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03-21-2012 05:57 PM
RedBones When I had my TJ I ran the safari and duster for three months a year during summer.
Got damp a few times but not soaking wet.
Wife did not like it when we were going out to eat or anything like.
03-21-2012 05:51 PM
Peezy Peezy's Jeep Profile :: Sahara

you can see my picture and tell that it's pretty-well sealed off. i just added a bit of velcro and am 99.9 moisture-proof
03-13-2012 09:36 AM
yomondo
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Originally Posted by New2012JEEP View Post
I also heard soundbar was weatherproof?
I once drove two hours topless under heavy rain. I didn't use the stereo/nav system while under the rain because I didn't want to risk frying it, but afterwards it was all good, including of course the soundbar.
03-13-2012 09:07 AM
CiDZillA
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Originally Posted by Vin View Post
I'd like to try it with an '07-'09 door surround and the Wrap around Windjammer. The Bikini top does not lock into the '10 door suround.
I had to get Mopar door surrounds for installation on my 2010 but I couldn't tell you what year the actual door surrounds are.

The Bikini top slides into a channel on the top part of the door surround. Door surrounds are also required for the Wrap-around Windjammer.
03-12-2012 10:51 PM
Vin I'd like to try it with an '07-'09 door surround and the Wrap around Windjammer. The Bikini top does not lock into the '10 door suround.
03-12-2012 01:45 PM
CiDZillA
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Originally Posted by Kmlande View Post
I ordered one a month ago and have been waiting to put it on. I must say, you guys took out ALL the wind in my sails.
I'm not sure which of the issues you're damning but if it's the minor leakage I would not worry about it. I am confident that once my top relaxes a bit on my Jeep that the fit will be near perfect with little to no leakage at all.

If it's the "sit straight up" issue... you may be out of luck. You can lean your seat back against the Windjammer a decent amount because it has a lot of give but if you did that all the time it may stretch out the plastic window in an odd shape.

Anyhow here are the pics I took in my lot this morning after the rain stopped.





Here you can see it bunches up a bit... I have no explanation. It looks the same on all other JK with this Bikini tops and the instructions do not mention why it's there.

03-12-2012 11:13 AM
Kmlande
DAMn IT

I ordered one a month ago and have been waiting to put it on. I must say, you guys took out ALL the wind in my sails.
03-12-2012 10:13 AM
CiDZillA I have a 2010 Sport and I put my Bikini, Duster and Wrap-around Windjammer on yesterday. I had some issues getting it on but that might have been to due to 60 degrees instead of the 70 they recommend. I love the way it looks (I'll try to post pics later, it's raining now!).

And it started to rain pretty good last night here in Mpls, MN. So I got to see how it held up in the rain and... there was some leaking. I am not surprised and it was not bad really. I got some minor leaking on the seals on the top of the driver and passenger door. I think that was because the extra straps needed for installation without door surrounds were tucked inside between the door seal and the door surround causing water to run down the strap and into the Jeep. There is also some minor leaking coming from the header as well but just a bit.

I have a feeling that as the top molds to my Jeep that less water will get in and eventually none. I do plan to go at it with some 3M Scotch guard and maybe some silicone sealant after it all dries out.

Anyhow it was fun to drive and I think will be awesome once the warm weather hits.
02-24-2012 10:36 PM
duaneduanet I run the three piece in the summer. Don't have a problem with the windjammer being in the way. I have overhead pods on the back of the roll bar and they are covered. They do make a kit that is waterproof.
02-22-2012 04:50 PM
Dr Gonzo
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Originally Posted by Peezy View Post
ok, so i live in northern michigan where it's snowing and cold for another couple months. i just sold my hard top and put my new windjammer bikini top and duster combo on. hopefully i don't freeze completely, but i'll be letting you all know my experience with the combo in the snow.
Please do let us know.

I'm in Traverse City, too.
02-19-2012 09:25 PM
killerbee812
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Originally Posted by Peezy View Post
ok, so i live in northern michigan where it's snowing and cold for another couple months. i just sold my hard top and put my new windjammer bikini top and duster combo on. hopefully i don't freeze completely, but i'll be letting you all know my experience with the combo in the snow.

HA i'm in Mid-Michigan and ran that in late october and froze my azz off!! Let us know if you make it those couple months it will suck!!
02-19-2012 07:03 PM
Peezy ok, so i live in northern michigan where it's snowing and cold for another couple months. i just sold my hard top and put my new windjammer bikini top and duster combo on. hopefully i don't freeze completely, but i'll be letting you all know my experience with the combo in the snow.
02-14-2012 09:33 AM
rics1997 Now that I have my Safari top that comes with the trektop NX, I have a extra set of door surrounds that fit a 2dr if anyone needs it for their new bikini top. Knobs included. Bikini is used but has header and two straps are missing (center straps, I used bungees - got it that way and buyer didn't tell me) but I would let it go cheap.

I plan on keeping the duster and windjammer in the Jeep with my safari top when I have the sides out on the trektop nx
02-14-2012 04:41 AM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by Peezy View Post
i do like the idea of the zip down wind jsmmer, seems to easily open up a few options opposed to needing to undo several time consuming steps of fully uninstalling it.

i was going to be running it with my half top, not my safari top for aesthetic purposes. do you believe enough water would really get in through the back where it would make a difference having a half top or a full safari top?
Speaking from experience on my TJ there is enough of a gap at the top that rain does come in.....it is the worst when driving in the rain as it will flow across the bikini top and than seems to get sucked back inside. My thought was the Safari top would be far enough back from the jammers edge that it would not come back into the Jeep.

Not to split hairs but a halftop is different than a bikini top.



