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Old 02-21-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
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wind jammer

So I am looking at buying a bikini top and found a set that comes with a duster and wind jammer. I am liking the duster but not sure about the wind jammer.

Hoping to find someone who has one and let me know if it is nice to have or just something extra to spend money on.

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I don't have one, but a friend of mine swears up and down that his is a real marriage saver, since his wife hates getting in the Jeep with the top down because of what it does to her hair.

I'm thinking of getting one as well, since my fiancee has similar issues, and doesn't like to wear hats.

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:17 AM   #3
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X2 on this question. I hope you do not mind if I expand on your question?

Is the forward/backward seat adjsutment restricted?

How far will the seats recline with the windjammer installed?

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I'll try to find the picture I have of mine in a second.

I have the bikini, windjammer and duster and I love the set up. I would say it's worth the little extra. I love the look, and the windjammer really cuts out the wind and almost closes off the cab. The setup is not water tight, however if you have the door surrounds, then it should keep most water out.
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X2 on this question. I hope you do not mind if I expand on your question?

Is the forward/backward seat adjsutment restricted?

How far will the seats recline with the windjammer installed?

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Yes the forward and backward seat movements are restricted. You can basically get the seat a few clicks from the back, but you cant get it back all the way without the windjammer sticking way out and looking stupid.

I'll post pics
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:25 AM   #6
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Here are two pictures for you guys. Sorry I don't have any close ups, but I currently have the soft top on and can't seem to find any more pics.
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Ah ha! I found them.

Two more pictures showing the windjammer stretched back just a little bit from the seat headrest.

I'm 5-11 by the way.
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My appologies Lightfrogman. I have been researching this for a few weeks and was about to post the same question('s). Hopefully we can both learn more.

I am 6'2". In your opinion and based on your experience, would I be too cramped with the windjammer installed?

The duster is water tight correct? Is there a bow accross the back or something to keep the duster from sagging and holding water?
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My appologies Lightfrogman. I have been researching this for a few weeks and was about to post the same question('s). Hopefully we can both learn more.

I am 6'2". In your opinion and based on your experience, would I be too cramped with the windjammer installed?

The duster is water tight correct? Is there a bow accross the back or something to keep the duster from sagging and holding water?
In my opinion, yes you would be a little cramped with the windjammer installed. As far as the duster being watertight, i would say that it can be fairly watertight. If you currently have a soft top, your tailgate bar should fit in the end of the duster just like it does on your back window to seal it off with the tailgate. The bikini set does not come with tailgate bar, so hopefully you have it. Hope this answers your question.
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Please add your questions too as I had not thought of them yet. I mean we all want to learn from others...

My Jeep is a JKU so it may be a little different on them...
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Please add your questions too as I had not thought of them yet. I mean we all want to learn from others...

My Jeep is a JKU so it may be a little different on them...
I think that the 2 door and 4 door bikini combos are fairly similar. Check them out on quadratec.com
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:27 PM   #12
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Well I took the plunge and bought the combo but they are on back order.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:42 PM   #13
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Cool.

I am going to hold off until I can sit in a JK that has a windjammer.
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Bestop makes two types of Windjammer: the regular one, and the wrap around Windjammer. The regular one is really just designed to stop some wind turbulence. The Wrap Around is MUCH better at sealing off a cab, almost making a halfcab type of top.

Ty's picture is a WrapAround (that has been pushed back by the front seat - which was the point he's making).

We sell a LOT of these, and get mostly positive feedback. The two complaints are restricting seat movement for tall people (as discussed above) and difficulty connecting Windjammer and Duster at same time.

And of course, we're not the only company that makes a product like this. But we're the only one who can call it a Windjammer (our name). Pavement Ends calls it a "Cab Curtain."
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Bestop makes two types of Windjammer: the regular one, and the wrap around Windjammer. The regular one is really just designed to stop some wind turbulence. The Wrap Around is MUCH better at sealing off a cab, almost making a halfcab type of top.

Ty's picture is a WrapAround (that has been pushed back by the front seat - which was the point he's making).

We sell a LOT of these, and get mostly positive feedback. The two complaints are restricting seat movement for tall people (as discussed above) and difficulty connecting Windjammer and Duster at same time.

And of course, we're not the only company that makes a product like this. But we're the only one who can call it a Windjammer (our name). Pavement Ends calls it a "Cab Curtain."
Can you get the wraparound style for the 4door
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Can you get the wraparound style for the 4door
No.

But call customer support - 800-845-3567. They were talking about someone who did something weird to make it work. Something to do with installing it at an angle, or something. Their first answer will be "no" as well, so ask about work arounds. And don't tell them I sent you. They want to stick to "guaranteed" to fit if they can.

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