or if there is some sort of work-around?
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I am not sure where you heard that however, it is not true. The SPIDERWEBSHADE will work just fine under your Trektop.


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I just went through the same debate last week. Researched, pictures, read forums,etc. To be honest there was not a clear winner from my research. There is some UV difference as mentioned above with SS. I ended up purchasing DD because I liked the 2 piece set-up. It just gives you more options. I can see in my mind where I want my kids to be covered in the back and my wife and I wanting the full sun (especially wife) in front. Or, for longer trips we can put both in for a full piece. I did read that some did have flapping issues with SS as well. All in all I don't think you can go wrong though. Depends on the buyer and if you want to buy American. I just wanted the best product to fit my lifestyle and the 2 piece with possible less flapping sold me.
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I just went through the same debate last week. Researched, pictures, read forums,etc. To be honest there was not a clear winner from my research. There is some UV difference as mentioned above with SS. I ended up purchasing DD because I liked the 2 piece set-up. It just gives you more options. I can see in my mind where I want my kids to be covered in the back and my wife and I wanting the full sun (especially wife) in front. Or, for longer trips we can put both in for a full piece. I did read that some did have flapping issues with SS as well. All in all I don't think you can go wrong though. Depends on the buyer and if you want to buy American. I just wanted the best product to fit my lifestyle and the 2 piece with possible less flapping sold me.
Yeah, I had originally intended to buy a take-off Mopar soft-top and use the Spiderwebshade with that. But I missed out on deal, and with spring around the corner, they are getting harder to find on CG. Plus, there was an awesome deal on Trektop NX's that was hard to pass up....so now I wish I had the Dirty Dog instead.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:36 PM   #36
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Just installed the spidershade this past weekend, it's been good so far. No flapping because its a really tight fit. Left it on and put the hardtop back on. Damn cold weather.
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I've got the Spyderweb full length. It definitely flaps on the sound bar over about 40 mph. Without it though, I would not drop the top here in AZ. It is just to hot to sit in the sun and the spyderweb really does drop the temp and the glare.
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I've got the Spyderweb full length. It definitely flaps on the sound bar over about 40 mph. Without it though, I would not drop the top here in AZ. It is just to hot to sit in the sun and the spyderweb really does drop the temp and the glare.
Mine also flaps. I'm trying to devise a way to use the two holes in the Spiderwebshade - meant for the hard top bolts - that could be used to fasten the shade taut against the sound bar. I don't have a hard top so those holes aren't used. There must be a way to fasten the shade using them.
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Mine also flaps. I'm trying to devise a way to use the two holes in the Spiderwebshade - meant for the hard top bolts - that could be used to fasten the shade taut against the sound bar. I don't have a hard top so those holes aren't used. There must be a way to fasten the shade using them.
I was looking at that today as well. It take very little upward pressure on the thing to make it stop the flapping, so I think that maybe a foam pipe frost insulator along the top of the sound bar would do the trick. They are black, fairly small diameter and would not be particularly noticeable.
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i put a hat on the soundbar and it stopped flapping. not a big deal IMO.
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Mine also flaps. I'm trying to devise a way to use the two holes in the Spiderwebshade - meant for the hard top bolts - that could be used to fasten the shade taut against the sound bar. I don't have a hard top so those holes aren't used. There must be a way to fasten the shade using them.
I'm using the soundbar holes now. Place two of the longer ball cords through the two holes, then connect with the small one inside the jeep.
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I'm using the soundbar holes now. Place two of the longer ball cords through the two holes, then connect with the small one inside the jeep.
I can't picture what you're describing. I know, I'm being dense.

One long spider ball *down* through the shade and sound bar for each hole? Then wrap the end around which one in the Jeep?
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I can't picture what you're describing. I know, I'm being dense.

One long spider ball *down* through the shade and sound bar for each hole? Then wrap the end around which one in the Jeep?
Don't worry, half my questions end up being ridiculously stupid. I still can't figure out where the OEM velcro strap goes on my Sunrider top.

The two Spider balls will face up, while the hoops will go through the SWS and sound bar. I had an extra of the small corded ball which I used to secure the bottom of the two loops that come down through the sound bar.

I'm out of the meeting now, lemme go see if I can snap a few pics.
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You don't need another small attachment, anything to secure the loops should do.

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Do most get the trail mesh or the ultra mesh from Spiderweb Shade? I don't do too much off roading, but the thickness of the trail mesh appeals to me. It seems to offer the same protection, just thicker. Are there other differences that I'm not seeing?
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Don't worry, half my questions end up being ridiculously stupid. I still can't figure out where the OEM velcro strap goes on my Sunrider top.

The two Spider balls will face up, while the hoops will go through the SWS and sound bar. I had an extra of the small corded ball which I used to secure the bottom of the two loops that come down through the sound bar.

I'm out of the meeting now, lemme go see if I can snap a few pics.
Ahh, ok I think I see now.

I didn't get any extra spider balls and didn't get enough to use through the 2 sound bar holes. I can always pick up a pack of those at HD though.

That sucks it goes right over the light.

I opted for the Trail Mesh since it was thicker and carried a better warranty.
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Ahh, ok I think I see now.