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Originally Posted by CiDZillA View Post
Well I just pulled the trigger on the combo. I got the Bikini Header, Duster and Wrap-Around Windjammer. I had to get the Sound Bar cover and an extra Mopar kit with door surrounds so it ran me an extra 250 or so but I think it will be worth it. The Quadratec sales guy even gave me the %10 discount on the three items even though they were not in a combo pack.

I've got a 2010 JK Sport. Once parts arrive I will install and report back on how it works in the weather. I'm in MN and spring is approaching so I should be able to test how it works in the rain in the coming months.
Please post how this combo works for you...I am still debating if I should get it for the JK or not. I like it on the TJ but it is not new like the JK is.
02-13-2012 09:34 AM
CiDZillA Well I just pulled the trigger on the combo. I got the Bikini Header, Duster and Wrap-Around Windjammer. I had to get the Sound Bar cover and an extra Mopar kit with door surrounds so it ran me an extra 250 or so but I think it will be worth it. The Quadratec sales guy even gave me the %10 discount on the three items even though they were not in a combo pack.

I've got a 2010 JK Sport. Once parts arrive I will install and report back on how it works in the weather. I'm in MN and spring is approaching so I should be able to test how it works in the rain in the coming months.
02-11-2012 08:00 PM
Peezy i do like the idea of the zip down wind jsmmer, seems to easily open up a few options opposed to needing to undo several time consuming steps of fully uninstalling it.

i was going to be running it with my half top, not my safari top for aesthetic purposes. do you believe enough water would really get in through the back where it would make a difference having a half top or a full safari top?
02-10-2012 09:44 AM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by Peezy View Post
what about with the wraparound windjammer/duster combo? is the wrap around with a bikini top and full doors pretty good for weather, or not much of a difference? i love the look of it and now just need to know if it's at all waterproof for northern michigan.
thanks
Northern MI---Northern IN---5 hours (at least) drive time. If I had it to do over (and some day I will when the Bikini wears out) I would get the safari top to use with my wrap around and duster.

But for now with Bikini/ windjammer/ and duster I am good from March to Nov.

I do have a halftop that I run in the winter time....non Jeep people can't tell the difference on my TJ. between the 3 piece and a halftop.

I have half doors....my carpet is out...interior floor bedlined....drain plugs out in summer time.

It is fairly dry with the combo I now have, but believe that a safari would keep the water out of rear cupholders.

I am getting the window in jammer made to be like the one in halftop....so that I can zip it in and out for more air flow and rain protection...instead of removing entire wraparound jammer. on the hot days when bikini is off but want a little protection on highway.

This is on the TJ-----JK not pulled trigger yet as far as different tops still watching threads.
02-10-2012 09:31 AM
vacca foeda i just put the safari bikini, wraparound windjammer and duster on my girlfriend's lj this past weekend. having all sorts of issues keeping the front edge in the header, but that's probably user error. it's kept her jeep dry so far.
02-10-2012 09:13 AM
CiDZillA I'm wondering about this too. I want the bikini,duster and wrap around windjammer. But I want to know more about how it is in bad weather.
02-05-2012 10:46 PM
Peezy what about with the wraparound windjammer/duster combo? is the wrap around with a bikini top and full doors pretty good for weather, or not much of a difference? i love the look of it and now just need to know if it's at all waterproof for northern michigan.
thanks
01-11-2012 05:42 AM
jp2611 removed speaker pods/ replaced with sound bar on my TJ--over the cab works great!!
01-11-2012 05:41 AM
jp2611 Having just purchased a '12 Sport----and having ran this set-up on my TJ for several years---with no issues IDK for sure if I will drop the coin.

May use a duster when top is dropped and going to be down for several days--not sure I would want to chance that big a % of rain in IN running the 3 piece in a '12. But it does look way better with duster---I think if you have a Safari with a wrap around jammer and duster better chance of dry.
01-11-2012 05:13 AM
denisbaldwin
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Originally Posted by RHJEEP View Post
alright and what do u do with your speaker bar?
Could you move your sound bar to above the driver and passenger, just in front of the middle hoop?

I'm still torn on whether I want a soundbar or wedges for this very reason but I've seen sound bars installed in front of the hoop and they look/sound good.

Denis
01-11-2012 04:18 AM
MrSig This is what it looks like on the 4 door.


It works good to keep that hot Florida sun off your head and still have the Jeep open. I have one for sale in the for sale section.
01-11-2012 12:01 AM
FTNuke I had this combo for my TJ, but I almost never had the windjammer up because of the seat issues everyone else has already discussed. It also seriously cut down on airflow in the Jeep while not preventing the rain that drips around the roll bar from landing on the back of your neck, which is the whole reason I bought it. A safari top with tonneau cover and no windjammer was a much better compromise, it allowed for maximum airflow while actually keeping the inside dryer than the windjammer did. This might be different on a JK, though.
01-10-2012 10:28 PM
New2012JEEP Okay, that looks bad ass
01-10-2012 10:08 PM
RHJEEP rics lol im jealous of your rig.. pretty much the look im going for
01-10-2012 10:01 PM
rics1997 I ran it this summer. Really liked it. The only issue is during a HARD rain it will leak and there is nothing you can do about it. Also you can't get your set all very far back or recline with the windjammer on. But besides that is was a awesome combo IMO

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01-10-2012 09:53 PM
RHJEEP ya im kinda tall and have to put my seat alllll the way back so idk i guess ill need to see one in person
01-10-2012 09:45 PM
Vin The worst part is the jammer. If you are tall, or recline the seat past the roll bar, be prepared to be disappointed.

The Duster Deck cover is very tight, so you'll probably put dents around the top of your tub (visable only with the top off).
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