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Old 05-19-2012, 11:20 AM   #61
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Funny this is here today. I borrowed a friend's no drill header yesterday to try out a best top bikini for the first time. And promptly realized that I will not be doing the no drill header thing again. What a pain. I finally realized at the end that having tension on the roll bar side does help, but I'm definitely not a bikini top guy. I'm going to check out the spider web shade...

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Old 05-21-2012, 03:15 PM   #62
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Just ordered the TJKini with trail mesh. Can't wait to try this out. Sitting at stop lights gets mighty hot in full sun. Really like that you can still get the soft top up if a down pour comes. The only issue I have with the soft top is when it folds down it binds the plastic pieces that tuck under the top of the door frame (full doors) and the stitching is unraveling because of it. Is there some special trick to putting the top down and keeping this from happening? Seems like no matter how I fold or how careful I am this happens every time.

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Old 05-22-2012, 09:19 AM   #63
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Got the TJkini yesterday (Monday after ordering Friday AM, rather happy with that turn-around on regular shipping) and am quite happy with it...

Installation was easy (no directions, but it's rather logical). Previous comments had me a bit wary of really tight bungee on the SpiderBalls, but that wasn't an issue. (I'm chalking that up to my super-strength. Ha!)

Immediately took doors off and drove it last night after putting it on... I'm not sure if it's a sort of placebo effect, but it feels/sounds as if there's less cabin noise. Fits snug, doesn't flap, looks sharp. We'll see how it works under the South Carolina sun, but the ride in to work this AM was splendid.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:30 AM   #64
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #65
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Got the TJkini yesterday (Monday after ordering Friday AM, rather happy with that turn-around on regular shipping) and am quite happy with it...

Installation was easy (no directions, but it's rather logical). Previous comments had me a bit wary of really tight bungee on the SpiderBalls, but that wasn't an issue. (I'm chalking that up to my super-strength. Ha!)

Immediately took doors off and drove it last night after putting it on... I'm not sure if it's a sort of placebo effect, but it feels/sounds as if there's less cabin noise. Fits snug, doesn't flap, looks sharp. We'll see how it works under the South Carolina sun, but the ride in to work this AM was splendid.
If you had bought the rest of the system, you would have found it a bit more difficult because the separate pieces end up sharing a Spiderball in various places. And they don't really tell you that in many places so you end up thinking your short of them. I am sure some source includes that but I looked at a few of their tutorial and it wasn't addressed on the ones I watched.

I am fairly certain it does reduce noise. And I think it somewhat controls the wind a bit too. The way the various directions of gusts seem to be a bit more uniform.

I am diggin mine so far. And the wife is happy that the Grandson is caged in to some better extent. I also think a side benefit is going to be a little more protection from bugs and debris blowing in.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:38 PM   #66
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I have had the bestop and it was ok, but now I gave the Rugged Ridge Acustic Islander a chance and WOW! Noise is controlled and the audio is so much nicer on the road. Worth the $$. The design quality and fitmemt is so much better then Bestop in every way.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:40 PM   #67
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I have had the bestop and it was ok, but now I gave the Rugged Ridge Acustic Islander a chance and WOW! Noise is controlled and the audio is so much nicer on the road. Worth the $$. The design quality and fitmemt is so much better then Bestop in every way.

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Old 09-23-2012, 10:10 AM   #68
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Isn't there somebody that makes a bikini that straps to the roll bars and doesn't use the header? And not the spider shade...but something that will deflect the rain.
This is exactly what I am looking for.
I had something like this years ago - can't find one anywhere.
I also have the Spider Shade, but amy looking for something I can quickly strap on in case of rain...

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