Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Barricade FullShade Top, fitting all 4-door 2007 and up JKs. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of this top which is a very simple one out of three wrenches, this will install on your Jeep in under a half an hour. This is designed to come on and off when you want to take it on and off, and it just installs with some bungee cords, so no tools necessary, but we'll talk a little bit more about the install in just a minute. We're also gonna talk about the construction and a few of the features of this top.
A mesh top like this is for those of you who like to run without your top on, who want to have that open-air driving experience, but want a little bit of protection from the direct sun for you and your passengers. This will cover the entire area from the top of the windshield all the way to the back of the rear seat passengers. There is also a half-shade top if you're just looking for protection for the front seat passengers, but again, this is the full-shade top that gives you a full coverage. A mesh top like this will let the air in, it will let some sunlight in, but it will cut down on some of the sun and some of the UV that would otherwise be beating down on the top of your head and your shoulders, which can make it a little bit uncomfortable on those especially hot days. So, if you want that open-air driving experience, but a little bit of protection, a mesh top is a great option.
And I do like this mesh top because it's a little bit less expensive than some of the other ones on the market, while still offering these zippered pockets which give you a spot for some additional gear, which is especially nice if you're running without doors on. You wanna make sure that your pocket stays empty so you don't lose anything out the doorway, so those zipper pockets do come in handy. Now, this is going to be less expensive than some of the other mesh tops on the market that don't use bungee cords to attach to the Jeep. There are some that use clips that are adjustable, and the only downside that I ever see to these bungee cords is that, eventually, the elastic can stretch out a little bit and this won't be held quite as taut, and the fact that you can lose these bungee cords if you're not careful where you put them. Now, storing them in this pocket when the top isn't on the Jeep is a good way to not lose them. However, if you are interested in one of these tops that has buckles and straps instead of the elastic, those options do exist on the market. However, they are going to be a little bit more expensive.
As far as the construction goes, this is woven PVC material that is going to hold up well in the sun, it's gonna hold up well over time to flapping while you're driving on the highway, and overall, it is a well-built piece that is going to be strong. And of course, it has a polyester material, webbing material around the outside to ensure that nothing is going to fray, and of course, that's where you have your metal grommets which are where the elastic bungee cords are going to go through. As I've mentioned before, this does have these different pockets which isn't completely unique to Barricade. There are a few other brands that have these zipper pockets, but it is a nice place to put some additional gear, as I said before, especially if you're running without your doors. This will also come with all of the bungee cords.
Now, the nice thing about a mesh top like this is there's no header, it doesn't wrap around the roll bars, so you can leave this installed underneath of your hardtop or your soft-top if you choose to. You can install this once leaving underneath any other top, that way you just pop your other top down and this is already in place. That's a really nice feature, especially when you compare this to a more traditional safari or bikini top that is solid, most of those do require header. With this, if you don't have that he
The TruShield FullShade Top is designed to provide you and your passengers with ample shade while driving with your JKU's top off or down. Simply attach to your roll bars to experience added protection from the sun's harmful UV rays and gain extra storage with the use of built in pockets. You'll have room for your phone and small items at hand with secure zippered pockets. Designed to match your JK's factory interior, this top will be a perfect addition for full shade.
The FullShade top is constructed of Woven PVC coated 1000 Denier Polyester for extreme durability against the sun and everyday wear and tear. The pockets are coated with Polyurethane to provide protection for your personal items in the event you're caught in a rain storm.
This shade top installs simply without the use of a windshield channel. Easily install onto your roll bars with attached bungee cords to gain a perfectly snug fit. No extra hardware or modification to your JKU is needed, making this a straight forward upgrade. This top is backed by TruShield's 3 year limited warranty for superior value.
The TruShield FullShade Top is designed for use on 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Models.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 15 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17