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06-15-2014 04:38 PM
MagicMtnDan Has anyone gone with a white shade? I've got a white JKUR and that's the only color other than black that I would consider. Wondering if the white will make it cooler (and show a lot of dirt)?

Thanks
05-31-2014 07:34 AM
membrain Many good tips and links here...

Here's mine:

I've had SWS on my JKURs, and for around $20 (grommet kit and more ball bungees from Home Depot) I add a few more grommets and bungees to stretch and hold where I needed it.

Get what works for you, i.e. color, needs, etc... eventually, everything wears out, stretches, etc... and go with it.
05-30-2014 09:55 PM
jaswalters I want to test out the DD I purchased but I have had a bad experience since the beginning with Dirty dog.

1. I ordered one of the sun shades at the cost of $170 and never received any kind of confirmation email.

2. I have no status of the item through the entire process as I also never received an email when the item is shipped.

3. The product finally arrives today the 30th.

Read the directions and watched a video on how to install. At the very beginning where you pass the front part between the door frame and roll bar to attach to the plastic window frame with the little hook, I barely pull on the bungee and it comes out of the strap. and when I mean barely I mean I only put enough force to just start stretching the bungee and it pops out of the strap and the sewn threads are loose like it was not sewn properly.

I've emailed support and hopefully they will remedy my situation. I know things happen sometimes but as I told them I am slowly losing faith.
05-14-2014 09:51 AM
COBoarder I have the Dirty Dog and really like that it has straps so I can tighten it as much as I need instead of the bungy cords.

I've been running the Dirty Dog under both the hardtop and softtop and really love it. I got the gray one which makes the inside of the jeep a little lighter as well.
05-14-2014 08:43 AM
StarWolve Pulling the trigger on a DD as soon as I get the discount code from Ryan. For me, I still want some sun to get through, but would like a little bit of shade. Plus, the option of leaving the rear piece on for the dogs, while taking the front off, was a big advantage.
05-17-2013 11:53 PM
DallasJKU I will say SWS has the best turnaround time. Ordered on Wednesday and received on Friday.
05-16-2013 02:34 PM
_3m I have the Dirty dog and have run it for the last three years, all the way for PA to Fla. fit and finish is superb. and after all the abuse its seen it still looks brand new three years later.
05-16-2013 01:55 PM
supercazzola
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Originally Posted by Ponderosa View Post
I've got the Spyderweb full length. It definitely flaps on the sound bar over about 40 mph. Without it though, I would not drop the top here in AZ. It is just to hot to sit in the sun and the spyderweb really does drop the temp and the glare.
Curious about long versus standard length. Would you imagine needing to disconnect rear ties when using soft top? Especially for rear visibility or to get in cargo compartment from rear seat?
I just can't make up my mind.

Kramer, did you go with full?

I have 2Door JK, if you think that makes a difference
05-15-2013 08:37 PM
genesbro
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Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
Mine also flaps. I'm trying to devise a way to use the two holes in the Spiderwebshade - meant for the hard top bolts - that could be used to fasten the shade taut against the sound bar. I don't have a hard top so those holes aren't used. There must be a way to fasten the shade using them.
That is what I did with mine. I ran the bunjee through the hole and it works great.
05-15-2013 08:49 AM
DallasJKU I went ahead and bought the full safari for SWS. I wish they made a two piece and could have gone with DD, but really like to support American companies if possible. Also when I bought my JKini I ordered Saturday morning and it was delivered on Monday so I know their CS and turn around time is great.
05-14-2013 09:08 AM
DallasJKU
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Originally Posted by calendario View Post

I'm sure a quick call to SS would prove helpful (321-251-7258).
Tried that yesterday and the guy said it should work. I wanted a real world experience.
05-14-2013 08:35 AM
00TJSport Question: I have a new Rampage top. Can I put a SS or DD shade top on and leave it on while the top is on as well?
05-14-2013 08:19 AM
calendario
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Originally Posted by calendario View Post

i'm sure a quick call to ss would prove helpful (321-251-7258).
321-251-7258
05-14-2013 08:17 AM
calendario
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Originally Posted by DallasJKU View Post

