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Old 08-10-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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Spiderwebshade turns into chinese torture

I'm not really that tall...6,2.

Driving topless the spiderwebshade starts flapping a little and hits me on the top of my head..constantly. Tap..tap..tap...tap..driving me nuts.

Anyone with the same problem.... found a solution?

I was thinking about adding a ratchet strap in the centre so it would sit a little higher up.

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:19 AM   #2
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Wear a hard hat never feel it any more

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:22 AM   #3
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I'm 5'9 so id have to leave the seat to hit mine .... but the ratchet strap might work, are the spiderballs in good shape?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:25 AM   #4
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Yeah, it's like 3 weeks old.

Hard hat..LOL
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:31 AM   #5
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Have you seen the extra supports they make for the soft tops. It is a arch support that goes between the windshield and the roll bar. It run side to side. I saw one guy on here make his own out of PVC pipe. I think he took a T coupling big enough to cut the back off of. This fit around the roll bar padding. He then reduced the diameter of the connection down to half or inch PVC and cut the support bar long enough to make a arch before connecting into another T on the other roll bar. I saw a picture in the fun creative mod thread. I don't remember what page. Might try it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:36 AM   #6
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Hmm..I'll look into it, thanks.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:42 AM   #7
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Did you get ultamesh or trail mesh? I have an ultramesh and i have zero flapping on my 05 and this is my second summer to use it.

It should be pretty tight once you have it on there...like i have to pull mine using the spider bungees pretty signifcantly to stretch it.

I am also 6'2
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:16 AM   #8
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Interesting... Never heard of it flapping around like that, supposed to be quite tight. Mine is and never have that sort of issue... and I'm 6'3''.

Take it off and strap it back on? (less than helpful advice)
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:53 AM   #9
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Its possible you have that section installed wrong. Perhaps even 90 degrees rotated. Or you have the rear section up front and visa versa... double check your install. It shouldn't flap.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:20 AM   #10
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I agree with everyone else, check your install mine doesn't flap at all except the very back edge. Your not driving from the rear seat are your?
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:38 AM   #11
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someone zip tied it on with good results
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #12
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I would say try spacing out the bungee "spider balls" differently. I know I had to play with the spacing on my roll cage/ windshield before everything was tight.
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you can always lean back real far like a gangster...just sayin..
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I'm 6'4 and I don't have a problem ( it's very close but does not touch ), mine is also 2 years old and does not flap at all on side roads and only a little at 70 on the highway.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #15
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6'2 with no issues at all since installing mine even at 70-75 mph. It stays on full time now even with the hard top on. Love it!
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I would say try spacing out the bungee "spider balls" differently. I know I had to play with the spacing on my roll cage/ windshield before everything was tight.
Yeah, you gotta play with the balls.
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Did you recalculate your top to work in your Spain time zone?
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Dang we got some jokers on here!
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Yeah, you gotta play with the balls.
LOL! Choked on my beer!!

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