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Old 06-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Got my spiderwebshade today

Can't wait for it to quit raining so I can install and test. Any install tips?

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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Super easy, instructions are on the website. Takes about 3 mins, love mine.

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Old 06-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #3
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which one? If you got the entire cage system I got a few tips on that one.

Be aware the cage system shares many of the Spiderballs to hold pieces of it on. Otherwise you will end up about 8 (or so) short if you don't share them.

For the top main front piece start in the middle with the little short Spiderball and work out.

These bungie balls can be had from Walmart if you want more and a lot cheaper than from Spiderwebshade.

Here's mine.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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I have got to get one of these! I've been looking for a safari top before I go to the beach but I don't like the hassle of taking it off if it were to rain but with that I wouldn't have to worry about it!
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:06 PM   #5
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Got mine on today too after waiting for the rain to stop! It was quick and easy if you follow the directions!

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Old 06-09-2012, 06:31 PM   #6
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I got the trail mesh. Yours fits better than mine. Did you lop the rears under the seat belt? Where did you connect the front?

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Old 06-10-2012, 12:30 PM   #7
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Which one is better the ultra mesh or trail mesh?
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:42 PM   #8
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:47 PM   #9
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I've had mine for two years and I love the benefits. I have the three piece design which works for me. In the spring and fall I use the cabin cover and windjammer only and during winter and summer I have the top on so just keep the cabin cover on (why take it off) and the back shade cover which acts also as a window since my soft top rear window zipper broke.

The benefits are that you can have a normal conversation with the top off at freeway speeds and don't have to crank the stereo so loud. Also the windjammer and rear cover shade diffuse headlights in your rearview mirror so your not blinded by idiots with their highbeams on. I live in Arizona so I use the spiderweb shade about 8 months a year. It's nice on sunny days because it's like sitting under a shadey tree. I pull up to fellow jeeps and they look so hot without the top on and just no cover, while I get the benefit of full shade and still get the open air feeling all around.

The last benefit is when people have their tops on and all the windows on, I notice on alot of jeeps while driving that their top bubbles up at higher speeds, the spiderweb shade controls this. First by diffusing the inside air pressure with the cabin and rear cabin shades on and because air passes out the back without the rear window on, my jeep doesn't do that high speed bubble blooming but the rear shade cover as mentioned goes all the way to the top of the rear seat so acts as a "window" anyway. Also keeps the jeep cooler in the AZ summer months since air has alot more room to escape than a closed off rear window does.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:12 AM   #10
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Trail mesh
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:29 AM   #11
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Spiderwebshade

Got mine last week and put it on. Love it so far but have one concern. I'm trying to come up with a way to "lock" it on. If it only takes a couple of minutes to put on, it only takes a few minutes for someone to "take" it off. Anybody else gave this any thought?
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:44 AM   #12
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #13
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Ordered mine sunday! Should be here by end of week!
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #14
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I may try zip ties on mine.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:18 PM   #15
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Can the soft top go on over it? I'm lazy..
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Can the soft top go on over it? I'm lazy..
It can. I leave mine on all the time. They say you should remove the front tie downs but I don't. I just push it out of the way.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:38 PM   #17
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I was wondering about getting the shade and getting the smittybuilt cargo net, do yawl think it will get in the way at all and also will I have to take them both off to put my hardtop on?
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Got mine last week and put it on. Love it so far but have one concern. I'm trying to come up with a way to "lock" it on. If it only takes a couple of minutes to put on, it only takes a few minutes for someone to "take" it off. Anybody else gave this any thought?
I thought about that right after my 2.5 minute install, but then realized the only person who knows to steal it is a Jeeper...and if they are a Jeeper willing to steal from another, then there is no hope for civilization.

Similar situation with my CB that sits right up on the dash using the Rugged Ridge mount. Granted, the user audience is a bit wider, but it's not like sunglasses or a head unit...
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:31 AM   #19
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For the top main front piece start in the middle with the little short Spiderball and work out
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:50 AM   #20
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Just an observation: The Ultra-Mesh seems to be more "see-through" than the Trail-Mesh. While probably less durable, this seems to more suitable for back and side shades. Any feedback on that observation?

Bestop used to make mesh windows for the rear section of the top and they are fantastic. They zipped right in where the factory windows go. I have a set in storage somewhere... These are great when hauling kids, dogs, etc.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #21
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I pulled my ties all the way to the front of the roll bar pads to help close the gap along the windshield. I hooked the backs around the seat belt mounts. I wish my SW 1 either stopped 2" higer or lower as the seam sits right in my rear view mirror. It has rained so much here that I have not had a chance to play with adjusting it. I would think you could buy some slightly longer ties so it would pull up closer to the front and let me see better out of the mirror.

The only tip I can offer is make sure the balls are on the bottom side of the mesh when you start putting it on or else they do interfere with the top up and make bulges and you have to stand on the side to loop them over. If you never run a top then put them on the top for a little more clearance inside.

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