Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > SpiderWeb shade

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: SpiderWeb shade Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-04-2014 01:04 PM
Kslatton
Quote:
Originally Posted by HoH-Jeeper View Post
Old man winter is turning into one fickle bitch this year!
Yes it is! Spring can't get here soon enough.
03-04-2014 11:59 AM
HoH-Jeeper Old man winter is turning into one fickle bitch this year!
03-04-2014 11:55 AM
Kslatton Got mine yesterday and I can't wait to put it on. Old Man Winter has decided to return to SC so I have to hold off until the weekend.
08-27-2013 02:28 PM
grsn67 Look for the one that is titled "Long Beach Meet" - if you can't make it this Thursday I can let you know when we plan on going out on a trail run. It's super fun man. We usually have a caravan of 10-15 Jeeps.
08-27-2013 12:55 PM
mikebot
Quote:
Originally Posted by grsn67 View Post

Ya, got lucky. Found it all the way in San Juan Capistrano. Hey, we have LB meets once a month - this months is this Thursday at
2850 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach‎ California‎ 90815
If you wanna come down and meet some cool people. I don't know where u come from but last time we had a guy come down from the near the SD area.
I'm in Chino Hills. Is there a thread for the meets? Link? Thanks!!
08-27-2013 10:59 AM
grsn67
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikebot View Post

Man you got the Sahara tan! I would have killed to get a new JK in that color. Hands down my favorite. Got as close as I could...
Ya, got lucky. Found it all the way in San Juan Capistrano. Hey, we have LB meets once a month - this months is this Thursday at
2850 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach‎ California‎ 90815
If you wanna come down and meet some cool people. I don't know where u come from but last time we had a guy come down from the near the SD area.
08-27-2013 08:47 AM
mikebot
Quote:
Originally Posted by grsn67 View Post

Post a pic of your JK when possible....
Man you got the Sahara tan! I would have killed to get a new JK in that color. Hands down my favorite. Got as close as I could...



Attachment 291204



Attachment 291207
08-27-2013 03:01 AM
grsn67
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikebot View Post
Great info and great photo. Wish I got the tan now. Damn. Thanks!!!!

Don't take this the wrong way, but can I see your whole rack? It looks cool and I can only see a sliver of it in that photo... 0_o
Post a pic of your JK when possible....
08-27-2013 02:40 AM
CTFF I have the Ultra Mesh JK2D on my '13 2 Door Sport. I love this top! It cuts down on the sun and stops all the leaves and tree junk from falling into my Jeep when it's parked. I only wish I had got the trailmesh as the ultra mesh is pretty stretchy.
08-27-2013 02:10 AM
grsn67 Also had to remove the front wind deflector after the jkini jnstalll because it was causing too much wind noise. Now without it, the seems to have helped a bit. More comfortable ride
08-27-2013 02:08 AM
grsn67
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikebot View Post
Great info and great photo. Wish I got the tan now. Damn. Thanks!!!!

Don't take this the wrong way, but can I see your whole rack? It looks cool and I can only see a sliver of it in that photo... 0_o
Gobi Rack with ladder



Attachment 291158



Attachment 291159
08-27-2013 02:03 AM
mikebot Great info and great photo. Wish I got the tan now. Damn. Thanks!!!!

Don't take this the wrong way, but can I see your whole rack? It looks cool and I can only see a sliver of it in that photo... 0_o
08-27-2013 01:55 AM
grsn67
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikebot View Post
Hi guys! I'm really interested in these shades for my 2014 JKUR in the hot southern california sun, but I have two concerns. Note that I only want to cover the freedom panel area, over the driver and passenger.

Concern 1: The video says you have to have the *entire* hard top off to properly install the spiderweb shade. OK, I guess I can buy pizza and beer for my neighbors to help me lift the top off and then put it back on, but is there any other way to do this with a one-man team? I live in an apartment complex and don't have a hard top lift. I would also like to be able to install and remove the shade on the road, since I wheel with my girlfriend.

