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Offline mopar31898

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Sunshade opinions
« on: June 08, 2020, 02:05:19 PM »

I did a quick search and there wasn't a lot out there. With top down season upon us, I was wondering if anyone had an opinion, good or bad, about specific sunshade brands.

I know most are similar but some use elastic straps while others use nylon straps, etc. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of these slight differences?  Anyone have any real world experience?

I assume most sunshades are similar between models as far as quality and performance go so let me know what you think regardless of model type.


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Offline VTJEEP17

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Re: Sunshade opinions
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 02:52:16 PM »
I have the JTOPS Sunscreen and it uses magnets and click connects.  It works well and it does not flap much at all on the highway.  That being said it takes longer to put on and take off compared to say a spidershade.  I have had mine for 2 years and it hasn't faded at all and no weak spots near the connection points. 
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Offline JubileeJones

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Re: Sunshade opinions
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 04:11:44 PM »
I bought a "BADASS MOTO" sun shade from amazon last year. It's a nylon mesh with bungees and it has held up great so far. Makes a huge difference in the summer sun.

Only negative is that is was bitch to clean after a dusty off-road trip. I ended up having to take it off and hit it with a pressure washer.

I definitely recommend getting the full length shade even if you don't have rear passengers, the extra coverage is a big plus.

Offline gravitywell

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Re: Sunshade opinions
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2020, 09:11:23 PM »
JTopsUSA in dense titanium. It's an actual uv rated mesh for horizontal use.

Other shades, and even Jtops other colors are not deisgned for horizontal use.

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Offline Iceman

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Re: Sunshade opinions
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2020, 08:36:34 AM »
I run a SpiderWebShade on my JK 2 door. Tight fit and no flapping. You also do not have to remove it to put the top back up/on.


Offline RFH_98TJ

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Re: Sunshade opinions
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2020, 10:11:09 AM »
I bought a used 4-door JK Alienware shade for cheap and it fits my TJ perfect.  Stays on all the time whether the top is up or down.  I think it helps to dampen the noise inside a little too.
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Offline mopar31898

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Re: Sunshade opinions
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2020, 09:19:38 PM »

Thanks for the responses. I’m currently researching options.

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Re: Sunshade opinions
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2020, 06:57:41 PM »
When I first bought my JKU, I purchased a SpiderWebshade.  Worked very well and kept the sun off my bald head, neck and face.  It wore out eventually and my in-law bought me a GearShade.  It does pretty much the same thing, but I like it because it has zipper compartments at the corners above the driver and passenger.  Just an added plus!
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