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Unread 07-10-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Ok others with a Spiderweb Shade, I got some questions?

Just got it today, installed it per the Spiderwebshades.com video. The rear was extremely difficult but I got the cord eventually to stretch enough.

1st might sound stupid but this is meant to be extremely tight from being new?

2nd the center holes where the freedom top screws go through, are they supposed to just fall directly over the holes in the roll bar/sound bar or did it take you some pulling and tugging to get it all lined up for the screws to make it through the holes?


Generally this thing that looked like it should take me 15 minutes to put on took me an hour to pull and stretch over the JKU and get all the spider ball cords hooked up, plus the center holes proved to be tough? Is this all normal for a new shade? (yes I did call Spiderwebshades but they were closed for the night)

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Unread 07-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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It was tight the first time, but loosened up each time I did it again.

... now let the jokes begin.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #3
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It was tight the first time, but loosened up each time I did it again.

... now let the jokes begin.
That's what she said


Good to hear but I plan on leaving it on and not taking it off anytime soon if ever
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Unread 07-10-2013, 06:14 PM   #4
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Yes, I'm sure it will stretch. I haven't used my holes so I can't speak about how easy they line up, but now that I have it figured out I'm able to install it in about 5-10 minutes.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 06:22 PM   #5
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Yes, I'm sure it will stretch. I haven't used my holes so I can't speak about how easy they line up, but now that I have it figured out I'm able to install it in about 5-10 minutes.
So how do you put the freedom top screws back in?

I am sure if I took the shade off and put it back on it would be easier but damn this thing took some coaxing and beer to get fitted nicely
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Unread 07-10-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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Mine was a ***** to get on. Definitely stretched out in a day or two. My "15 minute" project turned into an hour long project as well.
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I actually took the velcro strips that came with it and drilled a hole in the middle of the bottom one, and superglued it right above the hardtop holes. Havent put the hardtop on yet but it should line up no problem. I only did it because I was hoping it would stop the flapping sound hitting against the soundbar area, but no luck. I dont know the legit way of doing it but thats how I did it. Hope this helps!
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Unread 07-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #8
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I actually took the velcro strips that came with it and drilled a hole in the middle of the bottom one, and superglued it right above the hardtop holes. Havent put the hardtop on yet but it should line up no problem. I only did it because I was hoping it would stop the flapping sound hitting against the soundbar area, but no luck. I dont know the legit way of doing it but thats how I did it. Hope this helps!
What are the Velcro strips for?
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Im assuming to hold the web down above the holes, so thats what I did
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Im assuming to hold the web down above the holes, so thats what I did
I can see that if they had some sort of adhesive on them? Just odd
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The holes on mine didn't line up at all either, I just remove the SWS when I put the top on.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 09:56 PM   #12
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I have a buddies Spiderweb shade on my JKU right now and will be ordering my own very soon. It was a pain to get on the rear and I took a bungie cord to the face in the process! I didn't worry about lining the holes up because even when I have the hardtop on, I NEVER put those bolts in. I think the only reason to use them is if you are using the freedom tops without the remainder of the hardtop.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 10:02 PM   #13
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I don't have one, But would suggest, next time you put it on, drop the bolts through the grommets and then the holes in the sound bar. This will keep them lined up while you attach all the bungees.
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I don't have one, But would suggest, next time you put it on, drop the bolts through the grommets and then the holes in the sound bar. This will keep them lined up while you attach all the bungees.
Damn, My GF said the same exact thing and it would have been so much easier.

So is it normal to just leave the bolts out? I know most of the holding strength comes from the latches but just seems odd to leave the bolts out?
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Unread 07-11-2013, 11:23 AM   #15
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Ok so I got a call from Chris from spiderweb shade. Excellent guy to deal with. He explained that the velcro patches are supposed to just stick on the shade where the grommets are in the center so that the metal doesn't slap against metal. They are not supposed to hold the holes in place over the sound bar/roll bar just to protect the metal from hitting metal as a cushion. Everything is installed now and perfect......
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