Concern 2: So you say that the hard top can be re-installed with the spiderweb shade installed, but is there a video of this anywhere? Obviously you'd have to take the spider balls out of the threaded freedom panel bolt holes, so....I have to buy pizza and beer for the neighbors next time I thread the spider balls through?

This looks like an epic product, but the fully understanding the flexibility of installing it on-the-go, and without removing the rear third of the hard top is holding up my purchase. Thanks in advance for your 2 cents!
I have a 2011 JKU and bought the JKini, which is only for the driver and passenger. I DID NOT have to remove the hard top. I used a metal coat hanger to feed the spider ball bungee through the other side and had my 7yr old boy just hold it in place while I released it from the cost hanger and then was able to wrap it around the spider ball....... I also used this tactic for the other two rear sound bar locations ---- Now, can someone please show me pics of the JKini still installed with the freedom panels installed? Would highly appreciate it.

Hope this helps



Attachment 291153
08-26-2013 11:31 PM
StarBrite For what it's worth, shipping and delivery was REALLY quick, too!
08-26-2013 09:43 PM
mikebot
Quote:
Originally Posted by jj77 View Post
If you email them with questions and leave your # they will call you within a day. The guy in the install video is the one who has called me back twice. This company is amazing. Top notch. Its nice to talk to a human instead of emails. You won't be dissapointed in this product.
Happy with my order and excited for it to arrive. Got an email back and a call back in less than 12 hours.
08-26-2013 09:30 PM
jj77 If you email them with questions and leave your # they will call you within a day. The guy in the install video is the one who has called me back twice. This company is amazing. Top notch. Its nice to talk to a human instead of emails. You won't be dissapointed in this product.
08-26-2013 01:49 PM
Galenat
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikebot View Post
Also, how does this shade compare to the Rugged Ridge Eclipse?
That's what I want to know too. I wonder if it is easier to reach the freedom latches with the Eclipse. Any thoughts?
08-25-2013 11:40 PM
mikebot Went ahead and pulled the trigger on the JKini-4D (Black). Total price was $65.98 shipped to CA with promo code WF10. We shall see...
08-25-2013 11:34 PM
mikebot
Quote:
Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
Maybe you could put yours around the sound bar, rather than through the freedom bolt holes?
That's the kicker. I'm concerned I won't be able to thread the bungees between the rear third of the hard top and the sound bar. I just put some rubber conditioner on the seals and that whole area looks pretty tight. I may have to loosen all of the bolts and tilt the rear third up to thread the bungees through, but it's good to know there are spider balls (what a stupid name) long enough to do this...

Thanks for all of the detailed info and quick responses folks!
08-25-2013 11:28 PM
StarBrite Mike, you can also reinstall the front spider balls with the freedom panels on so you don't lose them. There was another spiderweb shade thread earlier this summer that I posted some pictures in. Let me know if you can't find it and I will try to.

We have the full version, not the jkini and we took the top off to install. Not sure what the difference is with the shorter one. Putting the whole setup back on with the spiderweb shade installed was a piece of cake. The only trick is that you have to turn the freedom panel latches THROUGH the spiderweb shade. You won't be able to reach them (unless you are able to because it is shorter) with the shade on. But it's super simple and pretty obvious once you actually have the shade in hand. I'd shoot you a video, but we are in Austin house hunting right now and time is tight.

And for what it's worth, the spider balls don't thread THROUGH the bolt holes directly, at least not on the full shade. We have ours attached to the outside cage. Maybe you could put yours around the sound bar, rather than through the freedom bolt holes?

Hope this helps!
08-25-2013 10:54 PM
gaylon
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikebot View Post
Hi guys! I'm really interested in these shades for my 2014 JKUR in the hot southern california sun, but I have two concerns. Note that I only want to cover the freedom panel area, over the driver and passenger.

Concern 1: The video says you have to have the *entire* hard top off to properly install the spiderweb shade. OK, I guess I can buy pizza and beer for my neighbors to help me lift the top off and then put it back on, but is there any other way to do this with a one-man team? I live in an apartment complex and don't have a hard top lift. I would also like to be able to install and remove the shade on the road, since I wheel with my girlfriend.

