|07-20-2011 02:54 PM|
|chinrichs||The Jeetops are about twice as dark as the privacy glass from Mopar, with the UV protection they provide its like having an outstanding pair of high end sunglasses to look through.|
|07-20-2011 12:33 PM|
|chinrichs||Glad to have you all talking about this again. The material used for Jeetops, is an impact modified acrylic, and they are permanently bonded, air and water tight. they are also tinted and will reduce the cabin temperature, because they don't absorb anywhere near as much heat as the stock black spatter painted top. There would really be no need for your stock freedom top, once you have them. Just leave them on rain or shine. Or pop them off just like you would if you had stock tops for open are wheeling.|
|07-19-2011 03:50 PM|
|07-19-2011 03:38 PM|
My bad, a little off topic. Those clear tops would not sell much here. We are trying to insulate our hardtops due to the heat. I wouldn't want to let more light in.
I checked their website, is it an optical illusion that the clear windows look about a square foot when they show photos from outside and about the size of the whole panel from the inside?
|07-19-2011 03:33 PM|
|07-19-2011 03:18 PM|
|07-19-2011 03:07 PM|
I like these and might pay a grand IF they were their own separate panels that could function as replacements.
I also do have a Wade skytop and the whole family loves it. It really does cut down the heat and wind while making you feel like things are open.
I think I would like a combo of these two products best; something that was a single sheet of acrylic (or stretched acryilc ) that anchored in the same way the front Freedom Top panels do, and was waterproof.
|07-19-2011 02:40 PM|
|07-19-2011 02:31 PM|
|07-19-2011 02:05 PM|
|07-19-2011 12:35 PM|
its an interesting idea, but they use your tops...
Wade makes this:
Skytop Sun Roof Wade Jeep Wrangler JK
Its pretty close, definately not water-tight, but you don't lose your panels and is cheaper.
I like the idea, but I have a soft top so not appealing here. My mom wants the wade top so its like having a sun-roof without the direct sunshine. (it's super hot here)
|07-19-2011 12:21 PM|
|02-07-2011 07:05 PM|
Like everyone else, I'd say around $500-600 tops.
I'd rather see a one piece clear acrylic, that covers the front seats but is almost all transparent in the middle. It looks funny having 2 moonroofs like that IMO
I bet you could get a factory in china pushing out some moulds pretty easily, hint hint aftermarket people..
|02-07-2011 03:40 PM|
The incredibly expensive panels being discussed here are for hard tops.
|02-07-2011 02:41 PM|
|02-07-2011 02:31 PM|
How do these differ from the WADE Sky Top panels for JK that came out back in 2008?
Other than the obvious vast difference in price...
Skytop Front Impact Acrylic High Gloss Smoke*WAP-51062 by the Jeep Specialists at Morris 4x4 Center
|02-03-2011 06:08 PM|
|j33pZ||I just got my magnifying glass out and I can now see that there are tiny pictures of something there....|
|02-03-2011 05:32 PM|
|rics1997||I was interested before I heard the details. Would not even consider this especially seeing I have to use my own top. Might see the reason they would have to price it at this amount if they were providing a new top but they are off their rocker with that price and i have to risk my top.|
|02-03-2011 05:08 PM|
|PecosRiver||Even before the price was revealed, I wasn't interested. After seeing the price,|
|02-03-2011 04:52 PM|
|seadog||Definitely not on my "must have" list. I can better spend that money on making her trail worthy.|
|02-03-2011 04:45 PM|
|jeepnpete||Its a skylight for a Jeep! I feel if I can't take the top off, then I don't want to look up|
|02-03-2011 04:30 PM|
|02-03-2011 04:20 PM|
thanks for the input. I agree too, they want us to have a retail price of $1295.00
I think that is way out of the ball park considering they are not replacements, they take your current panels and put in the glass.
They asked me if we wanted to be a preferred dealer, I politely declined.
|02-03-2011 03:03 PM|
Definitely not acrylic...or the hammer would have shattered it. Lexan (polycarbonate) is probably what they are made of. I own a graphic sign shop...and learned years ago that signs made with acrylic have a short life span-made to die young and get replaced all the time. Even freezing and getting hit can shatter them...polycarb, although more expensive...outlasts acrylic by years and years.
Looks like a neat idea...but I agree with JeeperJake...I don't want to see the rain coming down on me...would be too distracting. And my WIFE wouldn't want the ringside seating to watch lightning!
|02-03-2011 02:49 PM|
|jrohan07||I must have these...question is how much are you paying for them?|
|02-03-2011 02:40 PM|
I don't like the idea, I think most Jeepers are going to say things like , "should I get a new bumper or the glass on the T-tops?" or "should I get a new tires or the glass...?"
The bottom line is ,I don't think it will be high on anybody's priority list when purchasing aftermarket parts.
Also,what would be the warranty on the product??
|02-03-2011 02:33 PM|
|Closer||I love it! Checking out the site..|
|02-03-2011 02:24 PM|
here's the companies website.
|01-12-2011 08:08 PM|
|Blstravler||I cant tell from the pics, are the panels for the front 2 and the rear? Would love that for the JKU.|
|01-12-2011 07:56 PM|
|KooL||That is a very neat idea. It'd be cool to see them in person because it's kind of hard to make out a whole lot from the pics. Kind of hard to photograph a window though I guess. haha.|
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