Originally Posted by scwalls
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.