|08-18-2014 02:55 PM|
I bought a Harken hard-top roof hoist, so we take our hard top on and off frequently. But despite that, just running with freedom tops off, then back on - the shade sags when freedom tops need to be installed.
|08-18-2014 11:09 AM|
|REBEL OFF ROAD||Spiderwebshade. Great guys and great product.|
|08-18-2014 09:08 AM|
*just remove the front 3 clips and leave it on.* under the hard top.
Here in the Midwest, with the unsettling weather, I might sell my spydershade and just get a soft top for summer, and use my freedom for winter.
right now , I just don't drive it when it rains
|08-18-2014 08:12 AM|
So I bought the 4dr Spyder Shade for my 2014 JKU w/ hard-top.
With hard top off, there is some "fluttering" over the sound bar area. The question I have for others is - what do you when taking on/off the freedom tops? It's a bit of a pain to connect/reconnect the SpyderShade. And when the freedom tops are on, you cannot keep the SpyderShade connected as it uses the same windshield header clips/hooks that the Freedom Top clips to. So the SpyderShade sags down.
I am thinking of going to the DirtyDog as I can remove the front section. Thoughts?
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|08-13-2014 11:36 AM|
|08-13-2014 11:31 AM|
|08-12-2014 09:18 PM|
|Hudler||DD all the way! 2 piece for a jku and really like the fit and quality. My wife says you go to all the trouble to make it a convertable then put a top on. That top keeps me comfortable and my bald head from burning!|
|08-12-2014 03:03 PM|
|08-08-2014 09:31 PM|
|08-08-2014 05:48 PM|
|D-Man604||For another alternative, I just put on the Rugged Ridge Eclipse Sun Shade (front only kini style) and really like it! Was cheaper and has some things I like better too.|
|08-08-2014 05:40 PM|
|08-08-2014 07:48 AM|
|Rockyriver||Love my Spiderweb shade. No flapping at all. I think it's all in how you fasten in the back.|
|08-07-2014 11:16 PM|
|08-05-2014 12:41 PM|
|Dr. Evil||2 piece DD here for a 2 door and no flapping. I think the problem with the 1 piece SWS is that since it is continuous over the sound bar, air gets under and pushes it up and down as the air moves rearward. With the DD there is a small gap they recommend you leave just before the sound bar and after too. This way with 2 pieces, each one acts independently and the air hits the sound bar and goes over the rear piece. Much better aerodynamic design IMHO. I can also just run with only the front or only the rear. Much more versatile and a slam dunk. Also, I prefer the the straps with buckles as compared to elastic bungee cord/balls. I can tighten it up to my liking.|
|08-05-2014 11:14 AM|
|VansMudder||Yep I have the DD as well and even at 130 kph no flapping, great item to have.|
|08-05-2014 04:21 AM|
Can't speak to the 2dr but I'm loving my 2pc DD for my 4dr. Tight and no flapping on the hwy at all.
Here are a couple pics.
|08-04-2014 11:26 PM|
What type of fluttering do people experience with the SWS and DD at highway speeds? I installed a JK-2D on my Jeep today
JK-2D | SPIDERWEBSHADE
The fluttering I am experiencing in the rear end of the shade is TERRIBLE
As best I can tell I have the installation done right
Is this normal, can JK-2dr owners who have the DD on their Jeeps chime in and share their experiences?
I have an email to SWS support, if they tell me that this is the expected behavior I will be returning my JK-2D and replacing it with either a Jkini (the front of the JK-2D is rock solid) or a DD.
|06-15-2014 04:38 PM|
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)?
|05-31-2014 07:34 AM|
Many good tips and links here...
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|
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|
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|
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
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|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|
|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?|
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