Concern 2: So you say that the hard top can be re-installed with the spiderweb shade installed, but is there a video of this anywhere? Obviously you'd have to take the spider balls out of the threaded freedom panel bolt holes, so....I have to buy pizza and beer for the neighbors next time I thread the spider balls through?

This looks like an epic product, but the fully understanding the flexibility of installing it on-the-go, and without removing the rear third of the hard top is holding up my purchase. Thanks in advance for your 2 cents!
I have the full spiderweb shade cage. I think you could install the jkini without the top off. I have the full length and it would be tough, but I think doable. These are highly adjustable, you can bungee in one place if another doesn't suit. You can get longer and shorter ball bungees on line, to make installations easier and varied.
08-25-2013 10:18 PM
mikebot Also, how does this shade compare to the Rugged Ridge Eclipse?
08-25-2013 08:53 PM
mikebot Hi guys! I'm really interested in these shades for my 2014 JKUR in the hot southern california sun, but I have two concerns. Note that I only want to cover the freedom panel area, over the driver and passenger.

Concern 1: The video says you have to have the *entire* hard top off to properly install the spiderweb shade. OK, I guess I can buy pizza and beer for my neighbors to help me lift the top off and then put it back on, but is there any other way to do this with a one-man team? I live in an apartment complex and don't have a hard top lift. I would also like to be able to install and remove the shade on the road, since I wheel with my girlfriend.

Concern 2: So you say that the hard top can be re-installed with the spiderweb shade installed, but is there a video of this anywhere? Obviously you'd have to take the spider balls out of the threaded freedom panel bolt holes, so....I have to buy pizza and beer for the neighbors next time I thread the spider balls through?

This looks like an epic product, but the fully understanding the flexibility of installing it on-the-go, and without removing the rear third of the hard top is holding up my purchase. Thanks in advance for your 2 cents!
06-12-2013 09:58 AM
Rmcroslin I am really considering a red 4d trailmesh for my new 10A JKUR (white with red). Or maybe blue, or grey. Grey is probably the coolest temp color, but red or blue would look real good. I wish I could see all three on my Jeep, so I could decide.
06-12-2013 09:51 AM
panthermark
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spyder721 View Post
Are there any coupons for their website?
The code was posted 10 posts above your post.
06-12-2013 09:44 AM
Texas_Jeep
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spyder721 View Post
Are there any coupons for their website?
You can get 10% off.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f123/sp...ar-185642.html
06-12-2013 09:32 AM
Spyder721 Are there any coupons for their website?
02-22-2013 09:43 AM
kramer2k To users of the full four door Spiderwebshade:

I installed mine and am having a slight issue with some buffeting across the top of the soundbar with the shade. I've read some that say putting a towel under there helps. That's not as clean a solution as I'd like. There must be a better fix.

These are my thoughts.

1) Place a small strip (~24") of black window trim seal across the top of the soundbar. The shade would contact that instead of the plastic soundbar.

2) Open the velcro covers over the hard top screws and secure that point through the hard top holes. I don't have a hard top so those holes are free. What mechanism could I use to put down through the shade from the top that would still put tension on the top to keep it from flapping? I'd wan the top to be flat so I could still put the soft top on and not have a bulge up there.

I'd prefer option 2 but I'm not sure how to implement it.

These two holes where you see spider balls are what I'm talking about using.



But I can't wrap around the soundbar because I have the full 4-door version. There are two holes in the shade though that line up with those two holes.
09-29-2012 01:31 PM
SHYUperman Quasi installed my TrailMesh for my JKU. Love it! I have to go back and install the shade a little tighter.
09-29-2012 10:21 AM
JPi1 As a dealer for Spiderwebshades in Sunny and hot Southern California, we run the Spiderwebshades on 3 of our shop JKs. They are a very good alternative to no top or a bikini top. On my JKUR, I run the JKini, then the full size shade on top of that so the front seats have a little more shade for those hot days on a slow 4 low rock crawl trail. When your above 6000 feet, you burn a little easier and this took care of that for me, and you still get the open air of the Spiderwebshades.
This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC