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Unread 04-27-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
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SpiderWeb Shadtop SW3 Install and review!!!!!

Well gents, I got the oportunity to try out the new SW3 Spiderweb Shade top: Link to Site What can I say, I love it. I installed it in about 5 min and it truely does cool off the cab significantly. Was 90* out today and the kids had a blast in the jeep. Pics below and I will add pics of the mid section later. You have the option of installing a mid section between the main hoop bars to creat a half cab shade for just two riders. It is a 3 peice top. All said and done, it is a very sturdy top for what you are getting. It doesn't flap around and it stays taught. He did also send a bungie cord for the front footman loop instead of using a zip tie like previous models had.

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What I see out the rearview mirror:






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Unread 04-27-2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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Question. I know these are meant for shade, but have you tested water resistance. Say driving down the road you run through a short cloud burst.

And isn't the SW3 the 3 piece (whoops, read it again, question answered)? How well do you see out the rear view with the windjammer section in place?
I've been thinking real hard about the SW3 lately.

Overall, I think it was the SW2 you reviewed, you seemed pretty happy. Same case with this one?
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Unread 04-27-2009, 08:11 PM   #3
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Great looking pics Rusty!
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Question. I know these are meant for shade, but have you tested water resistance. Say driving down the road you run through a short cloud burst.

And isn't the SW3 the 3 piece (whoops, read it again, question answered)? How well do you see out the rear view with the windjammer section in place?
I've been thinking real hard about the SW3 lately.

Overall, I think it was the SW2 you reviewed, you seemed pretty happy. Same case with this one?

The SW1 that I tested deflected sprinkles etc but would not stop a downpour.

You can see in the pics that it is fairly clear thru the rear section, the same would be said with the mid section in place.

And yes, overall I like this top. As does my family.
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Unread 04-27-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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So where's that SW1 now? Perhaps it needs some west side testing.


That one looks good, I think it would even look pretty sweet on a sport bar.
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So where's that SW1 now? Perhaps it needs some west side testing.


That one looks good, I think it would even look pretty sweet on a sport bar.
Actually, that one is on its way back to spiderweb for inspection after a trial period of daily usage for most of last fall.
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Unread 04-27-2009, 10:19 PM   #7
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so the sw1 doesnt go all the way back ? just to the 1st bar ?

id like to run the sw1 instead of a bikini
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so the sw1 doesnt go all the way back ? just to the 1st bar ?

id like to run the sw1 instead of a bikini
The SW1 goes to just about the rear seatbelt mount on the family style bar. My review of the SW1: http://reviews.jeepforum.com/showpro...ct=1338&cat=39
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ooh

i dont have a back seat

can i get one that just goes to the middle bar ? like i bikini top ?
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i dont have a back seat

can i get one that just goes to the middle bar ? like i bikini top ?
That you would have to ask him about. I would think he might sell the first section of the SW2/3 at a certain price but am not aware of it.
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You still liking this top? It seems to be exactly what I'm looking for to protect my two kids in the backseat, no other top I've seen offers the same.
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Those look really nice, from the looks of it you can still put up the soft top without messing with the mesh top, if so, I wish I would have seen these before I went and bought a bestop mesh safari top, not that I have any complaints about it, but it would be nice to not have to mess with the windshield channel and folding the front part back just to put the soft top up.
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hey rusty, how would they work with the sports bar style wrangler?
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hey rusty, how would they work with the sports bar style wrangler?
This kit would work well with the sport bar if you were only running two seats. Because it comes with the B pillar wind jamer. So you would have the roof and the wind jamer.
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thats awesome rusty. all i would basically need is a tonnaeu cover then since i will be removing my rear seat soon to make a custom box for storage. thanks for the info rusty and happy wheelin!
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