I didn't get any extra spider balls and didn't get enough to use through the 2 sound bar holes. I can always pick up a pack of those at HD though.

That sucks it goes right over the light.

I opted for the Trail Mesh since it was thicker and carried a better warranty.
The light is mostly worthless anyway, but you're right - maybe I could hook the loops the opposite way. You could probably put some small black rope through the top instead. What about zip ties?
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Do most get the trail mesh or the ultra mesh from Spiderweb Shade? I don't do too much off roading, but the thickness of the trail mesh appeals to me. It seems to offer the same protection, just thicker. Are there other differences that I'm not seeing?
I have yet to put mine on, but I have the trailmesh....
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Just ordered the spiderweb jkini.. I hope I report back with a happy result.
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I found a coupon code posted on their FB page for 10% off of the Spiderweb Shade. I don't know if I can post it on here, so PM me and I'll let you know what it is. Or you can go to their FB page and see it, it was posted on March 20th in response to someone asking for a code.
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I found a coupon code posted on their FB page for 10% off of the Spiderweb Shade. I don't know if I can post it on here, so PM me and I'll let you know what it is. Or you can go to their FB page and see it, it was posted on March 20th in response to someone asking for a code.
If I remember correctly, WF has one as well (along with other sites).

I think it is WF10 for 10% off.
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How easy is it to take either the DD or SS on and off? Does everyone that has the full SS and a JKU get flapping over 40MPH?
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I received my spider jkini in trailmesh 3 weeks ago. I've used it ever since. It means EVERYTHING when driving around (in AZ) with the sun above around 11am-2pm.

It definately has loosened up a bit and now flaps a tiny amount but its nothing memorable. I only mention it because others ask about it.

I remove the front three spider balls when i put the freedom panels on. That's it though. I do not remove the speaker bar spider balls so, as a result, I do not use the freedom top screws. It doesn't seem to be an issue as I've gone through several car washes with no leaks.

By far this is the most used and appreciated mod I've done to any vehicle.
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I received my spider jkini in trailmesh 3 weeks ago. I've used it ever since. It means EVERYTHING when driving around (in AZ) with the sun above around 11am-2pm.

It definately has loosened up a bit and now flaps a tiny amount but its nothing memorable. I only mention it because others ask about it.

I remove the front three spider balls when i put the freedom panels on. That's it though. I do not remove the speaker bar spider balls so, as a result, I do not use the freedom top screws. It doesn't seem to be an issue as I've gone through several car washes with no leaks.

By far this is the most used and appreciated mod I've done to any vehicle.
I notice a lot folks stating issues (maybe not issues) with the spiderballs, could one use Velcro straps in their place eliminating the Spiderballs?
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I notice a lot folks stating issues (maybe not issues) with the spiderballs, could one use Velcro straps in their place eliminating the Spiderballs?
You can do a lot of modification to meet your own needs. I'm planning on using longer straps of some kind to go over the entire sound bar so i can not use spiderballs inside the screw holes.

If you use enough velcro to ensure there's enough sticking area then yes, I definately think velcro can work. I guess fitting thick velcro through the mesh's mounting holes would be the tough part.
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I received my spider jkini in trailmesh 3 weeks ago. I've used it ever since. It means EVERYTHING when driving around (in AZ) with the sun above around 11am-2pm.

It definately has loosened up a bit and now flaps a tiny amount but its nothing memorable. I only mention it because others ask about it.

I remove the front three spider balls when i put the freedom panels on. That's it though. I do not remove the speaker bar spider balls so, as a result, I do not use the freedom top screws. It doesn't seem to be an issue as I've gone through several car washes with no leaks.

By far this is the most used and appreciated mod I've done to any vehicle.
I see that a lot....and it is one of the main reasons why I dumped my Trektop...so that I could use my Spiderwebshade.

While it it no where near as sunny in Chicago as it is in AZ, I basically plan on keeping the soft top down except for at night and when it rains. The spidershade seems like it is the perfect mix of open top and safari top.
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I see that a lot....and it is one of the main reasons why I dumped my Trektop...so that I could use my Spiderwebshade.

While it it no where near as sunny in Chicago as it is in AZ, I basically plan on keeping the soft top down except for at night and when it rains. The spidershade seems like it is the perfect mix of open top and safari top.
Did you find that you couldn't use the Spiderweb shade with the Trektop? I inquired about that previously and was told that only the JKini that covers just the front seats would work with the Trektop (for a 4-door). Something about how the Trektop attaches near the soundbar. I'd like to eventually replace my soft top with a Trektop, but I won't give up my Spiderweb.

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The Trektop NX has a flap just forward of the sound bar, which has hooks to clip into the holes for the hard top bolts. I dont see any way a full Spyderweb could stay on with a Trektop.
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The Trektop NX has a flap just forward of the sound bar, which has hooks to clip into the holes for the hard top bolts. I dont see any way a full Spyderweb could stay on with a Trektop.
Thanks, that's what I was afraid of. I just don't see giving up my Spiderweb which I use 9 months of the year, so I guess I'll need to look at the Supertop or some other alternative.

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