I guess I will have to go with DD rear since nobody on any forum can tell me if the JKini will fit on the rear. I hate ordering from Canada. I know my ORH top took 10 days to get through customs.
I'm sure a quick call to SS would prove helpful (321-251-7258).
05-14-2013 08:02 AM
DallasJKU
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Originally Posted by DallasJKU View Post
Can anyone tell me if a second JKini be used for the rear portion??
I guess I will have to go with DD rear since nobody on any forum can tell me if the JKini will fit on the rear. I hate ordering from Canada. I know my ORH top took 10 days to get through customs.
05-13-2013 06:00 PM
Bamafever19 Just got my dd top in today! All I can say is awesome!! Here's a few pictures I made.
05-13-2013 02:32 PM
DallasJKU Can anyone tell me if a second JKini be used for the rear portion??
05-13-2013 08:55 AM
yomondo
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Originally Posted by KT24 View Post
Anyone know if you can get the DD somewhere other than the DD website. Just got a new JK with hardtop, and am heading down to Florida on Thursday for 2 weeks of vacation. Trying to get the DD before we head down, but know it will take too long to be shipped to TN from o'Canada.
extremeterrain.com. PM XTZach (sponsoring vendor) for the WF discount code.
05-12-2013 10:34 PM
KT24 Anyone know if you can get the DD somewhere other than the DD website. Just got a new JK with hardtop, and am heading down to Florida on Thursday for 2 weeks of vacation. Trying to get the DD before we head down, but know it will take too long to be shipped to TN from o'Canada.
05-12-2013 04:28 PM
DallasJKU I was going to go with a DD in the rear but I think now I will go with the full SWS instead. I really like my JKini, but need coverage for dog. Just don't want something that flaps too much. I like products made in USA also.
05-09-2013 05:07 PM
LoveJiuJitsu Glad you guys got a kick out of the pic haha.

I'm about to order another Spiderweb Shade for my future JKU. Just need to sell my CJ5 and Toyota Celica, then the JKU is mine! Could take months, so I'm starting up a collection of mods to put on her once I actually do get her.

Haven't seen a DD, but I can definitely attest to the quality of the Spiderweb Shade. Makes things a LOT nicer in the Georgia summer heat!!!
05-09-2013 04:24 PM
outback My SS also flapped quite a bit at high speeds so I went to home depot and bought brass toilet tank bolts because they were long enough and had large heads and flat washers which I put through the holes in the sound bar. I also went to harbor freight and bought a grommet kit and 4 bungee balls. I put 2grommets, one on each side of the SS logo at the back and used the bungee balls to secure. Now my SS hardly moves, even on the expressway.
05-09-2013 03:41 PM
kramer2k
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Originally Posted by brighton View Post
Ha! I wonder what that makes us here in Florida
As you can see under the blurred area, that makes us the peen of Canada.

Hilarious picture BTW.
05-09-2013 03:37 PM
brighton
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Originally Posted by LoveJiuJitsu View Post
My wife is Canadian.....just the other day, she pointed out that the US is Canada's shorts. I'd rather be a hat


We love our Spiderweb Shade on our JKU. No flapping at all. A complete bitch to get the last couple of Spiderballs on though.
Ha! I wonder what that makes us here in Florida
05-09-2013 12:42 PM
MonkeyMonsoon
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Originally Posted by DallasJKU View Post
I have the front JKini from SWS and don't really like the idea of the one piece safari. I was thinking of adding the DD rear portion for my dog. Will it fit no with problems??
I was thinking of doing the same thing. It should work I think.
05-09-2013 10:21 AM
yomondo I just purchased my second Spiderwebshade. The first one lasted 4 years, and is actually still in pretty good condition. I'll probably use the old one as a cargo net.

I've seen the Dirty Dog ones and they look nice, but I've been so happy with my Spiderwebshade that I saw no reason to switch to something else when it came time for another one.
05-09-2013 06:51 AM
LoveJiuJitsu
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Originally Posted by GonzoBobH View Post
Haha. Isn't Canada America's hat? Totally kidding.
My wife is Canadian.....just the other day, she pointed out that the US is Canada's shorts. I'd rather be a hat


We love our Spiderweb Shade on our JKU. No flapping at all. A complete bitch to get the last couple of Spiderballs on though.
05-09-2013 12:16 AM
DallasJKU Will another JKini work for back portion??
05-08-2013 11:41 PM
GonzoBobH
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Originally Posted by VaderJK12 View Post

Main reason why I decided against going for either the Spiderweb Shade or DD. I'd rather go with either the full cage or partial netting by Safari Straps. I want/need the open feel during the summer
I think it kind of depends on where you live; some places need more protection. Living in Arizona where the temps range from sub freezing to post 100's, I have decided to keep a bikini top on year round. Too hot in the summer not to have a full cover; in the winter I put the doors on and windows in.

BobH

PS I have Safari straps on my Jeep's rear year round.
05-08-2013 11:36 PM
GonzoBobH
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Originally Posted by CrispyB View Post
I was worried about the gaps in the Spiderweb shade until I went to use the Freedom Top. Then I was grateful for them.

Also, Spiderweb shade is made in the US. Dirtydog is Canadian.
Haha. Isn't Canada America's hat? Totally kidding.
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